Description : Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. This volume includes a collection of entertaining short stories like “The Green Flag,” “The Lord of Chateau Noir,” “Craddock,” and many more.
Description : Three Supernatural Short Stories In the Body Snatcher, the Bottle Imp and the Merry Men, Robert Louis Stevenson takes his characters into an alternate reality where supernatural occurs. In the new reality, corpses seem to have a life of their own, bottles have the ability of fulfill any human desire but with a cost and magic islands are the ultimate source for wealth. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
Description : From more than 150 short stories produced during four decades of professional writing, Barbara has picked twenty that show a variety of themes, from humour to tragedy, love to hate, revealing a wide range of human emotions and yearnings, and the highs and lows that make humanity such a fascinating study. The opening story, No Time for Pity, is a new look at an old crime: the murders of two young princes in the Tower of London, 1483. Australians are all too aware of the theme of Beached Spirit - the unwelcome arrival of beached whales. For light relief, The Cornish Pot introduces a real fairy, and in Whatever Happened to Love? the eccentricities of the aristocracy meet head-on with the end result of an ungentlemanly act. Malcolm, 15, goes to The Island to escape the irritations of family life, but the island's peace is transitory. The Old Bloke introduces us to a tramp, whose unchanging routine is shattered when he finds a dollar coin outside a fairground. How wrong can you be? The author in Breakfast in Paradise fancies himself as a student of human nature. But his confidence is deflated when breakfast at the Hotel Paradiso turns briefly into chaos. Are people ever what they seem? The final story, The Wallflower, has been included because of its special status in Barbara's career - it was the first she ever sold, and it was broadcast by the BBC.
Description : Tales of mystery and adventure, written in a narrative style without pathos, describe episodes of human fate taking place in the vast region of Canada, where wolves still howl and grizzlies roam. Other tales in this collection are set in the Caribbean.
Description : This enthralling anthology, first published in 1887, collects six fantastic tales of adventure written by the author of the classic horror novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Stevenson (1850-1894) was a major force in the development of the English short story, and his narrative genius comes to the fore in these tales.