This gave him more time for writing, and in November he wrote to his mother: "I think of slaying Holmes He takes my mind from better things.
Holmes and Moriarty apparently plunged to their deaths together down a waterfall in the story " The Final Problem ". Public outcry led him to bring the character back; Conan Doyle returned to the story in " The Adventure of the Empty House ", with the ingenious explanation that only Moriarty had fallen, but, since Holmes had other dangerous enemies, he had arranged to be temporarily "dead" also.
Holmes eventually appears in a total of 56 short stories and four Conan Doyle novels he has since appeared in many novels and stories by other authors. Conan Doyle believed that it was this pamphlet that resulted in his being knighted and appointed as Deputy-Lieutenant of Surrey in He also wrote the longer book The Great Boer War in During the early years of the 20th century Sir Arthur twice ran for Parliament as a Liberal Unionist, once in Edinburgh and once in the Hawick Burghs, but although he received a respectable vote he was not elected.
Conan Doyle was involved in the campaign for the reform of the Congo Free State, led by the journalist E. Morel and the diplomat Roger Casement. He wrote The Crime of the Congo in , a long pamphlet in which he denounced the horrors in Congo. He become acquainted with Morel and Casement, taking inspiration from them for two of the main characters of the novel The Lost World He broke with both when Morel who was rather left-wing became one of the leaders of the pacifist movement during the First World War, and when Casement committed treason against the UK during the Easter Rising out of conviction for his Irish nationalist views.
Conan Doyle tried, unsuccessfully, to save Casement from the death penalty, arguing that he had been driven mad and was not responsible for his actions. Conan Doyle was also a fervent advocate of justice, and personally investigated two closed cases, which led to two imprisoned men being released. The first case, in , involved a shy half-British, half-Indian lawyer named George Edalji, who had allegedly penned threatening letters and mutilated animals. Police were set on Edalji's conviction, even though the mutilations continued even after their suspect was jailed.
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It was partially as a result of this case that the Court of Criminal Appeal was established in , so not only did Conan Doyle help George Edalji, his work helped to establish a way to correct other miscarriages of justice. The second case, that of Oscar Slater, a German Jew and gambling-den operator convicted of bludgeoning an year-old woman in Glasgow in , excited Conan Doyle's curiosity because of inconsistencies in the prosecution case and a general sense that Slater was framed.
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After the death of his wife Louisa in , and the deaths of his son Kingsley, his brother, his two brothers-in-law, and his two nephews in World War I, Conan Doyle sank into depression. He found solace supporting spiritualism and its alleged scientific proof of existence beyond the grave. His passion is to be a great detective like his grandpa the best Pinesdale ever knew.
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