This collection of the finest short story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present features Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Burke, Harry Kemelman, and everyone in between. Edited by multi-award-winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, it offers a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense. The collection includes "The Case of the Missing Patriarchs" by Logan Clendening and "Gentlemen and Players" by E.W. Hornung, both performed by Julian Sands, "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole" by Thomas Burke, performed by Juliet Mills, "The Invisible Man" by G.K. Chesterton, performed by David Warner, "A New Leaf" by Jack Ritchie, performed by John Rubinstein, "Haircut" by Ring Lardner, performed by Harlan Ellison, "Iris" by Stephen Greenleaf, performed by Susan Anspach, "The Nine-Mile Walk" by Harry Kemelman, performed by David Birney, and "The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, performed by Ben Kingsley.
Copyright ©1996 by Otto Penzler; Copyright (P)1996 by Dove Audio, Inc.; "Haircut" Copyright 1925, Copyright Renewed 1953 by Ellis A. Lardner; "Iris" Copyright 1984 by Stephen Greenleaf; "The Nine-Mile Walk" Copyright 1947 by The American Mercury, Inc., Copyright Renewed 1975 by Harry Kemelman