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9 Quintessential Short Stories Every Mystery Fan Needs to Read 

These classic short mystery stories will keep you guessing while introducing you to beloved authors.

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  • Photo Credit: "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allan Poe
the holloway flat tragedy

The Holloway Flat Tragedy

By Ernest Bramah

the purloined letter

The Purloined Letter

By Edgar Allan Poe

the adventure of the bruce partington plans

The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans

By Arthur Conan Doyle

the case of oscar brodski

The Case of Oscar Brodski

By R. Austin Freeman

the blue cross

The Blue Cross

By G.K. Chesterton

the companion

The Companion

By Agatha Christie

the big book of the continental op

Fly Paper

By Dashiell Hammett

hangman's holiday

The Man Who Knew How

By Dorothy L. Sayers

the allingham casebook

They Never Get Caught

By Margery Allingham