Original title: Dealings of Captain Sharkey and Other Tales of Pirates.
Title of this edition: Historias de piratas.
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle.
Edition year: 3, 2004.
Synopsis [Warning: Spoiler]: This book covers a few stories about pirate captain Sharkey and how he terrorised the Caribbean sea. Basically he is the most ferocious scoundrel in the seven seas. There is nobody as cruel and savage as Sharkey, however, due to his actions, he has lots of enemies who eventually prepare a trap and kill him.
Also in this book there is a short story about a “land pirate” a man that drives his car assaulting other cars to steal from them.
Personal Review: As a Sherlock Holmes fan, I was excited about this book, and it totally fulfil my expectations. Despite being written a long time ago, the pirate tales are completely up to date with bloody battles, savage pirates, and lots of action (in addition, probably the translator updated the language a little bit). I think that if you add some magic and some fun you can easily get Pirates of the Caribbean out of these tales.
On the other hand, the story about the “land pirate” is quite nice and suggestive. Maybe more suitable for a country like USA rather than UK. I would like to see it based in the 70’s with trailers, muscle cars, highways, and pirates in motorbikes… hold on, that’s Mad Max!
In conclusion, this is a book that is worth not missing. It is not Sherlock Holmes but it is also good.