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A Sad Mistake

eBook, 12/6/16, $1.99

ISBN 9780316361132

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A reclusive, haunted Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant are visited by a strange, persistent stranger in this haunting short story by R.L. Stine.

It’s a dark and stormy night, and the new, unnamed assistant to the penniless Dr. Victor Frankenstein answers the front door’s knock. There stands a stranger, who has managed to track down the elusive doctor and forces a wager: reanimate the man’s dead brother or face exposure to the community at large. But who is gaming whom—will the massive corpse actually be revived?

“A Sad Mistake” by R.L. Stine is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives.

R.L. Stine is one of the bestselling children’s authors in history, with more than 400 million books sold to date. In 1989, Stine created the Fear Street series, one of the bestselling young adult book series in history, with 80 million copies sold worldwide. He is also the author of the bestselling children’s series Goosebumps, which began in 1992 and has sold 300 million copies around the world.