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Arthur Conan Doyle was a British author, physician and spiritualist who created the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes featured in a number of novels and short stories, most of which have remained in print for well over a century. Arthur Conan Doyle's best-known work includes novels: 'A Study in Scarlet', 'The Sign of the Four', 'The Stark Munro Letters' and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'; short-story collections: 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', 'Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts' and 'Fancies of Medical Life' and 'Danger! and Other Stories' and works of historical non-fiction: The Crime of the 'Congo and The Great Boer War'.
Although Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, he was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays, romances, poetry, and non-fiction. Sherlock Holmes grapples with the criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty to solve a foul murder that takes place in a Sussex manor house. The investigation uncovers an earlier and grimmer history of lawlessness and wholesale slaughter in a mining valley in the United States.