The Hand by Guy de Maupassant has to be one of my favorite short stories of all time. This story was written in a way as Maupassant is telling you the story himself. The story is about the mysterious death of Sir John Rowell.
The story is told by a judge named Bermutier who had been a judge who handled vendettas, which is most apt about the story. The story has some supernatural aspects to it and yet the judge works to disprove the supernatural elements.
What I like most about the story is how conversational this piece is. Like it was a story told in a very natural setting.
The Hand was published in 1883 by Guy de Maupassant. The audio program I listened to was narrated by BJ Harrison.