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The real world of Sherlock Holmes : the true crimes investigated by Arthur Conan Doyle

Author: Peter Costello
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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Describes how novelist Arthur Conan Doyle investigated real crimes of his day and reveals how the Sherlock Holmes stories resulted from the author's amateur career as a detective.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Conan Doyle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Costello
ISBN: 0881847380 9780881847383
OCLC Number: 24143270
Description: xii, 235 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A detective calls --
Dr Doyle and Mr Holmes --
The chamber of horrors --
By every post a call for help --
Strange studies from life --
The mystery at Moat House Farm --
The club of queer crimes --
The trail of Jack the Ripper --
The persecution of George Edalji --
Stolen : the Irish crown jewels --
The vanished Dane --
The Langham Hotel mystery --
Was Crippen innocent? --
The case of Oscar Slater --
Why Miss Gilchrist died --
Into the Valley of Fear : crime in America --
The Bluebeard of the bath --
The errant knight --
Ned Kelly and Fisher's ghost : crime in Australasia --
New light on old crimes --
Conan Doyle and the motor-bandit : crime on the continent --
The strange death of the general's wife --
Death beside the sea --
The Crowborough chicken farm murder --
The case of the missing lady --
The zoo park murder --
A peculiar death at Umtali --
The cobbler and the fish-peldar --
Epilogue : the files are closed.
Responsibility: by Peter Costello.

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Describes how novelist Arthur Conan Doyle investigated real crimes of his day and reveals how the Sherlock Holmes stories resulted from the author's amateur career as a detective.

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