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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.

47 min read

The Adventure Of The Beryl Coronet

Holmes helps a banker from whom some expensive gems, taken as security on a loan to an important client, have been stolen.

22 min read

The Leather Funnel

Spending a night in the library of an old friend and scholar of the black arts, the narrator becomes curious about the object in question.

37 min read

The Musgrave Ritual

* Story contains bad language

A university friend asks Holmes to help explain the disappearance of a butler shortly after he had been discovered taking an interest in a s

45 min read

The Adventure Of The Norwood Builder

* Story contains bad language

Just as he is about to be arrested for the murder of a client, a young lawyer pays a visit on Holmes and begs him to help prove his innocenc

42 min read

The Adventure Of The Empty House

Several years after the events described in 'The Final Problem', Dr Watson takes an interest in the murder of Ronald Adair who was shot in a

35 min read

The Terror of Blue John Gap

A scientific city-man encounters the legend of a terrifying monster when he retires to Derbyshire.

61 min read

The Naval Treaty

Holmes comes to the aid of a civil servant who has fallen on hard times following the theft of an important treaty placed in his care.

34 min read

The Crooked Man

Holmes investigates the murder of a popular and apparently happily married Colonel.

38 min read

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

A Christmas mystery for detective Sherlock Holmes beginning with a lost hat and an abandoned goose.

32 min read

The Horror of the Heights

A pioneering aviator begins to suspect that the official explainations cannot account for the constant stream of in-air deaths and disappear

41 min read

A Scandal In Bohemia

* Story contains bad language

Holmes comes to the aid of the King of Bohemia, a case which brings him into contact with the adventuress Irene Adler.

39 min read

The Adventure Of Black Peter

An ill-tempered ex-ship's-captain is brutally murdered, pinned agaist the wall of his garden shed by a harpoon.