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The Mystery of Cloomber (1888)

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Although many readers think that Arthur Conan Doyle's literary career begins and ends with his creation of master detective Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle dabbled in a variety of genres and styles. The Mystery of Cloomber has elements of the classic detective genre, but it is closer to a nuanced psychological thriller than one of the cut-and-dried cases that Holmes and Watson solved.… (more)

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Coincidentally started reading this book just after a visit to Wigtown and the Rhins of Galloway. Not a gripping story and not, I suspect Conan Doyle at his best.
  ivanfranko | Oct 21, 2019 |
This was a nice little mystery. It isn't that suspenseful, I don't know exactly why, I just didn't find it so. But it was an interesting story with engaging characters. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This was a nice little mystery. It isn't that suspenseful, I don't know exactly why, I just didn't find it so. But it was an interesting story with engaging characters. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This was a nice little mystery. It isn't that suspenseful, I don't know exactly why, I just didn't find it so. But it was an interesting story with engaging characters. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Book Description: New York: R.F. Fenno, 1895. Original Cloth. Very Good Copy/No Jacket. First Am. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9Ă‚Â¾" tall.

Book Description: R. F. Fenno & Company, 18 East Seventeenth St., New York, Copyright 1895, No Additional Printings. Gray cloth hardcover with red lettering on spine, black lettering and drawing on front with red background to drawing, approximately 5" x 7 3/8", 250 pages
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  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sir Arthur Conan Doyleprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ashley, MikeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Basso, FrancoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Books, PennyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Browne, W. G. R.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carrier, ÉdouardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doyle, Charles AltamontIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giusti, StefanoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hutchinson, GeorgeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
M., T. E.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'To his fellow residents on the remote Western coast of Scotland, Major-General Heatherstone's behaviour seems far from orthodox. Spurning all attempts at friendship, he instead becomes a recluse, barricading himself in Cloomber Hall, and forbidding his children even to leave their home. Yet unknown to him, they strike up a friendship with the neighbouring Hunter Wests, who become increasingly intrigued by the general's paranoia, and, in particular, his recurring fear of the fifth of October. As September draws to a close, and as they hear of the mysterious arrival of three Buddhist monks, they can only watch in vain, as it seems the secrets of the past cannot be laid to rest until vengeance is done. ...'
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