Crime Writers Tour: In Search of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie

By Stephen Margrett

With an appreciative nod to Wilkie Collins and others who blazed the trail, it really started with Sherlock Holmes. In his first novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to the great consulting detective and thereby helped establish the detective fiction genre in England, which has been enjoying enormous popularity the world over ever since. Of the many writers who have followed in Doyle’s giant footsteps, none can compare with Agatha Christie: the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare! Th...

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