Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. Almost all of his works are banned in the Union of Britain although there is evidence to suggest that a healthy black market for his works exists there. He died a broken man in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.