A man ignores a warning to stay away from a sinister house; when someone drowns close by, he finds the evidence doesn’t add up…
A coroner has his suspicions as to who murdered the deceased.
A wealthy author looks for material in a thief and a typist.
The head of the purity league is drawn into an adulterous flirtation.
A man-about-town wakes up after a binge to find himself in the flat of a girl, whose father insists he marries her.
A useless secretary and his private detective friend try to help an heiress from being swindled by her guardian.
In old Vienna, a tenor finds that a glamorous socialite wants him for his voice rather than himself.
In Vienna, a diminutive tenor falls in love whilst striving for success.
An impressionable youth pursues an opera singer’s niece and has trouble with stolen jewels.
A travelling salesman has his car stolen and stands up to the sadistic gang boss responsible.
During the Great War, a number of captured British officers attempt to escape a prisoner-of-war camp.
Three more Somerset Maugham short stories introduced by the author.
In 1900 Peking, Boxer fanatics are encouraged by the Empress to take over the city and besiege the international diplomatic quarter; an American major leads the defence.
A British traitor in Moscow is given a new face and sent back home, where he becomes a double agent.
Life in a Borstal institution.
An unsuccessful rock group, twisting around London’s clubs, saves an heiress from the clutches of an unscrupulous singer.
An account of London’s sordid Christie murders of the forties.
A boy and girl set off on a trail of armed robbery and murder.
Day-to-day problems of a well-to-do war widow.
The last years of General Gordon.
Norwegian freedom fighters destroy a U-boat base and are saved by commandos.
The heads of the allied spy forces call Sir James Bond out of retirement to fight the power of SMERSH.
A police informer is murdered and his brother takes revenge.
A small-time crook imprisoned on Jersey at the start of World War II offers to spy for the Nazis but reports to the English.
A small town gets dragged out into space, and the populace try to organise a local government based on equal rights for all.