Conan Doyle Info – Sherlock Holmes is Just the Beginning!

Professor James Moriarty

Professor James Moriarty

The character of Professor James Moriarty makes quite an impression. For all his notoriety he appears in surprisingly few Sherlock Holmes stories.

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.

Life of 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.

James M. Barrie, 1902

James M. Barrie

Early in his writing career Conan Doyle became involved with a new magazine, "The Idler.” Through this connection he was able to meet other writers. That’s where Conan Doyle first came to know the man who would write Peter Pan, James Barrie.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Check out our impressive list of articles about Sherlock Holmes. Learn about the death of Sherlock, the inspiration for the character of Holmes and more.

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.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859.  He was an author and the creator of Sherlock Holmes.  He’s also known for The Lost World and The White Company.

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.  Visit the quotations pages to find one of the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

What’s it like to be a Detective?

“By a man’s finger-nails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boots, by his trouser knees, by the callosities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt cuffs — by each of these things a man’s calling is plainly revealed. That all united should fail to enlighten the competent inquirer in any case is almost inconceivable.” ~ A Study in Scarlet

More Quotes about Being a Detective

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Recommended Reading:

Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this biography by Daniel Stashower is one of the reference books used to make this website.

Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle