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Tales of Terror and Mystery

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,121 Ratings  ·  89 Reviews
This volume presents some of Conan Doyle s unduly neglected masterworks. Each begins in a quietly factual way, making all the more dramatic the crescendo of fear and puzzlement that ensues as each new circumstance is revealed. Even without his supremely logical brain child, Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle shows that his tales are unbeatable for thrills and excitement.

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Published April 10th 2011 by Syed Arshad Gillani (first published January 1st 1913)
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When we talk about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes always seems to be one of the first things that spring to mind. Sadly for this Scottish writer, this turned into both a blessing and a curse. Firstly, Sherlock Holmes remains a seminal part of crime writing and English literature, but limited the writer’s chances in exploring something different. In 1893 Doyle famously tried to kill off Sherlock Holmes in the story “The Final Problem” but due to public outcry and high demands the eccentr ...more
Oct 24, 2014 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened-to
I seem to find myself on a bit of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle kick lately. I've been throughly enjoying his work but wanted to take a short break from Sherlock Holmes. What is an avid reader to do? Why, pick up "Tales of Terror and Mystery", of course!

This volume is broken up into two parts. The first half is tales of terror (you don't say!), and the second, tales of mystery (no, really??!!). I adored the tales of terror and was either indifferent or disliked the tales of mystery. Who'd have though
Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere)
I've long been a fan of Sherlock Holmes, but have only read bits and pieces of Doyle's other works. I know a lot are supposed to be (or so critcs will say) a bit pulpy, but this isn't something that bothers me. I enjoy a bit of melodrama, even if it's over the top at times - and Doyle definitely has a tendency to be over the top with his action-adventure stories, and his romances. This particular book contains twelve short stories - six under the section titled tales of terror and six under myst ...more
Aug 30, 2011 Marvin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
The perfect book for those who think Arthur Conan Doyle only wrote stories about Sherlock Holmes. This collection, divided into "Tales of Terror" and "Tales of Mystery", strengthens the argument that Doyle would have been remembered even if he did not create the famous detective. I prefer the tales of terror over the mystery, especially " The Horrors of The Height" and "The Brazilian Cat".
Ini buku kubeli secara tidak sengaja-- tanpa ancang-ancang maupun rencana untuk beli ini sebelumnya.

Tapi untunglah, aku membelinya.

Buku ini berisi 13 kisah-kisah pendek dengan tema misteri, yang kemudian dibagi jadi dua bagian: bagian pertama, "Terror", berisi cerpen2 fokus pada gejolak batin serta kengerian yang dihadapi tokoh utamanya, sementara satunya, "Mystery", fokus pada inti penyelesaian (istilah yang lebih keren: pemecahan) sebuah kasus misterius, dengan pelaku, sebab, tujuan, dan pros
Mar 25, 2013 Bill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewers have suggested that the tales of terror in this Conan Doyle collection show that these themes are no longer frightening to us - monsters in the high altitudes? Something that has absorbed the bad vibes of its history? Being locked in dark and close places? Monstrous creatures that have somehow survived? Wild cats – lions, tigers, pumas, jaguars?

This is the very stuff of our fascination with the outré the bizarre, the unexplained – the very stuff of horror – fantasy or sci-fi. Didn’t t
If you are a fan of Arthur Conan Doyle or just a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you will probably come across this book and read it at some point. Doyle didn't write too many mystery stories that did NOT involve Sherlock Holmes, and these are some of them.

The book is divided into two large sections - Tales of Terror and Tales of Mystery. As is well-known, Doyle was a fanatic spiritualist, and many of the tales of terror deal with some strange stuff - weird creatures living in the upper atmosphere, for
Amy "the book-bat"
2 1/2 stars
I wasn't very excited by many of the stories in this collection. The tales of terror weren't scary or terrifying or very suspenseful at all. The best of the terror section was the one called "The Brazilian Cat." The vest mystery to me was "The Lost Special." Some of the stories felt like they weren't going anywhere, so the author quickly resolved them. Then they were added to this collection to make a few bucks off of his name. There are no Sherlock Holmes stories included here, so if
Inge (Inge1990)
Tales of monsters and terrors are all short stories about monsters and myths. I actually like this book of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle better then his Sherlock stories. Mostly because the stories are more likely to happen then the Sherlock stories. Sherlock is of course a mastermind but sometimes I really wonder how the hell he finds the clues.
Anyway about tales of monsters and terrors. I didn’t like all stories, which is quite normal ;) However most I liked and it was fun to read. As happens more o
This was an ok collection of short stories. The endings were pretty obvious in the majority. The terror stories weren't exactly scary but maybe they were back then. The mystery stories felt like Sherlock Holmes lite, Conan Doyle's way of writing mysteries without having to include Holmes.

I prefer his actual Holmes stories, at least this was fairly short and free thanks to Project Gutenberg.
Feb 14, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No cussing, graphic violence or sex - and there can still be mystery and a little 'looking back' fun. Who knew!?! ...more
Nov 20, 2014 Cyndi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fair to middling stories with an un credited appearance by the great Holmes :)
Meta Morfillah
May 13, 2014 Meta Morfillah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judul: Tales of terror and mystery
Penulis: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Penerjemah: Airien Kusumawardani
Penerbit: Bukune
ISBN: 602-220-067-9
Dimensi: 340 hlm; 14 x 20 cm

Terdapat 12 cerita pendek yang dimuat dalam buku ini. Kisah-kisah tersebut dibagi menjadi dua bagian.

Kisah-kisah Teror
1. Corong kulit
Menceritakan alat penyiksaan berupa corong berbahan kulit, yang mampu merekonstruksi peristiwa kejam zaman dulu.

2. Ruang bawah tanah baru
Kematian Mr. Kennedy di dalam ruang bawah tanah yang baru ditemukan o
Dec 17, 2014 Franky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, classics
I am glad I was made aware of this collection of short stories from Doyle, as they serve to be a precursor to the widely popular Sherlock Holmes character Doyle would create a few years later. Overall, this was quite an impressive set of stories, and clearly Doyle’s skill and ability to create suspense and tension is evident in many of these tales. For the most part this small sampling of stories was impressive, although there were a few I didn’t really care for. A few in the terror section of t ...more
Apr 13, 2016 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a prolific writer, and his Sherlock Holmes stories, while the best known of his work, were only a fraction of what he wrote. This book gives us six tales of terror- mostly supernatural- and seven tales of mystery- all works of humankind.

Some of the mysteries have the feel of a Holmes story- in fact, he is obliquely referred to in two of them- but most don’t. “Terror of the Heights” made me think of Lovecraft, while “The New Catacomb” and “The Brazilian Cat” are both d
Cathrine Bonham
Conan Doyle excells at the Short Story. Even without Holmes Doyle's natural detuctive reasoning skills come through in this collection of Mystery and Horror stories.
Jul 01, 2008 CJ rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you want horror, read Lovecraft. If you want Mystery, read one of the Sherlock Holmes series. Skip this one.
Tales of Terror and Mystery is a collection of short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, who also wrote mystery stories featuring a certain detective people seem to like even today. (n.b., if you switch "Terror" and "Mystery" around in the title, you get a different book by a Mr. Poe.) The book is divided into two sections - "Tales of Terror" has six stories more disquieting than mysterious, and "Tales of Mystery" has another six scenarios worthy of the Great Detective himself. None of the stories ar ...more
Megga wulandari
Sep 09, 2014 Megga wulandari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Senangnya nemuin buku ini.. :)
Tales of Terror and Mystery

review sebelumnya mungkin udah banyak banget detail yang di sampaikan mengenai buku ini. Karena sebagai pecinta buku karangannya sir arthur conan doyle,saya tergolong telat, tau buku ini ada di muka bumi .. #hehehe baru sekarang deh bisa sedikit nambah2in review kalian semua.

Buku yang saya baca ini terdiri dari 12 judul yang terbagi dua , 6 kisah terror dan 6 lainnya kisah mystery #mpe dihitung berkali2 karena ada 1 reviewer yang nulis jud
May 18, 2011 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this little volume after completing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories to get a taste for his other works. It’s a fun little read, which the title fully describes with simple brevity. If you are neither a fan of horror stories nor a fan of mystery, then this is not the book for you. No false advertising here. If you enjoy suspense, the eerie, or glimpses into the darker shadows of our world, then you’ll find the stories entertaining enough.

The thirteen stories are sepa
Dec 14, 2012 Mutia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Baca yang terjemahan, kebetulan menemukan naskah aslinya di Project Gutenberg. Jadi menyesal beli :/

Yang saya pernah dengar, katanya ada 13 cerita (di edisi aslinya), tapi gak tahu juga, masih dari Wikipedia sih.

Yang cukup membingungkan adalah '82 diterjemahkan menjadi 1982 di terbitan Bukunè (halaman 9). Padahal setahu saya buku ini keluar tahun 1927. Apa iya Doyle bisa menulis sesuatu yang katanya tahun 1982? Mungkin seharusnya 1882? Saya bingung. Tapi jujur, kalau tahu ini ada di Project Gute
Mar 14, 2013 Leew49 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
This collection of Conan Doyle short stories is divided in two parts: six tales of "terror," and six tales of mystery. The influence of Edgar Allen Poe on Doyle's writing is evident, esp in "The Horror of the Heights" and "The New Catacomb." Of course the character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired to some extent by Poe's Dupin, though Doyle gave most of the credit to his former instructor Dr Joseph Bell. In two of the mysteries, Holmes seems to be rather slyly alluded to by Doyle, who did at leas ...more
There actually isn't much in the way of terror here. Time has a way of reducing old scary tales to amusing anecdotes. Also, Mr. Doyle reveals just a bit too much of a fascination with the inventions of the late 19th and early 20th century. Stories that revolve around the workings of a monoplane, train and phonograph show a keen interest in newfangled toys that detracts a little from the emotional tenor of his tales.

But the stories are well told, even if some of them telegraph their endings quite
Vincent O'Neil
Feb 12, 2013 Vincent O'Neil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An urim and thummim. A Paul Veroner monoplane with a ten-cylinder rotary Robur. The catacombs of Rome. Turkish daggers. A Rochdale locomotive and all the train schedules of England. A coleopterist.

What have these unrelated and obscure items have to do with one another? They make up only the smallest niche imaginable in the vast knowledge of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when he wrote Tales of Terror and Mystery.

Doyle is most famous for Sherlock Holmes, but those tales occupy only one shelf of his trem
Jack Wright
Jul 09, 2014 Jack Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not having read anything by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before, I wasn't sure what I was in for in either the Terror or the Mystery realm. The "Terror" stories were a combination of both turn of the century "weird" fiction and "yeah, that would be terrifying." It was a decent collection and while not "I can't close my eyes because I'm afraid to sleep/ I hate you Stephen King" type of terror, they were very entertaining.

The "Mystery" stories were also very entertaining. Since they are all short storie
Jul 11, 2014 Jlnpeacock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The series of short stories were very interesting and reflective of the time period in which it was written, meaning that since the themes had been introduced by Doyle they have been overused so that the reader knows what to expect. Because the style of writing is so good it makes the book highly enjoyable even if the endings are not startling. It was well worth the time and provided a good level of entertainment.
Robert Hepple
Mar 10, 2016 Robert Hepple rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tales of Terror and Mystery is a 1913 collection of 13 short stories originally published around the turn of the 19th/20th century. A small number of the tales of contain supernatural elements, but the emphasis on the 6 tales ‘terror’ is on the macabre, whilst he 7 tales of ‘Mystery’ mostly come across like Sherlock stories without Sherlock – though his influence is implied in one story. The original edition of this book had 6 tales of mystery, my later edition has a tale written in 1921 added. ...more
Henrietta Mojžišová
Sep 25, 2014 Henrietta Mojžišová rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
They are like stories of Sherlock Holmes but without Sherlock Holmes. Some were better some less. But overall, it was good reading and as always there were some hidden secrets until the end.

And yes, The lost special reminds me Empthy Hearse of Sherlock series...
Yuliza Husnizar
Buku ini terbagi atas Kisah-Kisah Teror dan Kisah-Kisah Misteri. Beberapa kisah terlalu mudah untuk ditebak motif dan pelakunya namun masih tetap asyik buat dibaca. Kisah-kisah favoritku adalah Ruang Bawah Tanah Baru, Kasus Lady Dannox, dan Lelaki dengan Banyak Jam.
larry brashear
Apr 01, 2015 larry brashear rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bizarre, Interesting and Special

These tales were well written and unusual in nature. I truly found them interesting throughout. These stories show the class expected of English literature.
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record
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