{read online Reading} Conan Doyle for the Defense: How Sherlock Holmes's Creator Turned Real-Life Detective and Freed a Man WronglyImprisoned for MurderAuthor Margalit Fox – Collateralloan.co

A wonderfully vivid portrait of the man behind Sherlock HolmesLike all the best historical true crime books, its about so muchthan crimeTana French, author of In the WoodsA sensational Edwardian murder A scandalous wrongful conviction Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the rescuea true story After a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home in , the police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater, an immigrant Jewish cardsharp Though he was known to be innocent, Slater was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor Outraged by this injustice, Arthur Conan Doyle, already world renowned as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, used the methods of his most famous character to reinvestigate the case, ultimately winning Slaters freedomWith an eye for the telling detail, a forensic sense of evidence and a relish for research The Wall Street Journal , Margalit Fox immerses readers in the science of Edwardian crime detection and illuminates a watershed moment in its history, when reflexive prejudice began to be replaced by reason and the scientific methodPraise for Conan Doyle for the DefenseArtful and compellingFoxs narrative momentum never flags Conan Doyle for the Defensewill captivate almost any reader while being pure catnip for the devotee of true crime writing The Washington PostDeveloped with brioFox is excellent in linking the th century creation of policing and detection with the development of both detective fiction and the science of forensicsballistics, fingerprints, toxicology and serologyas well as the quasi science of criminal anthropology The New York Times Book Review Fox has an eye for the telling detail, a forensic sense of evidence and a relish for research The Wall Street JournalGrippingThe book works on two levels, much like a good Holmes case First, it isa fluid story of a crime Second, andpertinently, it isa deeper story of how prejudice against a class of people, the covering up of sloppy police work and a poisonous political atmosphere can doom an innocent We should all heed Holmess salutary lesson rationally follow the facts to find the truth Time