Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes is Just the Beginning!

Doctor Conan Doyle - the Mayumba and George Budd

In 1882 Conan Doyle was asked to join the medical practice of George Budd. Conan Doyle asked three people for advice in the matter. The vote was unanimous. Everyone he consulted advised Conan Doyle against the move. Conan Doyle did it anyway.

Ask Sherlock Holmes

Are you mulling over a yes or no question? Why not ask an expert in deductive reasoning? Sherlock Holmes is at your service.

An engraving of the Mary Celeste as she was found abandoned.

J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement

This short story, based on the mysterious events surrounding the brigantine Mary Celeste, was an early success for Conan Doyle. It also stirred up some controversy.

Timeline of Life of Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859. He passed away on July 7, 1930. Between those two days he led quite a life! See a timeline for the professional and private life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Death of Sherlock Holmes

As time went on Conan Doyle found himself more closely identified with Sherlock Holmes to the exclusion of his other works. "I weary of his name," he told his mother. In his own mind the matter was settled. Holmes must die.

List of Sherlock Holmes Fiction

Just how many Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories are there? Here's a list that includes the entire list and the date they were published.

This site is devoted to the life and work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Here you’ll find information about Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World and Conan Doyle’s other writing.  You’ll also learn about his time as a ship’s surgeon,  his tangled love life, his troubled father and other aspects of his interesting life.  In addition, this site is also home to the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

From the Great Consulting Detective Himself

Sherlock Holmes Quotes

126 Quotes by Sherlock Holmes

 

 

 

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The Science of Sherlock Holmes

“E. J. Wagner demonstrates that without the work of Sherlock Holmes and his contemporaries, the CSI teams would be twiddling their collective thumbs. Her accounts of Victorian crimes make Watson’s tales pale! Highly recommended for students of the Master Detective.” ~ Leslie S. Klinger

The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective’s Greatest Cases