Agatha Christie placed a corpse in The Body in the Library. Lord Peter Wimsey investigated a ransacked library in Gaudy Night. Sherlock Holmes is a great student and researcher. His musings and studies are goal directed and are intended to increase his knowledge about a particular subject. Books and papers litter 221B. His personal filing system defies a librarian’s neat sense of order but it works for him.
A library is a living, breathing organism of knowledge and capable of inspiring and motivating passion, evil and even death.