THE AMPHIBIANS tied for 7th on the Arkham Survey of "Basic Science Fiction Titles" in 1949. It ranked 28th on the 1952 Astounding All-Time Poll for books. Although clearly influence by H.G. Wells' THE TIME MACHINE, it remains an intriguing and highly imaginative work.
Originally published in 1925. This edition takes its text from the revised 1951 edition.
He sends emissaries to the Ho-Tus, another race of humans on the other side of the plateau, to seek their help, but they kill anyone unrelated to them. As the days grow ever darker and the prospects of his people's survival diminish, Bwene must deal with a murderous Queen, treachery within his own ranks -- and a beautiful refugee from the Ho-Tus!
Another classic fantasy by a master of the genre.
Fugitive Francis Hammerton walks away from the courthouse where he's been convicted of a petty crime -- after all, no one's paying much attention -- and then suddenly finds himself drawn into a horrible dilemma. He accidentally discovers the body of William Rabone, an attic tenant in the house where Hammerton has taken refuge. He reports the crime to the police and then is himself unjustly accused of murdering the bank official.
What can he do? If he admits his identity to Inspector Combridge, he'll be sent to jail for the original charge. But if he says nothing, he could be hanged for a murder that he didn't commit. Only the solicitor Mr. Jellipot can find the answer.
Another classic crime novel by a master of the genre.
S. FOWLER WRIGHT (1874-1965) penned over seventy volumes of science fiction, fantasy, classic mysteries, historical novels, poetry, and nonfiction. More than fifty of them are being reprinted by the Borgo Press Imprint of Wildside Press.
Inspector Cauldron thinks not. When Boyle is poisoned by one of his own gang, Cauldron must push and probe the dying drug lord to give up his backers. Only Billie Wingrove seems to have the inside track on the gang's activities. But she's been kidnapped. Can Cauldron arrive in time to save her life?
Watch for the other volumes in this series: "The Mildew Gang" and "The Return of the Mildew Gang."
Who are the real killers? And why does Delia keep insisting that she committed the crime?
Another classic crime novel by a master of the genre!
But who is responsible for these awful acts of violence? And who owns the huge sum of money that had been in the victim's possession at the time of his death? Mr. Jellipot follows the trail of clues from London to the Big Apple, where he must confront the King of Crime himself -- Al Capone, the notorious Scarface -- during the interplay of a quiet dinner in New York!
Abel Marks was not a nice man, and when he's found murdered in his Razor Street flat, suspicion falls on Carol Marks, the young women he'd married just a few hours before. It was she who'd found the body, and she who'd agreed to marry him to pay back the money that her father owed the ruthless merchant.
But Inspector Combridge soon discovers that both William Merritt, the girl's father, and Miss Barman, her aunt, had called upon the dead man just before his death. Each had had a motive for murder. When the trial begins, both women confess to the crime, but one or more of them is lying. Because there was a fourth visitor to Razor Street that afternoon!
One of Fowler Wright's finest courtroom puzzles.