Daniel Stashower: "Arthur Conan Doyle" (Penguin)
Sherlock Holmes, the fictional genius of deductive reasoning, is a famous figure, but far less is known about his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A previously unpublished collection of his letters offers new insights into the real life character behind the literary world's beloved detective.
author of the Conan Doyle biography "Teller of Tales" and co-editor of "Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters." His most recent book is "The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder." A two-time Edgar award winner, he is the author of five mystery novels.