Ever since Sherlock Holmes first became popular as the super-sleuth creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, theories have been proposed about who may have been the real-life inspiration for the now iconic detective. In her new biography The Real Sherlock Holmes, author Angela Buckley sheds light on a figure known a ‘Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes,’ a Manchester police detective named Jerome Caminada. Over the years, a popular theory has been that Doyle’s inspiration came from his professor at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle, in fact, stated that Bell was an inspiration for the Holmes character. Bell, however, was a...

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