A Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Sherlock Holmes created in 1887 in “A Study in Scarlet.” Featured in over 50 stories.
  • Partially modeled after Doyle’s university professor Joseph Bell.
  • Also suggested that Holmes is partially modeled after Poe’s detective 
character C. Auguste Dupin — main character in “The Murders in the Rue 
Morgue” and “The Purloined Letter.”
  • “The Speckled Band”  was first published in Strand Magazine in February 
1892.  Doyle considered it his best Sherlock Holmes story.

doyle links:

The Official Website of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Official Sherlock Holmes
The Sherlock Holmes Museum in London, England
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
The New York Times Sherlock Holmes News
Sherlock Holmes on Masterpiece Theatre
The Science of Deduction — Sherlock Holmes’s website
Dr. John Watson’s blog


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