The greatest adventures of the greatest detective of them all
The most famous of all fictional detectives in a selection of his most challenging cases, including the stories A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA and THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE and his most famous novel THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.
Conan Doyle has a beloved place at the top of the crime fiction genre and his Sherlock Holmes books regularly appears in "top crime fiction novels of all time" polls.
Interpretations from Basil Rathbone to Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller have ensured that Sherlock Holmes will forever remain a major part of the crime fiction world.
The greatest adventures of the greatest detective of them all - 'Sherlock Holmes is without doubt the world's most famous detective' (Ruth Rendell)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 -1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.
The first two Sherlock Holmes novels, A STUDY IN SCARLET and THE SIGN OF FOUR, were published in 1887 and 1890, but it was the publication in the STRAND MAGAZINE from 1891 onwards of the immortal short stories, starting with 'A Scandal in Bohemia', that brought him real fame. The complete canon was voted the greatest crime series of all time by the Mystery Writers of America.
Celebrating 130 years since the first Sherlock Holmes story was published#2 in the Crime Masterworks series - a library of the finest crime novels and thrillers ever publishedVoted the greatest crime series of all time by the Mystery Writers of AmericaSir Arthur Conan Doyle is widely regarded as the father of crime fiction