Book Review: Round the Fire Stories

Round the Fire Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Round the Fire Stories
by Arthur Conan Doyle

4 out of 5 stars

These short stories all feature some horrific circumstance or frightening apparition. There are terrifying nightmares, murder, ghosts, seances, dangerous exotic animals, and stolen jewels. Each story gradually leads into more and more suspicious circumstances until the hero of the tale is finally confronted with the full effect of their horrific situation.

These are exactly the kind of creepy stories that I enjoy! They are not too scary to give you nightmares, but just thrilling enough to give you a pleasant chill in your bones as you read. Some of the stories are not scary at all, but only tragic or mysterious. There is no Sherlock Holmes in these stories to ingeniously solve the wild crimes, so they are usually solved by the timely confession of a criminal on his death bed.

I love Doyle’s writing style! With just a few words, he paints a picture of the creepy atmosphere, and plunges you into the adventure.

These stories are the perfect thing to read in October!

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