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  • The Lottery and Other Storiesby Shirley Jackson; A. M. Homes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99

    One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson?s ?The Lottery? created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle... more...

  • Store of the Worldsby Robert Sheckley; Alex Abramovich; Jonathan Lethem

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    An NYRB Classics Original Robert Sheckley was an eccentric master of the American short story, and his tales, whether set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern advertising agencies, or aboard spaceships lighting out for hostile planets, are among the most startlingly original of the twentieth century. Today, as the new worlds, alternate universes,... more...

  • Selected Talesby Edgar Allan Poe; David Van Leer

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.15

    Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction.As well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration.... more...

  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collectionby Gardner Dozois

    St. Martin's Press 1984; US$ 8.99

    This collection launched the popular and long-running "The Year's Best Science Fiction" series: Fantastic Science Fiction! The Year's Best -- And Biggest Collection Here's the cream of the crop: short stories, novelettes, novellas by science fiction writers already famous and awarded for their high-quality work in science fiction. Writers like:... more...

  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collectionby Gardner Dozois

    St. Martin's Press 1988; US$ 8.99

    This new volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction carries on the proud tradition, with stories by Pat Murphy, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Sterling, Kate Wilhelm, Alexander Jablokov, Walter Job Williams, Paul J. McAuley, Neal Barrett, Jr., Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Octavia E. Butler, Howard Waldrop, Pat Cadigan, Lucius... more...

  • Staying Away at Christmas (Short Story)by Katie Fforde

    Random House 2012; US$ 2.80

    Add an extra sparkle to your festivities with this exclusive, straight to digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller. Miranda and her daughters have rented a cosy cottage for Christmas. The only trouble is, Anthony and his children are booked into the same place. In a moment of Christmas spirit, Miranda suggests they all spend... more...

  • The Inspector Lynley Collection Books 1-4by Elizabeth George

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 17.99

    In the very first Inspector Lynley novel, A GREAT DELIVERANCE, Lynley and DS Barbara Havers are sent by Scotland Yard to solve a gruesome murder where they uncover a series of shocking revelations that shatter the façade of the peaceful Yorkshire village. In PAYMENT IN BLOOD, Inspector Lynley faces the most testing case of his career in an isolated... more...

  • Woman Hollering Creekby Sandra Cisneros

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME A collection of stories, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. The women in these stories offer tales of pure discovery, filled with moments of infinite and intimate wisdom. more...

  • The Mystery of Hunter's Lodgeby Agatha Christie

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 3.99

    Previously published in the print anthology Poirot Investigates . Poirot tasks his friends with solving a murder that is more like a riddle. more...

  • The Cornish Mysteryby Agatha Christie

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 3.99

    Previously published in the print anthology Poirot's Early Cases . A wife is convinced that her husband has been trying to poison her and run off with a younger woman, and she begs Hercule Poirot to save her. more...