Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. Round the Red Lamp is a collection of medical and detective stories by Doyle, where he focused on the problems that present themselves to physicians and surgeons at the time. The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales is a collection of early Doyle's short stories. It includes stories of mystery, comedy, shipwrecks and fantasy.