Michael Sims and Stefan Bechtel discuss the spiritual and authorial journey of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is the English-speaking world’s most popular fictional detective, and the life of his creator is equally intriguing. In Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, Sims traces Conan Doyle’s journey to becoming the father of modern mystery. The Washington Post calls this book “Enlightening.” Bechtel’s Through a Glass, Darkly: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All takes on the question of whether Doyle’s spiritualism could be substantiated. Could the mind behind Sherlock contact the dead? Sponsored by Friends of the Pohick Regional Library.