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1891 Sidney Paget Strand portrait of Holmes for "The Man with the Twisted Lip"

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.

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Daily Quote

Check out our daily quote from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For the month of October we're featuring spooky, scary quotes!

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Conan Doyle and Spiritualism

In 1916 Arthur Conan Doyle made a declaration that would impact the rest of his life. He stated his belief in Spiritualism. Could it be? The man who created the ever-logical Sherlock Holmes believed in ghosts?

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The George Edalji Case

It was a moment straight out of a Sherlock Holmes novel. In January of 1907 Conan Doyle walked into the lobby of a hotel. He was late for an appointment with a man who was trying to clear his name. As Conan Doyle entered the lobby he spotted George Edalji. In a flash Conan Doyle knew that Edalji was innocent.

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Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw and the Titanic

After the Titanic sank in 1912 Conan Doyle and George Bernard Shaw had a very public disagreement about the disaster.

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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 about his time as a ship’s surgeon,  his tangled love life, his troubled father and other aspects of his interesting life.  In addition, this site is also home to the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

Conan Doyle and World War One

When World War One broke out in 1914 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tried to enlist in the military stating, “I am fifty-five but I am very strong and hardy, and can make my voice audible at great distances, which is useful at drill.”  His offer was refused but that didn’t stop Sir Arthur from contributing to the war effort in every way possible.  In fact, he was active in defense of his country even before war broke out.

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The Death of Sherlock Holmes

As time went on Conan Doyle found himself more closely identified with Sherlock Holmes to the exclusion of his other works. “I weary of his name,” he told his mother. In his own mind the matter was settled. Holmes must die.

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Mary Foley Doyle

By anyone’s definition Mary Foley Doyle, known as “the Ma’am” by her son Arthur Conan Doyle, was an interesting woman. She saved the Doyle family from ruin when her husband was institutionalized. She gave her children hope for tomorrow with tales of past glories and victories. She also had a mysterious relationship with a man fifteen years her junior.

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