Finally, a short stories curriculum for those who crave action; for guys -young and old - or anyone who prefers excitement, suspense, and adventure. Heroes and villains of every kind wander through the pages of 16 tales chosen to make you a lifelong short story fan. These adventures will take you to medieval castles, foggy London streets, Spanish torture chambers, uncharted islands, and more places where crime and evil lurk at every turn. You will meet an amazing array of characters, including knights, detectives, zombies, convicts, and quite a few well-meaning bunglers for comic relief. Perfect for classroom (especially boys' schools), homeschool, book club, or just curling up in front of the fire on that dark and stormy night.