Tales of Pirates and Blue Water – Arthur Conan Doyle
This volume contains twelve of Conan Doyle’s best stories, the first part “Tales of Pirates” dealing with corsairs and adventurers, the second part “Tales of Blue Water” with sea stories. Included are:
How The Governor Of Saint Kitt’s Came Home
The Dealings Of Captain Sharkey
The Blighting Of Sharkey
How Copley Banks Slew Captain Sharkey
The “Slapping Sal”
A Pirate Of The Land – One Crowded Hour
The Striped Chest
The Captain Of The “Polestar”
The Fiend Of The Cooperage
J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement
That Little Square Box
Tales of Pirates and Blue Water.
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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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