Fourteen stories from 1909,22,33,34,35,37,41. Added to the Dell edition are stories from 1952 and 1960. This is one of the few that was actually edited by Hitchcock. Favorites:
“Flood On The Goodwins (1933) – A.D.Divine – Good spy story that takes place during World War One.
“R.M.S.Titanic” (1933) – Hanson W.Baldwin – This is a good non-fiction account of the ship’s fateful night. Baldwin, a military editor for the New York Times, proves non-fiction can be just as suspenseful as good fiction.
“Fire In The Galley Stove” (1937) – Captain William Outerson – The Navy Captain does a riff on the fate of the Mary Celeste. The ship name is different in the story but it’s obvious this a fictional theory on why the ship was found deserted.
“The Blue Paper” (1941) – Albert Payson Terhune – About a page and a half. This proves what you can do in a short space. The key word Is Frustration.
“The Baby In The Icebox” (1933) – James M. Cain – A plan to murder his wife backfires. Great story.
Other authors: C.B.Gilford, Phyllis Bottome, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Ralph Milne Farley, Frank R.Stockton, Ambrose Bierce, Margery Sharp, Ralph Straus and Stephen Vincent Benet.