Baker Street Irregulars

The Dog in the Night-Time: Sherlock Holmes Societies

by Kathleen Kaska

I’ve often wondered about the profundity of one of the most famous quotes from Arthur Conan Doyle’s entire Canon. Was Holmes aware he was destined to become the world’s greatest detective? Did he know his name would become a household word synonymous with clever, deductive reasoning? That he would live on forever? My guess is he probably did.