General Heatherstone, who was a while ago a part of the Indian Army, moved to Cloomber Hall. The general was however acting strange and was paranoid for most of the time. His fears were apparently caused by things that happened in his past during the First Afghan War. The situation worsened when three priests from Kurrachee arrived and demanded a meeting with the general. What will happen with him? Will he have the courage to face his past or he will try to run away? What was the real reason for his fears? What was so bad that it caused him paranoid outbursts even forty years later?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. After his studies, he worked as a ship’s surgeon on various boats. During the Second Boer War, he was an army doctor in South Africa. When he came back to the United Kingdom, he opened his own practice and started writing crime books. He is best known for his thrilling stories about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He published four novels and more than 50 short-stories starring the detective and Dr Watson, and they play an important role in the history of crime fiction. Other than the Sherlock Holmes series, Doyle wrote around thirty more books, in genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, historical novels, but also poetry, plays, and non-fiction.