Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 2


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(4 stars; 35 reviews)

In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In the second volume, we find stories written by English and Scotch authors. (Summary by Leni)

(10 hr 29 min)

Chapters

My Own True Ghost Story 24:06 Read by Jc Guan
The Sending of Dana Da 26:42 Read by Jc Guan
In the House of Suddhoo 22:19 Read by Jc Guan
His Wedded Wife 15:03 Read by Jc Guan
A Case of Identity, part 1 19:01 Read by Michael Wolf
A Case of Identity, part 2 20:27 Read by Michael Wolf
A Scandal in Bohemia, part 1 20:18 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
A Scandal in Bohemia, part 2 25:56 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
The Red Headed League, part 1 27:09 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
The Red Headed League, part 2 21:43 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
The Baron's Quarry, part 1 25:44 Read by StephenC
The Baron's Quarry, part 2 21:22 Read by StephenC
The Fowl in the Pot 40:48 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Pavilion on the Links, part 1 45:33 Read by MaryAnn
The Pavilion on the Links, part 2 38:14 Read by MaryAnn
The Pavilion on the Links, part 3 36:42 Read by MaryAnn
The Dream Woman, part 1 21:23 Read by rashada
The Dream Woman, part 2 41:20 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Dream Woman, part 3 31:16 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Dream Woman, part 4 40:36 Read by cher0520
The Lost Duchess, part 1 29:31 Read by Vsilverlining
The Lost Duchess, part 2 18:04 Read by David Benjamin Goldstein
The Minor Canon 16:13 Read by Bill Cissna

Reviews

(3 stars)

most are interesting stories. only listened to those whose readers I could tolerate.

Fine.

(3 stars)

Last story is neither a mystery nor detective tale. All in all average collection.

Much better than volume 1!

(4 stars)

Volume 2 of this six-volume series focuses on English and Scottish authors, so there are some of the best names in mystery and detective fiction included here. Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Wilkie Collins are a few of the authors included in this volume. There are some eerie and/or strange stories from Rudyard Kipling as well. The editor did a MUCH better job with story and author selection for volume 2 than for volume 1, although if you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, you've definitely read these stories before.

A Fowl in Every Pot

(5 stars)

Stunned at their collusion and abuse, the minister chooses to punish them by forcing each one to nail horses shoes on the other's heels. (Those at the dinner party find this funny, I thought it cruel and gross). Finally, the minister tells them he will pardon then if they can tell a JOKE. And thus begins the crazy, confusing but hilarious tale of the taking down a few pegs the powerful in the King's court!