Conan Doyle and the Crimes Club : the creator of Sherlock Holmes and his criminological friends
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|Kirtland Community College Library||HV 6022 .G7 W33 2013||30775305464837||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781781551943 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 1781551944 (hardcover)
158 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: [Stroud, England] : Fonthill, 2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages -158) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction: Tales of the criminous and clubmen -- Arthur Lambton : the fight for legitimacy -- Conan Doyle : good fellowship and sleuthing -- John Churton Collins investigates -- Samuel Ingleby Oddie and Dr. Crippen -- Henry Brodribb Irving and remarkable criminals -- George R. Simms : justice campaigner and celebrity -- Max Pemberton -- Fletcher Robinson and The hound of the Baskervilles -- A.E.W. Mason : writer and spy -- A lord, a knight, and a medical man -- Trials and theories : Atlay and Diosy -- William Le Queux : Landru and the Crumbles bungalow murder.|
|Summary, etc.:||TRUE CRIME. 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.|