Posted on 05/20/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We mentioned in yesterday’s bookish birthdays post that one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s teachers inspired the famous Sherlock Holmes, or at least influenced him.

If that captured your interest, The Millions has a long essay on that teacher — Joseph Bell — and another man, Henry Littlejohn, whose received no such credit but worked closely with Bell.

Meet them and learn one theory as to why Littlejohn stayed in the shadows here.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: History, Mystery

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