Saturday, July 12, 2008

Book Review: "The Horror of the Heights"

A collection of some of Arthur Conan Doyle's creepy short stories of the supernatural, the macabre and the just plain weird, The Horror of the Height & Other Tales of Suspense (first published in 1913 and reprinted in 1992 by Chronicle Books) is another example of the excellent Conan Doyle works which tend to get eclipsed by Sherlock Holmes. Don't get me wrong, the Holmes mysteries are among my favorites, but there's so much more!

From creepy creatures (in the air or under the ground) to the undead, to paranormal possession, Conan Doyle's mastery of the odd and unexplainable (with his signature touches of humor) is on full display here.