Stories are pretty fine. The mystery part was good, it was not so intriguing but the terror part was just horrible. I don't know if its me that has a problem with the terror stories but they just weren't up to the mark. However the story "The new catacombs" from the terror section was top notch, the last part had a very shocking twist...Overall this novel is pretty good for the price and Arthur Conan Doyle were a great author himself. I would like to read further more of his books.