Protecting Project Pulp 48: Jacques Futrelle

Main Fiction: “The Problem of Cell 13” by Jacques Futrelle, first published in 1905.

Narrator: Simon Hildebrandt.

“Let’s suppose a case,” he said, after a moment. “Take a cell where prisoners under sentence of death are confined—men who are desperate and, maddened by fear, would take any chance to escape—suppose you were locked in such a cell. Could you escape?”

“Certainly,” declared The Thinking Machine.

7 thoughts on “Protecting Project Pulp 48: Jacques Futrelle”

  1. Jacques Futrelle and H.P. Lovecraft are two very different masters and it is nice to see then together. But both stories are already avaiable in audio and much of the fun (for me) are the unknown writers and stories you offer.
    Here a link to all available Lovecraft audio in the publick domain:
    The Nearly Complete H.P. Lovecraft
    Have fun,

  2. Thanks for the feedback, Roland – we’ve got a stack of lesser-known authors coming up too so stay tuned. 🙂

  3. What a fantastic story, thanks for sharing it.. I’ll be sure to look more into Jacques Futrelle

  4. Glad you liked it, J.T. – and if you liked locked-room mysteries, we’ve got a doozy coming up in a month or so. 🙂

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