• Conan Doyle standing with another man and a bicycle

    Sherlock Snapped

    Limited edition postcards have now gone on sale, detailing the only photograph Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has labelled: "Sherlock Holmes".

  • Poster of the play of Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock On Stage.

    You may marry him, murder him, or do anything you like to him.“ Such was Arthur Conan Doyle’s reply to a cable he received one day in 1899. The cable was from the American actor-playwright, William Gillette. Gillette was rewriting a play about Sherlock Holmes.

  • Conan Doyle standing with another man, both in military uniform with rifles at their side.

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Dad’s Army.

    On 4 August, 1914, Conan Doyle organised a meeting in his local town of Crowborough in Sussex. Conan Doyle proposed setting up a local civilian volunteer reserve.

  • Group of men around the ship wheel of a boat

    Arthur Conan Doyle’s Arctic Adventure.

    A whaling ship named the Hope left the Scottish port of Peterhead on 28 February, 1880. It was bound for the Arctic Ocean on a seven month long voyage. On board was a 20 year old medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • cover art of the book danger! and other stories by Conan Doyle

    Conan Doyle’s Tunnel Vision.

    The idea of an undersea link between Britain and France dates back to 1802. However, there were powerful and persistent arguments against it. But among those who were in favour of a tunnel was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • A book cover with a man appearing out of a shadow pointing a gun at someone just out of frame with the title "The case-book of Sherlock Holmes"

    Sherlock Holmes And A Giant Rat.

    Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson, “ said Holmes in a reminiscent voice, “It was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.“

  • A man siting in an armchair looking towards a woman raising her hands up with another man looking on from the side.

    The Parasitic Miss Penclosa.

    The Parasite must surely be one of the strangest stories that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote.

  • a man on his knees in front of two men pleading for mercy

    A Goose And A Precious Stone.

    The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle is unique in the Sherlock Holmes Canon in that it is the only story that is set during Christmas.

  • Sherlock Holmes lashing furiously with his cane

    It was the band! The speckled band!

    Take a memorable villain. Then add an unusual method of murder, and a midnight vigil at an isolated old Manor House. Finally combine with Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. These are the ingredients for the classic story, The Adventure of The Speckled Band.

  • cover of the book Dracula by Bram Stoker

    A Friendship Of Literary Giants.

    Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula are fictional immortals. Both characters have outlived their creators and seem to have taken on a life of their own.