Man Hunt-Richard Mac Andrew

Man Hunt

Introducing the story of the Man Hunt by: Richard Mac Andrew.

about Man Hunt:

Man Hunt, by Richard MacAndrew, has won the 2013 Language Learner Literature Award, in the Adolescent and Adult: Upper Intermediate and Advanced category. this story is a compelling read for crime story enthusiasts. And the main mystery of the murders takes place in a rural community. author draws the reader into the narrative moving back and forth between the voices of the criminal and the police.

In fact from the beginning of this detective story the reader plunges into the inner world of a killer and You’ll see what will be happening with the murderer’s eyes.

About the author:

Richard Mac Andrew started writing in 1996. he has written a variety of books for for Oxford University Press and also for Cambridge University Press and Language Teaching Publications. He has been working at ELT for about 40 years and he has also taught in Finland, Sweden, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. He has twice won a Language Learner Literature Award from the Extensive Reading Foundation. His books include CAE Study Pack and Window on Britain, and Watch This.

In addition to writing, he enjoys walking in the Yorkshire Dales, listening to the music of Jerry Garcia, reading numerous detective stories and thrillers, and watching Scotland play rugby.


In this story you’ll experience great emotions described by the  Richard MacAndrew. From the very beginning of the story You’ll plunges into the inner world of a killer. You will actually see what is going on in the killer’s mind.

The charm of the Man Hunt is that the murderer overcame his barrier and does what he wants to do. The killer successfully commits the first murder in North Yorkshire. Detective Inspector Charles Neville arrive at the crime scene on his day off and is going to investigate this case.

Due to bad weather, police were unable to gather all the details. The victim is a middle-aged man who had been walking with his dog when he was attacked. After committing the murder, the killer pursues other murders with full consent. Meanwhile, police are preparing to arrest the serial killer.

click here to access the story of The ABC Murders.

The Abc Murders-Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders

Introducing the story of The ABC Murders by: Agatha Christie.

about The ABC Murders:

The A.B.C. Murders is a detective work by English author Agatha Christie, published in 1936. This story is a surprising story tackling the modern figure of the serial killer and the psychology. The characters in this story are: Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp. They contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as “A.B.C.”.

Agatha Christie following in the footsteps Charles Dickens, Combines first-person narrative and third-person narrative. This approach was previously used by Agatha Christie in The Man in the Brown Suit. The story was well received in the UK and the US when it was published.

About the author:

Agatha Christie, the most famous woman writer and one of the pioneers of criminal literature, was born on September 15, 1890 in Torquay Devon, England. she was the daughter of an American father and an English aristocratic mother. During both World Wars, she served in war hospitals and then in pharmacies, And for this reason she had a high knowledge of medicine and toxicology. So she used the same science in writing her books, and that is why most of the victims of Christie’s stories die of poison.

Agatha Christie was unparalleled in character creation, and immortal characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are among her timeless masterpieces. It is interesting to know that Agatha Christie’s personal life, like her stories, has been very complicated and enigmatic. She died in 1976 at her home in Oxford shire, England.


The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation story. This story is told by faithful friend of Hercule Poirot named Captain Arthur Hastings. Hercule Poirot and Captain Arthur Hastings are two old friends that used to work together solving crimes. But these two friends have not seen each other for years. Captain Arthur Hastings has married and left for South Africa and Poirot works as a private detective in London.

One day Hastings was passing through London and decided to visit Hercule Poirot. Hastings had noticed that Poirot famous detective still wit. During the meeting of former colleagues Poirot received a letter from a criminal who challenged him. Once again, Poirot will find himself up against a Mysterious killer who goes by the name of “ABC”.

In fact, the author of this letter points out Poirot to the murders he will commit in the future. So again Poirot and his partner would work together solving a complicated case.

click here to access the story of The Great Expectations.

Great Expectations-Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

Introducing the story of Great Expectations by: Charles Dickens.

about Great Expectations:

Charles Dickens’ enduring and unique works have extended his popularity beyond the United Kingdom. And today the whole world knows him as a novelist with social concerns. It is Dickens’s second novel, after David Copperfield.

Great Expectations” is one of his most famous works, which narrates the difference of the working classes along with romantic relationships in a Times full of criminality. The story was first published as a serial in Dickens’s weekly periodical All the Year Round.

The story is about the childhood of an orphan named “Pip”, which takes place from 1812, when he is seven years old, until the winter of 1840, and is in fact the main character of the story.

This story can also be considered as a kind of autobiography of Dickens, which, like his other works, reveals his bittersweet experiences of life and people.

About the author:

Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He spent his childhood in suffering and failure. He was a dreamer as a child and loved hearing horror stories. He also had in mind a variety of events that set the stage for the terrifying elements of his future stories. His imagery of the books he reads led him to quickly become a professional novelist.

The most important stories of Charles Dickens are Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities . Many of his stories are usually evoke images of early Victorian London. It should be noted his novels and short stories are still widely read today.


A young orphan boy Philip Pirrip, who is known as Pip. he lives with his disagreeable sister and her sweet-natured husband, the blacksmith Joe Gargery. Some time passes and a middle-aged and wealthy woman named “Miss Havisham” asks Pip to visit him sometimes to talk and accompany him. She is an immoral woman who lives in an old mansion, where the sorrows of the past are rippling. she had driven half-mad years earlier by her lover’s departure on their wedding day.

That is why she hates men and wants to take revenge on men. her adopted daughter, Estella also lives in his house. Miss Havisham teaches her to torment men with her beauty. Pip, at first cautious, later falls in love with Estella. But Estella despises Pip for his living conditions, and at this time Pip has big dreams. at this moment the boy met an escaped convict who will change the whole boy’s life.

click here to access the story of The Pelican Brief.

The Pelican Brief-John Grisham

The Pelican Brief

Introducing the story of The Pelican Brief by: John Grisham.

about The Pelican Brief:

The story is a legal-suspense thriller by John Grisham, published in 1992 by Doubleday. It is his third novel after A Time to Kill and The Firm. John Grisham has written many of her books in the legal genre. and incidentally The Pelican Brief is in the same category. In fact, this story takes legal case into a criminal and environmental story.

Louisiana wetland habitats are very important to pelicans. The brown pelican with the scientific name Pelecanus occidentalis is the symbol of the state of Louisiana, and the name of the story refers to this point. This story examines the efforts of oil companies to extract oil from important bird habitats in Louisiana under criminal law cases, which happens to be very interesting.

In this story, a law student tries to uncover a complex crime behind the exploitation of these important wetlands. It is worth noting in 1993, an exciting American legal film of the same name was made, directed by Alan J. Pakula.

About the author:

John Grisham (born February 8, 1955) is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician.
he graduated from school of law at mississippi state university. he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. He also served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi.

His first novel was Time to Kill. His first best-selling book was The Firm. Yet his eight novels have been adapted into films, which are: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House, The Pelican Brief, Skipping Christmas, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.


The story begins with the assassinations of two ideologically divergent Supreme Court Justices. This shocking news is baffling to both the White House and the F.B.I.. The president senses that there may be a political connection to his administration that could be damaging to his reelection bid.

So the president demands an answer from the F.B.I.. But the FBI fails to establish come up with a credible list of suspects. Meanwhile in New Orleans, Darby Shaw, a Tulane law student, writes a legal brief detailing her theory on why they were killed. But Darby suspects that there may be a plot to pack the Court with conservatives.

After reviewing hundreds of cases, darby writes a brief based on her research which reveals a surprising link to the murders that took place.

click here to access the story of The Mummy.



Crooked_House-Agatha Christie

Crooked House

Introducing the story of Crooked House by: Agatha Christie.

about Crooked House:

This novel is a detective novel is by Agatha Christie, a famous English author. she considered this novel the best out of all her books. and It was first published in 1949, first in March in the United States and then in May in the United Kingdom.

As one of the most prolific writers in the genre, Agatha Christie has always been of interest to filmmakers and enthusiasts. Therefore, in one of their projects, the officials of the Sony Pictures film company took the responsibility of making and screening a film based on Agatha Christie’s crime novel called “The Crooked House“.

About the author:

Mrs. Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and died in 1976. she was an English author of crime fiction and detective literature. She has also written romance stories, but her main fame is for her 66 crime novels .She is so popular around the world that in France alone she sold more than 40 million books by 2003.

she says about this book: This book is one of my special and favorite works that I have been considering writing for years. I would think about it and study it and say to myself that one day when I have enough time and opportunity and I really want to enjoy my free time, I will start writing it.

The stories of Agatha Christie, especially those about the adventures of Detective Hercule Poirot or Mrs. Marple, not only earned her the title of “Queen of Crime” but also made her one of the most important and innovative writers in the development. and They also introduced the evolution of attempted crime stories.


There is a big house, which belongs to a Greek family clan. The headman of the family is very rich and old. He apparently died of a heart attack in his house. In his house lived his two sons and their wives and his three grandchildren and the grandchildren’s teacher Also His young wife and his servant.

His family believes his death was unnatural and in fact a murder. The house is full of suspected and Everybody has a motive. Therefore To investigate, one of the grandchildren asks a young detective to come house.

The detective meets with all the family members and notices their cold and violent relations with each other. During his stay at house, strange events occur that sometimes bring him closer to the truth and sometimes away from the truth. While everyone knows that the murderer is among them and at house.

click here to access the story of A Tale of Two Cities.

Urban Myths-Phil Healey

Urban myths

Introducing the story of Urban myths by: Phil Healey.

About the author:

The original creator of this collection is Phil Healey, a graphic designer from Manchester. In 1982, he met rick Glenville a native of London, at the Polytechnic. They were very interested in the strange stories that people often told in public. And they wanted to share them So they decided to write these stories.

They created phrases that described the strange stories of urban myths. They were sending the stories to the Guardian for publication. The Guardian loved these stories. And the editors decided to publish them in a weekly edition. This collection consists of many city stories. Their plot is similar to many stories which are in almost every city on the planet.

They published their first collection of Urban myths in book form in 1991. This book was very interesting and therefore considered as one of the best-selling books in several consecutive years. Other authors have now collected more than 1,200 urban legends from around the world.

Healey and Glenville use the Internet to collect new stories and comments from their readers. In addition to publishing their stories, the Guardian writes their articles about music and football and Haley lectures At the University of London and Glenville Articles.

About this collection of stories:

As mentioned, the creators of this collection are Healey and Glenville. They enjoyed collecting and retelling funny local tales. Later they started publishing these stories in the Guardian newspaper. These stories were quite strange and made the readers laugh. Over the years, Healey and Glenville chose the best tales and published a book “Urban Myths.

In fact, this book is an anthology of original comedies based on stories told over several years. They are generally featured in a collection of pieces that includes Ivan Rohan, Rupert Grint, Ben Chaplin, Catherine Parkinson, and Aiden Gillen, who present these urban secrets in a deliberate and playful two-sided way.

These stories Without a general knowledge of the stories that took place, fantasies emerged wildly as forms of popular ethnic myths entertained by bizarre narratives used to follow them. The most famous names who told these stories include the legendary singer Bob Thailand, the famous actor Carrie Grant and the famous boxer Mohammad Ali Kelly.

That is why it can be said that this book became very famous. Nowadays you can hear these stories on the radio or TV. Anyone can hear these stories in different cities, only the characters and the names of the characters may be different.

click here to access the story of The Scarlet Letter.

Owl Hall-Robert Campbell

Owl Hall

Introducing the story of Owl Hall by: Robert Campbell.

about Owl Hall:

This story is an original story written specifically for McMillan fans. This story is about a fifteen-year-old girl named Kara, who lives with her mother and younger brother Martin on an old farm. But there is something strange about Kara’s relationship with her mother and brother. Throughout the story, Kara visits the Owl Hall website. As the story goes on, all the secrets in the Owl Hall, even the house are discovered.


One day, Kara’s mother decides to take her children to the countryside for a few days holidays. Kara did not know where they were going for their holiday. It was Mum’s surprise. Five days ago she had suddenly decided that they were going away for a week. She rented a cottage Owl Hall.

Then they drive to the countryside to reach the owl hall, but it was not even on the map. They drove slowly down the narrow country roads. Then suddenly the trees disappeared and all they could see was the road in front of them. It seemed to go on for miles and miles. Therefore, they lost. Trying to find the right way. ‘Let’s go on,’ Mum said. ‘I’m sure we’ll find a road sign or a house… or a phone box.’ After a distance they met a man with white teeth and a big dog. He turned out to be their neighbor.

Fascinating event

The man then guides them. After a while, they arrived at the cottage. Then, Kara went to the gate to open it. she heard an owl calling and the noise of something moving in the bushes. Suddenly Kara thought she could feel someone or something watching her. This cottage is like from a horror movie. There are no special amenities there. Neither kara, nor her brother enjoyed this cottage.

Kara decides to make a film about Owl Hall on her mobile. She is also going to write about it in the blog as the homeowners wanted. When making the film, Kara notices that something is hidden in the bushes.

click here to access the story of Inca Mummy Girl.


نماد «مورد تأیید انجمن»




Turn of the screw-James henry

Turn of the screw

Introducing the story of turn of the screw by: James henry.

About turn of the screw:

Turn of the screw is the most famous story of james henry, which refers to the theme of sexual repression. This story was honored with a huge number of film adaptations and theater productions. This story is also one of the most valuable ghost stories in literature.

The story has been the subject of much debate since 1924. when Freud’s analysis was published by Canton, to the present day. This story can rightly be regarded as a model of gothic style.

The story of turn of the screw will undoubtedly be interesting not only for those who love terrible, but those who enjoy logical puzzles. In fact, by focusing on a young woman in the new situation, James deals with the class differences and the difference in the view of the world. that can be seen in most of his works and is one of the themes of this author.

A young teacher who is trapped in a tradition and suppresses her sexuality, thus projecting and expressing these desires. What Freud refers to: “Our repressed desires are embedded in our dreams.” “Our dreams are the symbolic realization of our dreams.”

About James henry:

James henry, an american novelist and critic, was born in New York to an Irish-Scottish culture. His ancestors were Irish immigrants and very wealthy; His father was a prominent writer in theology; He was an attractive thinker and personality who was extremely careful and obsessive in raising his children. Thus James Henry was raised in an environment of culture.

James is the creator of realist and modern psychoanalytic novels. In most of his works, he describes the lives of rich people, nobles and women. James attended meetings to get acquainted with women’s temperaments in order to become more familiar with women’s inner behaviors and states .The story of turn of the screw is one of his best works.

Summary :

The story begins when, with the death of the parents of two children. They have an uncle who lives in London. But he is reluctant to take care of them, which is why he hires this young teacher to do his job without any complaints or grievances. Therefore their uncle takes care of the children to a young teacher in a magnificent old mansion. 

Everything is going well until new teacher realizes the relationship between the previous teacher and the previous waiter. Worst of all, one of the two children is expelled from school for hurt a classmate.

The new teacher realizes that sometimes the relationship between the former teacher and the previous waiter has taken place in front of the children, and therefore the impact of this corruption and inappropriate behavior has been left on the children.

But it does not take long for everything to change. And the new teacher sees the ghost of the former teacher. And the previous waiter in the mansion and concludes that an ominous act is ahead…

click here to access the story of cry, the beloved country.


A shot in the night

Introducing the story of a shot in the night by: Ridley Andrew.

About a shot in the night 

the story of a shot in the night is a detective story about Detective Rush and his daughter who want to spend the night out of town.

Who are the important characters in this story?

The main characters of a shot in the night are first Detective Rush and his daughter and then Mr. Dalton as well as Mr. and Mrs. Larkin.

Summary (A shot in the night ):

Detective Rush decides to be with his daughter on vacation. He is happy to be away from his work in Leeds in the north of England for a few days. Her job is very important to her, but she also likes to spend time with her daughter, Sally. A week in Kent on the southeast coast will be enjoyable for both. Twenty minutes later they cross St. Mary’s Bay and then reach Littlestone Farm.

After a few minutes they arrive in the yard of a small farm. There is a house with a thatched roof, and a barn stands at the end of the yard. DI Rush parks his car at the side of it. They both climb out of the car and stretch. A man dressed in old jeans and a dirty, blue shirt stands in the doorway. He is about forty years old, small and wiry with brown hair. he is mr Alan Larkin.”

But Detective Rush introduces himself to the homeowner as a bank employee. Then Mr Larkin helps DI Rush to bring in the suitcases from the car. He takes them up to their rooms. Both rooms are at the front of the house and look out onto the yard.

The behavior of the house owners seemed quite strange to the policeman, There were no guests, except them. But everything was pointing, that many people lived at this farm.

Special event (A shot in the night)

Then Mr. Rush and his daughter get ready to go for a walk by the sea. They leave the house and follow the path between the house and the barn to reach the sea. After walking, they return to the farm, and as they enter the yard, they see that a large, new BMW is parked in front of the barn. That car is for Mr. Dalton, who has just come to the farm.

DI Rush and Sally introduce themselves to Mr Dalton. He is dressed in an expensive suit, and the inspector sees that he has a Rolex watch on his wrist. During the meal, they try to talk to him. Mr. Dalton, but he does not want to talk. After the meal, they each go to their rooms to rest.

That night inspector Rush heard the sound of the gun. The housekeeper assured him that there were some poachers near the farm. Next morning the Mr Dalton disappeared. The inspector’s daughter found blood in the yard. So the suspicions weren’t groundless.

click here to access Literature audio books.