I never have trouble remembering Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday, for it coincides with the anniversary of my founding The Rap Sheet (a subject about which I shall have more to say anon). Had that physician turned author not died in July 1930, he’d be celebrating his 154th birthday today, having been born in 1859.
On this occasion, let me direct you to a fairly good biography of Conan Doyle here, a video
of the author talking about his life and career (which I’ve posted before
on this page, but which many readers probably have not seen), and David Abrams’ review of the 2007 book Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters, by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, and Charles Foley. Oh, and if you didn’t see it before, here
is James McCreet’s Rap Sheet piece looking back at some of the more preposterous deductions made in the Sherlock Holmes stories.
(Hat tip to MysteryFanfare.)
READ MORE: “Sherlock Holmes Is on the Case,” by Margot Kinberg (Confessions of a Mystery Novelist ...).