Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The literary agent

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a doctor by trade; optician more specifically. It is rumoured that during his off periods of work he would think about and write his various stories. He is well known for several science fiction works, but of course his most recognizable works are the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. He died in 1930.

He tried desperately to "kill off" Holmes so that he could pursue other genres of writing as well, and not just be known for the Holmes mysteries. However, after much public outcry, Holmes returned in "The Empty House" and in many other stories following, up to the "Case Book of Sherlock Holmes" collection.

Some of his other works include: (from a document compiled by John Wenn, 1994)

Professor Challenger (series)
      The Lost World (1912)
      The Poison Belt (1913)
      The Land of Mist (1926)
The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales (1890)
Danger! and Other Stories (1918)
The Doings of Raffles Haw (1891) 
The Great Kreinplatz Experiment (1894)
The Maracot Deep and Other Stories (1929) 
The Mystery of Cloomber (1889)
The Parasite (1895)
Round the Fire Stories (1908) 
Tales of Terror and Mystery (1922) 
Tales of Twilight and the Unseen (1922)
When the World Screamed 

Michael Sherman
Last updated 11.18.00