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

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Timeline of Life of Conan Doyle

May 22nd marks the anniversary of the birth of Conan Doyle. View a timeline of other noteworthy events in his life.

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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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Joseph Bell - Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joseph Bell

Was Sherlock Holmes a real person? Not exactly, but Dr. Joseph Bell, the man who inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes shared many qualities with the famous detective.

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Cover of Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887

List of Sherlock Holmes Fiction

Just how many Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories are there? Here's a list that includes the entire list and the date they were published.

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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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The Adventure of the Red-Headed League

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Quiz

Test your knowledge by matching the first line of the story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to its title.

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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.

Quotes about Life from Conan Doyle

Sometimes it’s hard to figure things out.  So what does Conan Doyle have to say on the subject of life?  Read on, my friend

Quotes about Life




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