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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859.  He died on July 7, 1930.  What he did between those two dates was truly amazing. He was the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories.  He also wrote other works of fiction, like The Lost World and The White Company.

Learn about the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed in spiritualism, solved real mystery cases, was a medical doctor, helped bring skiing to Switzerland and so much more.

This site features articles about little- known aspects of Conan Doyle’s life, including his time as a ship’s surgeon, his tangled love life and his troubled father.

Featured Item – Conan Doyle, Skiing and Davos

Davos in Winter

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

Arthur Conan Doyle is widely known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. A little-known fact is that he also helped to make skiing popular in Switzerland. He would later say, “On any man suffering from too much dignity, a course of skis would have a fine moral effect.”

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Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character of Sherlock Holmes.  Check out our impressive list of articles about Sherlock Holmes. Learn about the inspiration for the character of Holmes, a discussion on Moriarty, read about The Hound of the Baskervilles and more.

Featured Item – Professor James Moriarty

The character of Professor James Moriarty makes quite an impression. However, for all his notoriety he appears in surprisingly few Sherlock Holmes stories. Was Moriarty based on the real-life criminal, Adam Worth?

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Conan Doyle’s Other Work

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote more than the Sherlock Holmes stories. Much More! He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction, non-fiction and historical novels.

Featured Item – The White Company

The White Company

During the Second World War the British government made sure that despite paper shortages The White Company was kept in print. The book was considered a national morale booster.

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Quotations by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Visit the quotations pages to find one of the largest collections of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.  You can view quotes by topic, title or browse the entire collection library.

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Daily Conan Doyle Quote

Check out our daily Conan Doyle quote. Remember that Sherlock Holmes is just the beginning! The works of Conan Doyle include science fiction, horror and historical fiction.

Daily Conan Doyle Quote