Arthur and sherlock conan doyle and the creation of holmes michael sims on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 2018 edgar award nominee shortlisted for the h r f keating award from the international crime writers association from michael sims. I found arthur and sherlock to be a very informative book about sir arthur conan doyles influences in creating his famous detective character particularly the information about his medical professor dr joseph bell who really inspired the character of sherlock holmes. Two pioneers of forensic science dr joseph bell and dr henry littlejohn worked on the case and were credited as the primary influences for arthur conan doyles legendary creation sherlock holmes. Like the elusive sherlock holmes his most famous creation sir arthur conan doyle was a man of many contradictions scientifically educated he believed in sances and fairies an advocate for more equitable divorce laws he believed that women should be denied the vote. From michael sims the acclaimed author of the story of charlottes web the rich true tale tracing the young arthur conan doyles creation of sherlock holmes and the modern detective story as a young medical student arthur conan doyle studied in edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius dr joseph bell
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