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by michaelwy
December 4th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: [HORROR STORY] "spurs" by Tod Robbins
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: [HORROR STORY] "spurs" by Tod Robbins

If you like Tod Tobbins, there is a complete collection of his early stories here. I am not sure what genre they are, though. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hxdmea&view=1up&seq=7 The collection is entitled " Silent, white and beautiful : and other stories " 1920 Includes: "Silent, White ...
by michaelwy
December 2nd, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [OPEN] Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 036 -rap
Replies: 30
Views: 1241

Re: [OPEN] Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 036 -rap

I want to make you aware of the Weird Tales magazine issues that are PD https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/serial?id=weirdtales There you will find Horror tales about Egyptian Mummies https://archive.org/details/Weird_Tales_v01n04_1923-06/page/n55 About Phantom Wolf Hounds https://archive....
by michaelwy
December 2nd, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Fred M. White's spy stories
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Fred M. White's spy stories

There are not that many spy short stories in the catalogue. All I have been able to find are the real life stories of Taft and the short stories William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim. Ashenden stories (Maugham) are yet a few years from going into public domain. However, Fred M. White (the guy w...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

Here is the British library on demand service

https://www.bl.uk/on-demand

You can use that for the Chum stories, too. However, it is not free. Not by any standards.
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

Someone might wish to e-mail. I'm interested in the juvenile fiction from 'Chums,' and I've done a pretty complete search. Well, that's great :) Just go ahead and start. The list i linked to is a little longer than the one you had. And there are Jules Poiret stories among them. I dont know why they...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

99% chance we couldn't use that hard copy book "Locked Room Mysteries" as it has been edited. That usually triggers a new copyright. Well, still you might ask the editor for help. He is only an email away. Finding that one story wasnt easy. There is a anoher story called The Picture Girl from 1914 ...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Fun stories: Frank Reade
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Fun stories: Frank Reade

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Reade Today Frank Reade stories seem like a type of steampunk scifi. And I dont know how good they are, but an experienced reader might have some fun working with the text. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/36301 Well, this will be my last suggestion for a wh...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Two short stories by Jules Verne and Hg Wells not recorded
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Two short stories by Jules Verne and Hg Wells not recorded

HG. Wells wrote The Time Machine, but that is a novel. Some people might want a shorter version. Why not record The Chronic Argonauts, the original short story which was his first draft for the novel? Jules Verne wrote 5 Weeks in a balloon, but that is a long novel. Why not record the short story "A...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

There was an Evans. He wrote juvenile fiction for the British magazine 'Chums,' for one thing. http://www.philsp.com/homeville/BJSP/s176.htm#A2355 I really should dig harder and find copies of the magazine. I'd like to record some (or many) of the stories. You could try buying the book i linked to....
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: [HORROR STORY] "spurs" by Tod Robbins
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: "spurs" by Tod Robbins

annise wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 2:45 pm
If it was published in 1923 it is PD in the USA now?

Anne
Yes, it might be. It was first published in February 1923, then later collected in other books. You know this better than me. There is already a reading of this at youtube.
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

From: http://17stepprogram.blogspot.com/2017/11/spending-some-time-with-hercule-poirot.html [EDITOR'S UPDATE - March 18, 2019]: While I don't know the details, and will track them down for another update, apparently the whole Jules Poiret run of stories is a modern-day hoax, all written within the ...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: [HORROR STORY] "spurs" by Tod Robbins
Replies: 6
Views: 217

[HORROR STORY] "spurs" by Tod Robbins

"Spurs" is the title of a famous horror story published in Munsey Magazine in 1923. It was the basis for the controversial film Freaks (Tod Browning). Robbins died in 1949 and enters public domain in Europe and the US at new year. (I think) My suggestion is to leave this here and see if the story tu...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

Conan Doyle on PG: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/69 All the PD Sherlock Holmes stories have been recorded for LV. I'm not finding Frank Howell Evans online in the usual places (PG, Archive, HathiTrust) Marie Belloc Lowndes on PG: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/786 AEW Mason on PG: ...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

Believe it or not, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot was a literary rip off the first magnitude. While the Agatha Christie Estate still clings to the copyrights for the Poirot stories, some of the influences are freely available. 1. Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (any one of these stories will ...
by michaelwy
May 25th, 2019, 2:58 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: The Pentagon Papers
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: The Pentagon Papers

I don't know. I thought all US government reports were public domain? Does it say CC4 on the page?