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    • The Malachite Jar

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Malachite Jar' is a detective story. An eminent magistrate, an antiquarian book and antique collector, has been found dead. The post mortem indicates that he was poisoned. But who could possibly have a motive for the murder? Various members of the community come forward with information, each of which points to a different solution to the puzzle...but which is correct?

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Brown Rat's Dock

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 - 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian 'Golden Age' of the short story. Brown Rat's Docks is a fast-paced detective story involving murder, double crossing and skullduggery, all set in the heart of the London docklands.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Macabre Tales

    • Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A ghoulish collection of loathsome and macabre tales full of astounding skill and diabolical cleverness. 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton, 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray, 'The Vampire' by Jan Neruda, 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E. & H. Heron, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Anticipator' by Morley Roberts, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Conjurer' by Richard Middleton....

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Fifty Spellbinding Stories

    • By: J. S. Fletcher, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
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    A fast-paced and varied collection of captivating short stories ranging from action thrillers to poignant tear-jerkers to the downright weird, including: "Jerry Bundler" by W. W. Jacobs, "The Umbrella Mender" by Beatrice Harraden, "Green Ink" by J. S. Fletcher, "Why Herbert Killed His Mother" by Winifred Holtby, "The Red Mark" by Israel Zangwill, "The White Kid Glove" by J. S. Fletcher, "Sophy Mason Comes Back" by E. M. Delafield, plus many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • unbearable reading. most irritating repetitive

    • By paul morgan on 08-04-18

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Unlikely Stories

    • 44 Tales of the Weird and Fantastical
    • By: Edith Wharton, Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 13 mins
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    A gripping collection of weird and fantastical stories of supernatural and unbelievable happenings. "Pomegranate Seed" by Edith Wharton; "The Tiger" by Hugh Walpole; "When I Was Dead" by Vincent O'Sullivan; "The Fire" by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne; "Satan's Circus" by Eleanor Smith; "The Coffin Merchant" by Richard Middleton; and more tall stories....

    Regular price: £89.99

    • The Great Adventure Story Collection

    • 40 Action Packed Tales of Adventure and Intrigue
    • By: P. C. Wren, William Le Queux, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Forty breathtaking short stories of gripping adventures, secrets and strange conspiracies. 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren. 'The Deserter' by Stacy Aumonier. 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher. 'The Secret of the Smoked Spectacles' by William Le Queux. 'The 39 Steps' by John Buchan. 'Three Pennyworth of Luck' by Basil Murray. 'The Secret of Dr. Vaux’s Intrigue' by William Le Queux. 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell. 'How I Became a Secret Agent' by Dr. A. K. Graves.

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    • Cathy Dobson spoilt this collection

    • By Simon Andrew Robinson on 17-10-15

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Fifty Phenomenal Stories

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, J. S. Fletcher, Arthur Machen, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
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    A wonderful collection of 50 phenomenal stories by the world’s great short story writers. 

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters

    • By: J. S. Fletcher, H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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    A brilliant anthology of weird and fantastic stories about islands and sea monsters. 'The Sea-Raiders' by H. G. Wells. 'Alone on a Wide Wide Sea' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Dagon' by H. P. Lovecraft. 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson. 'No Ships Pass' by Eleanor Smith. 'Aepyornis Island' by H. G. Wells. 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Absolute Evil' by Julian Hawthorne. 'The Shadows' by Henry S. Whitehead. 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Over the Border' by Morgan Robertson. 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Great Half Hour Stories

    • By: H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, J. S. Fletcher, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
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    A gripping collection of 30 minute stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the English language....

    Regular price: £59.99

    • Seafarers' Yarns

    • Great Stories of the Sea
    • By: Morley Roberts, H. G. Wells, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brilliant collection of some of the finest old sea stories ever written. 'The Overcrowded Iceberg' by Morley Roberts, 'The Substitute' by W. W. Jacobs, 'Reparation' by J. D. Beresford, 'The Paradise Coal-Boat' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Registered Packet' by J. S. Fletcher, 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro, 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Sea-Raiders' by H. G. Wells, 'No Ships Pass' by Eleanor Smith....

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Cricket: A Sport in Verse

    • By: William Wordsworth, J S Fletcher, Lord Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Tim Graham, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 56 mins
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    As the sun lengthens its days to summer, so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game, which so encapsulated the village greens and evening song of Middle England, has now spread across the world.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 35 mins
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    'Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea' is the tale of two enemies abandoned on a deserted island. Pierre Rochelle, a convict escaped from a French penal colony, has been living alone on a remote Pacific island for the past three years, with no means of escape. Then one day he finds a man asleep on the beach on the far side of the island. The new arrival has just been marooned by his mutineering shipmates. Even as he still sleeps, Rochelle recognizes him as Gaston Charette - his own mortal enemy, the man whose false testimony had sent him to the penal colony in the first place.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Permanent Tenant

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 29 mins
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    'The Permanent Tenant' is the story of a loyal dog, Boris, whose master disappeared suddenly under mysterious circumstances three years earlier. The faithful hound sits day after day in the garden of a cottage, looking out at the sea. Every evening Boris wanders down to the seaside cove where his master vanished in search of him. Clearly the dog is convinced that his master will one day return. And then one day something astounding happens....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing listen due to narrator

    • By Claire Hatton on 23-12-17

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Whimsical Tales

    • By: Neil Munro, Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
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    A delightful collection of light-hearted classic stories from some of the greatest Victorian and Edwardian-era writers.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. This collection brings together some of the finest and most diverse examples of Fletcher's genius.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Man in the Fur Coat

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 43 mins
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    'The Man in the Fur Coat' is a fast-paced adventure in which a young journalist on the verge of destitution is picked out of the crowd by a well-dressed stranger in a fur coat. The wealthy man has a very strange proposition for the young writer. But first he must perform a bizarre treasure hunt through London collecting clues from mysterious strangers. Eventually he finds the meaning of the whole weird tale...and it is stranger than he could ever have imagined.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Stories of Duels, Trials, Bets and Dares

    • By: J. S. Fletcher, Barry Pain, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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    An enthralling collection of strange stories where characters are challenged to do something completely out of the ordinary. The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress by J. S. Fletcher, The Giraffe Problem by Barry Pain, The Man who Stole a Meeting House by John Townsend Trowbridge, The Box Tunnel by Charles Reade, A Lucky Number by S. B. Hale, The Brown Wallet by Stacy Aumonier, The Bet by Anton Jacobs

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Ivory God

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 36 mins
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. This collection brings together some of the finest and most diverse examples of Fletcher's genius.  'The Ivory God' is the tale of a failing writer who acquires a strange ivory carving of an Indian god. He becomes convinced that the statue is communicating with him, taking possession of him, even writing through him.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • The Other Sense

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 28 mins
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    'The Other Sense' is the story of a young man, Angus MacIntyre, whose ability to see phenomena - ghosts in particular - which other people cannot has caused his guardian to think he is insane and send him to stay with Dr. Schreiber, who is specialised in mental disorders. While there, Angus begins to see the spectre of a pale young man who appears to be seeking something in the doctor's house and garden. Together with the doctor, Angus sets out to solve the mystery.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Skinflint

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 mins
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    Skinflint is a bittersweet tale of an embittered middle-aged woman who has never recovered from being jilted as a young woman. Since that sorry episode she has thrown herself into the micro-management of her grocery and drapery business. Then one day she learns that her former lover is on the brink of ruin...and the memories of her youth come surging back....

    Regular price: £3.99

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