Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is perhaps best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, one of the most famous detectives in literary history. Doyle practiced medicine until he became a full-time writer in 1891. Besides his works about Sherlock Holmes, Doyle wrote science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. Read more about the life and works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
by Daniel Stashower. Henry Holt & Co. "Teller of Tales" explores the evolution of the struggling doctor into one of the most famous story writers of his time. Daniel Stashower explores many of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's friendships, but he also examines the man behind that most famous literary detective, Sherlock Holmes.
by Janet B. Pascal. Oxford University Press. Here's a lively discussion of the life and works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who is known for Sherlock Holmes. Pascal explores the other professions for which Doyle is known, as a writer of science fiction, short stories, and horror.
by Authur Conan Doyle. Trafalgar Square. Doyle explores the books in his own library with "Through the Magic Door." He writes, ""My judgments may differ very far from yours, and my likings may be your abhorrence; but the mere thinking and talking of books is in itself good, be the upshot what it may."
by Hesketh Pearson. Naxos. Linsten to Pearson's biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and learn how the history of Doyle's life is played out in his fiction.
by Martin Booth. Picador. "The Doctor and the Detective" explores the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which consisted of much more than just writing about Sherlock Holmes. From his avid reading as a child, to his pursuit of medicine, and even to his adventures on land and at sea, Doyle was vigorous and confident.
by Harold Orel. Palgrave. This book includes details about Doyle's experience at Edinburgh University, the years when he wrote Shelock Holmes, the years Doyle spoke out on public years, and the spiritualism of sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
by John Dickson Carr. Avalon. Here, John Carr draws from notebooks, diaries, press clippings, and correspondence to create this lively portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Along the way, Carr touches upon politics, spirtualism, friendships, marriage, knighthood, and more.
by Peter Costello. Avalon. How do the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes relate to "real" life? Well, Costello's book explores the crime and consequence behind Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous works.
by Cynthia Adams. Morgan Reynolds Pub. If you've ever wondered about the life and works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this book explores the childhood, development of the artist, and more.
by Howard Lachtman. Capra Press. "Sherlock Slept Here" explores the psychological relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes.