99 Classic Thriller Short Stories:

99 Classic Thriller Short Stories:

by Edgar Allan PoeAlexander Pushkin Algernon Blackwood and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 27/04/2019


CONTENTS: ALEXANDER PUSHKIN 1. The Queen of Spades ALGERNON BLACKWOOD: 2. Confession 3. S. O. S. 4. The Wings of Horus ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 5. B. 24 ARTHUR O. FRIEL: 6. The Spider 7. The Vulture ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH: 8. Statement of Gabriel Foot, Highwayman 9. The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands 10. The Countess of Bellarmine ARTHUR STRINGER: 11. The Adolescence of Number Eighty-Seven 12. The Button Thief 13. The Wire-Tappers ARTHUR TRAIN: 14. Extradition 15. The Baron de Ville 16. The Golden Touch 17. The Nth Power BARONESS ORCZY 18. Needs Must BARRY PAIN 19. The Undying Thing CHARLES E. VAN LOAN 20. For Brodie's Benefit CLEVELAND MOFFETT: 21. The Mysterious Card 22. The Mysterious Card Unveiled COMPTON MACKENZIE 23. Carnage CY WARMAN: 24. A Locomotive as a War Chariot 25. A Wild Night at Wood River 26. The Express Messenger 27. Wakalona E.NESBIT 28. John Charrington's Wedding E.W. HORNUNG 29. The Man at the Wheel EDGAR ALLAN POE 30. The Fall of the House of Usher EDGAR WALLACE: 31. The Man Who Died Twice 32. The Man Who Hated Earthworms 33. The Man Who Lived at Clapham 34. The Man Who Was Acquitted 35. The Man Who Would Not Speak EDWARD S. ELLIS 36. A Stirring Incident EDWARD S. ELLIS 37. A Young Hero ETHEL TURNER 38. In the Silence of the Sleep-Time EUGENE MANLOVE RHODES 39. The Long Shift FRANK L. PACKARD 40. The Blood of Kings FRANK L. PACKARD 41. The Builder FRANK L. PACKARD 42. The Man Who Didn't Count FRED M. WHITE 43. Red Petals FRED M. WHITE 44. The Other Man's Story FRED M. WHITE 45. The Shebeeners FRED M. WHITE 46. The Waterwitch G.B. LANCASTER 47. The Brand of the Wild GEORGE NEWNES 48. A Fair Smuggler GILBERT PARKER: 49. A Castaway of the South 50. As Deep As the Sea 51. The Gift of the Simple King GUY BOOTHBY 52. The Treasure of Sacramento Nick H. BEDFORD-JONES: 53. A Personal Problem 54. Gallegher of Beaver 55. Sun, Sand and Soap 56. The Image of Earth H.A. LAMB 57. Said Afzel's Elephant H.C. BAILEY 58. Sir Albert's Fall H.C. BAILEY 59. The Devil of Marston H.C. BAILEY 60. The Lone Hand H.G. WELLS 61. The Treasure in the Forest H.G. WELLS 62. Through a Window HAPSBURG LIEBE 63. The Jungle's Accolade HAROLD BINDLOSS 64. An Unofficial Affair HAROLD BINDLOSS 65. Gillatly's March HAROLD TITUS 66. The Man Who Wouldn't Stay Put HARVEY J. O'HIGGINS 67. A Change of Profession HARVEY J. O'HIGGINS 68. Captain Keighley's Men HARVEY J. O'HIGGINS 69. Captain Meaghan's Retirement HENRY C. ROWLAND 70. At the Break of the Monsoon HENRY C. ROWLAND 71. At the Last of the Ebb HENRY C. ROWLAND 72. In the China Sea HENRY C. ROWLAND 73. Jordan Knapp, Trader HENRY C. ROWLAND 74. Rosenthal the Jew HENRY C. ROWLAND 75. The Shears of Atropos HENRY C. ROWLAND 76. The Treasure Box HENRY C. ROWLAND 77. Two Gentlemen JACK HOLT 78. The Greaser JAMES AQUILA KEMPSTER 79. The Vengeance of the Wolf JAMES B. CONNOLLY 80. The Illimitable Senses JOSEPHINE DODGE DASKAM 81. The Warning MARY HEATON VORSE 82. The Wallow of the Sea MARY RAYMOND SHIPMAN ANDREWS 83. The Butler MRS. BELLOC LOWNDES 84. The Lodger O.HENRY 85. The Phonograph and the Graft PHILIP K. DICK 86. Adjustment Team PHILIP K. DICK 87. The Crystal Crypt PHILIP K. DICK 88. The Golden Man PHILIP K. DICK 89. The Hanging Stranger RAFAEL SABATINI 90. The Fool's Love Story RAFAEL SABATINI 91. The Prize SAX ROHMER 92. The Green Mist SAX ROHMER 93. The Yashmak of Pearls STEWART EDWARD WHITE 94. A Man and His Dog W.W. JACOBS 95. Jerry Bundler WADSWORTH CAMP 96. The Signal Tower WILBUR DANIEL STEELE 97. Free WILKIE COLLINS 98. The Angler's Story Of The Lady Of Glenwith Grange WILLIAM MCLEOD RAINE 99. The Winning of Miss Jimmie Tolliver

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers.

Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army.

His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born in Moscow in 1799. He was liberally educated and left school in 1817. Given a sinecure in the Foreign Office, he spent three dissipated years in St Petersburg writing light, erotic and highly polished verse. He flirted with several pre-Decembrist societies, composing the mildly revolutionary verses which led to his disgrace and exile in 1820. After traveling through the Caucasus and the Crimea, he was sent to Bessarabia, where he wrote The Captive of the Caucasus and The Fountain at Bakhchisaray, and began Eugene Onegin. His work took an increasingly serious turn during the last year of his southern exile, in Odessa.

In 1824 he was transferred to his parents' estate at Mikhaylovskoe in north-west Russia, where he spent two solitary but fruitful years during which he wrote his historical drama Boris Godunov, continued Eugene Onegin and finished The Gipsies. After the failure of the Decembrist Revolt in 1825 and the succession of a new tsar, Pushkin was granted conditional freedom in 1826. During the next three years he wandered restlessly between St Petersburg and Moscow. He wrote an epic poem, Poltava, but little else.

In 1829 he went with the Russian army to Transcaucasia, and the following year, stranded by a cholera outbreak at the small family estate of Boldino, he wrote his experimental Little Tragedies in blank verse and The Tales of Belkin in prose, and virtually completed Eugene Onegin. In 1831 he married the beautiful Natalya Goncharova. The rest of his life was soured by debts and the malice of his enemies. Although his literary output slackened, he produced his major prose works The Queen of Spades and The Captain's Daughter, his masterpiece in verse, The Bronze Horseman, important lyrics and fairy tales, including The Tale of the Golden Cockerel. Towards the end of 1836 anonymous letters goaded Pushkin into challenging a troublesome admirer of his wife to a duel. He was mortally wounded and died in January 1837.

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.

Baroness Orczy

Baroness Orczy (1865-1947) was a Hungarian-born British author, best known for her Scarlet Pimpernel novels. Her Teahouse Detective, who features in The Old Man in the Corner, was one of the first fictional sleuths created in response to the Sherlock Holmes stories' huge success.

Initially serialised in magazines, the stories in this collection were first published in book form in 1908 and have since been adapted for radio, television and film. Two more collections of Teahouse Detective mysteries are forthcoming from Pushkin Vertigo.

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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