The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is one of the top classic books, presenting the ultimate detective stories. Holmes is likely the world's best known fictional detective. Operating in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Sherlock Holmes was a brilliant consulting detective, operating out of his home base on Baker Street in London, England. Holmes is famous for his powers of observation and deduction. He could always be called upon to crack the most difficult cases with the able assistance of his steady side-kick, Dr. Watson, who narrates the stories.