Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard
Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard
Paperback      ISBN: 0940322730
Having killed off Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle began a new series of tales on a very different theme. Brigadier Gerard is an officer in Napoleon's army?recklessly brave, engagingly openhearted, and unshakable, if not a little absurd, in his devotion to the enigmatic Emperor. The Brigadier's wonderful comic adventures, long established in the affections of Conan Doyle's admirers as second only to those of the incomparable Holmes, are sure to find new devotees among the ardent fans of such writers as Patrick O'Brian and George MacDonald Fraser.
The Man Who Would Be Sherlock: The Real-Life Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
The Man Who Would Be Sherlock
The Real-Life Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Hardcover      ISBN: 125007956x
The acclaimed biographer and author of Masters of Mystery reveals how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's real-life experiences with detective work, justice advocacy, drug addiction and music shaped the creation of his famous fictional character.
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes
Arthur and Sherlock
Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes
Paperback      ISBN: 1632860406
From the acclaimed author of The Story of Charlotte's Web, the rich, true tale tracing the young Arthur Conan Doyle's creation of Sherlock Holmes and the modern detective story. As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Years later, Doyle's memories of Bell would help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction. In Arthur and Sherlock, Michael Sims traces the development of Conan Doyle as the father of the modern mystery, from his early days in Edinburgh surrounded by violence and poverty, to his time at University where he gained terrifying firsthand knowledge of poisons, to the founding of his medical practice in 1882 where he honed his own skills of observation. Five years later, Sherlock Holmes emerged in A Study in Scarlet. Sims deftly shows how Doyle created Holmes from a blend of lessons, both in the classroom and in professional life, and the traditions of Edgar Allan Poe, Émile Gaboriau, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens. The result was a veritable superhero of the mind in the tradition of Doyle's esteemed teacher. Filled with details that will surprise even the most knowledgeable Sherlockian, Arthur and Sherlock is a literary genesis story for detective fans everywhere.
The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
The Great Detective
The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
Paperback      ISBN: 0544705211
A journalist and lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan explores Arthur Conan Doyle's original tales to reveal how they laid the groundwork for a myth of seemingly infinite variety in literary and screen adaptations.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Paperback      ISBN: 1843441225
Murder, mayhem, and a hero with a drug addiction! A desolate moor, a diabolical dog, and some inbred locals—Sherlock Holmes is really up against it. With the help of his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson, Holmes pieces together a mystery that has captured the imagination of readers across the decades—all while practicing a serious coffee and cocaine habit.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Paperback      ISBN: 0143117025
A collection of Sherlock Holmes mystery adventures, including "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-Headed League," "The Speckled Band," and "The Beryl Coronet."
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Paperback      ISBN: 0755334450
The greatest detective of them all is back. 'Never in the delirious dream of a disordered brain could anything more savage, more appalling, more hellish be conceived than that dark form and savage face.' Death by natural causes? Sherlock Holmes knows that Sir Charles Baskerville's demise was due to no such thing. Was he killed by a phantom hound or is this the work of a calculating murderer?
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Paperback      ISBN: 1787198952
When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Dartmouth Moors with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must solve the mystery of the seemingly supernatural beast before Sir Charles's heir comes to similarly painful end.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Paperback      ISBN: 0755334418
'"Holmes!" I cried. "Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?'. The one and only Sherlock Holmes is sensationally back from the dead, and devoting his life once more to examining the criminal complexities of the capital. Cases of mysterious codes, persecuted millionaires, stalkers, abductions and a meeting with 'the worst man in London' are all attacked with renewed vigour. But Holmes' old enemies are watching his every move. Watching, waiting, plotting...
The Sign of Four
The Sign of Four
Paperback      ISBN: 0755334493
'Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light which threw a feeble circular glimmer upon the slimy pavement'. Whilst the seamy streets of London drown in a sea of smog, Sherlock Holmes sinks into a cocaine-induced melancholy, until Miss Mary Morstan presents him with a most intriguing case. A terrible death, an unknown benefactor, stolen treasure, and a secret pact between criminals stretching back to a mutiny-torn India, lead Holmes into an epic pursuit of the truth...