Books: Dottle from Baker Street

THE EXPLOITS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (338 pp.)—Adrian Conan Doyle & John Dickson Carr—Random House ($3.95).

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, got so tired of the great sleuth that he had wicked Professor Moriarty shove him over a waterfall, restored him to life only after a public clamor. Humorist Stephen Leacock also tried his hand at rubbing Sherlock out: he put him on all fours, entered him as a dachshund in an international dog show, and had him painlessly destroyed for not having a dog license.

All to no purpose. Beloved in the...

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