Library of the World’s Best Mystery and Detective Stories (Classic)

by Julian Hawthorne, editor

Library of the World’s Best Mystery and Detective Stories

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. (Summary by Leni)

In the first volume, we find stories written by American authors.

Waters of Paradise, The Shadow on the Wall, The Corpus Delicti, An Heiress from Redhorse, The Man and the Snake, The Oblong Box, The Gold Bug, Golden Dreams, Adventure of the Black Fisherman and Wieland’s Madness

In the second volume, we find stories written by English and Scotch authors.

My Own True Ghost Story, The Sending of Dana Da, In the House of Suddhoo, His Wedded Wife, A Case of Identity, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red Headed League, The Baron’s Quarry, The Fowl in the Pot, The Pavilion on the Links, The Dream Woman, The Lost Duchess, and The Minor Canon

In the third volume, we find stories written by English and Irish authors.

The Golden Ingot, The Bohemian, A Terrible Night, My Wife’s Tempter, The Incantation, The Avenger, The Avenger, Melmoth the Wanderer, A Mystery with a Moral, On Being Found Out, The Pipe, The Puzzle, The Great Valdez Sapphire, Without the Wedding Garment, and Mr. Twistleton’s Typewriter

In this fourth volume, we find stories originally written in French, Italian, Spanish and Latin.

The Necklace, The Man with the Pale Eyes, An Uncomfortable Bed, Ghosts, Fear, The Confession, The Horla, or Modern Ghosts, The Miracle of Zobeide, The Torture by Hope, The Owl’s Ear, The Invisible Eye, The Waters of Death, Melmoth Reconciled, The Conscript, Zadig the Babylonian, The Nail, The Deposition, The Adventure of the Three Robbers, and Letter to Sura

In the fifth volume, we find stories written by German, Russian and Scandinavian authors.

The Man on the Bottle, Christian Lahusen’s Baron, Andrea Delfin, The Singer, The Deserted House, The Safety Match, Knights of Industry, The Amputated Arms, The Manuscript, The Sealed Room, The Rector of Veilbye, and The Rector of Veilbye

In the sixth and last volume, we find stories of Oriental origin.

The Craft of the Three Sharpers, The Cheerful Workman, The Robber and the Woman, The Weaver Who Became a Leach, Told by the Constable, The Scar on the Throat, The Sharpers and the Moneylender, The Melancholist and the Sharper, The Cunning Crone, The Sultan and his Three Sons, The Jar of Olives and the Boy Kazir, Calamity Ahmad and Habzalam Bazazah, Told by the Constable, The Duel of the Two Sharpers, all from the Thousand and One Nights, and many more.

Source: Librivox