Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) was a Scottish author, playwright and physician. He is mostly known for his fictional stories of adventures and investigations of Sherlock Holmes and doctor Watson, a private detective from London and his companion. "The Crooked Man" is a short detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle. The story revolves around a murder, investigated by Sherlock Holmes. James Barklay, colonel of the Royal Mallows is dead. Nancy Barklay, his wife is the prime suspect. And no one has seen it coming. But what’s done is done, and it is up to Holmes to find out how and why this once happy family came undone in such a violent way. Read and join the legendary detective on his investigation!