My Friend The Murderer

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My Friend the Murderer is written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of the Sherlock Holmes fame. In this story, a doctor working at a penitentiary in Australia comes across a famous criminal and strikes up a casual acquaintance with him. The criminal, Wolf Tone Maloney, was famous for turning state's evidence on his own gang, which earned him a pardon and his old friend the hangman's noose. The story is about the trials and tribulations of Maloney as he attempts to start anew. It is presented here in a high quality ...
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Overview

My Friend the Murderer is written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of the Sherlock Holmes fame. In this story, a doctor working at a penitentiary in Australia comes across a famous criminal and strikes up a casual acquaintance with him. The criminal, Wolf Tone Maloney, was famous for turning state's evidence on his own gang, which earned him a pardon and his old friend the hangman's noose. The story is about the trials and tribulations of Maloney as he attempts to start anew. It is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work. If you enjoy the works of Sir Doyle then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781479331727
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Pages: 34
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859- 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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