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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 2 weeks ago
“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltati...
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it 2 weeks ago
I hadn't made up my mind about the Locked Room Mystery square until the last minute. For some of the other squares my choices were fairly long and I was looking forward to them, so I was glad to spot The Sign of the Four on the suggested list. The novel is included in The Works of A. Conan Doyle...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 3 weeks ago
‘Poor devil!’ he said, commiseratingly, after he had listened to my misfortunes. ‘What are you up to now?’ ‘Looking for lodgings.’ I answered. ‘Trying to solve the problem as to whether it is possible to get comfortable rooms at a reasonable price.’ ‘That’s a strange thing,’ remarked my companion; ‘...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 months ago
A quick adventure that take place on the eve of World War I, His Last Bow is not a mystery at all, but something of a spy caper, as Sherlock Holmes brings down a German spy-master. It's good because it's Holmes and as always he's the master, but it's bittersweet too as the reader knows both what is...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 5 months ago
Love Sherlock Holmes. Like Poirot and Marple, he is a favorite detective.
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