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Old 08-14-15, 07:57 AM   #1
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can anyone suggest to me some short story collections?. (mainly mystery if possible), or a variety of stories- focussing on diffrent things. nothing too difficult either- i'm finding that because of my bipolar, it is so hard for me to stay focussed on 1 novel/ or concept for a long time.i can read agatha christie if i read it bit by bit (10 or so pages a night), but latley i've had the desire to look for something shorter that's actually going to hold my attention.does anyone have some suggestions
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can anyone suggest to me some short story collections?. (mainly mystery if possible), or a variety of stories- focussing on diffrent things. nothing too difficult either- i'm finding that because of my bipolar, it is so hard for me to stay focussed on 1 novel/ or concept for a long time.i can read agatha christie if i read it bit by bit (10 or so pages a night), but latley i've had the desire to look for something shorter that's actually going to hold my attention.does anyone have some suggestions
Agatha Christie has a few good short stories collections.

The Listerdale Mystery is light-hearted stories.
Poirot Investigates has some strong mystery stories.
The Hound of Death is supernatural stories.

It may be harder to track these down because they're out of print, but the Black Widowers series of books by Isaac Asimov are awesome. They are mysteries told in the format of a dinner party where a guest tells the group something mysterious that happened to them, and they come up with ideas, but their butler solves the mysteries.

That reminds me, The Thirteen Problems is another good Agatha Christie collection featuring Miss Marple.
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Agatha Christie has a few good short stories collections.

The Listerdale Mystery is light-hearted stories.
Poirot Investigates has some strong mystery stories.
The Hound of Death is supernatural stories.

It may be harder to track these down because they're out of print, but the Black Widowers series of books by Isaac Asimov are awesome. They are mysteries told in the format of a dinner party where a guest tells the group something mysterious that happened to them, and they come up with ideas, but their butler solves the mysteries.

That reminds me, The Thirteen Problems is another good Agatha Christie collection featuring Miss Marple.
these certainly sound good.thanks for the suggestions. i especially like the idea of the dinner party one.
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Hey there,

I'm currently plowing through the Gordianus series by Steven Saylor. They're whodunnits set in late republican Rome, so there's a lot of history there if that's your thing. Some of them are books of short stories, so they might be worth checking out. Take care.
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Hey there,

I'm currently plowing through the Gordianus series by Steven Saylor. They're whodunnits set in late republican Rome, so there's a lot of history there if that's your thing. Some of them are books of short stories, so they might be worth checking out. Take care.
it's certainly worth checking out, thanks.i've actually not read many stories based on history (which even surprises me), because i really do like the medieval times, and the victorian times. oh and henry the 8thso i've really no excuse not to read historical fiction, i suppose i've just never found something that interests me.
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