Tales of Terror and Mystery – Arthur Conan Doyle
This volume contains thirteen of Conan Doyle’s best stories, the first part “Tales of Terror” dealing with horror, the second part “Tales of Mystery” with strange and weird stories. Included are:
The Horror of the Heights
The Leather Funnel
The New Catacomb
The Case of Lady Sannox
The Terror of Blue John Gap
The Brazilian Cat
The Lost Special
The Man with the Watches
The Japanned Box
The Black Doctor
The Jew’s Breastplate
The Nightmare Room
Tales of Terror and Mystery.
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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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