Sherlock Holmes is probably the most famous detective in the world. The tales of his exploits have been seen in magazines, books, television screens, the movies and even in computer games. And yet, there is a mysterious side to this fictional character that has eluded us for decades.
Philip Gardiner explores Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life and history to explain what experiences and influences helped to forge the character of not just Sherlock Holmes, but also Moriarty and Watson. What he uncovers is an even more bizarre and mysterious tale than anybody could have expected. From secret societies to the occult, from peer pressure to inner turmoil, this is a story of such depth that it will speak to one and all.
You will never see Sherlock Holmes in the same way again.