Paul Stuart Hayes

Sherlock Holmes (not to mention the other works penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) has been with me from a very early age, my father being responsible for introducing me to the great detective. As a result, it seemed perfectly logical that when I first tried my hand at writing, I would turn to Conan Doyle’s greatest creation. ‘Requiem for Sherlock Holmes’ was written over a five year period, and was researched in great detail to ensure that it captured the world and characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in an authentic fashion. It is now available in various formats from Lulu and Amazon sites around the world.

Bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle

A Bibliography Of A. Conan Doyle - Graham Greene, Richard Lancelyn Green An invaluable piece of research material - if you can find it.

Tales from The Moonstone Inn

Tales From The Moonstone Inn - Francis W Strapp Availability: and amazon (.com &

These stories are all that remains from the hitherto unknown author, Francis W. Strapp. It is only through the diligence and determination of his descendants that this small section of his work has survived and finally been published, more than eighty years after they were first written. Whilst the stories are extremely entertaining and very well written, it is how engaging the characters are that instantly grabs hold of you, not letting you put the book down for one second. Perhaps they were based on people known to the author but unfortunately we will never know. Also of interest is a section which tries to gather the surviving information concerning the elusive author, a man every bit as intriguing as the stories he wrote. From the reasons behind his decision to start a new life in Australia, leaving his family behind, to his near death experience in a park in Sydney, it makes a fascinating read. I wholeheartedly recommend this book and can only hope that some more stories from this long forgotten author are stashed away by another relative, not knowing their worth.

The Moonstone Inn and other stories

The Moonstone Inn and other stories - Francis W Strapp This edition of the book is no longer available. The new version is entitled 'The Tales From The Moonstone Inn' and can be found here: