Selected Shorts

  • by C. S. Montanye, Dashiell Hammett, Ed McBain, Louise Erdrich, Shirley Jackson, Nadine Gordimer
  • Narrated by Fionnula Flanagan, John Shea, Isaiah Sheffer, Robert Sean Leonard, René Auberjonois, Hattie Winston
  • 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

A dashing lineup of elegant crime tales and gritty hardboiled detective stories, alternately menacing and cozy, with two exotic locales, and murder in the mix. Stories in this set include:
Dashiell Hammett's "The Creeping Siamese", performed by John Shea - The Continental Op gets his man

C.S. Montanye's "A Shock for the Countess", performed by Fionnula Flanagan - Intrigue in the alps in this clever tale of a jewelry heist

Ed McBain's, "Improvisation", performed by Isaiah Sheffer - A hilarious story of two tall and willowy sisters up to no good

Shirley Jackson's "The Summer People", performed by René Auberjonois - Spooky goings-on at a country cottage

Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer's "Country Lovers", performed by Hattie Winston - Forbidden love on a South African farm

Louise Erdrich's "Gleason", performed by Robert Sean Leonard - A simple plot goes terribly awrySelected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-24-2009
  • Publisher: Symphony Space, Inc.