The Mystery of Cloomber - Arthur Conan Doyle

The Mystery of Cloomber

By Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Release Date: 1889-01-01
  • Genre: Mystery Short Stories
Score: 4
From 90 Ratings


What dark deed from the past haunts Major Heatherstone? Why does he live like a hermit at Cloomber Hall, forbidding his children to venture beyond the estate grounds? Why is he plagued by the sound of a tolling bell, and why does his paranoia rise to frantic levels each year on the fifth of October? With the sudden appearance of three shipwrecked Buddhist monks, the answers to these questions follow close behind. Arthur Conan Doyle's Gothic thriller unfolds in his native Scotland, in a remote coastal village surrounded by dreary moors. The creator of Sherlock Holmes combines his skill at weaving tales of mystery with his deep fascination with spiritualism and the paranormal. First published in 1889, the novel offers a cautionary view of British colonialism in the form of a captivating story of murder and revenge.


  • The Mystery of Cloomber

    By Doyle doter
    It was very suspenseful and for the most part, moved a Long quickly, I find it ironic that even back then someone else was fighting the Afghans. This is worth the time to read.