Twelve Mystery Stories

Twelve Mystery Stories

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'The hand moved awful, brooding, vengeful presence was hidden within the smiling doll -- a sinister spirit from behind the veil, swift and relentless in its message of doom.' The twelve mystery stories in this collection relate inexplicable episodes of madness and revenge, terror and obsession, the grotesque and the arabesque, the scientific and the supernatural. Sometimes we find ghosts or other phantoms at the heart of the mystery, but in other cases eerie incidents arise out of apparently everyday situations and these ordinary origins make the uncanniness even more chilling. Jack Adrian brings together stories by well-known writers in the crime and mystery genre, such as Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, and rarer stories which have for decades been unavailable to more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192880748
  • 9780192880741

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About Jack Adrian

Jack Adrian is a leading authority on all aspects of popular fiction of the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has edited single-author collections by writers as diverse as E. F. Benson, Edgar Wallace, and Rafael Sabatini, and numerous general more

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