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  • 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
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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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....

  • 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 (20 hrs and 19 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"
  • 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
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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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"
  • Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea | J. S. Fletcher

    Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    'Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea' is the tale of two enemies abandoned on a deserted island. Pierre Rochelle, a convict escaped from a French penal colony, has been living alone on a remote Pacific island for the past three years, with no means of escape. Then one day he finds a man asleep on the beach on the far side of the island. The new arrival has just been marooned by his mutineering shipmates. Even as he still sleeps, Rochelle recognizes him as Gaston Charette - his own mortal enemy, the man whose false testimony had sent him to the penal colony in the first place.

  • 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
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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 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
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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"
  • Fifty Spellbinding Stories | J. S. Fletcher,Arthur Morrison,Richard Middleton,W. F. Harvey,W. W. Jacobs,H. P. Lovecraft,Stella Benson

    Fifty Spellbinding Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, and others
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    A fast-paced and varied collection of captivating short stories ranging from action thrillers to poignant tear-jerkers to the downright weird, including: "Jerry Bundler" by W. W. Jacobs, "The Umbrella Mender" by Beatrice Harraden, "Green Ink" by J. S. Fletcher, "Why Herbert Killed His Mother" by Winifred Holtby, "The Red Mark" by Israel Zangwill, "The White Kid Glove" by J. S. Fletcher, "Sophy Mason Comes Back" by E. M. Delafield, plus many more.

  • 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?

  • Whimsical Tales | Neil Munro,Arthur Morrison,H. G. Wells,J. S. Fletcher,Edgar Allan Poe,O. Henry,F. Anstey

    Whimsical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Neil Munro, Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, and others
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    A delightful collection of light-hearted classic stories from some of the greatest Victorian and Edwardian-era writers.

  • The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher | J. S. Fletcher

    The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 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.

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

    The Man in the Fur Coat

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    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Permanent Tenant | J. S. Fletcher

    The Permanent Tenant

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    • 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....

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Skinflint | J. S. Fletcher

    Skinflint

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    • 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 Secret of the Barbican | J. S. Fletcher

    The Secret of the Barbican

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    The Secret of the Barbican is the story of a small-town solicitor who on a chance visit to a local museum in a distant town discovers a set of rare siege coins. He instantly recognizes them as the set of coins which had been stolen from his own town corporation many years previously. He immediately sets out to investigate...and the thief's trail takes him to some quite extraordinary places....

  • Room 53 | J. S. Fletcher

    Room 53

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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 Influence Fails | J. S. Fletcher

    The Influence Fails

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    • By J. S. Fletcher
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    'The Influence Fails' is a mystery story involving a dastardly plot. A young man finds himself suddenly and unexpectedly in a strange dining room in a house he has never been to before, with no memory of how he came to be there. A moment later, the owner of the house enters the room...and is naturally suspicious about the man's motives. But how did he get there? Why did he come? What can it all mean?

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