Subtitle The Inspiration Behind the World's Greatest Detective

Andrew Lycett
Price $32.00 / £25.00
Description Description Questing was Sherlock Holmes’s business. He famously adopted the latest forensic techniques, channelled the Victorian passion for enquiry, kept abreast of the key scientific breakthroughs of his age, and conducted his investigations in an enigmatic and stylised manner. And the brains behind it all was, of course, the great Arthur Conan Doyle.

In this deep dive into the contemporary world of Holmes and Conan Doyle, biographer Andrew Lycett explores all that encompasses the world of the great detective – tracing the infamous character’s own interests, personality and mythologised biography alongside that of his creator’s.

From the Victorian crazes for detection and séance, to contemporary developments in science and psychology, Lycett weaves together everything that inspired Conan Doyle in creating the world’s most famous detective and one of fiction's most enduring, enigmatic and recognisable characters.

Format Hardcover Book 208 Pages
ISBN 9780711281677
Size8.27 in x 10.24 in / 210.00 mm x 260.00 mm
Published Date October 5th, 2023
Andrew Lycett
Andrew Lycett is a biographer, author and broadcaster. He has written books on a variety of subjects, including Muammar Qaddafi, Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Wilkie Collins.
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