Three tales of the Master Detective, from the Master Detective Story Writer! Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 – July 7, 1930) was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the most famous detective Sherlock Holmes, who is generally considered THE milestone Character in the field of crime fiction! Conan Doyle is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character, Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born at 11 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School From 1876 to 1881 and completed his M.D. degree in 1885. His first work, A Study in Scarlet, featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, was bought by Ward Lock & Co on November 20, 1886. They paid Conan Doyle £25 for all rights to the story. The piece appeared later that year in the Beeton's Christmas Annual and received good reviews in The Scotsman and the Glasgow Herald. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle died on July 7, 1930, in his home, Windlesham Manor, in Crowborough, East Sussex. He was 71 years of age.