Here’s the list for week 4 of Short Story February. This week I read 19 stories, mostly out of just two anthologies, both good ones. Later this week I’ll also do an additional post with my thoughts about the entire month’s short story reading. Stories read:
- The Flying Corpse – A.E. Martin from Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries
- The Flying Hat – Vincent Cornier from Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries
- The Day the Children Vanished – Hugh Pentecost from Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries
- The Twelfth Statue – Stanley Ellin from Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries
- All At Once, No Alice – William Irish from Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries
- Beware of the Trains – Edmund Crispin from Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries
- The Locked Bathroom – H.R.F. Keating from Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries
- The Case of the Revenant – Johnny Mains from Sherlock Holmes Abroad
- The Message On the Sun-Dial – J.J. Bell from Murder At The Manor
- The Horror At Staveley Grange – Sapper from Murder At The Manor
- The Mystery of Horne’s Copse – Anthony Berkeley from Murder At The Manor
- The Perfect Plan – James Hilton – from Murder At The Manor
- The Same To Us – Margery Allingham from Murder At The Manor
- The Murder at the Towers – E.V. Knox from Murder At The Manor
- An Unlocked Window – Ethel Lina White from Murder At The Manor
- The Big Rain – Poul Anderson from Worldmakers ed. by Gardner Dozios
- When the People Fell – Cordwainer Smith from Worldmakers
- The Long Shot – Nicholas Blake from Murder At The Manor
- Weekend At Wapentake – Michael Gilbert from Murder At The Manor
With the Michael Gilbert story, I finished the Murder At The Manor anthology, and it was a good one. There were two stories that I liked less than the rest, but over all very enjoyable. Recommended for those who enjoy golden age country house mystery stories.
Barbara listened to about a third of the audiobook of Lee Child’s Worth Dying For (mistakenly reported as finished last week) before realizing she had already read the book. Well, it happens, and Reacher seems to do a lot of the same kind of stuff in each book. Also, even the library staff couldn’t help her get another audiobook onto her phone. It’s the fault of their software, something called Overdrive, which apparently works okay with Android phones but not okay with Apple. Bah.
Now she’s reading Irene by Pierre Lemaitre, the first in the series (she read the second a week or two ago). She has a couple more library books sitting here, so she’ll have plenty to read as the year turns from February to March.
Have you read any of these stories or authors?
What are you reading? Any short stories?