The London of the late nineteenth century was home to both Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous detective - Sherlock Holmes. This book looks at some of the many of the locations in both central and outer London that have connections to one or both of these famous names. In addition to examining the history this book also looks at some of the theories that have been woven over the years around Holmes and these locations.
Alistair is a respected Holmes historian and writer of the acclaimed Eliminate the Impossible (ETI) which has set the standard for recent examinations of Arthur Conan Doyle's works. A fascinating and enjoyable work that has garnered praise from around the Sherlockian world. The Sherlock Holmes Society of London commented in their review of ETI - Alastair Duncan knows his Holmes - and the Sydney Passengers said he was - a writer with both a genuine affection for, and a considerable knowledge of, the great detective. Alistair generates genuine praise from the leading Holmes societies for his meticulous and frank writing style. His history of Holmes and Historical London is eagerly awaited.