Curated new collections. The fascination with Conan Doyle’s enigmatic anti-hero Sherlock Holmes, and his pompous narrator Dr Watson, has barely subsided over the years. Inspiring a long line of detective stories and Whodunnits, Holmes is a constant feature on TV, and movie screens, with new audio and radio shows joining the frenzy. The Holmes tales have earned their place amongst the most influential of popular fantasy, crime and gothic stories.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Conan Doyle was a prolific writer of non-fiction, history, plays, poems, short stories and novels, and whatever the subject, his vibrant and remarkable characters have breathed life into all of his work, engaging readers throughout the decades.