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  • The Companionby Agatha Christie

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 3.99

    Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems . A murder-suicide in a small village mimics events that took place years before. more...

  • I've Been Thinking About You, Sisterby Witi Ihimaera

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 3.18

    A wry, touching short story from one of New Zealand's best-loved writers. When Uncle Rangiora visits his sister and dances with her in the garden, she knows she has to visit the place where he died, and where he and other of his comrades from the Maori Battalion were buried during the Second World War. His sister is an old woman now, her husband is... more...

  • The Black Catby Edgar Allan Poe

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 0.99

    A tenderhearted man with a life-long love of animals begins to neglect, and even misuse, the domestic pets his wife has collected for his pleasure. Eventually, even his favourite, a large and beautiful black cat named Pluto is not immune to his master’s maltreatment. A pioneer of the short story genre, Edgar Allan Poe’s stories typically captured... more...

  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Storiesby Ken Liu

    Saga Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection—including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume. With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings , taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories . This mesmerizing collection... more...

  • The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 21.00

    Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter,... more...

  • 18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poeby Edgar Allan Poe; Vincent Price; Chandler Borssard

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 6.99

    A chilling compilation of some of Edgar Allen  Poe's best-loved stories, edited by Vincent Price and  Chandler Brossard and with an introduction by  Vincent Price, including: The Black  Cat - The Fall of the House of Usher - The Masque  of the Red Death - The Facts in the Case of M.  Valdemar - The Premature Burial - Ms. Found in a Bottle  - A Tale... more...

  • The Factoryby Brian Freemantle

    Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller 2011; US$ 7.99

    A dozen stories of espionage in Berlin, from one of the genre’s masters In 1990—after the Iron Curtain has lifted but before East and West Germany become one—an uneasy truce exists between the spy agencies of Berlin’s two halves. As the governments of the divided state negotiate reunification, espionage continues quietly. That calm is about... more...

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdomsby George R. R. Martin; Gary Gianni

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 9.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND  BUZZFEED •  Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected... more...

  • Born to Bite Bundle: Highland Beast, Yours For Eternity, Highland Hunger & Born to Biteby Hannah Howell; Diana Cosby; Alexandra Ivy; Heather Grothaus; Michele Sinclair

    Kensington 2012; US$ 27.99

    New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell, Victoria Dahl, and Heather Grothaus offer three unforgettable stories set in the Scottish highlands, where forbidden longings take over. . . "The Beast Within" by Hannah Howell Gybbon MacNachton spends his days searching for the Lost Ones--demons with the powerful MacNachton bloodline who... more...

  • Ashendenby W. Somerset Maugham

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.09

    When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. Multilingual, knowledgeable about many European countries and a celebrated writer, Maugham had the perfect cover, and the assignment appealed to his love of romance, and of the ridiculous. The stories collected... more...