Short Mystery Story Collection 002

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.8 stars; 41 reviews)

LibriVox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 002: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

(4 hr 14 min)


The Monkey's Paw 24:19 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Stranger's Latchkey 50:14 Read by Tysto
A Strange Tale of Cannibalism 6:33 Read by Adrian Skye Posner
Midnight in Beauchamp Row 33:18 Read by Julia Albath
The Facts of the Case of M. Valdemar 30:57 Read by Vivian Chan
The Eye of Apollo 34:02 Read by J.R.R. Meehl
The Oval Portrait 9:09 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Black Cat 26:47 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Mysterious Mummy 28:36 Read by RK Wilcox
The Thinking Machine 10:23 Read by RK Wilcox


A little disappointing

(2 stars)

Like all Librivox short collections, this had a mix of the good and bad. Some of the stories were dull, and some of the readers, though I'm thankful for their contributions, had very thick accents. It was also not very well edited; the Poe work, "The Monkeys Paw", and "A Strange Tale of Cannibalism" all surely belong under horror, while "The Thinking Machine" should have been under normal short fiction. Or better, left out, as it was absolutely dreadful; dull, pompous, and nonsensical. It's worth picking and choosing from this selection, but as a whole it was a bit of a let down.

Pick and choose

(2 stars)

Did not find many of these to be detective mysteries or just plain mysteries. The strangers latch key is about the only selection I enjoyed in this collection. I skipped over a few of these selections, I could not get into them or their plots. Thanks to all the readers for their work in this collection.

not as volume 1

(3 stars)

not all the stories were even mysteries. volume 1 was better. I also had a very hard to listen to the accent of the reader of the case of m. vladmier


(4 stars)

Good variety in selection. Thank you readers for a pleasant reading

Some accents were too heavy to have enjoyed the reading

(4 stars)

very enjoyable tale of cannibalism

(5 stars)

great job volunteers. recommend!!

quit popping this stupid thing up!

(1 stars)

(2 stars)

a few stories grasped my attention