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More scholarly and humorous Sherlockian writings.

Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers
Volume 2: January - June 1893

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.

In the second volume of this book series we move on to 1893 - a watershed year in the career of the author and his detective - and the number of articles, reviews and notices increase enormously. Here you can chart the rise and fall of Conan Doyle and J. M. Barrie's comic opera Jane Annie, follow the huge success of The Refugees, and observe as Conan Doyle quickly becomes one of the world's most popular authors. In tandem with his creator, you will see Sherlock Holmes well on his way to achieving the literary and cultural immortality we associate with him today.

The Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers series offers a unique perspective on the literary career and public life of Arthur Conan Doyle. It also reflects a universally celebrated Sherlock Holmes - no longer an obscure detective - who has been transformed into a literary icon and cultural institution with a life of his very own.

"The reader can trace the careers of both detective and creator and watch them flourish in the first blush of fame. We eagerly await the next volume (and the next...)."
—Steven Rothman
Editor, The Baker Street Journal

206 pp., soft cover, $28.95