What Dread Hand?

What Dread Hand? A Collection of Short Stories

Digital Original

eBook (05 Mar 2013)

Not available for sale

Instant Download -

- Read on your eReader, tablet, mobile, MAC or desktop PC.
- Currently not compatible with Amazon Kindle.


Fifteen classic tales of murder, mayhem, and mystery from "one of the great masters of English detective fiction" (Francis M. Nevins, author of Cornell Woolrich).
Mr. de Silva begins the day sipping his coffee, reading the Times, and trying to decide how to murder his wife. After two years of marriage, he's simply fed up, and has decided to move on to someone younger, slimmer, and prettier. The trouble is, he wants to keep his wife's money. Killing her is the neatest solution. So begins "The Rose," a three-page masterpiece that was the first story Christianna Brand ever wrote for publication. Over the next half-century she would write dozens of novels and countless short stories, proving again and again her genius for crisp characterization, witty dialogue, and timely bits of violence. This collection holds some of her finest early work-tales of murders committed for money, jealousy, or simply for something to do. Though the crimes often go awry, there is nothing quite so charming as a vintage Brand homicide.

Book information

ISBN: 9781453292358
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Imprint: MysteriousPress.com
Pub date:
Edition: Digital Original
Language: English
Number of pages: 223
Weight: -1g