Tales of Terror and Mystery

October 11, 2016 - Comment

Tales of Terror and Mystery – Arthur Conan Doyle’s Remarkable Short Stories It is no secret that Arthur Conan Doyle was one of the greatest masters of storytelling in the late 19th and early 20th century – a fact seen particularly through his depiction of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, a fictional private detective that needs

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Tales of Terror and Mystery – Arthur Conan Doyle’s Remarkable Short Stories

It is no secret that Arthur Conan Doyle was one of the greatest masters of storytelling in the late 19th and early 20th century – a fact seen particularly through his depiction of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, a fictional private detective that needs no introduction.

While having been published near the end of his career, the set of macabre, yet enchanting stories included in Tales of Terror and Mystery, show a somewhat more exciting and diverse picture through Sir Conan Doyle’s masterful word crafting, mixing seven exciting stories of mystery with six unique stories of terror that will transport you to a world of fascinating encounters and unexpected plot twists, where you will need to ponder deep before finding the secret behind the events unfolding in each tale.

Although Sir Conan Doyle mostly gained his widespread fame and recognition due to Sherlock Holmes, his other works, such as Tales of Terror and Mystery, have been often pointed out by critics to be similarly valuable, if not even more intriguing and complex than stories featuring the great detective.

In Tales of Terror and Mystery, each story begins in a calm and gradual fashion, the pieces of the puzzle slowly being set in place to introduce the reader to an entire world of complicated intrigue and fascinating characters, with the solutions to the various mysteries included being quite difficult to pinpoint, even near the end.

Though the terror stories are somewhat different from modern terror tales, the author seemed to have imposed a very unique and refined writing style that, in some cases, even resembled the works of famed author Edgar Allen Poe. In fact, The New Catacomb – considered one of Conan Doyle’s best stories, is among the best examples in this regard.

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Jeffrey Swystun says:

Dark Foreshadowings Poor Conan Doyle. He will always be tethered to a pipe smoking know-it-all. Yet, something ate away at the author. He sought to expunge deeper and darker imaginings so wrote fiction that could not be solved by The Great Detective. I am happy that he did. This collection is a fun treasure that got me wondering more about the man and his interests. Not all tales compel but those that do are certainly worth the read. 

Louie Louie says:

Mystery better than Terror This book includes nine tales of terror and six tales of mystery. It was written in 1923, four years before the last of the Sherlock Holmes books. 

Donna Miller says:

Good book Good stories that capture the imagination.They hold your attention until each story is finished.I will definitely tell others about it.

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