A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars--the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation, On Conan Doyle is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator, as well as a rare insider's account of the curiously delightful activities and playful scholarship of The Baker Street Irregulars. On Conan Doyle is a much-needed celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle's genius for every kind of storytelling.
Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and longtime book columnist for the Washington Post . He is the author of four collections of essays, Readings , Bound to Please , Book by Book , and Classics for Pleasure , as well as the memoir An Open Book . A lifelong Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle fan, he was inducted into The Baker Street Irregulars in 2002.
Commended for Edgar Allan Poe Awards: Best Critical/Biographical 2012.