The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales

John Charles DENT (1841 - 1888)

John Charles Dent, the author of the following remarkable stories, was born in Kendal, Westmorland, England, in 1841. His parents emigrated to Canada shortly after that event, bringing with them, of course, the youth who was afterwards to become the Canadian author and historian. Mr. Dent received his primary education in Canadian schools, and afterwards studied law, becoming in due course a member of the Upper Canada Bar. He only practised for a few years, then returned to England to pursue a literary career, writing mostly for periodicals. After remaining in England for several years, Mr. Dent and his family moved to Boston, in America, for about two years. But he finally returned to Canada, accepting a journalistic position in Toronto. Mr. Dent proceeded to write 'The Canadian Portrait Gallery', which ran to four large volumes, 'The Last Forty Years: Canada since the Union of 1841', and a 'History of the Rebellion in Upper Canada'.
This collected work of his short fiction, contributed by their author at considerable intervals to different periodicals, was published posthumously. The stories themselves are delightfully anchored in the physical geography of Upper Canada (or in the case of 'Gagtooth's Image', Illinois), and have a mystical and spooky air about them. (Summary by Pipesdreams)

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Detective Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Prefatory Sketch Moira Fogarty
00:07:04
Play 01 01-1 The Gerrard Street Mystery, Part 1 Moira Fogarty
00:31:51
Play 02 01-2 The Gerrard Street Mystery, Part 2 Moira Fogarty
00:08:52
Play 03 01-3 The Gerrard Street Mystery, Part 3 Moira Fogarty
00:18:36
Play 04 02 - Gagtooth's Image Becca B
00:47:19
Play 05 03-1 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 1 & 2 J. M. Smallheer
00:06:30
Play 06 03-2 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 3 J. M. Smallheer
00:05:48
Play 07 03-3 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 4 J. M. Smallheer
00:04:48
Play 08 03-4 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 5 & 6 J. M. Smallheer
00:08:04
Play 09 03-5 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 7 & 8 J. M. Smallheer
00:20:06
Play 10 04-01 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 1 BrianaBird
00:11:45
Play 11 04-02 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 2 Jc Guan
00:07:55
Play 12 04-03 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 3 Isosceles
00:05:15
Play 13 04-04 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 4 Isosceles
00:12:37
Play 14 04-05 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 5 Alex Buie
00:06:11
Play 15 04-06 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 6 Alex Buie
00:06:16
Play 16 04-07 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 7 Anna Simon
00:10:39
Play 17 04-08 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 8 redabrus
00:15:39
Play 18 04-09 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 9 redabrus
00:09:59
Play 19 04-10 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 10 redabrus
00:07:29
Play 20 04-11 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 11 Bob Sage
00:21:12
Play 21 04-12 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 12 Bob Sage
00:10:24
Play 22 04-13 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 13 Bob Sage
00:17:20
Play 23 04-14 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 14 Bob Sage
00:17:08
Play 24 04-15 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 15 Bob Sage
00:08:44