"The Captain of the Pole Star & Other Tales" is a collection of ten short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, comprising various themes and topics. From the melodramatic "John Huxford’s Hiatus" and the openly humorous "The Great Keinplatz Experiment", to the frozen and chilling journal entries of "The Captain of the Pole Star" and the gothic "The Man from Archangel". Conan Doyle’s tales present people thrust in to the strange and supernatural, as well as offering a richly descriptive psychological insight in to his characters . No Sherlock Holmes this time, as the protagonists are left to solve the puzzles in front of them, on their own. For fans of the mysterious, the inexplicable and the bizarre this collection of short stories from one of the greatest literary minds, is a must read.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) a literary titan known the world over for his ingenious and intricate literary creations. Born in Scotland he would go on to become a trained physician and serve with the army in the bloody Second Boer war. Drawing on his depth of personal experience and the intriguing characters in his life, Conan Doyle would create one of the most iconic duos in literary and pop-culture history in Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. He would write over fifty short stories and four novels starring the duo that continue to captivate and inspire to this day. Apart from his iconic duo, Conan Doyle wrote thirty novels on science fiction, fantasy, historical novels, poetry and plays. You owe it to yourself to experience the foundation of many of the genres you hold dear today, by delving in to the veritable treasure trove of Conan Doyle’s creations.