Alfred Hitchcock’s 14 Suspense Stories To Play Russian Roulette By (1945)

alfred hitchcock's 14 stories to play russian roulette by

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.

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