At the same time he led a medical career and supported spiritualism. The author of subtle detective stories was born on 22 nd of May, in 1859, in the family of Irish Catholic.
His mother, Mary Foley, was passionate about literature and books. She had a great talent of a narrator that Arthur inherited. When the boy was 9, some rich relatives offered to pay his education at a noble Jesuit college.
The classmates often gathered around him and spent hours listening to his fictional stories. In 1876, he graduated from college and returned to his native Edinburgh.