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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.

33 min read

The Stock Broker's Clerk

A young clerk lands what appears to be an ideal job - but soon begins to suspect he may be part of an elaborate trick.

48 min read

The Adventure Of The Copper Beeches

A young lady asks Holmes' advice as to whether she should accept an excellent appointment as a governess even though it comes with an unusua

47 min read

The Adventure Of The Speckled Band

A woman dies at night in a locked room, crying out in pain: 'It was the band! The speckled band!'. Holmes investigates.

34 min read

The Lost Special

The confession of a convicted killer sheds light on the disappearance of a mysterious Frenchman - along with the entire train he was travell

35 min read

The Reigate Puzzle

A trip to the country, supposedly for a rest, lead Holmes into a mystery involving an apparently random burglary and the murder of a coachma

40 min read

The Adventure Of The Engineer's Thumb

* Story contains bad language

A man arrives at Dr Watson's house with a severed thumb - an injury which apparently occurred in the most unusual circumstances.

35 min read

The Black Doctor

When a popular local doctor is murdered, the angry brother of his ex-fiance seems the obvious suspect - until the doctor's uknown past begin

45 min read

The Adventure Of The Abbey Grange

Holmes is called in to investigate the murder of Sir Eustace Brackenstall, apparently during a burglary.

41 min read

The Adventure Of The Six Napoleons

* Story contains bad language

Lestrade consults Holmes when a number of busts of Napoleon are smashed at various locations around London.

44 min read

The Adventure Of The Golden Pince Nez

Up-and-coming detective Stanley Hopkins consults Holmes about the apparently motiveless murder of the secretary of an old professor.