Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen: Originally published in 1934, Seven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic. Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century Gothic tale, in the tradition of writers such as Goethe, Hoffmann, and Poe.
The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks by James Anderson: The third in a series of country house mystery send-ups. Real Golden Age mystery fare with a humorous twist. Lord Burford has misgivings about his wife's planned house party. That's perfectly understandable. After all, during the last two country house gatherings there had been "unfortunate incidents"--that is to say, murders. This time things begin to go wrong when one of the guests claims she has knowledge that would ruin the others' reputations. Then, surprise, she's found murdered....
Read Since the Last WWW: Wednesday (click titles for reviews):
Tom Fleck: A Novel of Cleveland & Flodden by Harry Nicholson
Evvie by Vera Caspary
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes by Loren D Estleman
Shatterday by Harlan Ellison
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The High Crusade by Poul Anderson