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More scholarly and humorous Sherlockian writings.

Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers
Volume 1: 1881-1892

By Mattias Boström and Matt Laffey

"The Press, Watson, is a most valuable institution, if you only know how to use it."
—Sherlock Holmes
"The Adventure of the Six Napoleons"

A wealth of exciting Sherlockian treasures lay hidden in old, inaccessible newspapers; untouched for over a hundred years. These ephemeral, late 19th century papers covered the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle and the doings of Sherlock Holmes as they first appeared.

Inside this volume, the first in a series, you will discover an exhaustive collection of contemporary news and commentary relating to the Great Detective and his creator. Articles, long and short interviews, good and bad reviews, and numerous short notices are collected here for the first time, regardless of the "class" of newspaper in which they were published.

Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers offers a unique window into the life and literary career of Arthur Conan Doyle. It shows how Sherlock Holmes began life as an obscure, but curiously prescient detective, and transformed into a literary icon and cultural institution with a life of his very own.

"Blessings on Mattias Boström and Matt Laffey, benefactors of the race! This collection of newspaper "clippings" is essential for every biographer of ACD!"
—Leslie S. Klinger
The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library

320 pp., soft cover, $32.95