Packard's experiences working on the railroad led to his writing many railroad stories, then to a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale. The critic August Nemo selected seven short stories by this remarkable author for your enjoyment: - Corporal Bob. - The Guardian of the Devil's Slide. - Where's Haggerty? - McQueen's Hobby. - Munford. - "If a Man Die" - The Blood of Kings.