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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes artwork The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Boasting some of Sherlock Holmes's finest adventures, this classic 1894 collection was originally written in serial form. Eleven of the most popular tales of the immortal sleuth include "Silver Blaze," concerning the "curious incident of the dog in the night-time"; "The Greek Interpreter," starring Holmes's even more formidable brother, Mycroft; and "The Final Problem," the detective's notorious confrontation with arch-criminal Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Holmes and Dr. Watson remain history's greatest detective team, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's portrayals of male comradeship, the thrills of the chase, and the misty precincts of Victorian London remains unmatched in detective literature.


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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Return of Sherlock Holmes artwork The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Once again Mr Sherlock Holmes is free to devote his life to examining those interesting little problems which the complex life of London so plentifully presents'. Evil masterminds beware! Sherlock Holmes is back! Ten years after his supposed death in the swirling torrent of the Reichenbach Falls locked in the arms of his arch enemy Professor Moriarty, Arthur Conan Doyle agreed to pen further adventures featuring his brilliant detective. In the first story, 'The Empty House', Holmes returns to Baker Street and his good friend Watson, explaining how he escaped from his watery grave. In creating this collection of tales, Doyle had lost none of his cunning or panache, providing Holmes with a sparkling set of mysteries to solve and a challenging set of adversaries to defeat. The potent mixture includes murder, abduction, baffling cryptograms and robbery. We are also introduced to the one of the cruellest villains in the Holmes canon, the despicable Charles Augustus Milverton. As before, Watson is the superb narrator and the magic remains unchanged and undimmed.


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The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles artwork The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end.


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The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventure of the Dying Detective artwork The Adventure of the Dying Detective
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Adventure of the Dying Detective is one of the more character centered Sherlock Holmes stories. The story begins with Dr. Watson, who is in his second year of marriage and so living away from B Baker street, being called to the detective’s home by Mrs. Hudson.


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The Adventure of the Dying Detective - Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Valley of Fear artwork The Valley of Fear
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this tale drawn from the note books of Dr Watson, the deadly hand of Professor Moriarty once more reaches out to commit a vile and ingenious crime. However, a mole in Moriarty's frightening criminal organization alerts Sherlock Holmes of the evil deed by means of a cipher. When Holmes and Watson arrive at a Sussex manor house they appear to be too late. The discovery of a body suggests that Moriarty's henchmen have been at their work. But there is much more to this tale of murder than at first meets the eye and Sherlock Holmes is determined to get to the bottom of it.


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The Valley of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle

Laura Jean Libbey - Kidnapped at the Altar artwork Kidnapped at the Altar
Laura Jean Libbey
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a thriller fiction in which, A very eligible young man is about to marry a beautiful young heiress. The heiress gets kidnapped on their wedding day by a man who imprisons her in a tower. Meanwhile the hero rescues a young woman from being abused by her family and takes her on as a protegee. The groom presumes that his fiancee has abandoned him and he returns to normal life.


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Kidnapped at the Altar - Laura Jean Libbey

Arthur Conan Doyle - His Last Bow artwork His Last Bow
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On the eve of the First World War, Von Bork, a German agent, is getting ready to leave England with his vast collection of intelligence, gathered over a four-year period. His wife and household have already left Harwich for Flushing in the Netherlands, leaving only him and his elderly housekeeper. Von Bork's diplomat friend, Baron von Herling, is impressed by his collection of vital British military secrets, and tells Von Bork that he will be received in Berlin as a hero. Von Bork indicates that he is waiting for one last transaction with his Irish-American informant, Altamont, who will arrive shortly with a rich treasure: naval signals.


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His Last Bow - Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Mystery of Cloomber artwork The Mystery of Cloomber
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

What dark deed from the past haunts Major Heatherstone? Why does he live like a hermit at Cloomber Hall, forbidding his children to venture beyond the estate grounds? Why is he plagued by the sound of a tolling bell, and why does his paranoia rise to frantic levels each year on the fifth of October? With the sudden appearance of three shipwrecked Buddhist monks, the answers to these questions follow close behind. Arthur Conan Doyle's Gothic thriller unfolds in his native Scotland, in a remote coastal village surrounded by dreary moors. The creator of Sherlock Holmes combines his skill at weaving tales of mystery with his deep fascination with spiritualism and the paranormal. First published in 1889, the novel offers a cautionary view of British colonialism in the form of a captivating story of murder and revenge.


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The Mystery of Cloomber - Arthur Conan Doyle

Anna Katharine Green - The Gray Madam artwork The Gray Madam
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this story Wilbur sees a woman dressed in a gray cloak leave his wife Lydia's room. They don't know the woman and had not let her in. So who is she? How did she get into the room? Why did she come? She can't have been a ghost, or can she? Wilbur wants to know and decides to solve this mystery.


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The Gray Madam - Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling - Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II artwork Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II
Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 18 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The deep and widespread interest which the writings of Mr. Rudyard Kipling have excited has naturally led to curiosity concerning their author and to a desire to know the conditions of his life. Much has been written about him which has had little or no foundation in truth. It seems, then, worth while, in order to prevent false or mistaken reports from being accepted as trustworthy, and in order to provide for the public such information concerning Mr. Kipling as it has a right to possess, that a correct and authoritative statement of the chief events in his life should be given to it. This is the object of the following brief narrative.


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Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II - Rudyard Kipling

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Valley of Fear artwork The Valley of Fear
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Holmes decodes a cipher warning from Moriarty's organization for "Douglas" in "Birlstone", but a corpse is there already. When Mr. Douglas blows the head off his American assassin, he dresses the body as himself, and hides, to throw off the chase for good. Holmes guesses the missing dumb-bell weighted down the killer's clothes in the moat. The calling card left, VV341, is Vermissa Valley Lodge 341. Decades ago for Pinkerton, he went months undercover, first with Freemen in Chicago, then west to desolate mountain coal mine area, to take down corrupt murderers who ran the Valley Freemen Lodge, but criminals pursued. Holmes warns Douglas, when acquitted, to flee England. But Moriarty prevails. The second Mrs. Douglas telegrams that her husband was lost overboard on his way to South Africa on a ship.


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The Valley of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - The Man Who Knew Too Much artwork The Man Who Knew Too Much
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ has some similarities to the Father Brown stories: Horne Fisher the eponymous hero is connected and indeed related to many of the high-ranking politicians of his age and thus ‘knows too much’ about the background of the mysteries in which he becomes embroiled and which he unravels.


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The Man Who Knew Too Much - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Joseph Conrad - The Secret Agent artwork The Secret Agent
A Simple Tale
Joseph Conrad
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story is set in London in 1886 and deals largely with the life of Mr. Verloc and his job as a spy. The novel deals broadly with the notions of anarchism, espionage, and terrorism.


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The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad

Wilkie Collins - The Dead Secret artwork The Dead Secret
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The secret of the title is the parentage of the heroine, Rosamund Treverton, who has been passed off as the daughter of the wealthy former actress Mrs. Treverton of Porthgenna Tower, but is in fact the illegitimate child of her servant Sarah Leeson by a local miner. Sarah writes down the details of the secret from the words of the dying Mrs. Treverton, and hides the paper bearing the message in an unused room at Porthgenna. The novel then jumps forward some twenty years. Rosamund has married the blind Leonard Frankland, who now owns Porthgenna Tower. Sarah, under an assumed name, obtains a post as servant to the family, and gives Rosamund a cryptic warning to avoid the room in which the Secret is hidden. On a visit to Porthgenna, Rosamund finds the paper detailing the Secret and reveals it to Leonard. Leonard, who was originally deceived into thinking Rosamund was a wealthy heiress, accepts that his wife is illegitimate, but refuses to accept her inheritance. In the course of things, this would now pass to Mrs. Treverton’s miserly brother Andrew. But Andrew Treverton, somewhat out of character, refuses to accept the windfall and Rosamund remains the heiress of the Trevertons in the expected happy ending.


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The Dead Secret - Wilkie Collins

Jules Verne - An Antarctic Mystery artwork An Antarctic Mystery
Jules Verne
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1896
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An Antarctic mystery” is based on the classic tale of horror “Arthur Gordon Pym” by Edgar Allen Poe and serves as a continuation of the story although it must be noted that this is not a work of horror. Rather, “An Antarctic mystery” begins in 1839 with the lead character and narrator, Jeorling, on the Kerguelen Islands to study wildlife. He is ready to depart and learns that a ship, the Halbrane, is coming into port shortly. Jeorling is done on the island and wants to depart on the Halbrane with no particular destination in mind. The captain of the Halbrane, Len Guy, at first refuses but finally relents on the night before the ship sets sail. Jeorling is uncertain as to why the strange captain had a change of heart but he wants to leave so he happily sets sail aboard the ship the next morning.


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An Antarctic Mystery - Jules Verne

Ernest William Hornung - Dead Men Tell No Tales artwork Dead Men Tell No Tales
Ernest William Hornung
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1939
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ernest William Hornung (June 7, 1866 – March 22, 1921) was an English author. Hornung was the third son of John Peter Hornung, a Hungarian, and was born in Middlesbrough. He was educated at Uppingham during some of the later years of its great headmaster, Edward Thring. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years where he working as a tutor at Mossgiel station.


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Dead Men Tell No Tales - Ernest William Hornung

Thomas Holmes - London's Underworld artwork London's Underworld
Thomas Holmes
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The odds and ends of humanity, so plentiful in London's great city, have for many years largely constituted my circle of friends and acquaintances. They are strange people, for each of them is, or was, possessed of some dominating vice, passion, whim or weakness which made him incapable of fulfilling the ordinary duties of respectable citizenship. They had all descended from the Upper World, to live out strange lives, or die early deaths in the mysterious but all pervading world below the line.


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London's Underworld - Thomas Holmes

Anna Katharine Green - The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow artwork The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Women Sleuths
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow she breaks more ground with her in-depth study of the psychological interplay between the murderer, the victim and the witnesses. Although more quietly paced, this mystery presents many elements of a current psychological thriller: blind ambition, narcissism, obsession and betrayal. Green adds a peculiar twist with the fact that two heartbroken relatives of the victim sacrifice virtually everything to protect the murderer.


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The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow - Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green - That Affair Next Door artwork That Affair Next Door
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Women Sleuths
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The dead body of a woman was found under a large cabinet. But she had been dead four hours before the cabinet fell upon her. The owners of the house had been on vacation and the place empty. Who was she and why was she in the empty house all alone? This murder mystery is being showcased in this book.


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That Affair Next Door - Anna Katharine Green

Gaston Leroux - The Secret of the Night artwork The Secret of the Night
Gaston Leroux
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 15 April 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Rouletabille, an infallible unraveller of criminal mysteries, figures in an atmosphere of vodka, nihilists and unpronounceable names.


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The Secret of the Night - Gaston Leroux

Eustace Hale Ball - Traffic in Souls artwork Traffic in Souls
Eustace Hale Ball
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This novel is based in part upon the scenario of the photo-drama of the same name written by Walter MacNamara and produced by the UNIVERSAL FILM MANUFACTURING COMPANY, New York City. The incidents and characterisations are founded upon stories of real life. Actual scenes of the underworld haunts are faithfully reproduced. The criminal methods of the traffickers are substantiated by the reports of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. , Investigating Committee for the Suppression of Vice, and District Attorney Whitman’s White Slave Report.


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Traffic in Souls - Eustace Hale Ball

Anna Katharine Green - A Difficult Problem artwork A Difficult Problem
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a collection of ten short works of mysterious fiction by Anna Katharine Green. These ten short stories include the mystery stories as their basic theme.


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A Difficult Problem - Anna Katharine Green

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - The Innocence of Father Brown artwork The Innocence of Father Brown
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Father Brown is a short, unpresuming, non-descript Catholic priest who has a knack for being present at mysterious murders and thefts. As a priest, he has heard a lot of confessions, so that his innocence is only on the surface. His understanding of the psychological and spiritual nature of Man, coupled with his keen observation and deductive reasoning enables him to solve the most mysterious of crimes.


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The Innocence of Father Brown - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Edgar Wallace - The Daffodil Mystery artwork The Daffodil Mystery
Edgar Wallace
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When Mr. Thomas Lyne, poet, poseur. and owner of Lyne's Emporium insults a cashier, Odette Rider, she resigns. Having summoned detective Jack Tarling to investigate another employee, Mr. Milburgh, Lyne now changes his plans. Tarling and his Chinese companion refuse to become involved. They pay a visit to Odette's flat. In the hall, Tarling meets Sam, convicted felon and protégé of Lyne. Next morning Tarling discovers a body. The hands are crossed on the breast, adorned with a handful of daffodils.


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The Daffodil Mystery - Edgar Wallace

Wilkie Collins - A Fair Penitent artwork A Fair Penitent
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Delve into the seamy underside of eighteenth-century Paris in this gripping short story from beloved British author Wilkie Collins. The fair penitent of the title is a renowned stage actress who decides to give up her life of cultural refinement and cushy creature comforts to seek out a more spiritually fulfilling path. Will she find a way to make things right and repent?.


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A Fair Penitent - Wilkie Collins

Anna Katharine Green - The Leavenworth Case artwork The Leavenworth Case
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A story of mystery and crime and is here narrated with an artistic skill which inevitably holds the interest of the reader, even to the point of the highest tension, to the close of the last chapter. It involves a case of wrongful suspicion in a murder, was highly regarded for its insight into legal procedure, and was used at Yale as an example of the dangers of relying on circumstantial evidence.


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The Leavenworth Case - Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green - The Old Stone House and Other Stories artwork The Old Stone House and Other Stories
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Well-written collection of short stories. Each one contains a mystery and a romantic involvement in the plot, and some have a twist ending.


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The Old Stone House and Other Stories - Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens - Hunted Down artwork Hunted Down
The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hunted Down' is a selection of Dickens' fascinating detective stories. Haining introduces a motley cast of heroes and villains in episodes that are sometimes comical, sometimes grotesque - and always entertaining.


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Hunted Down - Charles Dickens

Anna Katharine Green - The House in the Mist artwork The House in the Mist
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a part of mystery collection. It contains two additional short stories, "The Ruby and the Caldron" and "The Hermit of -- Street. " .


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The House in the Mist - Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins - The Law and the Lady artwork The Law and the Lady
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friends. Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria to suspect her husband is hiding a dark secret in his past and she discovers that he has been using a false name. He refuses to discuss it leading them to curtail their honeymoon and return to London where Valeria learns that he was on trial for his first wife's murder by arsenic. He was tried in a Scottish court and the verdict was 'Not Proven' rather than 'not guilty' implying his guilt but without enough proof for a jury to convict him. Valeria sets out to save their happiness by proving her husband innocent of the crime. In her quest, she comes across the disabled character Miserrimus Dexter, a fascinating but mentally unstable genius, and his devoted female cousin, Ariel. Dexter will prove crucial to uncovering the disturbing truth behind the mysterious death.


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The Law and the Lady - Wilkie Collins

Gaston Leroux - Mystery of the Yellow Room artwork Mystery of the Yellow Room
Gaston Leroux
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 15 April 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this classic 1908 mystery novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, reporter Joseph Rouletabille investigates a crime in which the criminal seems to have disappeared from a locked room. This story is one of the most famous “locked room” mysteries.


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Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux

Anna Katharine Green - Agatha Webb artwork Agatha Webb
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this elegant drama, Anna Katharine Green, one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, weaves a narrative with her usual consummate skill, and portrays her characters with exceptional sympathy. On the New England seacoast, not far from Boston, lays a staid, picturesque village called Sutherland town. In these tranquil surroundings, Agatha Webb and her servant are found murdered. The task of unraveling the mystery begins at once, and suspicion points to a number of persons. Agatha herself had a tragic and troubled past. She suffered the loss of six of her children who died in infancy; some of the people of the village suspected her of complicity in these deaths, while others looked upon her as a victim. Adding to the complexity of the situation, a wealthy local man is being blackmailed by someone who believes that he is guilty of Agatha's murder. The solution of the puzzle is uncovered in an intensely dramatic court scene. In addition to the attraction of the mystery, there is a great love story.


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Agatha Webb - Anna Katharine Green

Jean Webster - The Four Pools Mystery artwork The Four Pools Mystery
Jean Webster
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is an interesting mystery although fiction still gives a glimpse of conditions in the south post-civil war.


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The Four Pools Mystery - Jean Webster

Anna Katharine Green - Midnight In Beauchamp Row artwork Midnight In Beauchamp Row
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It was a pretty house in the daytime, but owing to its deep, sloping roof and small bediamonded windows it had a lonesome look at night, notwithstanding the crimson hall light which shone through the leaves of its vine covered doorway. Ned Chivers lived in it with his six months' married bride, and as he was both a busy fellow and a gay one there were many evenings when pretty Letty Chivers sat alone until near midnight. She was of an uncomplaining spirit, however, and said little, though there were times when; both the day and evening seemed very long and married life not altogether the paradise she had expected.


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Midnight In Beauchamp Row - Anna Katharine Green

Melville Davisson Post - The Sleuth of St. James's Square artwork The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Melville Davisson Post
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 23 June 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Very good mystery stories by one of the greatest American mystery writers. These stories are loosely connected, and feature (in a manner of speaking) the detective Sir Henry Marquis. For example: some of them are stories told by Sir Henry. One of the many things that makes Post's writing stand out is the way he plays around with narrative structure.


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The Sleuth of St. James's Square - Melville Davisson Post

Louis Tracy - Number Seventeen artwork Number Seventeen
Louis Tracy
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery novel book. Seventeen. A mystery novel featuring Winter and Fourneaux. Sparring police partners Winter and Furneaux are back at each others throats in this mystery-thriller, as they solve the murder of Edith Lester, occupant of room Number Seventeen.


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Number Seventeen - Louis Tracy

Max Heindel - The Rosicrucian Mysteries artwork The Rosicrucian Mysteries
Max Heindel
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A primer for those interested in the basic philosophy, beliefs & secrets of the Rosicrucians.


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The Rosicrucian Mysteries - Max Heindel

Earl Derr Biggers - Seven Keys to Baldpate artwork Seven Keys to Baldpate
Earl Derr Biggers
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dime-store novelist William Magee has gone to Baldpate Inn to do a little soul-searching in an attempt to write a serious work. Thinking he will be alone and uninterrupted, Magee arrives at the inn in the dead of winter. But he discovers that there are six other keys to Baldpate Inn, and the holders of those keys enliven his stay with bribery, shootings and plenty of mystery.


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Seven Keys to Baldpate - Earl Derr Biggers

Alice Muriel Williamson - It Happened in Egypt artwork It Happened in Egypt
Alice Muriel Williamson
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a novel book. Lord Ernest Borrow and Captain Anthony Fenton think they know a secret - a secret that could make them both rich. En route, they are sidetracked by Sir Marcus Antonius Lark, a woman who thinks she's Cleopatra reincarnate, a Gilded Rose of an American Heiress, and Mrs. Jones, a mysterious Irish woman with a past. Will they find the secret? Or will the trip up the Nile on the Enchantress Isis net them another discovery altogether?


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It Happened in Egypt - Alice Muriel Williamson

Louis Joseph Vance - The Lone Wolf artwork The Lone Wolf
Louis Joseph Vance
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Vance's character Michael Lanyard, a jewel thief turned private detective and known as "The Lone Wolf" and this is a series of private detective tales.


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The Lone Wolf - Louis Joseph Vance

Anna Katharine Green - Dark Hollow artwork Dark Hollow
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1913
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A man by the name of Etheridge was found beaten to death. A local inn-keeper, is convicted and executed for the crime. Many years later, "a woman in purple" shows up at the house of Ostrander, the respected judge who had sentenced the inn-keeper to be executed. This mysterious woman turns out to be the wife of the convicted man, but she does not believe he was guilty. She visits the Judge, to challenge him on his verdict. He listens to her plea, but reaffirms his belief in her husbands guilt. Having nowhere to go, Deborah is given the position of maid, which she secretly uses to obtain proof of her husband's innocence and the identity of the real killer.


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Dark Hollow - Anna Katharine Green

Guy de Maupassant - Strong as Death artwork Strong as Death
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This novel explores the mysterious -- and, for the protagonist, tragic -- interaction of love and creativity. Broad daylight streamed down into the vast studio through a skylight in the ceiling, which showed a large square of dazzling blue, a bright vista of limitless heights of azure, across which passed flocks of birds in rapid flight. But the glad light of heaven hardly entered this severe room, with high ceilings and draped walls, before it began to grow soft and dim, to slumber among the hangings and die in the portieres, hardly penetrating to the dark corners where the gilded frames of portraits gleamed like flame. Peace and sleep seemed imprisoned there, the peace characteristic of an artist’s dwelling, where the human soul has toiled. Within these walls, where thought abides, struggles, and becomes exhausted in its violent efforts, everything appears weary and overcome as soon as the energy of action is abated; all seems dead after the great crises of life, and the furniture, the hangings, and the portraits of great personages still unfinished on the canvases, all seem to rest as if the whole place had suffered the master’s fatigue and had toiled with him, taking part in the daily renewal of his struggle. A vague, heavy odor of paint, turpentine, and tobacco was in the air, clinging to the rugs and chairs; and no sound broke the deep silence save the sharp short cries of the swallows that flitted above the open skylight, and the dull, ceaseless roar of Paris, hardly heard above the roofs. Nothing moved except a little cloud of smoke that rose intermittently toward the ceiling with every puff that Olivier Bertin, lying upon his divan, blew slowly from a cigarette between his lips.


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Strong as Death - Guy de Maupassant

Alexandre Dumas - Joan of Naples artwork Joan of Naples
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1477
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is the story of crimes against the royalty. The vast split between the masses and the elite, the frustration and aggravation in the masses, heedlessness of the authorities and the consequences thereof are depicted. It is a powerful story that highlights the antagonism between the two classes.


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Joan of Naples - Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles artwork The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end.


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The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

Edgar Wallace - Bones artwork Bones
Edgar Wallace
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a time when the major world powers are vying for colonial honors, a time of ju-ju, witch doctors, and an uneasy peace with Bosambo, impressive chief of the Ochori. When Commissioner Sanders goes on leave, the trusty Lieutenant Hamilton takes over administration of the African territories. However, yet again, the trouble-prone Bones, while meaning to assist, only manages to spread his own unique style of innocent and endearing mischief.


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Bones - Edgar Wallace

Anna Katharine Green - A Strange Disappearance artwork A Strange Disappearance
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a collection of short works of mysterious fiction by Anna Katharine Green. These short stories include the mystery stories as their basic theme.


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A Strange Disappearance - Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Benjamin Reeve - The Film Mystery artwork The Film Mystery
Arthur Benjamin Reeve
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1921
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Film Mystery is one of eighteen detective novels by Arthur B. Reeve starring his best known character Professor Craig Kennedy and his trusty sidekick Walter Jameson, a newspaper reporter.


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The Film Mystery - Arthur Benjamin Reeve

Richard Harding Davis - Somewhere in France artwork Somewhere in France
Richard Harding Davis
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 10 April 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An evil French woman, is a spy for the Germans during World War I. She vamps and seduces officers of the French high command, accumulating state secrets and then discarding her lovers. Chaumontel is the mistress of Captain Henry Ravignac (played by Storm). She steals some papers from him and gives them to the Germans, then escapes to Berlin. He is tried and found guilty of neglect. He then commits suicide. His brother, Lieutenant Charles Ravignac (played by Hickman), vows revenge on Chaumontel. Pretending to be a spy, he goes to work for the Germans and becomes her assistant. He poses as a chauffeur of her phony countess.


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Somewhere in France - Richard Harding Davis

Louis Tracy - The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley artwork The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
Louis Tracy
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When John Trenholme, artist, accepted a welcome commission from a magazine editor to journey down to a certain old Hertfordshire village and make a series of sketches of its imperiled beauties, he looked forward to nothing more exciting than an agreeable, wholly peaceful little expedition. Certainly he did not in the least expect to get mixed up with a murder, and to find himself one of the most important witnesses in this case.


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The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley - Louis Tracy

Anna Katharine Green - The Hermit Of ——— Street artwork The Hermit Of ——— Street
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about a horrible crime story against two women written by Anna Katherine Green. This story is a mystery detective that revolves around these two women involved in the crime.


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The Hermit Of ——— Street - Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green - The Staircase At The Heart's Delight artwork The Staircase At The Heart's Delight
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this story Mr. Gryce of the New York policeforce, tells about the mystery of the 3 rich men who all drowned in mysterious circumstances. Gryce feels that there is something fishy about these death, but at first he has no clues at all. Then one day a young men walks into the policestation with a very important clue, and Gryce is given the job to follow this up.


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The Staircase At The Heart's Delight - Anna Katharine Green

L. Frank Baum - Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls artwork Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls
L. Frank Baum
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The title character is Mary Louise Burrows. In the first books of the series, she is a fifteen-year-old girl with unusual maturity (though the other girls in her boarding school find her somewhat priggish). She is suddenly confronted with the fact that her beloved grandfather is suspected of no less a crime than treason against the United States.


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Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls - L. Frank Baum

Ernest William Hornung - The Shadow of the Rope artwork The Shadow of the Rope
Ernest William Hornung
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Rachel Minchin stands in the dock, accused of murdering the dissolute husband she was preparing to leave. The trial is sensational, and public opinion vehemently and almost universally against her. When the jury astonishes and outrages the world with a vedict of not Guilty, Rachel quickly finds herself in need of protection. It comes in the form of a surprising offer of marriage from a mysterious stranger who has sat through every day of her trial. The marriage to this intriguing stranger, Mr. Steel, is by mutual agreement to be a platonic one, the only condition of which is that neither is ever to question the other about the past. The two travel to Steel’s remote country estate, where Rachel accidentally discovers that her second husband’s past was somehow intertwined with her first husband’s history – but how, exactly, and why he determined to marry her, Steel will not say. As her doubts about her husband increase, local busybodies threaten to unearth Rachel’s own past. And that is the least of the secrets that comes to light as this entertaining mystery unfolds.


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The Shadow of the Rope - Ernest William Hornung

Anna Katharine Green - The Mill Mystery artwork The Mill Mystery
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A well-respected clergyman is found dead at an old abandoned mill. It appears to be accidental death, or maybe suicide. But, the news of this death has a fatal effect on two women. One is his fiancee, and the other is a wealthy matron living on the other side of town. The fiancee's roommate, an orphan, investigates the crime, out of loyalty to her dead roommate.


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The Mill Mystery - Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green - The Mayor's Wife artwork The Mayor's Wife
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A passable 'ghost' story goes off the rails in an entirely new direction three-fourths of the way through the book. This mystery fiction follows the ghost story.


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The Mayor's Wife - Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green - The Bronze Hand artwork The Bronze Hand
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Police Procedural
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book explores the opportunities for seeing her were limited to short glimpses of her auburn head as she leaned out of the window to close her shutters at night or open them in the morning. Yet our chance encounter in the hall or on the walk in front, had made so deep an impression upon my sensibilities that I was never without the vision of her pale face set off by the aureole of reddish brown hair, which, since my first meeting with her, had become for me the symbol of everything beautiful, incomprehensible and strange.


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The Bronze Hand - Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green - The Circular Study artwork The Circular Study
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this well-plotted, character-driven mystery, Detective Gryce receives a cryptic message calling him to the scene of a “strange” crime. He soon finds that the adjective is correct, for in a quiet brownstone house in a respectable New York City neighborhood, he finds the body of a man brutally stabbed to death, yet lovingly laid out on the floor of his study.


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The Circular Study - Anna Katharine Green

Joseph Smith Fletcher - The Paradise Mystery artwork The Paradise Mystery
Joseph Smith Fletcher
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells about a quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery.


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The Paradise Mystery - Joseph Smith Fletcher

John W. Grey - The Master Mystery artwork The Master Mystery
John W. Grey
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 July 2005
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery book. It was as though the entrance of Paul and Eva had been preconcerted. The partners, in their dispute, stopped and turned as the young people entered and moved over to a divan. Balcom lowered his voice and plucked at Brent's sleeve as he nodded toward the couple. Brent studied a moment, then nodded assent. Balcom extended a cold, commanding hand and the partners shook hands. Outside, Locke had paused, about to enter the library. The pause had been just long enough for him to hear--and it was a blow to him. He watched, dazed, as the two older men walked over to the younger couple; then he turned away, heart sick.


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The Master Mystery - John W. Grey

Anna Katharine Green - The Millionaire Baby artwork The Millionaire Baby
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The morning of August eighteenth, 190-, was a memorable one to me. For two months I had had a run of bad luck. During that time I had failed to score in at least three affairs of unusual importance, and the result was a decided loss in repute as well as great financial embarrassment. As I had a mother and two sisters to support and knew but one way to do it, I was in a state of profound discouragement. This was before I took up the morning papers. After I had opened and read them, not a man in New York could boast of higher hopes or greater confidence in his power to rise by one bold stroke from threatened bankruptcy to immediate independence.


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The Millionaire Baby - Anna Katharine Green

George Barr McCutcheon - Anderson Crow, Detective artwork Anderson Crow, Detective
George Barr McCutcheon
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Set in the small town of Tinkletown, and Anderson Crowe is the deputy marshal of the town, and also the deputy superintendent of the fire department, commissioner of the water works, and various other official positions he has managed to wrangle his way into. He is a very self-important man, prone to bluster and lies to aggrandize himself. He is, in short, an idiot, and on the rare occasions when he manages to be in the right place at the right time it is purely by accident.


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Anderson Crow, Detective - George Barr McCutcheon

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax artwork The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sherlock Holmes is engaged to solve the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax. Lady Frances had last been seen at the Englischer Hoff were she befriended a convalescing missionary called Dr. Schlessinger.


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The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax - Arthur Conan Doyle

James Hay - The Winning Clue artwork The Winning Clue
James Hay
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author has set his story in a small Southern American town in his own time period. In expressing local concepts, behavior and speech patterns by, about, and with regard to Native Americans, he appears pretty accurately to capture what the Southerner.


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The Winning Clue - James Hay

George Barr McCutcheon - The Rose in the Ring artwork The Rose in the Ring
George Barr McCutcheon
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In Orchard Street, near the tenement that saw the murder of Merrihew, George Barr McCutcheon placed the basement joint where gathered the yeggmen to await the execution of Dick Cronk for the murder of Colonel Grand. In this group was the hunchback brother of the condemned man, Ernie Cronk, the real murderer.


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The Rose in the Ring - George Barr McCutcheon

Louis Tracy - The Stowmarket Mystery artwork The Stowmarket Mystery
Louis Tracy
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A delightful mystery from 1909 about a lawyer's client accused of murder who is trying to clear his good name. The story requires the reader to learn about the history of a family and the history of a quaint English village.


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The Stowmarket Mystery - Louis Tracy

Auguste Groner - The Case of the Golden Bullet artwork The Case of the Golden Bullet
Auguste Groner
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Joseph Muller is a detective of the same caliber as Sherlock Holmes, Hamilton Cleek and Inspector Clouseau (of Pink Panther fame) and, like all of them he has his flaws. It isn’t the arrogance of Holmes nor is it neither the simplicity of Cleek nor the bumbling luck of Clouseau but Muller’s great fault is sympathy for his prey. When a young woman jumps from a window to her death, the coroner doesn’t hesitate to declare the death a suicide. This conclusion doesn’t fit into Muller’s findings and he vows to solve the case no matter how long it takes. When a certain murder is committed later, the Imperial Austrian Police call this detective in hoping he can solve the case. The case is unique in the fact that the victim is shot with a bullet of pure gold.


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The Case of the Golden Bullet - Auguste Groner

Anna Katharine Green - The Chief Legatee artwork The Chief Legatee
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A vanishing bride, not one but two siblings rise from the grave, a young woman kidnapped as a child returns home. This relates with the thriller mystery collection of the author.


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The Chief Legatee - Anna Katharine Green

George Barr McCutcheon - The Daughter of Anderson Crow artwork The Daughter of Anderson Crow
George Barr McCutcheon
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Marshall of a sleepy town is oblivious to his stupidity in solving crimes that always seem to work out. A baby was left on his doorstep and he spends the book solving the crime and trying to find the parents of his ‘foster’ daughter.


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The Daughter of Anderson Crow - George Barr McCutcheon

Thomas W. Hanshew - The Riddle of the Frozen Flame artwork The Riddle of the Frozen Flame
Thomas W. Hanshew
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1913
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Another full-length mystery story featuring Hamilton Cleek, whom we met first in Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces. This time, Cleek investigates the sinister disappearance of people and the mysterious appearance of flames at night in the desolate Fens, and his friend Superintendent Narkom of Scotland Yard tries to solve some tricky cases of bank robberies in London.


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The Riddle of the Frozen Flame - Thomas W. Hanshew

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 02 artwork Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 02
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A young woman, escaped from her criminally-minded father, finds kindness in Ernest Maltravers. During their brief time together, Alice and Ernest fall in love, only to be separated by a kidnapping. The mysteries include how how the two will find each other and the strange role of the supernatural.


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Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 02 - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Anna Katharine Green - The Woman in the Alcove artwork The Woman in the Alcove
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Our heroine has modern sensabilities (she's well-to-do but studied nursing to become 'useful') and she stands by her man. A few minutes after she becomes engaged to her one, true, love Rita witnesses a murder. More mystery than romance, with Rita exercising her considerable reasoning skills.


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The Woman in the Alcove - Anna Katharine Green

Mary Noailles Murfree - The Mystery of Witch-Face Mountain and Other Stories artwork The Mystery of Witch-Face Mountain and Other Stories
Mary Noailles Murfree
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The beetling crags that hang here and there above the gorge hold in their rugged rock sculpture no facial similitudes, no suggestions. The jagged outlines of shelving bluffs delineate no gigantic profile against the sky beyond. One might seek far and near, and scan the vast slope with alert and expectant gaze, and view naught of the semblance that from time immemorial has given the mountain its name.


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The Mystery of Witch-Face Mountain and Other Stories - Mary Noailles Murfree

William Le Queux - Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo artwork Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo
William Le Queux
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery story. The Master of Mystery waves his magic wand again. In this book the strange inter-relationships between the 'upper crust' and the underworld are revelaed with convincing realism. Besides the elusive 'Mademoiselle, ' we come in tantalizing conact with the 'Sparrow, ' the incredible super criminal whose emissaries and operatives baffle the greatest detectives of Europe.


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Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo - William Le Queux

Joshua Slocum - Voyage of the Liberdade artwork Voyage of the Liberdade
Joshua Slocum
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 09 June 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Great mariner's thrilling, first-hand account of the wreck of his ship off the coast of South America, the 35-foot "brave little craft" he built from the wreckage, and its remarkable, danger-fraught voyage home. A 19th-century maritime classic brimming with courage, ingenuity, and daring.


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Voyage of the Liberdade - Joshua Slocum

John Payne - Tales from the Arabic — Volume 03 artwork Tales from the Arabic — Volume 03
John Payne
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a crime story book. There with al the damsel rose briskly and putting off her clothes, washed and donned sumptuous apparel and perfumed herself and went out to him, as she were a willow-wand or a bamboo-cane, followed by a black slave girl, bearing the lute. When she came to the young man, she saluted him and sat down by his side. Then she took the lute from the slave-girl and tuning it, smote thereon in four-and-twenty modes, after which she returned to the first mode and sang the following verses: Unto me the world's whole gladness is thy nearness and thy sight; All incumbent thy possession and thy love a law of right.


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Tales from the Arabic — Volume 03 - John Payne

John Payne - Tales from the Arabic — Volume 02 artwork Tales from the Arabic — Volume 02
John Payne
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a crime story book. Now she was surpassing of beauty; so I required her of herself; but she refused and clave fast to God (to whom belong might and majesty), wherefore folly [FN#8] prompted me, so that I agreed with one of the youths that he should steal clothes and coin from my father's house. Then I laid hands on him [and carried him] to my father and made him confess. So he a vouched that the woman was his mistress from the city and had been stoned on his account and that she was of accord with him concerning the theft and had opened the doors to him, and this was a lie against her, for that she had not yielded to me in that which I sought of her.


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Tales from the Arabic — Volume 02 - John Payne

Ernest William Hornung - Mr. Justice Raffles artwork Mr. Justice Raffles
Ernest William Hornung
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Raffles had vanished from the face of the town, and even I had no conception of his whereabouts until he cabled to me to meet the 7. 31 at Charing Cross next night. That was on the Tuesday before the 'Varsity match, or a full fortnight after his mysterious disappearance. The telegram was from Carlsbad, of all places for Raffles of all men! of course there was only one thing that could possibly have taken so rare a specimen of physical fitness to any such pernicious spot. But to my horror he emerged from the train, on the Wednesday evening, a cadaverous caricature of the splendid person I had gone to meet.  "Not a word, my dear Bunny, till I have bitten British beef!" said he, in tones as hollow as his cheeks. "No, I'm not going to stop to clear my baggage now. You can do that for me to-morrow, Bunny, like a dear good pal".


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Mr. Justice Raffles - Ernest William Hornung

Anna Katharine Green - The Golden Slipper : and other problems for Violet Strange artwork The Golden Slipper : and other problems for Violet Strange
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 11 April 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of nine mysteries solved by the young sleuth Violet Strange. She's one of the three young ladies you see in the right hand box near the proscenium. The gentleman thus addressed a man of middle age and a member of the most exclusive clubs turned his opera glass toward the spot designated.


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The Golden Slipper : and other problems for Violet Strange - Anna Katharine Green

Edgar Wallace - The Clue of the Twisted Candle artwork The Clue of the Twisted Candle
Edgar Wallace
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Urbane T. X. is back in this locked-room mystery by British master storyteller Edgar Wallace. The renown mystery writer John Lexman is charged with murder and sent to prison. His friend T. X. Meredith, employed by Scotland Yard, tries to prove his innocence.


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The Clue of the Twisted Candle - Edgar Wallace

Arthur Conan Doyle - De dood van Sherlock Holmes — De terugkeer van Sherlock Holmes artwork De dood van Sherlock Holmes — De terugkeer van Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 07 July 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Stuk voor stuk lijken de problemen die onder de aandacht van Sherlock Holmes worden gebracht, onoplosbaar, maar Conan Doyle weet toch iedere keer weer te verrassen, met een plot en een oplossing die ons, gewone stervelingen nooit in gedachten zou zijn gekomen. Ondanks hun oorsprong van vele tientallen jaren geleden, blijven de boeken over deze detective boeien. In dit boek een twintigtal fraaie, originele tekeningen.


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De dood van Sherlock Holmes — De terugkeer van Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

Saint John of Damascus - Barlaam and Ioasaph artwork Barlaam and Ioasaph
Saint John of Damascus
Genre: Women Sleuths
Publish Date: 01 March 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book It is not known where or when this story was written, but it is believed to have been translated into Greek (possibly from a Georgian original) sometime in the 11th Century A. D. Although the ultimate author is usually referred to as John the Monk, it has been traditionally ascribed to St. John of Damascus. This work will note some startling similarities between the story of Ioasaph and the traditional Tale of Buddha. The work seems to be a retelling of the Buddha Legend from within a Christian context, with the singular difference that the Buddha in this tale reaches enlightenment through the love of Jesus Christ. The popularity of the Greek version of this story is attested to by the number of translations made of it throughout the Christian world, including versions in Latin, Old Slavonic, Armenian, Christian Arabic, English, Ethiopic, and French. Such was its popularity that both Barlaam and Josaphat (Ioasaph) were eventually recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as Saints, and churches were dedicated in their honor from Portugal to Constantinople. It was only after Europeans began to have increased contacts with India that scholars began to notice the similarities between the two sets of stories. Modern scholars believe that the Buddha story came to Europe from Arabic, Caucasus, and/or Persian sources, all of which were active in trade between the European and Indian worlds.


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Barlaam and Ioasaph - Saint John of Damascus

George Alfred Henty - Colonel Thorndyke's Secret artwork Colonel Thorndyke's Secret
George Alfred Henty
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 15 November 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The plot of the story hinges upon the possession of a valuable bracelet of diamonds, stolen from a Hindoo idol by a British soldier in India. This bracelet falls into the possession of Colonel Thorndyke, who, shortly afterward, is sent home to England because of his wounds. The secret concerning the bracelet is told to the Colonel's brother, a country squire, and the treasure is left to younger members of the Thorndyke family.


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Colonel Thorndyke's Secret - George Alfred Henty

Richard Harding Davis - The Lost House artwork The Lost House
Richard Harding Davis
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A mystery short story. Outside the locked door the voices of the two men rose in fierce whispers. But Ford regarded them not at all. With the swiftness of a squirrel caught in a cage, he darted on tiptoe from side to side searching the confines of his prison. He halted close to Miss Dale and pointed at the windows.


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The Lost House - Richard Harding Davis

Edgar Wallace - The Secret House artwork The Secret House
Edgar Wallace
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A stranger and foreigner arrive at the offices of a small publication in London only to be faced by the editor whose face is completely swathed in a veil. Nothing is as it seems, and it quickly becomes evident that both are bent on more than lively gossip about the elite. Blackmail and opportunism is the order of the day. When two men are found shot to death outside the door of Mr. Farrington the millionaire who just happens to live a few doors from T. B. Smith, the head of the secret police, the connections to blackmail are not long in coming. Were these men shot by the blackmailer? Who is actually what he seems to be.


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The Secret House - Edgar Wallace

Wadsworth Camp - The Abandoned Room artwork The Abandoned Room
Wadsworth Camp
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The mystery of a secret room, scene of many murders, is unraveled by Carlos Paredes, the Panamanian Sherlock Holmes.


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The Abandoned Room - Wadsworth Camp

Anna Katharine Green - The Filigree Ball artwork The Filigree Ball
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a story to be read with a rush, for no one can put it down until he has found the heart of the mystery. For originality of detail and cleverness of development this book is really unusual. This is something more than a mere detective story; it is a thrilling romance--a romance of mystery and crime where a shrewd detective helps to solve the mystery.


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The Filigree Ball - Anna Katharine Green

William Le Queux - As we forgive them. Spanish artwork As we forgive them. Spanish
William Le Queux
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Es una novela sobre un hombre Burton Blair y su hija Mabel que están guardando un secreto. Un día, en un viaje de regreso, Blair está encontrado muerto en un tren. Una persona desconocida ha sido nombrado para ejecutar la voluntad de Blair, pero nadie sabe por qué. Es una novela de misterio.


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As we forgive them. Spanish - William Le Queux

Arthur Conan Doyle - Tales of Terror and Mystery artwork Tales of Terror and Mystery
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 07 July 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in "Tales of Terror and Mystery", a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion


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Tales of Terror and Mystery - Arthur Conan Doyle

Marquis de Sade - Les crimes de l'amour artwork Les crimes de l'amour
Marquis de Sade
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 December 1814
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le trop célèbre de Sade, premier marquis de France et issu d'une des plus anciennes maisons nobles de l'Europe, est universellement connu pour ses débauches. Tout le monde lettré a entendu parler plus ou moins de ses écrits, mais peu de personnes les connaissent. Cette grande célébrité le fait rechercher dans les bibliothèques, où il a sa place marquée comme originalité; mais ses écrits le rendent presque impossible, car le triste sire n'avait guère d'autre esprit que la monomanie érotico-criminelle. Justine et Juliette, la Philosophie dans le boudoir, Aline et Valcourt, sont des œuvres souillées d'images obscènes et meurtrières, qui répugnent tellement à la lecture que, peut-être, personne ne les a lues en entier. Le style en est détestable, car si l'auteur était fou, il n'était pas littéraire. Zoloé, l'Auteur des Crimes de l'Amour à Villeterque, les Crimes de l'Amour, et autres productions analogues ne sont que de plates satires, ou de mauvaises nouvelles, sans intérêt. En publiant ici une Nouvelle tirée des Crimes de l'Amour, le pamphlet contre Villeterque, l'Étude sur les romans, et la Notice sur Sade et ses écrits, les bibliophiles ont l'avantage d'avoir un spécimen des ouvrages de cet érotomane, et ils peuvent ainsi se dispenser d'acquérir ses autres œuvres.


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Les crimes de l'amour - Marquis de Sade

Bayard Taylor - Who was She? artwork Who was She?
Bayard Taylor
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The mystery portrays a feministic theme in which a woman's addresses and letters are being read. The narrator identified the writing to be of a woman. The woman spoke about the social customs, men and girls. Therefore the the theme is portrayed to be feministic in approach. The narrator then tries to personify the identity of woman.


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Who was She? - Bayard Taylor

William Le Queux - The Seven Secrets artwork The Seven Secrets
William Le Queux
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A true whodunit with as many twists and turns as an English country road. Old man Courtenay is found murdered in his bed. Dr. Ralph Boyd is summoned to Courtenay Manor to examine the slain man and discovers a clue that might solve the case. But, he decides to keep the clue private for personal reasons. In the meantime, Scotland Yard has no clues as the culprits or the motive. Dr. Boyd, because of his new found clue, is sure he knows who the murderer is. Or, is it a murderess? His intimate acquaintance, Ambler Jevons, is also investigating the crime but Dr. Boyd does not share his discoveries with him. Sure of his findings, a bizarre midnight encounter turns all Boyd's judgments upside down and the case becomes more peculiar than when it started. What are the seven secrets needed to decode this murder, or is it a conspiracy? One needs to read to the end to discover the truth.


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The Seven Secrets - William Le Queux

Joseph Smith Fletcher - The Orange-Yellow Diamond artwork The Orange-Yellow Diamond
Joseph Smith Fletcher
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a fiction book. Very nice people do sometimes get mixed up with a murder. In this novel Fletcher introduces us to some extremely likeable folks, although they have no social position at all. They are the betwixt and betweens; neither the devotees of gilded folly who get careless with revolvers nor squalid outcasts who are too handy with the hatchet. They are just folks.


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The Orange-Yellow Diamond - Joseph Smith Fletcher

Harlan Page Halsey - A Successful Shadow artwork A Successful Shadow
Harlan Page Halsey
Genre: Women Sleuths
Publish Date: 02 August 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The woman removed her veil, and indeed she did have two ghastly looking scars, but she had exaggerated her disfigurement, for despite the scars hers was not an uncomely face to look upon. Her eyes were beautiful, and the detective was led to say with chivalrous truth and gallantry. The woman's voice was very musical; she spoke in low tones and her pronunciation and general demeanor betrayed the fact that gentle blood ran in her veins.


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A Successful Shadow - Harlan Page Halsey

Joseph Smith Fletcher - The Middle Temple Murder artwork The Middle Temple Murder
Joseph Smith Fletcher
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is written about the dead body of a man is found on the steps to some chambers of Middle Temple Lane, near London's law courts. A journalist and a young lawyer start investigating. - This classic English murder mystery was written in 1920 by J.S. Fletcher, himself a lawyer turned journalist and author.


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The Middle Temple Murder - Joseph Smith Fletcher

George Barr McCutcheon - The Hollow of Her Hand artwork The Hollow of Her Hand
George Barr McCutcheon
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On the same night that her husband has been murdered, Sara Wrandall crosses paths with his murderess. But instead of turning her over to the police or imposing her own brand of vengeance on the woman, Sara takes her in, shelters her, and keeps the secret and truth of that night hidden, both from the law and the remaining Wrandall family. Hetty Castleton becomes Sara's friend and companion, much to Hetty's continual astonishment.


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The Hollow of Her Hand - George Barr McCutcheon

Grant Allen - Hilda Wade, a Woman with Tenacity of Purpose artwork Hilda Wade, a Woman with Tenacity of Purpose
Grant Allen
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hilda Wade, a Woman with Tenacity of Purpose is a Mystery and Detective type of book. In this early detective novel, the detective is Hilda Wade. She is a very capable nurse, but there is something mysterious about her from the moment she arrives at the hospital. Upon meeting her, Dr. Hubert Cumberledge greatly admires her and becomes a devoted friend. It turns out that Hilda has one purpose in life, and in pursuit of that purpose she will travel across the world, from London to South Africa, Rhodesia, India, Nepaul, Tibet and back. With Cumberledge's support, her extraordinary logic and clear thinking lead her on through deadly perils. But will that be enough to accomplish the secret purpose which has driven her so long and so far?


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Hilda Wade, a Woman with Tenacity of Purpose - Grant Allen

Oscar Wilde - Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man artwork Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. Women are made to be loved, not to be understood. It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. Moren than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read. Women, as someone says, love with their ears, just as men love with their eyes, if they ever love at all. It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.


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Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man - Oscar Wilde

George Eliot - Silas Marner artwork Silas Marner
George Eliot
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Silas Marner, un humilde tejedor, huye de su ciudad natal acusado de un crimen que no ha cometido. Se asienta en Raveloe, una pequeña comunidad en la que trata de pasar desapercibido trabajando sin descanso y acumulando tanto dinero como lo es posible. Su carácter retraído y su existencia anodina se verán turbados por dos hechos extraordinarios que le acaecen el mismo día: el robo de sus ahorros y la aparición de una mujer muerta ante su hogar con un bebé en los brazos. Esos acontecimientos cambiarán la vida del tejedor y provocarán una serie de consecuencias imprevistas en el pequeño pueblo.


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Silas Marner - George Eliot

James Lane Allen - The Reign of Law; a tale of the Kentucky hemp fields artwork The Reign of Law; a tale of the Kentucky hemp fields
James Lane Allen
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This romantic tale of life on the Kentucky hemp fields, avoids most of the drug associations later attached to marijuana. even as it discusses the intellectual climate in Kentucky around the turn of the century. An historical novel which presents the economic importance of hemp as an early raw material for clothing, maritime ropes, and other cordage products. Farmers had scarce conquered foothold, stronghold, freehold in the Western wilderness before they became sowers of hemp, with remembrance of Virginia and Britain. There is much about the growing and harvesting of hemp in this book, and a young man who works in the hemp fields to earn the money to pay for his education in a bible college. The Reign of Law, which unfolds against the backdrop of the region's long-vital hemp farming industry.


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The Reign of Law; a tale of the Kentucky hemp fields - James Lane Allen


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