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Arthur Conan Doyle

Scottish physician and writer

Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer who is best known for his detective stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. 1)

4 novels and 56 short stories

He wrote four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes. 2)

"A Study in Scarlet"

The first novel featuring Sherlock Holmes was “A Study in Scarlet” published in 1887. 3)

"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"

The most famous of the Holmes stories is “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” published in 1892. 4)

Dr. Joseph Bell

Doyle based the character of Sherlock Holmes on a real person, Dr. Joseph Bell, who was one of his professors in medical school. 5)

Historical novels

Conan Doyle also wrote historical novels, such as “The White Company” and “Micah Clarke.” 6)

"The Lost World"

He also wrote science fiction, including “The Lost World” which features a group of explorers discovering living dinosaurs in South America. 7)

Pioneer in forensic science

Arthur Conan Doyle was an advocate for the use of forensic science in criminal investigations and was a pioneer in the field of forensic science. 8)


He was also an avid believer in Spiritualism and wrote several books on the subject. 9)


Conan Doyle was knighted by King Edward VII for his services to literature in 1902. 10)

The Sherlock Holmes stories were very popular in the United States, and Conan Doyle made several trips to America to give lectures on the character. 11)

Adapted for film and television

The Sherlock Holmes character has been adapted for film and television numerous times, with over 70 actors have played the character. 12)

Manuscript sold for $1.5M

Conan Doyle's original manuscript for A Study in Scarlet was sold at auction in 2004 for $1.5 million. 13)

Buried in the graveyard of St. Mary's Church

The author died on July 7, 1930, and was buried in the graveyard of St. Mary's Church in Minster-in-Sheppey, Kent. 14)

Translated into over 60 languages

Arthur Conan Doyle's literary works have been translated into over 60 languages and have never been out of print since his death. 15)

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