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30 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 30 minutes read time.

26 min read


New Year's Eve and, for Vanessa, a time for reassessment

28 min read

The Death Of Halpin Frayser

* Story contains bad language

What do an horrific dream and the name 'Catharine Larue' have to do with a man found dead in the hills around the Nappa Valley?

35 min read

To Build a Fire

A man and his dog fight for survival during a bitterly cold Arctic trek.

25 min read

The Blockade

* Story contains bad language

Hasta returns to blockaded Nepal, with money in his pockets and two missions to accomplish

35 min read


When Lazarus comes back from the grave, something's not quite right.

31 min read

High Times in Jamaica

* Story contains bad language

In 1954, a round-the world hitch-hiker takes a break in Jamaica

27 min read

The Last Hoot

* Story contains bad language

On the eve of war, it's the last night of business for Miss Celia's 'ladies'.

30 min read

The Man With The Cough

A young engineer is charged with transporting secret documents across the English channel - but criminal elements are on his trail and thing

35 min read

The Reigate Puzzle

A trip to the country, supposedly for a rest, lead Holmes into a mystery involving an apparently random burglary and the murder of a coachma

34 min read

The Lost Special

The confession of a convicted killer sheds light on the disappearance of a mysterious Frenchman - along with the entire train he was travell

27 min read

How Santa Claus Came To Simpson's Bar

* Story contains bad language

On Christmas Eve in remote settlement cut off by heavy flooding, a group of men pay a visit on a deprived boy.

35 min read

The Black Doctor

When a popular local doctor is murdered, the angry brother of his ex-fiance seems the obvious suspect - until the doctor's uknown past begin