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"Unraveling Mysteries: The Enigmatic World of Detectives" Step into the captivating realm of detectives

Background imageDetective Collection: DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes (left) concludes an interview with the Napoleon of crime

DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes (left) concludes an interview with the Napoleon of crime, Professor Moriarty. Wood engraving after a drawing by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir

Background imageDetective Collection: Sherlock Holmes / Reverie

Sherlock Holmes / Reverie
the great detective surrounded by memories of his greatest triumphs

Background imageDetective Collection: JEREMY BRETT (1935-1995). English actor. As Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1988

JEREMY BRETT (1935-1995). English actor. As Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1988

Background imageDetective Collection: Christie Poirot Cover

Christie Poirot Cover
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, featured on the cover of the Strand magazine containing Christies story The Crime in Cabin 66

Background imageDetective Collection: Cid Officers as Dockers

Cid Officers as Dockers
C.I.D officers cunningly disguised as dockers during investigations into drug smugglers at Limehouse Docks, London. One man (r) has a hook for a hand!

Background imageDetective Collection: DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty locked in mortal combat at

DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty locked in mortal combat at the Reichenbach Falls. Wood engraving after a drawing by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir Arthur

Background imageDetective Collection: Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot
HERCULE POIROT the Belgian detective, hero of many of Christies books

Background imageDetective Collection: John Nettles, actor, pictured on the set of Bergerac. He is sitting on the car his

John Nettles, actor, pictured on the set of Bergerac. He is sitting on the car his character drives, a Burgundy 1947 Triumph Roadster. John Nettles plays the part of detective Jim Bergerac

Background imageDetective Collection: DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1893. Holmes opened it and smelled the single cigar which it contained

DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1893. Holmes opened it and smelled the single cigar which it contained. Sherlock Holmes. Illustration by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyles The Adventure of the Resident

Background imageDetective Collection: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson. Illustration by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson. Illustration by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir Arthur Conan
DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson. Illustration by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir Arthur Conan Doyles story, The Adventure of Silver Blaze, 1892

Background imageDetective Collection: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967). English actor. In the role of Sherlock Holmes

SHERLOCK HOLMES. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967). English actor. In the role of Sherlock Holmes

Background imageDetective Collection: The Adventure of Silver Blaze, Holmes questioning a suspect. Artist: Sidney E Paget

The Adventure of Silver Blaze, Holmes questioning a suspect. Artist: Sidney E Paget
The Adventure of Silver Blaze, Holmes questioning a suspect. Encounter between Silas Brown, the trainer who was hiding the lost racehorse Silver Blaze, and Holmes

Background imageDetective Collection: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Dr. John Watson observing Sherlock Holmes working hard over a

SHERLOCK HOLMES. Dr. John Watson observing Sherlock Holmes working hard over a chemical investigation. Drawing by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyles The Adventure of the Naval Treaty, 1893

Background imageDetective Collection: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes. Drawing by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyle s

SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes. Drawing by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyle s
SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes. Drawing by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyles The Adventure of the Resident Patient, 1893

Background imageDetective Collection: SHERLOCK HOLMES Sherlock with Dr. John Watson in a corner of a first-class carriage

SHERLOCK HOLMES Sherlock with Dr. John Watson in a corner of a first-class carriage from Paddington Station. Drawing by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyles The Adventure of Silver Blaze, 1892

Background imageDetective Collection: Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)

Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)
5996966 Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving) by Brion, Gustave (1824-77) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene from Les Miserables)

Background imageDetective Collection: Holmes Lashed Furiously, 1892. Artist: Sidney E Paget

Holmes Lashed Furiously, 1892. Artist: Sidney E Paget
Holmes Lashed Furiously, 1892. Illustration from The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle. From The Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly - Vol. III

Background imageDetective Collection: Hercule Poirot, 1923

Hercule Poirot, 1923
Portrait of the fictional Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, published in The Sketch in 1923. At that time Agatha Christie was regularly published in The Sketch and this painting of her character

Background imageDetective Collection: AI IMAGE - Sherlock Holmes playing the violin in his rooms at 221B Baker Street, 2023

AI IMAGE - Sherlock Holmes playing the violin in his rooms at 221B Baker Street, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Sherlock Holmes playing the violin in his rooms at 221B Baker Street, 2023

Background imageDetective Collection: The cast of CATS Eyes. TV Detective series. C. A. T. S

The cast of CATS Eyes. TV Detective series. C. A. T. S
The cast of CATS Eyes. TV Detective series. C.A.T.S. Eyes was a British television series made by TVS for ITV between 1985 and 1987

Background imageDetective Collection: Illustration by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir Arthur Conan Doyles story

Illustration by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir Arthur Conan Doyles story
DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Illustration by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir Arthur Conan Doyles story, The Adventure of the Naval Treaty, 1893

Background imageDetective Collection: Arrested by an undercover police officer

Arrested by an undercover police officer
An undercover female police officer springs her Honey Trap on an unsuspecting criminal, who goes from a jolly evening with a fetching lady to staring down the barrel of a revolver!

Background imageDetective Collection: San Francisco detectives Inspector James Bohm (left) and Lester Gance seen here putting

San Francisco detectives Inspector James Bohm (left) and Lester Gance seen here putting their loaded Smith and Wesson 38 revolvers into their trouser holsters before going out on patrol

Background imageDetective Collection: Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. 15th December 1921

Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. 15th December 1921. R33359

Background imageDetective Collection: FBI AGENT, 1945. D. A. Bryce, head of the Oklahoma City Federal Bureau of Investigation office

FBI AGENT, 1945. D. A. Bryce, head of the Oklahoma City Federal Bureau of Investigation office
FBI AGENT, 1945. D.A. Bryce, head of the Oklahoma City Federal Bureau of Investigation office, demonstrates how he draws a pistol in two fifths of a second. Photographed 1945

Background imageDetective Collection: Poe / Purloined Letter

Poe / Purloined Letter
THE PURLOINED LETTER " Dupin stepped to the card rack & took the letter."

Background imageDetective Collection: I Will Wish You All A Very Good Night, 1892. Artist: Sidney E Paget

I Will Wish You All A Very Good Night, 1892. Artist: Sidney E Paget
I Will Wish You All A Very Good Night, 1892. Illustration from The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor by Arthur Conan Doyle. From The Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly - Vol. III

Background imageDetective Collection: The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual, Sherlock Holmes going through the mememtoes of old cases

The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual, Sherlock Holmes going through the mememtoes of old cases. Artist: Sidney E Paget
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual: Dr Watson watching Sherlock Holmes going through the mememtoes of his old cases. Illustration by Sidney E

Background imageDetective Collection: Nothing could be Better said Holmes, 1893. Artist: Sidney E Paget

Nothing could be Better said Holmes, 1893. Artist: Sidney E Paget
Nothing could be Better said Holmes, 1893. Illustration from The Stockbrokers Clerk by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in Strand Magazine March 1893

Background imageDetective Collection: Couverture du livre 'Arsene Lupin et le mystere de l'aiguille creuse' de Maurice Leblanc

Couverture du livre "Arsene Lupin et le mystere de l'aiguille creuse" de Maurice Leblanc (1864 Ð 1941)
GIA4768723 Couverture du livre "Arsene Lupin et le mystere de l'aiguille creuse" de Maurice Leblanc (1864 Ð 1941)

Background imageDetective Collection: Dix, Gaynor, Cropsey, Gen. Grant, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Dix, Gaynor, Cropsey, Gen. Grant, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Dix, Gaynor, Cropsey, Gen. Grant, between c1910 and c1915. Shows John Alden Dix, Governor of New York; New York Mayor William Jay Gaynor, Police Commissioner James A

Background imageDetective Collection: Dougherty, Dix, Gaynor, Cropsey, Gen. Grant, between 1910 and 1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Dougherty, Dix, Gaynor, Cropsey, Gen. Grant, between 1910 and 1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Dougherty, Dix, Gaynor, Cropsey, Gen. Grant, between 1910 and 1915. Shows George Samuel Daugherty, John Alden Dix, Governor of New York; New York Mayor William Jay Gaynor

Background imageDetective Collection: Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Ginnett, a detective and a little girl walking down the street... 1910

Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Ginnett, a detective and a little girl walking down the street... 1910
Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Ginnett, a detective and a little girl walking down the street together, 1910

Background imageDetective Collection: Detective Cooney, Graft hearing, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Detective Cooney, Graft hearing, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Detective Cooney, Graft hearing, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageDetective Collection: German Scientist with detective camera, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

German Scientist with detective camera, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
German Scientist with detective camera, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageDetective Collection: Między ciszą a ciszą

Między ciszą a ciszą
Ewa Całkosińska-Kajzer

Background imageDetective Collection: Sherlock Holmes used in advertistment

Sherlock Holmes used in advertistment
7301580 Sherlock Holmes used in advertistment; Private Collection; (add.info.: An advertisement for the coffee substitute Postum featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr)

Background imageDetective Collection: YELLOW 'It's the footprint of a left hand said Nick

YELLOW "It's the footprint of a left hand said Nick
6203018 YELLOW "It's the footprint of a left hand said Nick; (add.info.: YELLOW "It's the footprint of a left hand said Nick.-I also notice that the last phalanx of the ring finger)

Background imageDetective Collection: A Detective

A Detective
5616127 A Detective; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a Detective taking notes with a pencil after a robbery. Dated 19th Century. 01/01/1889); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDetective Collection: An English Detective

An English Detective
5616126 An English Detective; (add.info.: Cartoon depicting an English Detective who recognizable by his regulation boots. Dated 19th Century. 01/01/1888); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDetective Collection: The Bond Operator (engraving)

The Bond Operator (engraving)
8667408 The Bond Operator (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bond Operator)

Background imageDetective Collection: Protecting the innocent (engraving)

Protecting the innocent (engraving)
8667404 Protecting the innocent (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Protecting the innocent)

Background imageDetective Collection: Discovering the 'Spirits, ' at No 89, Street, NY (engraving)

Discovering the "Spirits, " at No 89, Street, NY (engraving)
8667402 Discovering the "Spirits, " at No 89, Street, NY (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Discovering the "Spirits, " at No 89)

Background imageDetective Collection: A Rash Courtship (engraving)

A Rash Courtship (engraving)
8667398 A Rash Courtship (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Rash Courtship)

Background imageDetective Collection: Sherlock Holmes solving a cipher, from an Arthur Conan Doyle story

Sherlock Holmes solving a cipher, from an Arthur Conan Doyle story. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a
NWI4926073 Sherlock Holmes solving a cipher, from an Arthur Conan Doyle story. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration; (add.info.: Sherlock Holmes solving a cipher)

Background imageDetective Collection: William Pinkerton, 1850

William Pinkerton, 1850
3507339 William Pinkerton, 1850; (add.info.: Photographic portrait of William Pinkerton (1846-1923) son of Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884) a Scottish American detective

Background imageDetective Collection: POPULAR NOVEL Investigating police officers find the body of a man, apparently strangled

POPULAR NOVEL Investigating police officers find the body of a man, apparently strangled
6203420 POPULAR NOVEL Investigating police officers find the body of a man, apparently strangled; (add.info.: A few police investigators find the body of a man, apparently strangled)

Background imageDetective Collection: The work of a detective being outwitted by journalists

The work of a detective being outwitted by journalists
5616128 The work of a detective being outwitted by journalists; (add.info.: Cartoon satirizing the work of a detective being outwitted by journalists, searching for a seedy story. Dated 19th Century)



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"Unraveling Mysteries: The Enigmatic World of Detectives" Step into the captivating realm of detectives, where brilliant minds like Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot reign supreme. From the pages of classic literature to the silver screen, these iconic characters have left an indelible mark on our imaginations. Sherlock Holmes, portrayed by Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett, embodies the quintessential detective with his razor-sharp intellect and uncanny ability to solve even the most perplexing cases. Whether he's donning his signature deerstalker hat or deducing clues from a reverie-like state, Holmes captivates us with his unparalleled brilliance. Intriguing cover illustrations featuring Christie Poirot add another layer to this mysterious world. With his meticulous attention to detail and distinctive mustache, Hercule Poirot brings a touch of elegance to crime-solving. His presence is as unmistakable as the famous book covers that bear his name. Accompanied by Dr. John Watson in their first-class carriage or observed intently by Watson himself, Sherlock Holmes showcases not only keen observation skills but also a deep bond between two friends embarking on thrilling adventures together. Even beyond fiction, real-life detectives leave their mark. Cid Officers disguised as dockers remind us that solving crimes requires dedication and sometimes going undercover for justice's sake. The artistry of Sidney Paget comes alive through illustrations capturing pivotal moments in detective stories such as "The Adventure of Silver Blaze. " These images transport us back in time when mysteries unfolded before our eyes alongside Holmes' relentless questioning techniques. Arthur Conan Doyle's words come alive when we imagine Holmes opening a box containing a single cigar or witness Dr. John Watson observing him tirelessly working on intricate puzzles, and is within these small details that we find ourselves immersed in their world – one filled with suspenseful twists and turns at every corner.