99 Classic Mystery Short Stories Vol.1 :

99 Classic Mystery Short Stories Vol.1 :

by Arthur Conan DoyleArthur B. Reeve Arthur Quiller-Couch and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 29/05/2019


CONTENTS: ALGERNON BLACKWOOD 1. Confession ARTHUR B. REEVE 2. The Beauty Mask ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 3 to 14. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH 15. The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands ARTHUR STANWOOD PIER 16. The Best Friend ARTHUR STRINGER 17. The Adolescence of Number Eighty-Seven 18. The Bell 19. The Benevolence of Montana Bill 20. The Button Thief BARRY PAIN 21. The Bottom of the Gulf 22. With a Clear Conscience CAROLYN WELLS 23. The Adventure of the Clothes-line COMPTON MACKENZIE 24. Carnage E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM 25. A Mad Christmas 26. An Aristocratic Socialist 27. An Unlucky Rehearsal EDGAR FAWCETT 28. The Current of Things EDGAR WALLACE 29. The Agreeable Company ELEANOR H. PORTER 30. Angelus 31. The Apple of Her Eye EMERSON HOUGH 32. The Abducted Bride ETHEL WATTS MUMFORD 33. The Bells of Cullam F. HOPKINSON SMITH 34. Captain Joe FORREST CRISSEY 35. The Achievement FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT 36. Surly Tim's Trouble FRED M. WHITE 37. A Gamble in Love 38. A Liberal Education 39. A Matter of Kindness 40. Autumn Manœuvres 41. The Ace of Hearts G.B. LANCASTER 42. The Brand of the Wild GEORGE ADE 43. The Backslider GILBERT PARKER 44. A Castaway of the South 45. As Deep As the Sea 46. At Point o' Bugles 47. Barbara Golding 48. The Baron of Beauguard H. BEDFORD-JONES 49. A Question of Brains 50. A Tiger Hilt H.G. WELLS 51. The Apple HAPSBURG LIEBE 52. A Woman Keeps a Secret HAROLD BINDLOSS 53. An Unofficial Affair HARVEY J. O'HIGGINS 54. A Change of Profession 55. Captain Keighley's Men 56. Captain Meaghan's Retirement 57. The Anonymous Letters HENRY C. ROWLAND 58. 677-X-7: A Motor-Car Tale HONORE WILLSIE 59. Afraid of the Dark HUGH PENDEXTER 60. At the Belton Arms JAMES BRANCH CABELL 61. As the Coming of Dawn JAMES HOPPER 62. Banjo Nell 63. The Failure 64. The Maestro of Balangilang JAMES OLIVER CURWOOD 65. The Copper-Ship JENNETTE LEE 66. At the End of the Rainbow JOSEPHINE DASKAM BACON 67. Where Thieves Break In LEONARD MERRICK 68. Aribaud's Two Wives MARGARET SHERWOOD 69. All for Love MARIE BELLOC LOWNDES 70. A Citizen of Calais MARJORIE BOWEN 71. Dorinda Dares 72. The Apple of Venus MARY HEATON VORSE 73. The Ancient Courage MARY RAYMOND SHIPMAN ANDREWS 74. The Butler MAX BEERBOHM 75. A. V. Laider MAX PEMBERTON 76. Barbara of the Bell House 77. The Accursed Gems OCTAVUS ROY COHEN 78. The Baboon's Sister PERCEVAL GIBBON 79. Ambush 80. The Adventure on a Portuguese Trader 81. The Adventure with the Slave Dealer 82. The Adventuress R. AUSTIN FREEMAN 83. The Aluminum Dagger 84. The Anthropologist at Large RICHARD MARSH 85. The Assassin ROY NORTON 86. Captain Bill RUDYARD KIPLING 87. Friendly Brook 88. Mary Postgate RUPERT HUGHES 89. At the Sixth Tee SAX ROHMER 90. The Call of Siva STACY AUMONIER 91. Them Others W. PETT RIDGE 92. A Successful Conspiracy 93. Ah Lun's gift W. W. JACOBS 94. After the Inquest 95. Choice Spirits WILKIE COLLINS 96. The Angler's Story Of The Lady Of Glenwith Grange 97. The Lawyer's Story of a Stolen Letter 98. The Nun's Story of Gabriel's Marriage WILLIAM RAINE 99. A Meeting of His Creditors

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'.

He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write.

His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life.

And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction.

Eleanor H. Porter

Eleanor H. Porter was an American novelist from New Hampshire, born in 1868.

Although trained as a singer, she later turned to writing stories for children and romance and adventure novels for adults.

Her most famous novel is Pollyanna, written in 1913. She wrote 15 novels and many short stories during her career. Porter died in 1920.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849 and moved to America in 1865, where she launched a literary career in which she produced over forty books including A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911). Frances died in 1924.

Max Beerbohm

Max Beerbohm was born in London in 1873.

As a young man, he gained a reputation as a dandy and wit, and started publishing essays in magazines such as the notorious Yellow Book.

He dropped out of Oxford and soon published his first book.

Zuleika Dobson (1911) was his only novel, but he was also famous as a critic and caricaturist.

In 1910, he moved to Italy where he remained until his death in 1956.

Max Pemberton

Max Pemberton is a doctor, writer and journalist.

His first book, Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week, and was subsequently followed by two more books about his experiences working in the NHS, Where Does it Hurt? and The Doctor Will See You Now.

He is currently a columnist for the Daily Mail and Reader's Digest, and a regular contributor to the Spectator.

Richard Marsh

Richard Marsh (1857-1915) was the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldman. He is best known for his supernatural thriller The Beetle- A Mystery, published in the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula and initially even more popular.

Heldman was educated at Eton and Oxford University. Several of the prolific Marsh's novels were published posthumously.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year.

They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous.

He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

W. W. Jacobs

William Wymark Jacobs (1863 1943) was a prolific short-story writer.

Known for his trademark wit even in the horror story 'The Monkey's Paw', for which he is best known Jacobs set most of his stories in the docks of East London, where he lived from a young age, as well as in Essex, where he moved in his middle age.

Wilkie Collins

William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the son of a successful and popular painter. On leaving school, he worked in the office of a tea merchant in the Strand before reading law as a student at Lincoln's Inn. However his real passion was for writing and, in 1850, he published his first novel, Antonina.

In 1851, the same year that he was called to the bar, he met and established a lifelong friendship with Charles Dickens. While Collins' fame rests on his best known works, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, he wrote over thirty books, as well as numerous short stories, articles and plays. He was a hugely popular writer in his lifetime. An unconventional individual, he never married but established long-term liaisons with two separate partners. He died in 1889.

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