Prince Zaleski and Cummings King Monk

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Prince Zaleski and Cummings King Monk
Prince zaleski.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Joe Wehrle, Jr. for the first US edition of Prince Zaleski and Cummings King Monk
Author M. P. Shiel
Illustrator frontispiece by Bob Arrington
Cover artist Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Country United States
Language English
Genre Supernatural fiction, Detective fiction short stories
Publisher Mycroft & Moran
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 220 pp
ISBN 0-87054-007-6
OCLC 3169342
LC Class PZ3.S5553 Ps5 PR6037.H524

Prince Zaleski and Cummings King Monk is a collection of supernatural detective short stories by author M. P. Shiel. It was released in 1977 by Mycroft & Moran in an edition of 4,036 copies. The first three Prince Zaleski stories had appeared in Shiel's first published work, Prince Zaleski (London: John Lane; Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895). The fourth was first published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine for January, 1955. The Cummings King Monk stories were drawn from The Pale Ape and Other Pulses (1911).


Prince Zaleski and Cummings King Monk contains the following tales:

  1. Prince Zaleski
    • "The Race of Orven"
    • "The Stone of the Edmundsbury Monks"
    • "The S.S."
    • "The Return of Prince Zaleski"
  2. Cummings King Monk
    • "He Meddles With Women"
    • "He Defines 'Greatness of Mind'"
    • "He Wakes an Echo"


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