Tales of Terror and Mystery

Tales of Terror and Mystery

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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This volume presents some of Conan Doyle’s unduly neglected masterworks. Each begins in a quietly factual way, making all the more dramatic the crescendo of fear and puzzlement that ensues as each new circumstance is revealed. Even without his supremely logical brain child, Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle shows that his tales are unbeatable for thrills and excitement.…  See more details below

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This volume presents some of Conan Doyle’s unduly neglected masterworks. Each begins in a quietly factual way, making all the more dramatic the crescendo of fear and puzzlement that ensues as each new circumstance is revealed. Even without his supremely logical brain child, Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle shows that his tales are unbeatable for thrills and excitement. This is a great opportunity for the listener to discover a new facet of this master’s ability to mystify and enthrall.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899664293
Publisher:
Buccaneer Books, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1982

Meet the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle started his professional career as an eye doctor, but when his practice didn't grow as planned, he turned his attention to writing, and in 1887, his first effort "A Study in Scarlet," was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual - thus giving life to a man who would become one of the the world's most amous detectives.

People became so engrossed with Sherlock Holmes that associations formed much like fan clubs, and still exist today - all obsessed with The Canon - a set of 60 original stories (56 short stories and 4 novels) featuring him. People still belong to the Baker Street Irregulars.

With thirty-five years writing experience under his belt, and many pieces written other than the Sherlock Holmes adventures, in 1922, Sir Arthur composed the twelve stories contained in this book, and his talent and ability to compose is clearly evident in these stories.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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Tales of Terror and Mystery 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic collection of tales from Doyle. Some really great stuff in here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, and once I'd gone through those stories, I decided to check out some of this author's other works. Quick stories, interesting, and a lot of fun. Ages 12+
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