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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

by Edgar Allan Poe

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

 

The precursor to Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot: Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin is blessed with the gift of intuition, and he puts it to the test after a horrible...


Ice

by Toni Cade Bambara & Toni Morrison

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

 

The story of the storm went like this: it was so cold that the neighborhood families burned anything they could to stay warm. The mayor arranged an emergency...


The Love Object: Selected Stories

by Edna O'Brien & John Banville

Collected here for the first time are stories spanning five decades of writing by the "short story master." (Harold Bloom)

As John Banville writes in his introduction to THE LOVE OBJECT, Edna O'Brien "is, simply,...


The Wonder Garden

by Lauren Acampora

John likes to arrive first. He enjoys standing quietly with a house before his clients arrive, and today, although he feels pinned beneath an invisible weight, he resolves to savor this solitary moment. It’s...


Ajax Is All About Attack

by Jim Shepard

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

Velibor Vasovic is not political. He is a soccer player; has played for Partizan Belgrade and his national team. Scored Partizan’s only goal against Real Madrid...


Cartagena

by Nam Le

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

 

They call it an office job—being a sicario, a hit man—because the sicario is always waiting by the phone. In Medellín, Colombia, there’s always one...


The Wizard of West Orange

by Steven Millhauser

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

The Wizard, the greatest inventor in history, can make anything. His machines capture light, motion, and sound. So what’s going on in The Box, the most secret,...


The Deepest Poison

by Beth Cato

Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival's medicians-in-training. Called to the frontlines of a never-ending war between Caskentia and the immoral Wasters,...


The Brink

by Austin Bunn

Brimming with life and extraordinary range, Austin Bunn's dazzling collection explores what happens at "the end" and afterward.


Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

by Mary Higgins Clark

A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark, including the never-before-published novella Death Wears a Beauty Mask.

From Clark’s first-ever...


Devotion: A Rat Story

by Maile Meloy

"That the yellow house was thrillingly affordable might have been a warning sign, if Eleanor had known how to read it. But she'd been desperate. She was sharing a room with her four-year-old daughter, Hattie,...


Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories

by Mikhail Shishkin, Marian Schwartz & Leo Shtutin

The first short story collection by the greatest contemporary Russian writer, Mikhail Shishkin, spanning his entire writing career, 1993-2013.


No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

by Ama Ata Aidoo & Ketu H. Katrak

Race and relationships during a decade of change in the 1970's by a critically acclaimed African writer.


The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn

by Usman T. Malik

"The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn" by Usman T. Malik is a fantasy novella about a disenchanted young Pakistani professor who grew up and lives in the United States, but is haunted by the magical, mystical...


The Outer Harbour

by Wayde Compton

In his debut story collection, poet Wayde Compton explores concepts of place and identity through the lens of speculative fiction.


The Horla (Horror Classic)

by Guy de Maupassant

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Horla (Horror Classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Horla ("Le Horla") is a horror story written in the style of a journal...


Collected Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant: The Necklace + The Piece of String + Boule de Suif + Mademoiselle Fifi + Pierrot + Two Friends + La Maison Tellier + Ghosts and much more

by Guy de Maupassant

This carefully crafted ebook: "Collected Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant: The Necklace + The Piece of String + Boule de Suif + Mademoiselle Fifi + Pierrot + Two Friends + La Maison Tellier + Ghosts and much...


Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories - Bilingual Edition (English / French)

by Guy de Maupassant

This carefully crafted ebook: "Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories - Bilingual Edition (English / French)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Guy de Maupassant (1850...


Guy de Maupassant - The Complete Works: Short Stories, Novels, Plays, Poetry, Memoirs and more

by Guy de Maupassant

This carefully crafted ebook: "Guy de Maupassant - The Complete Works: Short Stories, Novels, Plays, Poetry, Memoirs and more" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents....


The Poems And Prose Of  Charles Baudelaire

by Charles Baudelaire

Baudelaire is a masculine poet. He carved rather than sang; the plastic arts spoke to his soul. A lover and maker of images. Like Poe, his emotions transformed themselves into ideas. Bourget classified him as...