The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle: A Journey Into Madness & Mayhem

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6.5 X 1.0 X 9.0 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

Daniel L. Friedman, MD, received his BA from Stony Brook University, and his medical degree from St. George's School of Medicine. He is currently a practicing pediatrician in Floral Park, New York, and is also an active member of the Cohen Children's Medical Center, where he sits on the voluntary staff advisory committee. Dr. Friedman's prize-winning articles on Doyle and Holmes have appeared in numerous national and international journals. He and Dr. Eugene Friedman are also the authors of the book, The Strange Case of Doctor Doyle. Dr. Friedman resides in Long Island, New York with his wife, Elena, and their three children.

Eugene Friedman, MD, received his BA from New York University, and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He was Chief Resident in Pediatrics at New York Medical College and later served as Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Martin Army Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia. Dr. Friedman has been in private practice with his son, Daniel, for over twenty years.. He has held multiple leadership positions in organized medicine and has devoted himself to the education of future physicians. He and his wife, Sheryl, live in Long Island, New York and have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


"A gripping and fascinating read. Give the authors a chance and, well, you may start to look at Sherlock Holmes in an altogether different light . . . [the authors'] annotated bibliography is the best I have seen . . . The Friedmans certainly raise some interesting, not to say chilling, questions."

--Paul Begg, world-renowned Jack the Ripper expert "Ripperologist Magazine (UK) "

"Life is full of surprises, and The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle - written by a father-and-son pair of physicians and published by Square One Publishers, a small, indie book publisher in a town of 8,000 on Long Island, New York - is one of this year's big literary amazements. This is a spectacular undertaking by Drs. Daniel and Eugene Friedman, who must be very good physicians if they can be judged by their passion, exhaustive research and absolutely flawless writing."

--"Murder Ink" columnist Jeff Mannix "The Durango Herald "

"The authors, long-time fans of the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have turned the tables on this great author, using techniques that the great Sherlock Holmes and his creator would have applauded."

--Ted Odenwald "The Oakland Journal "

"It's a fascinating tale, and points a guilty eye upon the least suspecting [sic] person we would think capable of the gruesome deed . . . extremely insightful, and well researched . . . illuminating. Highly recommended."

--Tom Johnson "Detective Mystery Stories "

A "Featured Selection" of The Mystery Guild Book Club

--Mystery Guild Book Club (Bookspan)

"A father-and-son writing team explore Arthur Conan Doyle's fascination with the Jack the Ripper case . . . the book offers us an opportunity to see how Conan Doyle might have approached the Ripper investigation, had he been involved with it, and, in a larger sense, how Conan Doyle's keen analytic mind mirrored, in many ways, that of his most famous creation . . . [The Strange Case of Dr Doyle has] many virtues, including, most of all, the way it allows us to peek inside the mind of Arthur Conan Doyle. An annotated bibliography of sources is appended."

--Booklist (ALA)

"Exposes the similarities of two very strange men, Jack the Ripper and Arthur Conan Doyle . . . interesting, as the authors expose the man with a titanic ego who always had a good excuse for his failures . . . the book goes on to raise intriguing questions and possibilities for fans of both men."

--Kirkus Reviews

"[A]ccurate and well researched. . . . [A]n engaging examination . . . the Friedmans' conclusion about Jack and Doyle will raise eyebrows. . . . [B]ound to be read by fans of Victorian murder real and invented."

--Library Journal

"[The book's] theory as to the identity of Jack the Ripper is really interesting! Definitely a must for those who like Sherlock Holmes!" --New York Times' bestselling author Ben Mezrich