Saturday, June 23, 2018

Did You Know That Arthur Conan Doyle Helped Solve A Real Life Murder Case?

In a recent Publisher's Weekly article, I learned about a new nonfiction book titled, Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox, that is being released on June 26, 2018. 

In the Publisher's Weekly article titled,  The Time Arthur Conan Doyle Helped Solve a Real Murder Case by Margalit Fox, I read the following information:
It was one of the most sensational crimes—and most scandalous wrongful convictions—of the 20th century, a case that would be known as the Scottish Dreyfus affair. It involved a savage murder, stolen jewels, an international manhunt and a wily maidservant who went to her grave knowing far more about the killing than she would ever disclose. 
Even more remarkably, it involved the world’s foremost writer of detective fiction, playing real-life detective on a case in which the stakes could scarcely be higher—a case, he wrote, that was a “disgraceful frame-up, in which stupidity and dishonesty played and equal part.”
I found it fascinating to learn that Arthur Conan Doyle helped solve a real life murder case!

Click on the link above to read the full article.