Myths, Murders and Mysteries

Literature for life

Grouped by genre, this stimulating collection of short stories introduces students to a range of fiction genres. Each group includes an introduction to the genre, an example of pre-twentieth century fiction and reading and writing assignments - thus helping students to explore the characteristics of each genre in their own reading and writing. Genres include: Myths Ghosts and Horror Science fiction Crime and mystery. Age 12+


How Winter Came to the Earth retold by Jacynth Hope-Simpson

Izanami and Izanagi (Japanese Creation Myth) retold by N. Philip

Pandora's Box retold by Anthony Horowitz

Pyramus and Thisbe retold by Anthony Horowitz

Ghost and Horror

A Night at a Cottage by Richard Hughes

Who Goes Down This Dark Road? by Joan Aiken

Feeding the Dog by Susan Price

The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell

Science Fiction

A Gnaw of Rats by Robert Swindells

The Star Ducks by Bill Brown

Compassion Circuit by John Wyndham

The Stolen Bacillus by H.G. Wells

Crime and Mystery

The Hitch-hiker by Roald Dahl

Carousel by Carol Silcock

Captain Murderer by Charles Dickens

The Case for the Defence by Graham Greene


Part of Literature for Life Resources - New Windmills Collections

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Production date:February 1999