Sir Hugo Baskerville was the picture of aristocratic excess, drunkenness and debauchery until he was struck down by a demonic hound sent to punish his wickedness – or so thelegend tells. Two hundred years later his descendant Sir Charles apparently meets a similar fate, dying of fright in the grounds of Baskerville Hall. Can Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson solve the mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles before Sir Charles’ heir comes to an equally gruesome end? The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the greatest stories of the twentieth century and its macabre appeal has made it the most popular of the Sherlock Holmes adventures. Clive Francis’s adaptation premiered at Nottingham and Salisbury Playhouses in 2004 and has toured the UK ever since.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), best known as the author of Sherlock Holmes stories but also a devout spiritualist, was entirely convinced by a set of photographs apparently showing two young girls from Cottingley in Yorkshire playing with a group of tiny, translucent fairies. To demonstrate his unshakeable belief in the spirit world, he published The Coming of the Fairies in 1922. Doyle’s book lays out the story of the photographs, their supposed provenance, and the implications of their existence.Featuring an original extract from a 1920 article from The Liverpool Echo about Doyle and the fairy photographs, this quirky and fascinating book allows us to get inside the mind of an intelligent, highly respected man who happened to believe in fairies.The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural—other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.
The hero, Etienne Gerard, is a Hussar officer in the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars whose most notable attribute is his vanity. Conan Doyle, in making his hero a vain, and often rather uncomprehending Frenchman, was able to satirise both the stereotypical English view of the French and—by presenting them from Gerard's baffled point of view—English manners and attitudes.
The 22nd issue of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine features new and classic mystery tales – including a brand new Nero Wolfe story! Included are 7 stories, a poem, all the usual features, and more:<P> Features:<P> From Watson's Notebook, by John H. Watson, M. D.<BR> Ask Mrs Hudson, by (Mrs) Martha Hudson<p> Non Fiction:<p> SCREEN OF THE CRIME, by Kim Newman<BR> BETTER THAN HOLMES? by Terry Teachout<BR> "I’M THE OLD MAN," by Dan Andriacco<p> Fiction:<p> ROEBIUS THE ROBBER, by Eugene D. Goodwin<BR> A CLOWN AT MIDNIGHT, by Marc Bilgrey<BR> CRAFTY OLD BAGS, by Laird Long<BR> THE PURLOINED PLATYPUS, by Marvin Kaye<BR> A RUDE AWAKENING, by Stan Trybulski<BR> THE TAHITIAN POWDER BOX MYSTERY, by James Holding<BR> THE ADVENTURE OF THE CARDBOARD BOX, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<p> POETRY:<p> 221B, by Vincent Starrett<BR> Art & Cartoons:<P> Russell Thornton: Front cover art Marc Bilgrey: Cartoon
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #20 features the best in contemporary and classic mystery fiction, with a great linup of crimes and columns. This is a special All Sherlock Holmes Fiction issue! Here are:<BR> Features:<BR> From Watson’s Notebook, by John H. Watson, M. D.<BR> Ask Mrs Hudson, by (Mrs) Martha Hudson<BR> Non Fiction:<BR> Screen of the Crime, by Kim Newman<BR> Sherlock Holmes for Crown and Country, by Dan Andriacco<BR> Fiction:<BR> The Case of the Burnt Song, by Martin Rosenstock<BR> Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by Deduction, The Brig Bazaar, In the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<BR> The Singular Affair at Sissinghurst Castle, by David Marcum<BR> The Case of the Swindled Candidate, by Jack Grochot<BR> The Late Constable Avery, by G C Rosenquist<BR> The Strange Case of the Wrinkled Yeti of The Club Foot and his Abominable Life, by Gary Lovisi<BR> The Wrong Doctor, by Rafe McGregor<BR> The Case of the Missing Archaeologist, by Carla Coupe<BR> CLASSIC REPRINT:<BR> The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<P> ART & CARTOONS:<BR> Ivan Murgia (Front Cover)<BR> Cartoon by Marc Bilgrey
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #19 features the best in contemporary and classic mystery fiction, with a great lineup of stories and columns. Here are:<P> Features:<BR> From Watson's Notebook, by John H. Watson, M. D.<BR> Ask Mrs Hudson, by (Mrs) Martha Hudson<P> Non Fiction:<BR> Screen of the Crime, by Kim Newman<BR> Podcasting, by Lisa Cotoggio<P> Fiction:<BR> A Breton Homecoming: Conclusion, by Peter James Quirk<BR> The Perfesser and the Kid, by Roberta Rogow<BR> A Business Proposition, by Janice Law<BR> A King’s Ransom, by John M. Floyd<BR> Running in Place, by J.E. Irvin<P> <BR> Letter of the Law, by J.P. Seewald<P> CLASSIC REPRINT:<BR> The Boscombe Valley Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<P> ART & CARTOONS:<BR> Wolf Forrest (Front Cover)<BR> Cartoon by Marc Bilgrey
This volume collects all five Professor Challenger stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Included are:<P> The Lost World (1912)<BR> The Poison Belt (1913)<BR> The Land of Mist (1926)<BR> When the World Screamed (1928)<BR> The Disintegration Machine (1929)<P> And if you enjoy this volume, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for «Wildside Press Megapack» to see more entries in this great series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics – and much, much more!
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Megazine returns with its September/October 2013 issue, presenting the best in modern and classic mystery fiction! Included this time are the usual columns by Lenny Picker and Mrs Hudson, plus the following stories: <P> Eldritch, My Dear Watson, by Darrell Schweitzer<BR> Sherlock Holmes and Science Fiction, by Amy H. Sturgis<BR> The Adventure of the Docklands Apparition, by Mark Wardecker<BR> The Problem of the Three Edwardian Pennies, by Peter Cannon<BR> The Curse of Edwin Booth, by Carole Bugge<BR> Fool's Gold, by Martin Rosenstock<BR> The Adventure of The Lunatics's Ball, by Adam Beau McFarlane<BR> Muse With Seven Percent, by Christian Endres<BR> Simplicity Itself, by Zack Wentz<BR> The Butler Did it, by Herschel Cozine<BR> The Case of the Tarleton Murders, By Jack Grochot<BR> The Field Bazaar, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<P> "Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine" is produced under license from Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.