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The Resource The Ardlamont mystery : the real-life story behind the creation of Sherlock Holmes, Daniel Smith

The Ardlamont mystery : the real-life story behind the creation of Sherlock Holmes, Daniel Smith

Label
The Ardlamont mystery : the real-life story behind the creation of Sherlock Holmes
Title
The Ardlamont mystery
Title remainder
the real-life story behind the creation of Sherlock Holmes
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"December, 1893 ... In Scotland, a sensational real-life murder trial is playing out. Alfred Monson, a scion of the aristocracy, is charged with killing a young army lieutenant, Cecil Hambrough, on the sprawling Ardlamont estate. The worlds of crime fiction and crime fact are about to collide spectacularly. Among the key prosecution witnesses ... were two esteemed Edinburgh doctors, Joseph Bell and Henry Littlejohn. Bell--Doyle's tutor when the author studied medicine in the 1870s--had recently been unmasked as the inspiration behind the creation of Sherlock Holmes. But what the public did not know was that Bell and Littlejohn--a pioneer in the emerging field of forensic detection--had actually been investigating crimes together for more than twenty years ... In The Ardlamont Mystery, author Daniel Smith re-examines the evidence of the case that gripped Victorian Britain, putting forward his own theory as to why Cecil Hambrough was murdered. Outlining the key roles of the men whose powers of deduction and detection had so inspired Doyle, Smith explores the real-world origins of Sherlock Holmes through the prism of a mystery as engrossing as any case the Great Detective ever tackled"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Daniel
Dewey number
823.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.G5
LC item number
S65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monson, Alfred J.
  • Hambrough, Windsor Dudley Cecil
  • Littlejohn, Henry
  • Bell, Joseph
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Ardlamont mystery : the real-life story behind the creation of Sherlock Holmes, Daniel Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-246) and index
Carrier category
unmediated
Carrier category code
  • n
Carrier MARC source
rdamedia
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781782438458
Media category
volume
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Media type code
  • nc
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 1979400
  • (OCoLC)987893480
  • 2094442
Label
The Ardlamont mystery : the real-life story behind the creation of Sherlock Holmes, Daniel Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-246) and index
Carrier category
unmediated
Carrier category code
  • n
Carrier MARC source
rdamedia
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781782438458
Media category
volume
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Media type code
  • nc
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 1979400
  • (OCoLC)987893480
  • 2094442

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