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The Doctor and the Detective

A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Martin Booth

Minotaur Books

This entertaining, smart biography of Arthur Conan Doyle presents a modern day interpretation of the man who, contrary to his best efforts, will always be known as the creator of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was, however, much more, as Booth shows us in this intriguing study of a man who thrived on the times in which he lived. While Holmes fans will be captivated by the various tidbits that offer insight into their hero's creation; others will be fascinated by this living embodiment of the Victorian masculine ideal.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Martin Booth

  • Martin Booth is a critically acclaimed author and a documentary and feature film writer.  He has published nonfiction, literature, and poetry, and he frequently broadcasts for the BBC.  He is the author of the highly regarded Opium: A History (Thomas Dunne Books, 1998), and his twelfth novel, The Industry of Souls (Thomas Dunne Books, 1999), was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.  Booth lives in England with his family.
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The Doctor and the Detective

A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Martin Booth

Macavity Award - Nominee, Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee
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