Agatha Christie/Arthur Conan Doyle

I have been surprised at some of Sherlock Holmes stories are similar to some of Agatha Christie. I am reading the adventures of Sherlock Holmes at the moment, and I came across 'the man with the twisted lip' which I felt was similar to 'the disappearance of Mr Davenheim.' How many of Sherlock Holmes are similar to AC stories 


  • edited April 2018
    We should say it the other way around, that some of Agatha Christie's short stories are similar to the Sherlock Holmes stories, since the latter preceded the former. It's a known fact that Christie read and liked the Holmes stories and used some of them as inspiration, as a sounding board if you will.
  • How interesting, I am reading Sherlock Holmes at the moment which I am enjoying more than I thought I was going to. I wonder what it would be like it Agatha Christie sat with Arthur Conan Doyle, what allot they would have to say to each other. 
  • @Luke , which Sherlock Holmes stories are your favorite?
  • So far I do like a case of identity, the boscomnbe valley mystery and A study in scarlet 
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