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When I Was Mortal

by Javier Marias

A dozen stories by Javier Marías, "the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature" (The Boston Globe).

Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers,...


The House at Belle Fontaine: Stories

by Lily Tuck

“Tuck is a genius”—Los Angeles Times

Winner of the National Book Award, Lily Tuck follows her critically-acclaimed novel I Married You For Happiness with an elegantly constructed story collection about lives...


The Era of Not Quite

by Douglas Watson

Debut collection by winner of the first annual BOA Short Fiction Prize. Quirky, funny stories by a singular new voice.


Flappers and Philosophers

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Flappers and Philosophers is the first collection of short stories by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, who penned the Great American Novel The Great Gatsby. This collection includes: "The Offshore Pirate", "The Ice...


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,...


While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

by Kurt Vonnegut

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Foreward by Dave Eggers

These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories...


Horse, Flower, Bird

by Kate Bernheimer & Rikki Ducornet

Eight marvelous, melancholy new fairy tales for daring readers.


On the Yankee Station: Stories

by William Boyd

Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives.

From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a...


Greenshaw's Folly

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Double Sin and Other Stories.

The lady of the house at Greenshaw’s Folly is murdered in the midst of drawing up her will.


The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories.

A beautiful and bewitching woman wants Hercule Poirot's help to exonerate her lover, accused of murdering her husband. The husband's...


Wasps' Nest

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Double Sin and Other Stories.

At a garden party, Hercule Poirot realizes that a murder is being plotted and he must stop it before the fete comes to a fatal end.


Double Sin

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Double Sin and Other Stories.

While trying to relax on holiday, Hercule Poirot is confronted with not one but two new cases!


The Sunningdale Mystery

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime.

Captain Sessle is found stabbed through the heart with a hatpin, and the only clue is a bit of red wool in his hand. A pretty blonde is charged because...


The Crackler

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime.

Tommy and Tuppence sleuth after a clever counterfeiter who has been flooding both sides of the Channel with phony bills. In a dark alley, Tommy finds...


Blindman's Buff

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime.

While lunching in the chic Gold Room, Tommy masquerades as a blind detective. It is then that the Beresfords are approached by the elegant Duke of...


The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime.

During a lull in business, Tommy and Tuppence amuse themselves by perusing the paper’s personal columns. One cryptic ad reads, “Three hearts...


How Does Your Garden Grow?

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Poirot's Early Cases.

At a flower show, a mysterious woman gives Hercule Poirot an empty seed packet. The next day, she is found dead, and Poirot has his suspicions...


A Pot of Tea

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime.

The Beresfords meet their first client, a man whose secret affair with a shopgirl goes terribly awry when she disappears. Tommy assures him they...


A Fairy in the Flat

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime.

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are called to duty at an international detective agency. On assignment, they are told to be wary of the number sixteen....


Problem at Sea

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Poirot's Early Cases.

On a ship bound for Egypt, a woman is found stabbed to death in her cabin. Unfortunately for the murderer, Hercule Poirot is on board.