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The Mysterious Card

(This has been called one of the two most famous riddle stories of all time, along with “The Lady, or the Tiger?” by Frank Stockton.) Burwell, a New Yorker in Paris, during intermission at the Folies Bergère, is inconspicuously given a card by a charming, elegant lady passing by his table with a gentleman. The […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Short Stories

The Mysterious Card Unveiled

Sequel to “The Mysterious Card”, in which the mystery of the card is resolved. According to Uncertain Endings: The World’s Greatest Unsolved Mystery Stories by Otto Penzler (Penguin Books, 2006), this 2-part story is one of the two most famous riddle stories of all time, the other being “The Lady, or the Tiger?” by Frank […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Short Stories