The Other Lodgers

“In order to take that train,” said Colonel Levering, sitting in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, “you will have to remain nearly all night in Atlanta. That is a fine city, but I advise you not to put up at the Breathitt House, one of the principal hotels.

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St. Martin’s Minotaur First Crime Novel Competition

St. Martin’s Minotaur Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition Deadline 3 January 2020 Who may enter The competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any published novel. About the competition The competition is sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America. You may submit […]

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Cool Air

You ask me to explain why I am afraid of a draught of cool air; why I shiver more than others upon entering a cold room, and seem nauseated and repelled when the chill of evening creeps through the heat of a mild autumn day. There are those who say I respond to cold as others do to a bad odour, and I am the last to deny the impression. What I will do is to relate the most horrible circumstance I ever encountered, and leave it to you to judge whether or not this forms a suitable explanation of my peculiarity.

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The Moonlit Road

I am the most unfortunate of men. Rich, respected, fairly well educated and of sound health — with many other advantages usually valued by those having them and coveted by those who have them not

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The Mockingbird

The time, a pleasant Sunday afternoon in the early autumn of 1861. The place, a forest’s heart in the mountain region of southwestern Virginia. Private Grayrock of the Federal Army is discovered seated comfortably at the root of a great pine tree,

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