The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Conan Doyle's Crime Stories

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The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Conan Doyle's Crime Stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was best known as the creator of perhaps the most famous and successful fictional stories. I think that Conan Doyle's crime stories were among the most popular, and they still are to the present day. The story that Conan Doyle wrote was amazingly powerful and hooked the reader in a way that I thought was fantastic. When Conan Doyle was writing his stories, there was near enough always a scene of weirdness and mysterious tension being built up in the background. This was one of the best techniques Conan Doyle had in his style of writing, because by doing this he made the reader want to read on and so successfully hooks the reader to the story. Conan Doyle also had another technique. This was to enable the reader to play detective whilst reading through the story and I found that nine out of ten times if the reader finds themselves playing detective, they are endoughtley hooked to the story and above all the mystery. Conan Doyle was in my opinion an excellent crime story writer and I believe that one of the main techniques that he had was to engage his readers with an excellent mysterious plot, this being one of the main ingredients of any successful crime story. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22nd, 1859 in Edinburgh, 28 years later in England 1987 Conan Doyle started to write his stories. Conan Doyle's stories were written over one hundred years ago and so as you can imagine many things have changed. When Conan Doyle wrote his crime stories he had one main character in mind; this character was a detective named Sherlock Holmes. Consideri... ... middle of paper ... ...ogresses. A successful crime story must have something to hook the reader, a mystery that keeps the reader hooked to the story, clues as the story continues, a surprise that the reader like so that they read on and the solution at the end which tell the reader who and why the person done the crime. These are the elements that are needed for a successful crime story. I also think that the language is used well as an image is automatically put into the readers head by reading through the story and so the reader takes a bit at a time to bring themselves to their own conclusions. Another reason why I think Conan Doyle's stories have been so popular is because the reader interacts with the story and so they try and solve the mystery themselves. This is why I think Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's crime stories have been so popular.
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