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Best Books on Sherlock Holmes
20 November, 2020

Best Books on Sherlock Holmes

We're delighted to see that Michael Dirda - Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, writer and lifelong Sherlockian - has shared his top five best books on Sherlock Holmes books on fivebooks.com.

Michael Dirda is also author of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award-winning book On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling (Princeton University Press).

Michael is also a contributor on the Conan Doyle Estate website - and is the author of the excellent character profile of Sir Nigel Loring which you can read HERE.

The collection was curated and edited by Jon Lellenberg - co author of Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters which Dirda has chosen as his 5th book for this collection.

The Top Five

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle by D Stashower & C Foley & J Lellenberg

Read the full article HERE


Other News

10 December, 2020

The Houses of Sherlock Holmes - Country Life Magazine

A fantastic article by Jeremy Musson for Country Life Magazine caught our eye... One of the Estate's experts - Jon Lellenberg is credited in the acknowledgments and we consumed the article with relish!

1 December, 2020

The Conan Doyle Estate x SP Books

One of the latest collaborations from The Conan Doyle Estate is with the fantastic SP Books - Publisher of Manuscripts. It has been a real privilege to work with SP Books on The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle's manuscript - and we are so proud of this magnificent book that is a must for any Conan Doyle fan.

11 September, 2020

The Trial of Oscar Slater

Arthur Conan Doyle was known to be a man on a mission, taking on miscarriages of justice, beginning with solicitor George Edalji's unjust conviction for horse and cattle-maiming. He also took on the case of Oscar Slater. In 1912 he released The Case of Oscar Slater, a passionate plea for a full pardon which resonated among Sherlockians, but failed to sway the authorities.


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