Category Archives: 20th Century

TOO Historical Fiction 85 The Book Box

By Roberta Branca Read by Shawn Robertson Cover Art Copyright © 2010, Susan McIntyre Darts of arctic air puncture my skin through layers of underclothes, dress, coat, and wool blanket. Ari huddles against my bosom, his small arms wrapped tightly … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 84 The Cat that got the Major’s Goat

By J.R. Lindermuth Read by Shawn Robertson Period: Post Korean War Setting: DMZ The cat stopped in the middle of the road and turned, eyes flashing red in the light of the jeep’s headlamps. The dust kicked up when Kim … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 78 A Sudden Shade of Death

By Teel James Glenn Read by Shawn Robertson Setting: New York City Period: 1937 The entrance outside of the Combination Club was in an alley that looked like a movie set, complete with an always-wet street (courtesy of the leaking … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 75 Other Wishes

By Richard Zwicker Read by Shawn Robertson England Turn of the Century Detective Story Christmas wreaths, tinsel, and stars lined the smoky walls of the White Hart Pub. Memories of holidays, softened by distance, battled the harder edges of my … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 74 The Monkey’s Paw

1902 Creepy story By W.W. Jacobs Read by Shawn Robertson Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess, … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 69 The Jungle & Ex-Con Man

The Jungle by Laird Long read by Shawn Robertson A claw-hammer crushed a bum’s skull. A four-foot crowbar slammed against a hobo’s face, breaking jaw and cheekbone. Fortunately, the screaming helped to muffle the nauseating sound of the cracking bones. … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 67 Mutiny

By Gary Ives Read by Shawn Robertson Period: World War I Sandy drove the hired wagon from Glen Ellen down to Valhalla with his mare and Billy Crowder’s roan, Apache, trailing. There he buried his friend under a live oak … Continue reading

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