Discover a collection of stories which are around 62 minutes read time.
A fisherman accidently captures and falls in love with a mermaid but must make a sacrifice to be with her. A fairytale, reminiscent of , par
Who is the mysterious Mr. W. H. to whom Shakespere dedicated his sonnets? The validity of one bizarre theory hinges on a wonderful painting
Holmes comes to the aid of a civil servant who has fallen on hard times following the theft of an important treaty placed in his care.
* Story contains bad language
A lawyer takes on a new employee but fails to check the references. The original role model for slackers everywhere.
The story - so fully realised that many took it to be true - of a young soldier who curses his country and is sentenced never to set foot in
The headmaster of an exclusive boarding school persuades Holmes to track down the abducted son of a wealthy duke.
A man is told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. A satirical crime story that cleverly reverses the conventions of the genre.
A former mental patient and a deformed eccentric conspire in a fantastic plot.
Maupassant's short masterpiece following the journey of a group of civilians during the Franco-Prussian war.
When an American minister buys Canterville Chase, a long term resident's life (or death) is thrown into turmoil.
A day in the life of the inhabitants of Crescent Bay.
On the rugged Brittany coast, thirty-eight skulls are found buried.