Studying the Masters of Detective Fiction I – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Here’s a bit of a lesson from the past, from author Don Massenzio. Even the greats had trouble getting published.
Thank you for posting this, Don!

Author Don Massenzio

This post is the first in a series that I will be writing about the individuals that I view as the masters in my genre of choice, crime/detective fiction. I am a firm believer that you become better in whatever field you pursue by following those that excelled and paved the way before you.

Studying the Masters

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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/how-dr-arthur-conan-doyle-cracked-the-case-of-the-tuberculosis-remedy/

Part 1 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

When I look at crime/detective fiction, I view Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as one of the pioneering architects in the genre. His novels and collections centered around his Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson characters are timeless.

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Scotland in 1859. Like his Dr. Watson character, Doyle was a physician. After serving as a ship’s surgeon in West Africa, Doyle became an opthalmologist with a practice in London.

Like many writers, he had a hard time finding a…

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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2 Responses to Studying the Masters of Detective Fiction I – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  1. Thank you for sharing this.

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