This second week, I finished up The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition):
“The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage”
“The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor”
“The Ingenious Mr. Spinola”
plus Note on Sources
The Adventure of the “Gloria Scott”-A Conan Doyle (1893): Although this is Holmes’ first ‘case’, it is, while interesting, hardly a detective story. The explanation of the mystery comes in a letter and not from any great feat of deduction.
The Eight Mile Lock-LT Meade and R Eustace (1897):Intriguing story about the scientific investigator, John Bell, looking into the theft of a diamond bracelet.
The Gift of the Emperor- EW Hornung (1899 ):Raffles, Bunny, and the theft of a magnificent pearl. We learn a lot about the relationship of the felonious duo.
“No Fairytale” © 2017 by Ben Galley
“And They Were Never Heard from Again” © 2017 by Benedict Patrick
“A Tree Called Sightless” © 2017 by Steven Kelliher
“Barrowlands” © 2017 by Mike Shel
“Into the Woods” © 2017 by Timandra Whitecastle
“Paternus: Deluge” © 2017 by Dyrk Ashton
“I, Kane” © 2017 by Laura M. Hughes
“The Thinking Machine” – introductory story to the character
“The First Problem” – an actress disappears, as usual, things are simple, once explained
“The Problem of Cell 13” – a well-known story about a prison escape, which has been anthologized many times.
“My First Experience With The Great Logician” – a heart attack turns out to be poison…
How is your short story reading for the month coming along?