To mark the publication of Stop What You're Doing and Read This!, a collection of essays celebrating reading, Vintage Classics are releasing 12 limited edition themed ebook 'bundles', to tempt readers to discover and rediscover great books.
THE ADVENTURES AND MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
A collection of Sherlock Holmes's most memorable and intriguing cases, including adventures with mysterious masked strangers, ingenious heists, murderous plots and hidden jewels, which take the famous detective and his faithful sidekick Dr Watson from the streets of London and the English countryside to a chilling encounter at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.
THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with these three mesmerising stories of a young French eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin: 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Rogêt' and 'The Purloined Letter'. Poe's short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes.Today the unique Dupin stories still stand out as utterly engrossing page-turners.
Arthur Conan Doyle is unique...Personally, I would walk a mile in tight boots to read him to the milkman
If genius is an exceptional capacity for imaginative creation, Poe had it in spades. With Dupin in The Murders In The Rue Morgue, he created the first detective story before the word 'detective' existed
Kurt Vonnegut, Edgar Allan Poe and Gertrude Stein hated them. Should you too?
Why did Agatha Christie disappear for 11 days? Who really wrote Beowulf? From otherworldly manuscripts to political assassinations and murder most foul, Matt Blake investigates some of the strangest real-life mysteries to have befallen the literary world.