In this widely reprinted romantic mystery short story by Jean Marie Stine, Dr. Devlin Blake thinks the life of a doctor on a cruise ship will be exciting and romantic. But at first he finds his duties aboard the Pacific Princess dull and monotonous. Then he is called on to solve an "impossible" locked-room murder!
"An Homage to John Dickson Carr"
Malcolm Jameson's short story "Blind Alley" is probably his best remembered and most reprinted work due in large part to the fact that it was the basis for a very memorable episode of Rod Serling's popular television series "The Twilight Zone" titled "Of Late I Think Of Cliffordville".
Remember the classic Twilight Zone episode in which a man only wants peace and quiet so he can read - and then a global event seems to finally provide him with the opportunity? Here is the original short story in its first-ever audio presentation.
What if instead of reading human thoughts and feelings you could read those of machines? That's what happens to Lester Shay when he becomes the "Inside Man". Soon he is driving himself, along with friends and coworkers, crazy every time he encounters an aging, ill-treated mechanism. For Lester can feel their pain, and it won't stop till the machine is fixed and running happily again.
In "The Detective's Wife", Tudor Jenks, perhaps having had a bit too much of all-knowing and near omniscient sleuths, seems to be having his own joke on Conan Doyle and his followers. This audiobook takes you back into the parlor of one such brilliant and undefeatable detective, who brags to his wife that the logical and mathematical male mind is superior to the disorganized and emotional mind of the female. His wife disagrees.
"A short satirical take on great detectives"
The Disembodied Man was published only once, in the legendary SF pulp zine Imagination in the early 1950s. Off-beat and humorous, like much of Maddock's work, it is at once a unique tale of an unconventional romance and an intricate puzzler with two O'Henry-like twists, resulting in a delightfully human and touching short story.