Saturday, September 24, 2005

Period Short Stories for September

Six short stories have been added to the "Vintage Short Mystery Classics" series this month. To wit: "The Shed Chamber," Laura E. Richards' adventure of a juvenile farm sleuth; "The Ghost Ship," a fantastical spoof by Richard Middleton; "The Executioner," a heart-rending Napoleonic tale of the ultimate familial dilemma by Honoré de Balzac; "The Fenchurch Street Mystery," Baroness Orczy's introduction of the Old Man in the Corner to the realm of armchair sleuths; "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe's ground-breaking detective story; and "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley," the first short story of intrigue Arthur Conan Doyle ever had published (predating Sherlock Holmes).

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