- File Size: 481 KB
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083ZMPWA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,502 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories Kindle Edition
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This collection contains 13 stories:
The Necklace (Guy de Maupassant)
The Miracle of Zobeide (Pierre Mille)
The Torture of Hope (Villiers de L'Isle Adam)
The Owl's Ear, The Invisible Eye, The Water of Death (Erckmann-Chatrain)
Melmoth Reconciled, The Conscript (Balzac)
Zadig the Babylonian (Voltaire)
The Nail (Perdo de Alarcon)
The Desposition (Luigi Capuana)
The Adventure of the Three Robbers (Lucius Apuleius)
Letter to Sura (Pliny the Younger)
The kindle edition hase no active table of contents, no navigation at all. It is 3790 "locations" long. The formatting of the text itself seems okay, italics where italics belong, but sometimes it's not always easy to tell when a story ends and commentary for the next begins.
The stories are mostly 18th- & 19th-century European. If you like that sort of stuff. They do not strike me as mystery stories I know. These seem story first, mystery second.
I like the stories I have read so far but the lack of an index so that I can go to the story I want to read is frustrating. This is a feature on all of the book collections that really frustrates me. You have to start at the beginning and reat straight through. The value in a collection is being able to read them in the order you wish.
My problem is with the lack of an index and ability to go to a particular story, not with the stories themselves. They are all good ones.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book contains interesting stories but the majority of them is not detective stories.Published 10 days ago by Elizabeta Marinova
I didn't order or receive this item. I think I have been hacked or my late wife's daughter is using our account.Published 14 days ago by LARRY TANNER
mixed bag; some stories were very good, some so-so. All were interesting so well worth the pricePublished 20 days ago by BJD
I found this as a free book on Amazon, so I guess I got what I paid for. This book is a collection of short stories, one of six it says, that have been translated and compiled. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian J. Laws