- File Size: 742 KB
- Print Length: 298 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414234430
- 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: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,506 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
|Length: 298 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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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
Some good stories mixed with others that are just odd. Wide range. Seems to focus more on mystery than true detective stories.Published 1 day ago by Kenneth W Grant
Famous stories brought together in one volume. A good afternoon, well spent. Make sure you have a fresh pot of coffee.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book contains interesting stories but the majority of them is not detective stories.Published 6 months 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 6 months ago by LARRY TANNER
mixed bag; some stories were very good, some so-so. All were interesting so well worth the pricePublished 6 months ago by BJD