Wayside Tales
Vincent Starrett

Cover by Jean Pierre Cagnat

Volume 12: Vincent Starrett Memorial Library

"There is a Stevensonian quality in much of Starrett's mystery fiction," writes editor Peter Ruber. Here are the texts of eleven previously uncollected stories written by the Chicago bookman Vincent Starrett. Some were written in the 1920s for Real Detective Tales & Mystery Stories; others were unpublished at the time of his death in 1974. Great reading! One of Starrett's grandest story collections. Features three unpublished novelettes, "The Great Portrait Mystery," "Escape!" and "The Repentant Burglar." Also included is the hard to find "The Blue Door," "Chopsticks of Confucius," "The Man Across the Passage," "The Fingernail Clue," "Murder International, Inc.," his Stevensonian-like "Wanted: A Coward," and others from his days as a writer for the detective and mystery pulp magazines of the 1920s and 30s, which aptly demonstrate the skills of a master storyteller.

Black Cloth Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 284 pp.
ISBN 1-896648-05-3 $30.00

The Other Volumes in The Vincent Starrett Memorial Library