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  • The Great Adventure Story Collection: 40 Action Packed Tales of Adventure and Intrigue | P. C. Wren,William Le Queux,Arthur Conan Doyle,J. S. Fletcher,G. K. Chesterton,Edgar Wallace,W. F. Harvey

    The Great Adventure Story Collection: 40 Action Packed Tales of Adventure and Intrigue

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By P. C. Wren, William Le Queux, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Forty breathtaking short stories of gripping adventures, secrets and strange conspiracies. 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren. 'The Deserter' by Stacy Aumonier. 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher. 'The Secret of the Smoked Spectacles' by William Le Queux. 'The 39 Steps' by John Buchan. 'Three Pennyworth of Luck' by Basil Murray. 'The Secret of Dr. Vaux’s Intrigue' by William Le Queux. 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell. 'How I Became a Secret Agent' by Dr. A. K. Graves.

    Willie says: "Great Stories"
  • Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters | J. S. Fletcher,H. G. Wells,Morgan Robertson,H. P. Lovecraft,Eleanor Smith,Julian Hawthorne,Henry S. Whitehead

    Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher, H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A brilliant anthology of weird and fantastic stories about islands and sea monsters. 'The Sea-Raiders' by H. G. Wells. 'Alone on a Wide Wide Sea' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Dagon' by H. P. Lovecraft. 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson. 'No Ships Pass' by Eleanor Smith. 'Aepyornis Island' by H. G. Wells. 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Absolute Evil' by Julian Hawthorne. 'The Shadows' by Henry S. Whitehead. 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Over the Border' by Morgan Robertson. 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro.

  • The Registered Packet | J. S. Fletcher

    The Registered Packet

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    'The Registered Packet' is the story of Martineau, a young man returning home by ship after a two-year absence. On the ship he meets a stranger and volunteers to deliver a small parcel for him to the nearest post office, in order that his fellow traveller might catch his train. But on arrival in Hull, Martineau inadvertently leaves his bag in the cab. He is able to track down the vehicle and find his bag again, but to his horror the packet which was entrusted to him has disappeared.

  • The Vengeance of La Maraye | J. S. Fletcher

    The Vengeance of La Maraye

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 - 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian "Golden Age" of the short story. 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' is the terrible tale of a cruel feudal lord, the Sieur de Brieux, who behaves like a tyrant towards his serfs on the island of La Maraye. This is the story of how the islanders finally get their awful revenge.

  • The White Kid Glove | J. S. Fletcher

    The White Kid Glove

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. The eminent Doctor Clement Holford has a strange artifact in his study. A glass-fronted wall cabinet containing many rare books about poisons and a hermetically sealed glass box in which is a single white kid glove. The story behind these objects is an uncanny one.

  • Cricket: A Sport in Verse | William Wordsworth,J S Fletcher,Lord Tennyson,Lewis Carroll

    Cricket: A Sport in Verse

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By William Wordsworth, J S Fletcher, Lord Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley, Tim Graham, Ghizela Rowe
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    As the sun lengthens its days to summer, so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game, which so encapsulated the village greens and evening song of Middle England, has now spread across the world.

  • Great Half Hour Stories | H. G. Wells,Morgan Robertson,J. S. Fletcher,Hugh Walpole,Vernon Lee,Arthur Conan Doyle,Ambrose Bierce

    Great Half Hour Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, J. S. Fletcher, and others
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    A gripping collection of 30 minute stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the English language....

    Kaite McGrew says: "this was so much fun"
  • The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher | J. S. Fletcher

    The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. This collection brings together some of the finest and most diverse examples of Fletcher's genius.

  • Macabre Tales: Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories | E. F. Benson,W. C. Morrow,Richard Middleton,H. P. Lovecraft,Robert E. Howard,W. F. Harvey,J. S. Fletcher

    Macabre Tales: Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, and others
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    A ghoulish collection of loathsome and macabre tales full of astounding skill and diabolical cleverness. 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton, 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray, 'The Vampire' by Jan Neruda, 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E. & H. Heron, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Anticipator' by Morley Roberts, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Conjurer' by Richard Middleton....

    J. C. Hardy says: "A really great selection of stories"
  • Unlikely Stories: 44 Tales of the Weird and Fantastical | Edith Wharton,Richard Middleton,Hugh Walpole,W. F. Harvey,Eleanor Smith,Thomas Hardy,J. S. Fletcher

    Unlikely Stories: 44 Tales of the Weird and Fantastical

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton, Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, and others
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    A gripping collection of weird and fantastical stories of supernatural and unbelievable happenings. "Pomegranate Seed" by Edith Wharton; "The Tiger" by Hugh Walpole; "When I Was Dead" by Vincent O'Sullivan; "The Fire" by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne; "Satan's Circus" by Eleanor Smith; "The Coffin Merchant" by Richard Middleton; and more tall stories....

  • The Man in the Fur Coat | J. S. Fletcher

    The Man in the Fur Coat

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    'The Man in the Fur Coat' is a fast-paced adventure in which a young journalist on the verge of destitution is picked out of the crowd by a well-dressed stranger in a fur coat. The wealthy man has a very strange proposition for the young writer. But first he must perform a bizarre treasure hunt through London collecting clues from mysterious strangers. Eventually he finds the meaning of the whole weird tale...and it is stranger than he could ever have imagined.

  • Skinflint | J. S. Fletcher

    Skinflint

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Skinflint is a bittersweet tale of an embittered middle-aged woman who has never recovered from being jilted as a young woman. Since that sorry episode she has thrown herself into the micro-management of her grocery and drapery business. Then one day she learns that her former lover is on the brink of ruin...and the memories of her youth come surging back....

  • The Permanent Tenant | J. S. Fletcher

    The Permanent Tenant

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    'The Permanent Tenant' is the story of a loyal dog, Boris, whose master disappeared suddenly under mysterious circumstances three years earlier. The faithful hound sits day after day in the garden of a cottage, looking out at the sea. Every evening Boris wanders down to the seaside cove where his master vanished in search of him. Clearly the dog is convinced that his master will one day return. And then one day something astounding happens....

  • Room 53 | J. S. Fletcher

    Room 53

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    'Room 53' tells the story of Beatrice, a bookaholic hotel chambermaid. When a guest at the hotel wakes late one morning to discover he has been robbed of his collection of valuable diamonds, Beatrice discovers a clue to the whereabouts of the suspected thief. She sets off to London to track the mysterious stranger down....

  • The Malachite Jar | J. S. Fletcher

    The Malachite Jar

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    'The Malachite Jar' is a detective story. An eminent magistrate, an antiquarian book and antique collector, has been found dead. The post mortem indicates that he was poisoned. But who could possibly have a motive for the murder? Various members of the community come forward with information, each of which points to a different solution to the puzzle...but which is correct?

  • The Secret of the Strong Room | J. S. Fletcher

    The Secret of the Strong Room

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. In 'The Secret of the Strong Room', three young men of unimpeachable character are planning to commit the perfect heist on the safe of the Illysium Theatre. But they have planned without the greater cunning of the theatre's owner, Markenstein.

  • Against Time | J. S. Fletcher

    Against Time

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    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian 'golden age' of the short story. 'Against Time' is the adventure of a young clerk, Ledbitter, who realises, to his horror, that he has forgotten to post an important letter from his employer to a prospective client containing a valuable tender.

  • Brown Rat's Dock | J. S. Fletcher

    Brown Rat's Dock

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 - 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian 'Golden Age' of the short story. Brown Rat's Docks is a fast-paced detective story involving murder, double crossing and skullduggery, all set in the heart of the London docklands.

  • The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand | J. S. Fletcher

    The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 - 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian 'Golden Age' of the short story. The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand is the macabre tale of a new man arriving to work as assistant keeper at a remote lighthouse.

  • The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress | J. S. Fletcher

    The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress

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    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 – 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian "Golden Age" of the short story. "The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress" is the story of a ten thousand pound bet between young gentlemen in their club.

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