Four novels and fifty-six short stories...that was believed to be the extent of the Sherlock Holmes canon by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...until 1942, when a sixty-first adventure was discovered among Sir Arthur's papers, a short story entitled The Man Who Was Wanted. The history of how this tale came to be accepted as genuine, was published by Cosmopolitan under Conan Doyle's byline, and was then proved to be the work of an unemployed architect named Arthur Whitaker, is the astounding but utterly factual story of Nova 57 Minor. Working almost entirely with unpublished, primary sources from two continents, Jon L. Lellenberg (editor of the acclaimed Quest for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) has ferreted out the bizarre relationships, coincidences, and animosities which only now can be revealed in their entirety. The volume includes the complete text of The Man Who Was Wanted.
About the Author:
Pastiche or hoax? Honest error or deliberate forgery? When The Man Who Was Wanted appeared in Cosmopolitan in 1948, it was announced as a genuine product from the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In reality it was nothing of the sort. But just what was it? That is the mystery which Jon L. Lellenberg pursues in this remarkable take of family pride, Sherlockian audacity, and literary dispute. And every astonishing word of it is true...prized out of the actual letters, news stories and other documents of the case.
Jon L. Lellenberg is Rodger Prescott of evil memory in the Baker Street Irregulars, a holder of the BSI s Two Shilling Award, and a charter member of the Arthur Conan Doyle Society. For the past fifteen years, he has served as Contributing Editor of the quarterly journal of Sherlockiana and Doyleana, Baker Street Miscellanea. His previous book, The Quest for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was published by Southern University Press in 1987. He lives in the Alexandria, Virginia environs of Washington, DC, where he is clandestinely active in a BSI scion society called The Bruce-Partington Planners with the Military-Industrial Complex.
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