Arthur Conan Doyle

The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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