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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Author

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'. He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes.

He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. He was a passionate advocate of many causes, ranging from divorce law reform and the Channel Tunnel to the issuing of inflatable life-jackets to sailors. He also campaigned to prove the innocence of individuals, and his work on the Edjalji case was instrumental in the introduction of the Court of Criminal Appeal. He was a volunteer physician in the Boer War and later in life became a convert to spiritualism.

His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life. And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction. Penguin publish all the books about the great detective, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes.

Featured books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2009

Sherlock Holmes is not only the most famous character in crime fiction, but arguably the most famous character in all fiction. In sixty adventures that pit his extraordinary wits and courage against foreign spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves, murderers, swindlers, policemen (both stupid and clever), and his arch-nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, together with his faithful sidekick Doctor John H. Watson, proves himself to be not only the quintessential detective but also the most engaging and entertaining company any reader could ask for. This beautiful new edition contains a new foreword by Ruth Rendell.

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Other books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lesley Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2020

This classic edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is perfect for all ages: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context and a glossary explaining key terms. * Fantastic value for Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes book * Easy to read font in an accessible format * Also available in Collins Classroom Classics The Sign of Four * A new introduction provides context * Bespoke glossary explains key terms

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Judith John Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2020

A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. Originally published as a series in The Strand Magazine, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second collection of Sherlock Holmes stories was originally intended to mark the final appearance of the brilliant detective. Holmes' exceptional powers of observation and deduction are once more put to the test in these twelve adventures full of murder and intrigue, culminating in The Final Problem . After finally meeting his match in Professor James Moriarty, a nefarious criminal mastermind, Holmes must face off against his most dangerous nemesis yet. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

The Sign of the Four

The Sign of the Four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

When Miss Mary Morstan is invited to meet a secretive stranger, she asks Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to help her. Captain Morstan has disappeared from his hotel without a trace. Should Miss Morstan dare hope that her father is still alive? What horrible scene awaits the famous detective and his friend when they break down the door to Bartholomew Sholto's attic room? Who is the man with the wooden leg, and why is he so full of bitterness and hatred? Will Toby, the cleverest tracker dog in London, help Holmes and Watson solve one of their most difficult cases?

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2020

The Copper Beeches

The Copper Beeches

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Mr Holmes - Please be at the Black Swan Hotel in Winchester at midday tomorrow. Do come! I am at my wits' end. Hunter After a frightened Violet Hunter turns to Holmes and Watson for advice, the crime-fighting duo find themselves pulled into a dangerous mystery. For there's far more than secrets hiding in the halls of The Copper Beeches. About The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

A Scandal in Bohemia

A Scandal in Bohemia

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephanie Baudet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

At quarter to eight o'clock tonight a gentleman will call. He would like to ask you about a very important matter. Do not think it odd if your visitor wears a mask. When Sherlock Holmes is asked for help by a powerful yet dim king, it seems that he cannot refuse. But the detective has no idea that this case will bring him up against a woman just as clever, cunning and quick as he is. Has Holmes finally met his match? About The Sherlock Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

The Six Napoleons

The Six Napoleons

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Kensington Outrage. Murder by Madman. Both the experienced detective, Mr Lestrade, and consulting expert, Mr Sherlock Holmes, have concluded that this horrible series of events is the work of a madman, not a common criminal. No other explanation makes sense. Someone is smashing Napoleon statues and the police have no idea why. Luckily, Holmes and Watson are on hand to help. Little do they know that these few smallcrimes will turn into one big adventure! About The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

The Bruce-Partington Plans

The Bruce-Partington Plans

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Am at Goldini's Restaurant, Gloucester Road, Kensington. Please come at once. Bring a jemmy, a lantern, a chisel, and a gun. S.H. The secret plans for a submarine super-weapon have been stolen and it's up to Holmes to find them. But with the government, the military and even his own brother turning up the pressure, can the genius detective unravel the web of secrets, spies and cunning crimes before it's too late? About The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

The Engineer's Thumb

The Engineer's Thumb

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Missing: Mr Jeremiah Hayling, aged 26, a hydraulic engineer. He left his house at ten o'clock at night on the 9th of this month, and has not been heard of since. When Watson's latest patient confronts him with a missing thumb and a horrifying story, he knows just where to turn. This is a case for Sherlock Holmes. But, can Holmes and Watson unravel this deadly mystery in time to catch the criminals? About The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

The Final Problem

The Final Problem

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

'This is not danger. It is definite destruction. Even with all your cleverness, you do not realise it. You must stand clear, Mr Holmes, or you will be trodden underfoot.' Holmes is facing a problem - a big one. He's on the tail of his most dangerous criminal to date, Professor Moriarty. But it seems that the professor is one step ahead. Can the detective unwind Moriarty's web of crime before it's too late? Or could this really be Holmes' last case? About The Sherlock Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection

The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/05/2020

Includes QR codes for the free audiobooks Engaging illustrations that encourage interaction and mystery-solving Includes rarely published titles amongst the famous Sherlock Holmes stories

The Stockbroker's Clerk

The Stockbroker's Clerk

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

I am perfectly willing to act as business manager to the Franco-Midland Hardware Company, Limited, at a minimum salary of GBP500. - Mr Hall Pycroft. Hall Pycroft is a simple man, looking for a simple job. But working for the Pinner brothers is certainly not simple. When Pycroft finds himself caught in the middle of a troubling mystery, he turns to the only man he knows can solve it: Sherlock Holmes. About The Sherlock Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

The Musgrave Ritual

The Musgrave Ritual

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Whose was it? His who is gone. Who shall have it? He who will come. Where was the sun? Over the oak. Where was the shadow? Under the elm. It's time for Holmes to rewrite history. When asked by his old school friend to help track down a missing maid, the genius detective finds himself unravelling a centuries-old mystery, and discovering much more than he expected. About The Sherlock Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

Charles Augustus Milverton

Charles Augustus Milverton

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Tell me, Watson, do you get a creeping feeling when you watch the snakes in the zoo? That's how I feel when I see Milverton. I've met more than fifty murderers in my life, but he is worse than all of them.' In the attempt to save a woman's marriage, Holmes is forced to come face-to-face with one of his worst enemies: Charles Augustus Milverton. This abominable villain is holding hostage the secrets of London's rich and powerful, and threatening to ruin the innocent Lady Eva. Can Holmes and Watson stop him before time runs out? About The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

Silver Blaze

Silver Blaze

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

The police are no closer to solving the murder of trainer, John Straker. He was killed last Monday night, 22nd October. The famous racehorse Silver Blaze has been missing since the night of the attack. The country's most famous racehorse has mysteriously disappeared and, what's worse, his trainer has been murdered! All eyes turn to Sherlock Holmes to unravel this strange mystery, find the murderer and return Silver Blaze to safety - all before the Wessex Cup race. About The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

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