Arthur Conan Doyle tried to kill Sherlock Holmes after his fictional creation took over Doyle's writing life, but never mind that. In real life, Conan Doyle, a doctor turned author, so admired detectives that he acted like one. Excellently read by Steven Crossley in an orotund voice and a tone of amazement, this unique biography is a must for Holmes lovers and others. An advocate for social justice and superbly self-confident, Conan Doyle himself investigated the big crimes of the day while also writing 40 novels. The more famous Sherlock Holmes became, the more real crimes Conan Doyle was asked to solve. That he was a spiritualist who believed in fairies just makes the story better. Crossley delivers it all with a calm enthusiasm that totally engages. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781250313140 $32.99
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