The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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BN ID: 2940012588975
Publisher: Jeanne Gibson
Publication date: 05/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 198 KB

About the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and set up a medical practice that was not very successful; while waiting for patients, Conan Doyle began writing stories.

Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes was doubtless his most famous sleuth, but he also created Professor Challenger, another very interesting character.

In addition to his writing, Conan Doyle was active politically and was a great advocate for justice, even to the point of personally investigating closed cases, an action which resulted in several men being exonerated from the crimes they had been convicted of.

After the deaths of several close family members, Doyle became very depressed and spent some time delving into the afterlife and various psychic phenomena.

Richard Milner, an American historian of science, has presented a case that Conan Doyle may have been the perpetrator of the Piltdown Man hoax of 1912, creating the counterfeit hominid fossil that fooled the scientific world for over 40 years.

Conan Doyle’s, The Lost World, contains several encrypted clues regarding his involvement in the hoax.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England


Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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Misako.K on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is one of my favorite case. After I read this case,I thought Mr.McFarlane wasjust idiot person,but when I first heard his story,I did'n t feel guilty to Mr.Oldaker.I thought he was killed by someone. But he was't.. He was the true murderer!He tried to kill Mr.McFarlane. This was out of my expect! I was cheated by him like Mr.McFarlane.Only Holmes revealed Oldaker' attempt and catched him! He was too clever! I respected him!