Arthur Conan Doyle

The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

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“I know that many people will always ridicule the supernatural, or what our poor intellects choose to regard as supernatural.”

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In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story, The Winning Shot, the romance between Lottie and her fiancé Charley is thrown off course by the arrival of the enigmatic Dr Gaster, a traveller from Sweden who inveigles himself into their lives.

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The story takes a dark turn when Dr Gaster becomes overfamiliar with Lottie. Charley roughly checks him, leaving Gaster affronted and plotting his revenge.

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First published in 1883, Solis Press is pleased to be able to reissue this early Conan Doyle story that tells of power, passion and the supernatural.

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Set in the wilds of Dartmoor and employing a mysterious stranger with a hypnotic gaze, this tale not only anticipates some of the author’s later works but also engages with the anxieties that preoccupied late nineteenth-century society.

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Paperback, 9.2 inches × 6.1 inches; 234mm × 156mm; 36 pages

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