Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – His Life, All His Works and More

Oil painting of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Oil painting of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Welcome to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – His Life, All His Works and More, a leading website bringing you the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle including his most popular creation Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are milestones in the field of crime fiction.

Doyle was a prolific writer; other than Holmes stories, his works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. One of Doyle’s early short stories, “J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement” (1884), helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste.

Sherlock Holmes is the master detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This site brings to you the four novels and several of the cases of Sherlock Holmes, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

You will also find the other novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including The Lost World.

We are continuously updating and adding more stories and novels so do check back often. Alternatively, subscribe to our feed to get the updates in your favourite feed reader.

Our history

The website has been developed and maintained by Ajay D’Souza. The website in its original form was created in 2000, as a website development project and since then has evolved to its present form. In its initial form, the website was hosted on free hosting services without a domain name and focussed only on Sherlock Holmes.

In 2003, this site saw a transition with the focus widening from Sherlock Holmes to his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The domain was officially registered on 12 June 2005 to make his forever green stories easier for you to access on your computer, tablet or mobile!

Today the site is a leading source of information on the author with visitors from all over the world.


The source of most of the books you can read is The Project Gutenberg. Many of the graphics you see in the story are courtesy Pinacotheca Holmesiana. It has the largest collection of graphics from The Canon.