The Mystery of Cloomber
To his fellow residents on the remote western coast of Scotland, Major Heatherstone's behavior seems far from orthodox. Spurning all attempts at friendship, he instead becomes a recluse in Cloomber Hall, forbidding his children even to leave their home. Yet unbeknown to him, they strike up a friendship with the neighboring Hunter Wests, who slowly begin to learn the cause of the Major's paranoia and his fear of the fifth of October. As September draws to a close, and as they hear of the mysterious arrival of three Buddhist monks, they can only watch in vain. It seems the Major's secret will not be laid to rest until vengeance is done. Scottish-born writer and novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes; among his other works is "Tragedy of the Korosko.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ivanfranko - LibraryThing
Coincidentally started reading this book just after a visit to Wigtown and the Rhins of Galloway. Not a gripping story and not, I suspect Conan Doyle at his best. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing
This was a nice little mystery. It isn't that suspenseful, I don't know exactly why, I just didn't find it so. But it was an interesting story with engaging characters. Read full review