Stories by Ernest Bramah

Appearances in Periodicals and Anthologies

These are arranged by publication date, which seems to be the standard for this sort of bibliography.

Click on the thumbnail image, or underlined descriptive text, to see one of the scanned images. Most are quite large. Please request permission to use these images.

I have included links to the full text versions of three of the stories available on the web. These have been provided by Gaslight, an internet book discussion list hosted by Mount Royal College.

The bulk of this information comes from the writings of William White, through the kindness of the University of Virginia Library. Additional information comes from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto.

Additional information supplied by Jon Jackson and Michael Wahl. I would greatly appreciate any additions, corrections and comments.

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B.1 Bobbie and Poetic Justice
Reprinted in The Specimen Case.
a. Cassell's Magazine, [London: Cassell] April 1907, 575-585. Illustrated by E. S. Hodgson.
[Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library]

B.2 The Coin of Dionysius
Reprinted in Max Carrados. Complete text.
a. The News of the World, 17 August 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 5). Original title "The Master Coiner Unmasked". First appearance.
b. in Ellery Queen, Twentieth Century Detective Stories. Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1948.
c. in Elliot L. Gilbert, The World of Mystery Fiction. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1983.
d. in Elliot L. Gilbert, The World of Mystery Fiction. New York: Reader's Digest Association, 1990.

B.3 The Knight's Cross Signal Problem
Reprinted in Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 24 August 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 4); 31 August 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 4). Original title "The Mystery of the Signals". First appearance.
b. in Willard Huntington Wright, Great Detective Stories. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1927. (Issued with dust wrapper, shown.)
c. in Willard Huntington Wright, World's Great Detective Stories. New York: Blue Ribbon, 1931.
d. Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions, Anthology #14, Summer 1983, pp. 9-32.
e. in Murder on the Railways ed. by Peter Haining. London: Orion 0-75280-454-5, 1996 [Mar '98], 16.99, 484pp, hc.

B.4 The Clever Mrs. Straithwaite
Reprinted in Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 21 September 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3); 28 September 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3). First appearance.
b. in James Sandoe, Murder: Plain and Fanciful. New York: Sheridan House, 1948. (Issued with dust wrapper, shown.)

B.5 The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage
Reprinted in Max Carrados. Complete text.
a. The News of the World, 7 September 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 5); 14 September 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3). First appearance.
b. in E. M. Wrong, Crime and Detection. London: Oxford University Press (World's Classics), 1926.
c. in Vincent Starrett, Fourteen Great Detective Stories. New York: The Modern Library, 1928.
d. in Ellery Queen, 101 Years' Entertainment: The Great Detective Stories, 1841-1941. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1941.
e. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, v.18, n.93, August 1951, pp. 65-80.
The introduction lists this story as "number seventeen of The Golden Twenty, the twenty best crime short stories, by twenty different authors, as selected by a special panel of critics, connoisseurs, and constant readers."
f. in Sir Hugh Greene, The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. New York: Pantheon, 1973. pp. 292-317. $6.95.
Issued with dust jacket (shown.) [Added 02-Jun-2001]
f. in Ellery Queen, Ellery Queen's Eyes of Mystery. New York: The Dial Press, 1981. pp. 244-262. $9.95.
Issued with dust jacket (shown.) [Added 09-Jan-2000]
g. Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, v.42, n.3, March 1997, pp. 136-155.

B.6 The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor
Reprinted in Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 5 October 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 4); 12 October 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 4). Original title "The Great Safe Deposit Coup".
b. in Ellery Queen, Murder by Experts. New York: Mystery Writers of America, 1927.
c. in Eugene Thwing, The World's Best 100 Detective Stories, Volume Eight. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1929, pp. 5-39. [Added 24-Feb-1999]
d. The Saint Mystery Magazine, v.29, n.4, April 1964, pp. 82-109.

B.7 The Tilling Shaw Mystery
Reprinted in Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 19 October 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7); 26 October 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3).

B.8 The Secret of Dunstan's Tower
Reprinted in The Eyes of Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 2 November 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7); 9 November 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3).

B.9 The Comedy at Fountain Cottage
Reprinted in Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 16 November 1913,pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 4); 23 November 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3). First appearance.
b. in Eugene Thwing, The World's Best 100 Detective Stories, Volume Eight. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1929, pp. 40-66. [Added 24-Feb-1999]

B.10 The Kingsmouth German Spy Case
Reprinted, retitled "The Kingsmouth Spy Case" in The Eyes of Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 30 November 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3); 7 November 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3).
b. in Cloak and Dagger ed. by Bill Pronzini & Martin H. Greenberg. Avenel: New York 0-517-65351-6, 1988, 580pp, hc.

B.11 The Virginiola Fraud
Reprinted from The Eyes of Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 21 December 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 4).

B.12 The Game Played in the Dark
Reprinted in Max Carrados. Complete text.
a. The News of the World, 28 December 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 13 (cols. 3-5). First appearance.
a. in Howard Haycraft, Boys' Second Book of Great Detective Stories. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940, pp. 21-41.
Issued with dust jacket (same image as on binding.) This book has been reprinted many times. [Trade binding, then library binding shown.]

B.13 The Missing Actress Sensation
First appearance. Reprinted in The Eyes of Max Carrados.
a. The News of the World, 14 December 1913, pp. 7 (cols. 1-7), 14 (col. 3).

B.14 Celestial Laureate
a. Living Age, CCCI (12 April 1919), 80-84.

B.15 Smothered in Thrills: A Burlesque for the Cinema
{More information desired}.
a. Living Age, CCCII (27 September 1919), 796-801.
b. in Mammoth Book of Golden Age Detective Stories ed. Marie Smith. New York: Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0088-2, Aug '94, $9.95, 517pp, tp. (as Smothered in Corpses?)

B.16 Lao Ting and the Luminous Insect
Reprinted from Kai Lung's Golden Hours.
a. London Mercury, VI (June 1922), pp. 132-142.
b. in J. B. Priestley, London Mercury: Mercury Story Book. London: Longmans Green, 1929.
c. Argosy, (April 1945).
[Added 18-Aug-2001]
[Picture added 14-Jul-2002]

B.17 The Story of Chang Tao, Melodious Vision and the Dragon
Reprinted from Kai Lung's Golden Hours.
a. in Ernest Rhys and C. A. Dawson Scott, 31 Stories by Thirty and One Authors. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1923.
b. in Ernest Rhys and C. A. Dawson Scott, 31 Stories by Thirty and One Authors. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1923. [Added 25-Feb-2006]

B.18 The Probation of Sen Heng
Reprinted from The Wallet of Kai Lung.
a. in Georgian Stories, New York: G. P. Putnam, 1924.
b. in J. M. Parrish and John R. Crossland, The Great Book of Humour, London: Odhams Press Ltd., 1935, 119-138.
Includes an illustration by Ernest Wallcousins.

B.19 The Bunch Of Violets
Reprinted in The Specimen Case.
a. The Strand Magazine, [London: G. Newnes] v. 68, no. 403 (July 1924), 3-15. Illustrated by J. Dewar Mills.
[Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library]

b. in Seaborne, Edward Alexander, The Detective in Fiction, a Posse of Eight. London: Bell, 1931. Reprinted 1934, 1935. pp. 174-203.
Shown: 1935 edition. [Added 24-Dec-1999]

Bunch of Violets

c. in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, v.4, n.12, September 1943, pp. 93-113.
[Added 03-Jan-2003]


B.20 The Missing Witness Sensation
1926
Reprinted in Max Carrados.
a. Pearson's Magazine, [London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.] v. LXII, no. 367 (July 1926), pp. 55-66.
Shown: Vol LXII published by Pearson's magazine, AEG, with added title page, copyright page and index. Illustrated by Warwick Reynolds. [Added 11-Aug-1999]
b. Flynn's Weekly, [New York: Red Star News Company] v. XVI, no. 4 (July 3 1926), pp. 558-564.
As "The Missing Witness." First U.S. appearance of this story. States "copyrighted in United Kingdom." No information about the author is given. [Added 01-Mar-1999]

B.21 Wang Ho and the Burial Robe
1926
Reprinted from Kai Lung's Golden Hours.
a. in H. M. C., London Mercury: Mercury Book. London: Williams and Norgate, 1926. Issued with dust jacket (shown.)

B.22 The Story of Kin Weng and the Miraculous Tusk
1927
Reprinted from Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat.
a. London Mercury, XVI (June 1927), 136-152.
Note that the small contents sheet is lightly affixed to the cover at the left edge only.

B.23 Wong Tsoi and the Merchant's Thumb
1927
Reprinted in Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat.
a. The Story-teller, [London: Amalgamated Press] v. 41, no. 243 (July 1927), 475-490.
[Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library]

B.24 Chou, The Alluring
1927
a. London Mercury, XVI (August 1927), 353-369.

B.25 The Story of Wan and the Remarkable Shrub
Reprinted from Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat.
a. London Mercury, XVI (September 1927), 465-484.
b. in Edward J. O'Brien, Best British Short Stories of 1928. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928.

B.26 Ching-kwei and the Destinies
Reprinted in Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat.
a. The Story-teller, [London: Amalgamated Press] v. 41, no. 245 (September 1927), 825-848.
[Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library]

B.27 The Ghost at Massingham Mansions
From The Eyes of Max Carrados.
a. in Dorothy L. Sayers, Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror First series. London: Victor Gollancz, 1928, pp. 229-254.
b. in Dorothy L. Sayers, The Omnibus of Crime. New York: Payson and Clarke, Ltd., August 1929. pp. 190-214. The binding is black cloth with printing in orange only on the spine.
c. in Dorothy L. Sayers, Omnibus of Crime. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939.
c. in Lee Wright, The Pocket Book Of Mystery Stories. New York: Pocket Books, August 1941. pp. 233-265.
[Added 24-Dec-1999]
d. in Vintage Detective Stories ed. Mike Higgs. London: Galley Press 0-861-36617-4, 1987, 9.95, 285pp, hc. (All but one story from Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror.)

B.28 The Malignity of the Depraved Ming-Shu Rears Its Offensive Head
Reprinted from Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat.
a. Lewis Saul Benjamin and Reginald Hargreaves, Great English Short Stories, New York: Liverwright, Inc., 1928.

B.29 Topographical Drama
{More information desired}.
a. London Mercury, XX (October 1929), 573-574.

B.30 The Holloway Flat Tragedy
Originally appeared in Max Carrados Mysteries.
a. in Kenneth Macgowan, Sleuths. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1931.

B.31 Who Killed Charlie Winpole
Reprinted from The Eyes of Max Carrados.
a. in Dorothy L. Sayers, Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror Second series. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1931 (7th printing 1949), pp. 135-163.
b. in Dorothy L. Sayers, Second Omnibus of Crime, 1932. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1932.

B.32 Short Stories by Ernest Bramah, Barry Pain, and Irving S. Cobb
{More information desired}.
a. in Short Stories of Today Series. London: G. G. Harrap & Co., 1933.

B.33 The Secret of Headlam Heights
Reprinted from Max Carrados Mysteries.
a. A Century of Detective Stories, Hutchinson & Co., London, n.d. (1935), pp. 859-890.

B.34 The Disappearance of Marie Severe
Originally appeared in The Eyes of Max Carrados.
a. in E. C. Bentley, Second Century of Detective Stories. London: Hutchinson, 1938.

B.35 The Vanished Crown
Reprinted from Max Carrados Mysteries.
a. in Ellery Queen, Ellery Queen's Challenge to the Readers. New York: Stokes, 1938.
b. in Grantland Rice, Sporting Blood: The Great Sports Detective Stories. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942.
bb. in Grantland Rice, Great Sports Detective Stories. New York: Blue Ribbon, 1946. [Added 07-Mar-1999]

B.36 Kin Yen the Picture Maker
Reprinted from The Wallet of Kai Lung [Added 23-Feb-1999]
a. in Fifty Enthralling Stories of the Mysterious East, Bombay and Calcutta: The Times of India N.D. (c1940), pp. 152-161.
Gift inscription "xmas 41" sets approximate date. [Dust jacket shown.]

B.37 Kai Lung Relates The Story of Lam-Hoo and the Reward of Merit
Reprinted in Kai Lung Six.
a. Punch, [London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co.] n. 5198 v. 200 (November 4, 1940), np (3 pages).

B.38 Kai Lung Relates The Story of Chung Pun and the Miraculous Peacocks
Reprinted in Kai Lung Six.
a. Punch, [London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co.] n. 5201 v. 200 (November 20, 1940), 510-512.

B.39 Kai Lung Relates The Story of Yeun Yang and the Empty Soo-Shong Chest
Reprinted in Kai Lung Six.
a. Punch, [London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co.] n. 5204 v. 200 (December 11, 1940), 582-584.

B.40 Kai Lung Relates The Story of Sing Tsung and the Exponent of Dark Magic
Reprinted in Kai Lung Six.
a. Punch, [London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co.] n. 5228 v. 201 (May 26, 1941), np (3 pages).

B.41 Kai Lung Relates The Story of Kwey Chao and the Grateful Song Bird
Reprinted in Kai Lung Six.
a. Punch, [London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co.] n. 5231 v. 200 (June 11, 1941), 572-575.

B.42 Kai Lung Relates The Story of Li Pao, Luck Star and the Intruding Stranger
Reprinted in Kai Lung Six.
a. Punch, [London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co.] n. 5254 v. 202 (November 17, 1941), np (3 pages).

B.43 The Willow Plate Embellishment
Originally appeared in Kai Lung's Golden Hours.
a. in R. W. Jepson, Short Stroies by Modern Writers. London: Longman's, Green & Co., March 1947. 223pp.
Includes notes and study questions for each story in the appendix. The only copy seen states "New Impression March 1947" on the copyright page, which means there may have been an earlier printing. Frontispiece shows an illustration of the willow pattern plate. [Added 01-Jan-2000]

B.44 The Dragon of Chang Tao
Originally appeared in Kai Lung's Golden Hours.
a. in Lin Carter, Discoveries In Fantasy. New York: Ballantine Books #02546-6, $1.25, 1972. xi. 244pp.

B.45 The Vision of Yin
Reprinted from The Eyes of Max Carrados.
a. in Lin Carter, Discoveries In Fantasy. New York: Ballantine Books #02546-6, $1.25, 1972. xi. 244pp.

B.46 The Transmutation of Ling
Reprinted from The Wallet of Kai Lung.
a. in Lin Carter, Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy, Volume II. New York: Ballantine Books #03162-8, $1.25, 1973. viii. 248pp.

B.47 The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes
Originally appeared in Max Carrados Mysteries.
a. in Eugene Thwing, The World's Best 100 Detective Stories, Volume Eight. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1929, pp. 67-95. [Added 24-Feb-1999]
b. Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, v.30 n.8, August 1985, pp. 124-147.

B.48 The Story of Yung Chang
Reprinted from The Wallet of Kai Lung. Not previously recorded.

Modern Prose

a. in Pocock, Guy N., Modern Prose. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, pp. 117-134. Part of The King's Treasuries of Literature series.  1926 edition shown. [Added 03-Dec-2002]  

b. Standard Stories, v.1 n.5, November 1925, pp. 442-448.  [Added 06-Feb-2004]  

c. in The Evening Standard Book of Strange Stories. London: Hutchinson & Co., nd.

d. in Great Humorous Stories. London: Fleet Publications, 1933, pp. 97-113.



Additional info requested  
Great Stories of Crime and Detection -Beginnings to 1920; The Twenties and Thirties; The Forties and Fifties; The Sixties to the Present [four volumes],
Poe, Dickens, Le Fanu, Wilkie Collins, L T Meade, Arthur Conan Doyle, R Austin Freeman, Arthur Morrison, Maurice Leblanc, Baroness Orczy, E W Hornung, Ernest Bramah, G K Chesterton et al
Folio Society, 2002, Hardback. Slipcase.
 

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