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The Companion

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.

A murder-suicide in a small village mimics events that took place years before.


The Blue Geranium

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.

A woman is warned by a psychic of the evil and danger in her house. On a full moon, she must watch for the signs: blue primrose means caution,...


In the Year of Long Division

by Dawn Raffel

A collection of sixteen short stories provides an extraordinary journey into the human soul that explores the uneasiness of individuals as they cope with experiences outside of themselves.


Women I've Known

by Greg Johnson

These twenty-four stories, seven new and the rest selected from Johnson's previous four collections, range from 'The Metamorphosis,' in which a young female impersonator is torn to pieces by her fans, to 'Last...


Which reminded her, later

by Jon McGregor

Each story in this series offers a poignant glimpse of family life – the ties we cling to; the ties we try to sever; and the ties that make us who we are. Told from a myriad of perspectives, from a dazzling...


The Mathematics of Friedrich Gauss

by D. W. Wilson

Each story in this series offers a poignant glimpse of family life – the ties we cling to; the ties we try to sever; and the ties that make us who we are. Told from a myriad of perspectives, from a dazzling...


The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy

by James Purdy & John Waters

Collected here for the first time are the complete short stories of “a singular American visionary” (New York Times). The publication of The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy is a literary event that...


Eight Pieces on Prostitution

by Dorothy Johnston

"The stories in Eight Pieces on Prostitution span the whole of my writing life and include my first published story, 'The Man Who Liked to Come with the News', which Frank Moorhouse chose for his 1983 anthology,...


I Got His Blood on Me

by Lawrence Patchett

The short stories in this collection follow characters that are plucked away from their normal lives to face wildly abnormal situations. An old coachman must face the death of his passenger; a missionary loses...


A Texas Jubilee: Thirteen Stories from the Lone Star State

by James Ward Lee

Set primarily during the early 1940s, A Texas Jubilee is a collection of short stories about life in fictional Bodark Springs, Texas. Through these stories, author Jim Lee paints a humorous picture of the politics,...


Escape to Africa

by Henri Diamant

Henri lived only a few short years in Europe before the family moved to the Belgian Congo, a country deep in the heart of Africa. These were the early 1900?s, at a time when the colonial era was in full swing,...


On the Crow and Other Stories

by Robert A. Poirier

From love lost on a canoe trip, clashing values and naked conflict between natives and newcomers, to the barroom and prison enforcer straight out of a Johnny Cash song, Poirier writes vividly about the people...


The Elephant in the Room

by Paul Cornell

George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shared-world universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. Now, in addition to overseeing the ongoing publication of new Wild Cards books (like 2011's Fort...


Yudl: And Other Stories

by Layle Silbert

Set in 1920s Chicago, the short novel Yudl follows its eponymous protagonist, a middle-aged editor at a left-leaning newspaper called The Yiddish Courier. Yudl and his wife have decided to become landlords,...


The Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

by Edgar Allan Poe

Considered to be the first literary detective, C. Auguste Dupin turns his deductive skills to solving two seemingly un-solvable mysteries. In “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” Dupin must deduce the identity...


Hunters and Gamblers

by Ryan Ridge

A sham pastor hires a cocaine-sniffing centaur to act as mascot for an Evangelical mega-church's arena football team; Paul Revere flashes across a revolutionary sky on the back of a sunbird; an ammo-less infantry...


The Method

by Tom Vowler

Winner of the 2011 Edge Hill Readers' Prize The characters in this award-winning debut collection are very good at losing things: children, lovers, hope, the plot. They discover the past is not a place easily...


Super Bass

by Kai Ashante Wilson

Gian returns to Sea-john from the Kingdom's wars certain that he has skills beyond killing, death and destruction. He needs to prove to himself that love is just as strong, if not stronger, than his hate. The...


Ether Frolics: Nine Steampunk Tales

by Paul Marlowe

A collection of nine steampunk stories drawn from the archives of the Etheric Explorers Club, a Victorian society dedicated to exploring the mysteries of the etheric realm... The visions of a Russian painter...


what purpose did i serve in your life

by Marie Calloway

By the author of "Adrien Brody," the controversial Internet piece, Marie Calloway effaces the boundary between life and narrative.