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My Favorite Suspense Stories

by Maureen Daly (Editor)

Other authors: Samuel Hopkins Adams (Contributor), Christopher Anvil (Contributor), James M. Cain (Contributor), Ursula Reilly Curtiss (Contributor), Maureen Daly (Contributor)11 more, Arthur Conan Doyle (Contributor), C. S. Forester (Contributor), Thomas Hardy (Contributor), Edward D. Hoch (Contributor), Vincent McConnor (Contributor), Maurice Procter (Contributor), Saki (Contributor), Dorothy L. Sayers (Contributor), Julian Symons (Contributor), Evelyn Waugh (Contributor), Donald E. Westlake (Contributor)

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This collection of short stories is aimed at adolescents, and consists of 18 stories originally published in the 1930s through the late 1960s. Included are works by well-known contributors as James Cain ("Dead Man"), H.H. Munro ("The Open Window"), Dorothy Sayers ("The Inspiration of Mr. Budd"), and Arthur Conan Doyle ("Silver Blaze"), as well as Thomas Hardy ("The Three Strangers") and a number of writers unlikely to be known to most readers. The title is a bit misleading, as few of the stories are suspenseful; however, all deal with elements of action and/ or mystery. A few stories stand out above the others ("The Open Window" and "The Three Strangers") and are readily available elsewhere. Overall,this is a fairly ordinary but serviceable collection of short stories, suitable for adolescents and adults. ( )
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Daly, MaureenEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, Samuel HopkinsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anvil, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cain, James M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curtiss, Ursula ReillyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Daly, MaureenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, Arthur ConanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Forester, C. S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hardy, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoch, Edward D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McConnor, VincentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Procter, MauriceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
SakiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sayers, Dorothy L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Symons, JulianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Waugh, EvelynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Westlake, Donald E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Contains:
  • Soufflé Surprise / Vincent McConnor
  • The Spy Who Came to the Brink / Edward D. Hoch
  • The Turn of the Tide / C.S. Forester
  • Dead Man / James M. Cain
  • The Three Strangers / Thomas Hardy
  • Just the Lady We're Looking For / Donald E. Westlake
  • Silver Blaze / Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Aunt Minnie and the Accessory After the Fact / Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The Inspiration of Mr. Budd / Dorothy L. Sayers
  • The Last Analysis / J.Y. Cabot
  • The Open Window / Saki (H.H. Munro)
  • Bella Fleace Gave a Party / Evelyn Waugh
  • The Smarter They Come / P. Sharp
  • Strolling in the Square One Day / Julian Symons
  • Fox in the Pennine Hills / Maurice Procter
  • The Problem Solver and the Spy / Christopher Anvil
  • Don't Do That to Poor Harriet / Maureen Daly
  • The Old Barn on the Pond / Ursula Reilly Curtiss
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