Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is most famous for authoring the much loved Sherlock Holmes books.

Our recommended biography of Arthur Conan Doyle  in On Conan Doyle written by Pulitzer winner Michael Dirda,

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters documents the author beyond being the creator of Holmes. “Some of that public intellectual side of Conan Doyle comes across in these letters, but they are also highly personal and reveal a really endearingly winning personality.” Michael Dirda.

Books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Speckled Band is also a kind of gothic story. You have a wonderful villain in Dr Roylott, and you have the isolated home, the mysterious sounds and habits of the household. Most Sherlockians, if they had to pick just one story to represent the canon, would choose this one.
From the interview on the best books on Sherlock Holmes

Michael Dirda, Journalist

Interviews where books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recommended

The Best Sherlock Holmes Books, recommended by Michael Dirda

Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories and four novels starring his fictional sleuth. Michael Dirda – Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, writer and lifelong Sherlockian – gives us his personal choice of the best Sherlock Holmes books and tells us more about their creator.

The best books on Being Sceptical, recommended by James Randi

Former magician and internationally renowned debunker of paranormal claims James Randi sharpens his knives against proponents of flim-flam, pseudoscience and the so-called paranormal – and tells us where the creator of Sherlock Holmes went badly wrong. He selects the best books on scepticism for Five Books.

The Best Mystery Books, recommended by David Baldacci

The best mystery books are completely unputdownable and addictive, the entertainment they provide more portable than watching TV and so much more satisfying than looking at your phone. Bestselling author David Baldacci, one of the masters of the genre and a passionate advocate for literacy and reading, talks us through some of the best mystery books ever written—as well as the contemporary authors he most admires.

The Best Murder Mystery Books, recommended by Stuart Turton

The best murder mysteries set up their stories like a game between the reader and the writer, says Stuart Turton, bestselling author and lifelong mystery fan. Here he highlights five of his favourites, in which detectives make miraculous deductions, or doggedly chase clues until they meet with satisfying solutions.

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