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  • n. British author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930)


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  • The original William Gillette was an American actor who had cobbled together one of the first stage plays about Holmes, using bits of the Conan Doyle stories and adding a romantic interest.

    O Jerusalem

  • Even Soong Li caught up with the flow and tossed a reference to Conan Doyle into the fray, which was acknowledged by Rutland and incorporated into the discussion.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • In no time at all the question will move on from the prosaic, Did Conan Doyle write it? to the much more interesting, If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle took the time out from his hectic Spiritualism tour of America to create this story, only to abandon it unpublished, why?

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • If, however, we could make it the crown jewel of our own sale of literary-related items, which would not be limited to Conan Doyle papers, he might attract a very different and considerably more diverse group of bidders.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • Those are the only corrections, by the way, which I mention as a point against its authenticity — Conan Doyle tended to go over typescripts and make the odd correction or change.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • I mean, really: If even Conan Doyle hungered to shove Holmes off a tall cliff, surely a young female of obvious intelligence would have brained the detective on first sight.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • Brancusi might have picked up the rumor about a missing Conan Doyle story and be subtly inviting Kate to confirm it, or it might be simply that she handled so many manuscripts, it was her first thought.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • She was sitting back in her chair to read the printout of a London newspaper article concerning a dispute within the Conan Doyle family when the phone rang.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • The farmer prophets of spiritualism and the high-powered promoters like Madam Blavatsky and Arthur Conan Doyle were attacked and derided by the establishment.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • She explained what she needed, details about the Conan Doyle piece that had appeared on January 16.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice


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