The definitive biography of an enduringly fascinating figure, told with panache and full of new material unavailable to any previous biographers
Russell Miller is a prize-winning journalist and the author of eight previous books. His history of the Magnum photo agency was described by John Simpson as 'the best book on photo-journalism I have ever read', and his oral histories of D-Day, Nothing Less Than Victory, and the Special Operations Executive, Behind The Lines, were widely acclaimed. His most recent book was Codename Tricycle- the true story of the Second World War's most extraordinary double agent.
A useful general introduction to new readers of Conan Doyle * The
Miller has written a good, eminently fair and sensible biography * Scottish Review of Books *
A judicious and entertaining biography -- Ludo Hunter-Tilney * Financial Times *
The most comprehensive Conan Doyle life to date... There is strong meat in this impressive biography * Mail on Sunday *
A sympathetic account... highly readable * Independent *