The master of classic crime fiction and creator of Sherlock Holmes explores the weird and supernatural in this collection of mysterious tales.
Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, the sharp detective who tracks down brilliant criminals through his devotion to logic and reason. But in The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Stories, Doyle sets his sights beyond the bounds of reason and ventures into the shadowy realm of the unexplained.This collection ranges from fantasy to horror, peculiar fairy tales to high seas adventures. In the title story, the intrepid captain of a whaling ship navigates his way into dangerous ice floes—only to face an unsettling apparition in the distance that will change the lives of everyone aboard.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885