Author Series: Daniel Stashower

Watch as author Daniel Stashower sends his congrats for the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th anniversary and tells us why he loves libraries.

Both a novelist and a historian, Daniel Stashower is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for “Teller of Tales”—his biography of Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle—and for his editing of “Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters” with frequent collaborator Jon Lellenberg. Stashower’s work on Conan Doyle has also secured him the Anthony Award for Best Critical Work and two Agatha Awards for Best Nonfiction, from the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention and Malice Domestic.

Stashower’s latest narrative history is “The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War.”

Daniel Stashower Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)