Conan Doyle Info – 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.

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Sherlock Homes and Cocaine

The notion that Sherlock Holmes could have been a cocaine addict seems absurd. However even in A Study in Scarlet, the first work featuring Holmes, there were hints that Sherlock Holmes might have been using drugs.

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.

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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

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".

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.

Inspirational Quotes from Conan Doyle

Come what may, I am bound to think that all things are ordered for the best; though when the good is a furlong off, and we with our beetle eyes can only see three inches, it takes some confidence in general principles to pull us through. ~ The Stark Munro Letters

More Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

 

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