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Five Aces and Other Stories

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A stunning collection of Mika Waltari’s stories that were originally published in magazines and newspapers between 1925-1948.

Five Aces and Other Stories is a collection of previously unpublished short stories by Mika Waltari that were originally published in around twenty magazines and newspapers.

From horror to romance and everything in between, it’s a varied collection that contains something for everyone.

The collection was edited by Rudy de Casseres and Raimo Salomaa.

Mika Waltari (1908-1979) is the most popular 20th century Finnish writer who is best known for his magnus opus The Egyptian. Over a career that spanned five decades, Waltari published well over 100 works, of which 200 translations have been made. His works include at least 30 novels, 20 plays and 15 novellas, as well as short stories, poems, screenplays and essays. In 1957 he was appointed to the Academy of Finland, having previously won the state literature award five times. Waltari’s works have been translated into over 40 languages.