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More scholarly and humorous Sherlockian writings.

Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers
Volume 6: October 1894

Edited and Annotated by Mattias Boström and Mark Alberstat

"The Press, Watson, is a most valuable institution, if you only know how to use it."
—Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons"

A wealth of exciting Sherlockian treasures lay hidden in old, inaccessible newspapers; untouched for over a hundred years. These ephemeral, late 19th century papers covered the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle and the doings of Sherlock Holmes as they first appeared to the world.

Conan Doyle’s three-month US tour showed that he was "the world’s most popular living author." Sherlock Holmes was dead, but the Sherlock Holmes success was still very much alive. It was far from just a simple lecture tour. One of the most fascinating things in this volume is to read descriptions of Conan Doyle. There are so many details that you actually get a real, moving hologram of what he was like. Together they give us the best possible real-life experience of that everlasting, healthy-looking, extremely modest, friendly giant.

The Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers series offers a unique perspective on the literary career and public life of Arthur Conan Doyle. It also reflects a universally celebrated Sherlock Holmes, who has been transformed into a literary icon and cultural institution with a life of his very own.

"The reader can trace the careers of both detective and creator and watch them flourish in the first blush of fame. We eagerly await the next volume (and the next…)."
—Steven Rothman
Editor, The Baker Street Journal

232 pp., illustrated, soft cover, $36.95