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Conan Doyle and the Crimes Club
Author: Stephen Wade

ISBN: 9781781551943
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 27 May 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.7
Description:
In December 1903, a group of gentlemen friends met for dinner at the Carlton Club. They had one great interest in common: a fascination with crimes and criminals. In the ranks of that first convivial circle there were writers, lawyers and academics rubbing shoulders with a London coroner and two celebrated aristocrats. In a golden age of literary dinners and good fellowship, these aficionados of murder agreed to have meetings at which members would talk on famous and infamous crimes. At the very heart of what came to be The Crimes Club was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and literary lion at many a gathering. Conan Doyle and the Crimes Club: The Creator of Sherlock Holmes and his Criminological Friends recounts the lives of the first members of this celebrated body of criminologists, including their escapades in detective work, changing the law and undertaking spying missions. Cases include espionage as well as major crimes and some stories involve famous or forgotten unsolved cases or mysteries. This enthralling book also provides the social and legal contexts for each biography as in the strong element of describing the periodi...

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