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Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Edinburgh, Scotland

Although best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle's work includes science fiction, historical romance and books on warfare and spiritualism. The first Sherlock Homes novel appeared in 1887 and the fictional detective soon brought fame and fortune - though Doyle always maintained his historical romances held more worth. Influenced by Edgar Allan Poe, Doyle's work often demonstrates a similar contrasting of the rational and the imaginative.

27 min read

The New Catacomb

In this homage to Poe, two rival scholars are brought together when one discovers an important early Christian burial ground.

30 min read

The Beetle-Hunter

A job advert with a bizarre set of requirements leads a young entomologist off on a mysterious adventure.

47 min read

The Adventure Of The Second Stain

* Story contains bad language

The Prime Minister asks Holmes to investigate the theft of a letter of exceptional diplomatic importance.

36 min read

The Resident Patient

A reputable doctor comes to Holmes for advice when a mysterious benefactor, resident at his clinic, becomes paranoid about the security of t

18 min read

The Case of Lady Sannox

A case which leaves a Lady of notoriously loose morals in a nunnery and her lover - a brilliant physician - in a vegetative state.

39 min read

The Adventure Of The Solitary Cyclist

After accepting a post as a music teacher at a country house, a woman begins to worry when she is followed by a mysterious stranger on her w

39 min read

The Adventure Of The Missing Three Quarter

* Story contains bad language

Holmes investigates the disappearance of the top player in the Cambridge University Rugby team on the eve of a match against Oxford.

33 min read

The Adventure Of Charles Augustus Milverton

* Story contains bad language

A young Lady employs Holmes to negotiate with London's most notorious blackmailer.

24 min read

The Japanned Box

While in the service of a widower with a dark past, a young tutor begins to wonder about his master's regular visits to a room nobody else i

47 min read

Silver Blaze

When the favorite for the Wessex Cup disappears and his trainer murdered, Holmes travels to Dartmoor to investigate.

34 min read

The Greek Interpreter

An interpreter seeks Holmes' advice after being abducted and forced to translate a conversation with a bound and gagged man. A story that al

45 min read

The Man With The Twisted Lip

* Story contains bad language

Holmes goes in search of a missing man, last seen, by his wife, looking agitated in the second floor window above a seedy opium den.