Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Vincent Starrett

Volume 15 Vincent Starrett Memorial Library

Here are 22 short stories and novelettes that were written by the Chicago bookman Vincent Starrett. They were largely unpublished and all were uncollected at the time of his death. Now they have been collected and introduced by Peter Ruber who writes that they "might safely be called a hodge-podge of styles and genres." All of them are mysteries, in the sense that "Starrett always regarded life, love, death, and other sublunary dispensations, as mysteries of one kind or another." Series. Hardcover, with two-colour cover art by Jean-Pierre Cagnat.

Another volume like "The Escape of Alice and Other Fantasies Volume 7 containing grim mysteries like "The Man in the Casket" and "The Open Window"; humor like "Home for Thanksgiving" and "The Two Mrs. Mantons"; delightful fantasies like "Song of the Siren" and "Afternoon of a Faun"; weird tales like "Four Friends of Mavis," "Riders in the Dark," "The Menace of Mars," "The Money Lender"; the rousing jungle adventure "The Striped Orchid"; and many others. Those who like story collections with variety of mood and atmosphere will not be disappointed in this collection. Only two stories were ever published in book form.

Black Cloth Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 263 pp.
ISBN 1-896648-06-1 $30.00

The Other Volumes in The Vincent Starrett Memorial Library