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Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 60 stories featuring his most well know characters Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. His entire body of work includes over 200 novels, short stories, historical novels, poems and pamphlets. He has been translated in over 40 languages and his immortal creations including Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, Professor Challenger and Brigadier Gerard continue to inspire new books, films, plays, games and memorabilia.

The characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are trademarked in the European Union and owned by Arthur Conan Doyle Characters Ltd.

In the US, all works published after December 31, 1922 are protected for 95 years following the date of publication. For further information about the copyright status of Conan Doyle’s work go to our Copyrights page.

If you are interested in licensing the rights to Arthur Conan Doyle’s works or characters please contact us:

A Study In Scarlet
  • In the UK and Europe

    Olivia Guest
    Jonathan Clowes Ltd,
    10 Iron Bridge House 
    Bridge Approach
    London NW1 8BD 
    United Kingdom 
    Telephone: +44 (0)207 722 7674
  • In the US and the rest of the world:

    The Administrator
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate and Characters
    Telephone: +1 215 689 4503

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