The 13 Most Creative Sherlock Holmes Reimaginings

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Sherlock Holmes may be the world’s most iconic detective. Beyond the outward trappings (the pipe, the deerstalker hat) are countless recognizable qualities: his passion for deduction, his eccentric temperament, his bond with Dr. Watson. And whether you cast Holmes as a medieval monk or a rebellious schoolgirl, whether you place him in another universe or completely subvert the canon, there’s still something quintessentially Sherlock that can’t be snuffed out. Plenty of authors have imagined versions of Sherlock Holmes since Arthur Conan Doyle’s original. These highly creative tales represent some of our favorites.