His is the most dazzling name in the world of classic crime fiction. Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in United Kingdom on 22 may 1859, to Charles and Mary Doyle. At the tender age of nine, Arthur was sent off to Hodder Palace Jesuit Preparatory School in Stonyhurst, England to study. He continued his graduation from the Stonyhurst College. His family expected him to study Arts as he excelled at writing stories but to everyone’s amazement Arthur applied for medical degree.His mentor Dr. Joseph Bell whom he met during his medical years inspired him to create the character Sherlock Holmes. He did gain popularity as a young dedicated doctor but his passion for writing was strong enough for him to realise that his true calling was writing. He tried to balance writing and medicine for a while but eventually gave up on medicine. Although he struggled in the initial years of writing, Doyle’s career as an author had taken off with his creation of the immortal detective character Sherlock Holmes and there was no looking back. In the year 1890 the first novel ‘A Study in Scarlet’ got published which had he world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle wrote another 59 stories on Sherlock Holmes. One of the most famous books ‘The Hound of Baskervilles’ was published in 1902.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died of a severe heart attack on 7 July 1930 at Crowborough in England.

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