Teller of Tales

The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

Daniel Stashower

Henry Holt and Co.

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Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review)

This fresh, compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age. From his youthful exploits aboard a whaling ship to his often stormy friendships with such figures as Harry Houdini and George Bernard Shaw, Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as one of his adventures. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, Teller of Tales sets aside many myths and misconceptions to present a vivid portrait of the man behind the legend of Baker Street, with a particular emphasis on the Psychic Crusade that dominated his final years-the work that Conan Doyle himself felt to be "the most important thing in the world."

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Praise for Teller of Tales

"A gripping sympathetic bio that proves that Doyle was
anything but elementary." (Entertainment Weekly)

"An appealing and much-needed biography of the man who
created one of literature's renowned eccentrics." (The Wall Street Journal)

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Daniel Stashower

Daniel Stashower is the author of four mystery novels and a winner of the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Teller of Tales
The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
Daniel Stashower

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Agatha Awards - Winner, Anthony Awards - Nominee, Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner, Macavity Award - Nominee

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Henry Holt and Co.
February 2014
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ISBN: 9781466863156
ISBN10: 1466863153
496 pages, Includes one 8-page black-and-white photograph insert
$7.99
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