Michael Dirda - On Conan Doyle: or, The Whole Art of Storytelling
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A lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirdaa presents an insider’s account of The Baker Street Irregulars – a worldwide association of Holmes fanatics who delight in curious and playful scholarship relating to the most famous detective of all time.
On Conan Doyle also introduces readers to lesser-known works by Holmes’ creator. A prolific professional writer, Conan Doyle was considered a master of the Victorian supernatural story who also took on contemporary issues, such as racial injustice in the Congo.