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Inspiration - The Original Supersleuth!
17 September, 2018

Inspiration - The Original Supersleuth!

Edgar Allan Poe is a 19th century American writer best known for his gothic horror stories. But he is also credited with inventing the detective fiction genre with his 1841 short story ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’.

Prof Paul Collins discusses the elements of Poe’s story that inspired later detective series such as Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

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14 February, 2023

Cover Reveal! The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall

The Conan Doyle Estate are excited and proud to share this amazing book cover for The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall, Book One - released on the 12th of September 2023. Currently in development for TV with Imagine Entertainment.

6 October, 2022

Arthur Conan Doyle Universe TV Series In Works At Imagine Kids + Family Based On The Improbable Tales Of Baskerville Hall

In a highly competitive situation, Imagine Kids+Family has landed the filmed content rights to Ali Standish's upcoming multi-book series The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall, which tracks the imagined origins story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional characters, for development as a TV series that builds an integrated Arthur Conan Doyle universe spanning all his works.

26 July, 2022

Universal Studios Japan X The Conan Doyle Estate

The Conan Doyle Estate is delighted to be collaborating with Universal Studios Japan for the second year running.


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