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 | Conversation Starters
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is widely known for his creating the most famous detective in the world. There are volumes of biographies dedicated to him but none has told the remarkable story of how he became a detective on an actual murder case. In Conan Doyle for the Defense, author Margalit Fox writes the steps that comprise Conan Doyle’s investigative process. This murder mystery highlights the issues that still play in the modern day, religious, ethnic and anti-immigrant bias.
The Washington Post praises Margalit Fox’s true-crime writing and calls it “artful and compelling.” The New York Times Book Review praises Fox for excellently “linking the nineteenth-century creation of policing and detection with the development of both detective fiction and the science of forensics.”
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