A silly conspiracy

One of the Doylean conspiracies that refuses to go away is that concerning the authorship of The Hound of the Baskervilles. This, as many people know, started out as a joint project between Conan Doyle and Daily Express journalist Bertram Fletcher Robinson.

Some people continue to put about the idea that the book was mostly written by Robinson and that Conan Doyle took the credit. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that Conan Doyle brought about Robinson's early death to prevent the truth from coming out.

Now many books have gone out of their way to destroy this theory. My forthcoming book will also attempt to hammer the odd extra nail into this particular theory's coffin.

Arthur Conan Doyle (back row, centre) - Bertram Fletcher Robinson (seated, middle). This picture was taken on the steam ship Briton en route between South Africa and Britain 1900.

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