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The Price of Love and Other Stories

by Peter Robinson

The award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Inspector Alan Banks novels, Peter Robinson dazzles with his first collection of short fiction, The Price of Love and Other Stories. Marked by the piercing...


To Cut a Long Story Short

by Jeffrey Archer

In this short story collection by Jeffrey Archer, a dying man doesn't know which of his relations to leave his fortune to, only to find out who really cares about him. A chance overheard conversation changes...


Miss Marple Tells a Story

by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Christie’s wildly unconventional investigator, Parker Pyne, all make appearances in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories—a riveting collection of short stories featuring...


Death by Drowning

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.

A young girl finds out she’s pregnant and throws herself off a bridge, but Miss Marple is not so sure it was suicide.


Death of a Salesperson

by Robert Barnard

Mystery and black comedy collide in this collection of sixteen stories with crime, wit, and twists to spare.


Tickled to Death and Other Stories of Crime and Suspense

by Simon Brett

Ranging from stark psychological suspense to frothy frolic, this stunning collection of twelve short stories demonstrates Simon Brett's astonishing versatility. In TICKLED TO DEATH, a lover of practical jokes...


Crime Writers and Other Animals

by Simon Brett

In this collection of ten short stories, each with a surprising twist, Simon Brett covers all seven of the deadly sins, with supremely entertaining results. In THE MAN WHO GOT THE DIRT, two Angry Young Men have...


An Ensuing Evil and Others

by Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne is one of the best loved writers of historical mysteries, his novels and stories published in over a dozen countries around the world. An Ensuing Evil collects for the first time fourteen of his...


A Good Hanging

by Ian Rankin

A Good Hanging contains twelve remarkable, gritty stories starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his home city of Edinburgh, as only Ian Rankin can portray it: not just the tearooms and cobbled streets of...


In the Eye of the Beholder

by Jeffrey Archer

Previously published in the anthology Cat O'Nine Tales, this is the story of a star athlete who has a fateful run-in with a three-hundred pound woman.

One of the author's own personal favorites, In the Eye of...


The Under Dog and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie

A dead heiress on a train, a murdered recluse, a wealthy playboy slain at a costume ball are but a few of the unfortunate victims of confounding crimes committed in the pages of Agatha Christie’s The Under...


Not Safe After Dark

by Peter Robinson

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sleeping in the Ground comes this brilliantly nuanced short story collection of twenty stories—most never before published in the US, and one of them an Edgar...


The Anger of God

The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #4

by Paul Doherty

Autumn, 1379. The power of the crown is invested in John of Gaunt, and the kingdom is seething with discontent. The French are attacking the southern ports and peasants are planning a revolt organised by a mysterious...


Murder Most Holy

The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #3

by Paul Doherty

Summer, 1379. Sir John Cranston, coroner of the city of London, is trapped into a wager with Signor Gian Galeazzo, Lord of Cremona, when challenged to resolve a certain murder mystery within two weeks. Men have...


The Visitors Book

by Sophie Hannah

In this sensational collection of supernatural short stories, Sophie Hannah takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear, then a gust of terror. Why is a young woman so...


The Rajah’s Emerald

by Agatha Christie

James has found himself at the fashionable resort Kimpton-on-Sea, all due to the persuasion of his girlfriend Grace, who during the last few months of their courtship has become more difficult to deal with....


The Man in the Mist: A Tommy & Tuppence Adventure

Tommy &Tuppence #8

by Agatha Christie

The rather disgruntled pair of Tommy and Tuppence are sequestered in the Grand Adlington Hotel, having made a pig’s ear out of their latest case. But, while mournfully sipping cocktails, with Tommy oddly dressed...


The Witness for the Prosecution

by Agatha Christie

When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls on Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine...


Like a Virgin: A Story from The Price of Love and Other Stories

by Peter Robinson

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels....