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message 1: by Michael, Mod Prometheus (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) | 1255 comments Mod
First Impressions on Tales of Terror and Mystery

According to Project Gutenberg this short story collection contains the following stories.

-- The horror of the heights
-- The leather funnel
-- The new catacomb
-- The case of Lady Sannox
-- The terror of Blue John Gap
-- The Brazilian cat
-- The lost special
-- The beetle-hunter
-- The man with the watches
-- The japanned box
-- The black doctor
-- The Jew's breastplate
-- The nightmare room


message 2: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 86 comments Perhaps "The New Catacomb" and "The Case of Lady Sannox" should be considered tales of vengeance instead of tales of terror. They are good stories but not particularly terror inducing.


message 3: by Kim (new)

Kim I've never heard of this Conan Doyle book, I'll have to check it out.


message 4: by Janet (last edited Nov 05, 2014 08:15PM) (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 86 comments The Terror of Blue John Gap was an excellent story. It was the first story in this book that I would have called a true "Tale of Terror". Taken by itself it is a 5 star read. The Brazilian Cat was also a very good tale of terror. It had a nice twist for the ending. Now on to the books Tales of Mystery.


message 5: by Franky (new)

Franky I liked the first story, "The Horror of the Heights". It sort of has a H.G. Wells feel to it, more sci-fi, Twilight Zone-ish, with that twist at the end. I like how it has to do with aviation as well.

"The New Catacomb" was a little too dark for me, although it definitely reminds me of Poe.


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