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

The Crime of the Congo

In 1909 Conan Doyle, fueled by "a burning indignation, which is the best of all driving power", wrote a book in only eight days. The Crime of the Congo, dealt with the atrocities committed in the Belgian Congo on behalf of King Leopold II.

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.

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.

Davos in Winter - from Tuberculosis in infancy and childhood : its pathology, prevention, and treatment" (1908)

Skiing at Davos

It seems odd to think of a time when people didn't ski in Switzerland. Learn how the man who invented Sherlock Holmes also helped to popularize skiing in Switzerland.

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 interesting facts about the life of Arthur Conan Doyle. You can read about his time as a ship’s surgeon, his tangled love life, his troubled father and more.  This site is also home to the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

Random Conan Doyle Quote

What quote will you get?Will the quote be from a Sherlock Holmes novel? Maybe it will be by Professor Challenger? Click on the link to see a random quote from the quotations collection.

Random Conan Doyle Quote



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As suburbs expanded and roads multiplied, London was ripped apart to make way for railway lines and stations, sewers, and the world’s first subway. “Deserving poor” saw the first public housing projects, and significant advances were made in medicine. Using unpublished diaries of Londoners, Picard uncovers signs of progress in London such as flushing toilets, umbrellas, letter boxes, and traffic regulations. But it was also a city of cholera outbreaks, public executions and the workhouse.

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