Sixty original tales of Sherlock Holmes -- which one is the best? In sixty essays, sixty Sherlockians make the case for each of the stories. Their arguments range from the playful to the academic, and are as varied as the authors themselves. As editor Christopher Redmond says, "What they have written is compelling evidence that any one of the Sherlock Holmes stories can be the best; it’s... [click here for more]
"Buff" Orpington arrived in picturesque Quanomet to find the little Cape Cod town in ferment. A stupendous pageant of American history was being staged, and the inhabitants of Quanomet had time and thought for nothing else. But all was not as it should be in the small community. There had been more curious incidents than could be attributed to the usual petty jealousies and maneuverings for the best... [click here for more]
A COP-KILLER WAS LOOSE
The Cop: "Just find Ellison." Inspector Sanson said, "-- and leave me alone with him in a locked room --"
The Girl: "He used to make me scream and cry when he tore the wings of butterflies, and now -- and now —-"
The Killer: "I have to kill her. I have to kill her now because of you. I’ll have to kill you too, of course."
Note: This digital edition... [click here for more]
If you thought standing in line at your local warehouse store was murder, then you haven't been to Megamart. These flash fiction tales of superstore madness and mayhem will make you think twice the next time you hear "clean up on aisle 13."
This anthology contains works by: Patricia Abbott, Sophie Littlefield, Kieran Shea, Chad Eagleton, Ed Gorman, Cormac Brown, Fleur Bradley, Alan Griffiths,... [click here for more]
Pete Sawyer is a private eye of a different kind. The son of a World War II American pilot and a brave French resistance fighter, he grew up on both sides of the Atlantic--though he prefers his sun-dappled villa on the Riviera to most other places. He takes pleasure in a fine wine...and a good gun. His French name is Pierre-Ange, and it suits him. In English, it means Stone Angel.
When Pete drops... [click here for more]
It was 1968. Like a lot of seventeen-year-old males that summer, I was thinking about death. Not Bobby Kennedy's or Martin Luther King's. I was contemplating my own. I could feel my eighteenth birthday looming and I had to wonder if I'd spend my nineteenth in Vietnam, in Canada, in jail, or in the Great Hereafter. It was nearly the last mentioned, and not at the hands of the VC, either. I came... [click here for more]
Jimmy Rezaire, newly released from prison, opens a Private Inquiry agency and immediately gets drawn into trying to rout a spy ring that has stolen the Murchison bomb sight and plans to smuggle it out of the country to Russia. His one-time girlfriend Vivienne and pal Harry Hyslop (aka H.H.) have been running a shoplifting scam, which adds further complications!
"Armstrong's understanding of... [click here for more]
THE SKIN DIVING MYSTERY is the story of four boys and a girl who belong to a skin-diving club. They have a wonderful time studying shells and marine animals together. But one day, a rare shell discovered by one of the members disappears. Then they all must concentrate on Operation Rare Shell to get it back. Jerry's "Sea Animal Log" which is included at the back of the book.
"Mary Adrian's... [click here for more]