Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 6 cover

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 6

Julian Hawthorne, editor

1. 00 - Introduction: A World-Old Web of Oriental Tales, by Charles Johnston
2. 01 - The Power of Eloquence (Japanese)
3. 02 - The Dishonest Goldsmith and the Ingenious Painter (Turkish)
4. 03 - The Craft of the Three Sharpers, from the Thousand and One Nights
5. 04 - The Cheerful Workman, from the Thousand and One Nights
6. 05 - The Robber and the Woman, from the Thousand and One Nights
7. 06 - The Wonderful Stone (Chinese)
8. 07 - The Weaver Who Became a Leach, from the Thousand and One Nights
9. 08 - Visakha (Tibetan)
10. 09 - Told by the Constable, from the Thousand and One Nights
11. 10 - The Unjust Sentence (Chinese)
12. 11 - The Scar on the Throat, from the Thousand and One Nights
13. 12 - Devasmita (Sanskrit)
14. 13 - The Sharpers and the Moneylender, from the Thousand and One Nights
15. 14 - The Withered Hand (Turkish)
16. 15 - The Melancholist and the Sharper, from the Thousand and One Nights
17. 16 - Lakshadatta and Labdhadatta (Sanskrit)
18. 17 - The Cunning Crone, from the Thousand and One Nights
19. 18 - Judgement of a Solomon (Chinese)
20. 19 - The Sultan and his Three Sons, from the Thousand and One Nights
21. 20 - A Tale of a Demon (Sanskrit)
22. 21 - The Jar of Olives and the Boy Kazir, from the Thousand and One Nights
23. 22 - Another Solomon (Chinese)
24. 23 - Calamity Ahmad and Habzalam Bazazah, from the Thousand and One Nights
25. 24 - A Man-hating Maiden (Sanskrit)
26. 25 - Told by the Constable, from the Thousand and One Nights
27. 26 - The Clever Thief (Tibetan)
28. 27 - The King Who Made Mats (Persian)
29. 28 - The Brahman Who Lost His Treasure (Sanskrit)
30. 29 - The Duel of the Two Sharpers, from the Thousand and One Nights
31. 30 - The Lady and the Kazi (Persian)
32. 31 - Mahaushadha (Tibetan)
33. 32 - Avicenna and the Observant Young Man (Turkish)
34. 33 - A Conjurer's Confession, part I, by M. Robert Houdin
35. 34 - A Conjurer's Confession, part II, by M. Robert Houdin
36. 35 - A Conjurer's Confession, part III, by M. Robert Houdin
37. 36 - A Conjurer's Confession, part IV, by M. Robert Houdin
38. 37 - Fraudulent Spiritualism Unveiled, part 1, by David P. Abbott
39. 38 - Fraudulent Spiritualism Unveiled, part 2, by David P. Abbott
40. 39 - Fraudulent Spiritualism Unveiled, part 3, by David P. Abbott
41. 40 - Fraudulent Spiritualism Unveiled, part 4, by David P. Abbott
42. 41 - More Tricks of Spiritualists, by Hereward Carrington
43. 42 - How Spirits Materialize, by Anonymous

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Summary

In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In the sixth and last volume, we find stories of Oriental origin.