Mysteries and Adventures – Arthur Conan Doyle
The dozen tales in this volume have the individuality one would expect, and the frequent touch of the tragic; but they are mostly of adventure in Australia some decades ago, and hence very fresh reading. Among the stories are classics like “My Friend the Murderer”, “The Man from Archangel”, “The Silver Hatchet” and “The American’s Tale”
Mysteries and Adventures.
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Short biography of the author (from Wikipedia):
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective.
The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle is also known for writing the fictional adventures of Professor Challenger and for propagating the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
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