The Ardlamont Mystery

The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes

by Daniel Smith (Michael O’Mara, 2018)

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Whereas Smith sifts every last scrap of the defendant’s and victim’s backstories, the key medical witnesses—Joseph Bell and Henry Littlejohn, upon whom Doyle based Sherlock Holmes—have walk-on parts at best. An assiduously researched historical non-event with a reprehensibly misleading subtitle.



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