The Ardlamont Mystery

The Ardlamont Mystery

The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes

Hardback254pp Illustrated233x153mm

9781782438458     Product Code: 506369


In 1893 the aristocratic Alfred Monson was charged with the murder of Cecil Hambrough, a young army officer, on the Ardlamont estate in Scotland. The case captivated popular imagination, but few realized that the two expert witnesses, Joseph Bell and Henry Littlejohn, had been solving crimes together for 20 years. This book charts their adventures – exploits which inspired Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes – and probes the mystery that would challenge even their experience and skill in detection.

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