Tag: Short Stories

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain’s to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler’s “Note-boo... »

Carolina Crimes

What goes together like tea & sympathy, rock & roll, or a skull & crossbones? Sex & crime. Nineteen members of Sisters in Crime living in the Carolinas serve up stories around the universal themes of lust, love, and longing, and the criminal consequences of thwarting these human desires. Some stories are laugh-out-loud funny, others are evilly dark, but each packs a delicious r... »

13 Views of the Suicide Woods

From the author of MOUNTAIN HOME and STRANDED, comes Bracken MacLeod’s first collection of short stories. These stories inhabit the dark places where pain and resignation intersect, and the fear of a quiet moment alone is as terrifying as the unseen thing watching from behind the treeline. In the titular story, a young woman waits for her father to come home from the place where no one goes ... »

Krik? Krak!

At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new writers. She is an artist who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti–and the enduring strength of Haiti’s women–with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people’s suffering and courage.When Haitians tell a story, they say “Krik?R... »

Remote Control

In this dark, suspenseful and somewhat comical look at one man’s desires, Remote Control, a novelette by bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif delivers a strong message: Be careful what you wish for! Meet Harold Fielding–plumber by part of the day, slacker/tv addict the rest of the day and night. Harry believes that fame and fortune will come to him if he wishes hard enough. God forbid... »

Barbara the Slut and Other People

A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human. Fearless, candid, and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master. She tackles eros and intimacy with a deceptively light touch, a keen awareness of how their nervous systems tangle and sometimes short-circuit, and a genius for revealing our most v... »

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

SUMMARY: A priceless treasure for collectors and fans, “The Harlequin Tea Set” brings together nine brilliant Christie stories that have remained long out of print–until now. Featuring beloved Christie detectives such as Hercule Poirot and Mr. Harley Quin, as well as new characters, these stories will charm and fascinate the millions of Christie fans around the world. »

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

SUMMARY: A priceless treasure for collectors and fans, “The Harlequin Tea Set” brings together nine brilliant Christie stories that have remained long out of print–until now. Featuring beloved Christie detectives such as Hercule Poirot and Mr. Harley Quin, as well as new characters, these stories will charm and fascinate the millions of Christie fans around the world. »

Problem at Pollensa Bay and other stories

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A collectionof short stories featuring some of Agatha Christie’s best-loved detectives – Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quin! All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his, or her, own preferred method of deduction. Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human n... »

Problem at Pollensa Bay and other stories

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A collectionof short stories featuring some of Agatha Christie’s best-loved detectives – Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quin! All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his, or her, own preferred method of deduction. Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human n... »

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