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Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries

Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries

Arthur Conan Doyle

Macmillan Collector's Library

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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a lasting interest in the supernatural, and in Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies has selected the Holmes and Watson cases that best reflect this. The first is that classic novella, the terrifying The Hound of the Baskervilles, followed by nine Gothic adventures: The Sussex Vampire, The Creeping Man, Shoscombe Old Place, The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, The Veiled Lodger, The Devil's Foot, The Blanched Soldier, and The Cardboard Box, all with the original illustrations.

Illustrated by Sidney Paget and others, the illustrators of the original stories in The Strand magazine.

With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies, writer and editor.

Stories included in this edition:
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Sussex Vampire
The Creeping Man
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
The Veiled Lodger
The Devil's Foot
The Cardboard Box

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After a rigorous Jesuit education, at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, he trained to be a doctor at Edinburgh University. Eventually he set up in medical practice in Southsea and, during the quiet periods between patients, he turned his hand to writing. Although Sherlock Holmes was Doyle's greatest creation, he believed his historical novels such as Micah Clarke and The White Company were of greater literary quality. He also created the irascible Professor Challenger in The Lost World and the comic French soldier Brigadier Gerard who appeared in a series of short stories. Doyle was knighted in 1902. Towards the end of his life he devoted much of his time to his belief in Spiritualism, using his writings as a means of providing funds to support his activities in this field. He died in 1930.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle