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

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(4,071 Sterne; 56 Bewertungen)

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

Bewertungen

Much better than volume 1!

(4 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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!

Poor readers...hard to listen to

(2 Sterne)

Great stories, but unfortunately in many cases they were ruined by readers who I found very hard to listen to.

Fine.

(3 Sterne)

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

(3 Sterne)

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