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Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KGStJ, DL was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second... show more
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KGStJ, DL was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising 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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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 4 weeks ago
Many thanks to Murder by Death for pointing me to this early short story by Arthur Conan Doyle written around 1870. Even if ACD experts don't think highly of this short ghost story, I enjoyed reading it. I was thrilled by it. And, as I read it right before bed, I was a little haunted by it. In ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 weeks ago
The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe is a previously unknown short story written by a young Arthur Conan Doyle, and was only discovered when Blackwood's archives were donated to The National Library of Scotland in 1942. In 2000, the Arthur Conan Doyle Society received the necessary permissions to pub...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it 2 months ago
When we last left our fearsome detective he was plummeting to his death having cornered his arch-nemesis Dr Moriarty on the Reisenbarch Falls. Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle (Arty to his friends, and me) had thought that he has seen the last of him and was planning on taking it easy having put the famous de...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 3 months ago
On the whole the mysteries from the earlier stories were more interesting but I liked the Watson and Holmes dynamic more in the later stories. Vol II is probably about equal with Vol I in terms of racism. It has less use of the slur g***y, but 3GAB does have the n-word in it. If I were to rerea...
nente
nente rated it 3 months ago
Yes, there are definite indications that we get a glimpse of both Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes in this one. However, it's not at all complimentary to the latter: the hypothesis he puts forward proves to be wrong. And no one really ever "solves" the crime at all: the narrator simply has good luck to ...
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