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The adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr. Joseph Bell tackling mysteries including a string of grisly and mysterious murders.
The adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr. Joseph Bell tackling mysteries including a string of grisly and mysterious murders.
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SUMMARY

The Diaries of Young Arthur Conan Doyle follow the adventures of Conan Doyle and Dr. Joseph Bell. These first three diaries cover the first three years of the forensic deductive detective team:

Adventures in the Wild West 1878, Adventures in Russia 1881, Adventures in America 1883.

REVIEWS

"Think Sherlock Holmes meets Huck Finn with a bit of Treasure Island and Peter Pan thrown in for good luck. What a fun read and a great adventure. I loved all three and couldn't put them down." Robert Rotenberg, author of the best-selling novel, Stranglehold

"These "lost" diaries of the young Arthur Conan Doyle are a must read for all mystery lovers, and destined to be an important part of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Prepare to tear through the pages and enjoy trying to figure out what is fictional and what is fact. What a riveting story!" Layton Green, author of the best-selling Dominic Grey series

THE BOOKS IN DETAIL

Adventures in the Wild West 1878

The first of the “lost” diaries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, written in 1878 while he was a nineteen-year-old student at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. This rollicking story of high adventure begins with Conan Doyle as the clerk for the legendary Doctor Joseph Bell—who became the real-life inspiration for the world’s most famous literary detective, Sherlock Holmes. This diary details how Doyle and Dr. Bell journey to America on a secret forensic mission to solve a string of grisly and mysterious murders. Peopled with Doyle’s real-life contemporaries - including JM Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson, both of whom attended the University of Edinburgh with Doyle, it is an exciting mix of murder, mystery, literary history, and humor.

Adventures in Russia 1881

The second of the “lost” diaries of young Arthur Conan Doyle, written in 1881 while he was a twenty-two-year-old student at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. Conan Doyle serves as a British spy along with the legendary Doctor Joseph Bell. This diary details how Doyle and Dr. Bell journey to Russia to save Europe from war. Once again peopled with Doyle’s real-life contemporaries - including Dostoyesky and Rasputin.

Adventures in America 1883

The third of the “lost” diaries of young Arthur Conan Doyle, written in 1883 while he was a young doctor starting out in his career. This diary details how Conan Doyle and Dr. Bell journey to America to stop a series of murders and what could escalate into a world war - featuring Herman Melville and Oscar Wilde.

Exclusive - Special Edition Hardback

All three adventures in one special hardcover with exclusive additional content about Joseph Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Will be released in December 2017 but available as part of this Kickstarter.

THE AUTHORS

Dr. John Raffensperger is a medical historian who has written articles, textbooks on surgery, a history of pediatric surgery, sailing stories and three novels. He now lives on an island off the coast of Florida.

Prof. Richard Krevolin is a consultant, writer and director. He is the author of many textbooks on writing and storytelling. He was thrilled when Dr. Raff brought him these diaries and enjoyed editing them.

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