Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, KStJ DL

1859 – 1930 (Life Span)

A British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. The stories were often set in and around Great Scotland Yard and featured many references to the Metropolitan Police force.