Okay I haven't read many detective novels, but I read a random issue of Nancy Drew and it was pathetic. Nancy Drew is an idiot compared to Sherlock Holmes. The Holmes' method of deduction is fascinating and almost borders on the supernatural. And as for the main character getting captured, Sherlock Holmes is too clever to be captured, and he is an adult. Can Nancy Drew live incognito for 2 years despite being a famous celebrity? Is Nancy Drew a master of disguises and can turn into anything ranging from a sailor to a priest? Can she tell the difference between 155 types of ashes of cigars, or tell the height of a person by the length of their stride? Holmes is unbeatable.