With a spate of major Sherlock Holmes motion pictures released and pending, the mystery surrounding the identity true story intensifies. Yet the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author who gave the world the Holmes adventures, was at times as dark and as mysterious as the man he conceived. This is the story of the creation of the extraordinary detective which many believe really existed. The real story behind the birth of this Victorian Phenomenon is both disturbing and mystifying. This is a journey through gothic Edinburgh and 1880s London to discover t dark influences in the life of the young Conan Doyle where the true story behind the legend unfolds.