Arthur Conan Doyle
The Valley of Fear is the last Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, first published in book form in 1915. Loosely based on the activities of the secret Irish organization that was the Molly Maguires and of undercover Pinkerton agent James McParland, the novel is split into two parts. Firstly Holmes investigates a murder and finds that the body belongs to a different man. In the second part, the story of the man who was originally...
A Study in Scarlet is the first of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Watson narrates his first meeting with the eccentric Holmes, who appears almost genius in some fields of study and completely ignorant in others. This, as Holmes explains, is because he believes that brain space is limited, and one must be careful what one puts in. He gradually reveals his method and thinking to an astonished Watson. We see Holmes languishing at home, scratching...
If you can't get enough of Sherlock Holmes, the cranky, brilliant, and above all, idiosyncratic detective created by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle, add this collection of tales to your must-read list. These short stories portray Holmes in top form, solving an array of seemingly impenetrable mysteries and crimes in his inimitable style.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel starring the great detective Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four weaves together a complex plot involving stolen treasure, a secret pact between guards and prisoners, and the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Revealing and humanizing Holmes beyond his portrayal in A Study in Scarlet, this novel from 1890 shows us the detective's drug habits and introduces Watson's wife-to-be, Mary Morstan.
If you are under the impression that Arthur Conan Doyle's sole literary output consisted of short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, The Refugees will change your opinion. This sprawling historical epic veers from France to North America and back again, chronicling the parallel struggles of the persecuted Huguenots and the oppressed indigenous tribes of Canada.
Although Arthur Conan Doyle is now best remembered as the creator of the timeless Sherlock Holmes series of detective stories, he was also something of a social activist in his day who used his acclaim to shed light on injustices. In The Crime of the Congo, Conan Doyle builds a devastating case against the Congo Free State, a kind of sociopolitical experiment undertaken by Belgium's King Leopold II, under whose rule indigenous Africans were...
Some readers may be surprised to find out that the author responsible for creating one of the most rational, methodical characters in literary history — master detective Sherlock Holmes — was himself a dabbler in the poetic arts. Songs of the Road collects several dozen of Arthur Conan Doyle's best-known poems.
Many fans of Arthur Conan Doyle are best acquainted with the author's vast body of detective stories featuring detective Sherlock Holmes. But Doyle also wrote a number of horror and crime-related tales in which the illustrious Holmes doesn't make an appearance. This chilling tale, set in an Australian prison, gives readers a glimpse into the cold heart of a hardened criminal.
"A Study in Scarlet" is the first Sherlock Holmes novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. The novel establishes the role of Watson as narrator and shows how he came to live and work alongside Holmes. It isn't long before the first mystery is at hand and Holmes sets to work.
Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud presents more tales of Sherlock Holmes