Conan Doyle and the Crimes Club: The Creator


    Crime Biography


    True stories

    Conan Doyle and the Crimes Club: The Creator

    of Sherlock Holmes and His Criminological Friends

    Stephen Wade

    Fonthill 2012

    Hardback 192pp Illustrated

    9781781551943   Product Code: 19586

    The Crimes Club, which first assembled at London's Great Central Hotel on 17 July 1904, soon developed into an exclusive society of the legal and literary elite, with the gregarious Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at its heart. Stephen Wade highlights the contemporary vogue for dining clubs, describes the subjects of the group's journalistic writings and criminological discussions and recounts their amateur investigations into unsolved cases.

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