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

The Oscar Slater Case

When William Gordon was released from Peterhead Prison he smuggled out a message from fellow prisoner, Oscar Slater. The message, written on waterproof paper and hidden under Gordon's tongue, was a plea for help. It was to be delivered to none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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 Hound of the Baskervilles

In 1893 Sherlock Holmes met his death at Reichenbach Falls in "The Adventure of the Final Problem". His fans had to wait until 1901 to once again enjoy a novel featuring the great detective. That novel was "The Hound of the Baskervilles".

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.

The Lost World

Conan Doyle didn't just write about Sherlock Holmes. He was also the author of The Lost World. The novel chronicles the adventures of four men who travel to the jungles of South America. There they discover a plateau inhabited by dinosaurs and ape-men.

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.

Words of Wisdom From Conan Doyle

Call it sage advice or maybe essential truths.  However you look at it, Conan Doyle wrote some memorable lines.

Unwelcome truths are not popular. ~ The Valley of Fear

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” ~ The Hound of the Baskervilles

More Words of Wisdom from Conan Doyle

Words of Wisdom from Conan Doyle



Recommended Reading:

Through a Glass, Darkly: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All

Fans of this site won’t be surprised to learn about Conan Doyle’s relationship with Spiritualism. Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains take a closer look at this aspect of Conan Doyle’s life.

Through a Glass, Darkly:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All