Summary

Tales for a Winter's Night brings together eight Arthur Conan Doyle mystery classics that originally appeared in the Strand magazine between July 1898 and January 1899. When first gathered into one volume in 1908, the book was entitled Round the Fire Stories, since the author recommended that they be read ideally "round the fire" upon a winter's night. According to Barzun & Taylor in A Catalogue of Crime, "As one reads 'The Man with the Watches', 'The Lost Special', 'The Jew's Breastplate', 'The Black Doctor', and the rest, one marvels again at Doyle's natural gift of story-telling and one relishes his ingrained habit of giving clues, even when they serve narrative and are not to be used for ratiocination. The stories are worth reading even around a radiator."
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2 out of 5 stars
By Timothy on 10-03-07

Great Stories, Poor Delivery

This was one of those great old collections of stories that could have been great but were spoiled by a lame reader and poor audio. Sounds like a tired old man talking into a tin can...

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