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The Legacy of Cain

by Wilkie Collins

When a condemned woman asks the local Minister to take her daughter home, the childless man is touched and finds himself unable to refuse. Yet the prisoner is unrepentant of the murder of her husband. Will her...

Pontifex Son and Thorndyke

The Vanished Messenger

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Excerpt: There were very few people upon Platform Number Twenty-one of Liverpool Street Station at a quarter to nine on the evening of April 2—possibly because the platform in question is one of the most remote...

The Man who bought London

Reed Anthony, Cowman

by Andy Adams

From the writer and genuine Western Trail cattle driver, responsible for some of the best and most realistic accounts of cowboy life in literature.

Mr. Icky

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This has the distinction of being the only magazine piece ever written in a New York hotel. The business was done in a bedroom in the Knickerbocker, and shortly afterward that memorable hostelry closed its doors...

The Dream

The Legacy

The Mystery of the Semi-Detached

Mumu

Starman's Quest

by Robert Silverberg

The Lexman Spacedrive gave man the stars—but at a fantastic price. Interstellar exploration, colonization, and trade became things of reality. The benefits to Earth were enormous. But because of the Fitzgerald...

The Longest Journey

by E. M. Forster

Rickie Elliot, a sensitive and congenitally lame young man, orphaned at the age of 15, escapes from the misery of suburban life and the bullying of public school to Cambridge, where, like Forster himself, he...

The Borough Treasurer

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

Blackmail, murder and the secret of an ancient quarry go to make a very exciting yarn.

Bat Wing

by Sax Rohmer

Bat Wing is the prequel to Fire Tongue. This mystery deals with Haitian Voodoo, the death sign of a bat wing, and the lengths people will go through for vengeance.

Tales of the Fish Patrol

by Jack London

Stories set on the San Francisco Bay of London's youth, including "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates."

The Historical Nights' Entertainment

by Rafael Sabatini

In approaching "The Historical Nights' Entertainment" I set myself the task of reconstructing, in the fullest possible detail and with all the colour available from surviving records, a group of more or less...

Odes and Sonnets

by Clark Ashton Smith

Short book of Clark Ashton Smith's early poetry.

The Airlords of Han

by Philip Francis Nowlan

Recovering from a gas that caused him to sleep for five hundred years, Anthony "Buck" Rogers helped an enslaved America strike its first blow for freedom against the alien Han. Now, he and beloved, warrior-woman...

The Middle of Things

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

In the heart of London, John Ashton--the man from Australia--has been murdered. It seems clear that the motive was not robbery, and as he apparently had no acquaintances in town, the exposure of the murderer...

Snake Eyes

by Tom Maddox

This story was originally published in Omni Magazine, April, 1986; and in Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology,1986.