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Publisher's Summary

Most famous for his tales of crime and deduction, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also had a passion for suspense, the supernatural and the macabre as demonstrated in this collection of gothic short stories. This set contains the stories: "The Horror of the Heights", "The Lord of Chateau Noir", "The Nightmare Room", "The Ring of Thoth" & "The Brazilian Cat". So get ready for Doyle’s vivid spine tingling imagination to unnerve and thrill you in equal measure!

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  • Ms. E. Morgan
  • 08-20-17

Mystery, Crime, Horror & the Supernatural: Great!

If you could sum up The Darker Side Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing, exciting, disturbing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mr. Marshall King, the hero of The Brazilian Cat

What about Phil Reynolds’s performance did you like?

His usually understated tone makes it all the more effective when he does get excited.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

5 Dark Tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Any additional comments?

1) The Horror of the Heights (didn't like it)
2) The Lord of Chateau Noir (great plot twist)
3) The Nightmare Room (clever little story)
4) The Ring of Thoth (long but worth persevering).
5) The Brazilian Cat (best story of the set).

All written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Read by Phil Reynolds.

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  • LMC
  • 07-30-21

Not Conan Doyle at his best

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote hundreds of short stories in many different genres, ranging from mystery and terror to sport and military history. Naturally, some of these stories are better than others. While all of the tales in this collection are well written, most suffer from thin plots, ludicrous situations or silly maguffins. 'The Ring of Thoth' and 'The Brazilian Cat' are probably the best of the lot. Phil Reynolds' narration is fine, if unexceptional. If you are new to Conan Doyle's stories, try the Brigadier Gerard tales first.