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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Warren, a landlady, comes to 221B Baker Street with some questions about her lodger. A youngish, heavily bearded man, who spoke good but accented English came to her and offered double her usual rent on the condition that he get the room on his own terms. He went out the first night that he was there, and came back after midnight when the rest of the household had gone to bed. Since then, neither Mrs. Warren, her husband, or their servant girl have seen him. The lodger insisted on having the Daily Gazette every morning, and sometimes requested other things. All requests were printed on a slip of paper left on a chair outside the room where meals were also left.


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The Adventure of the Red Circle - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventure of the Devil's Foot artwork The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in Cornwall one spring for the former’s health, but the holiday ends with a bizarre event. Mr. Mortimer Tregennis, a local gentleman, and Mr. Roundhay, the local vicar, come to Holmes to report that Tregennis’s two brothers have gone insane, and his sister has died. Tregennis had gone to visit them in their village (Tredannick Wollas), played whist with them, and then left. When he came back in the morning, he found them still sitting in their places at the table, the brothers, George and Owen, laughing and singing, and the sister, Brenda, dead.


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The Adventure of the Devil's Foot - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Edgar Wallace - The Angel of Terror artwork The Angel of Terror
Edgar Wallace
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a riveting tale which sets out with a man being sentenced for murder and a beautiful, innocent woman having had to testify against him. Except, what everyone thinks is exactly opposite to the truth, according to the condemned man's friend and attorney, Jack Glover. He claims that his friend was framed. Meanwhile, poverty-stricken Lydia gets pulled into this scenario completely out of the blue and is put in the situation of having to decide who to trust. One person is telling the truth and the other is out to murder her.


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The Angel of Terror - Edgar Wallace

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 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

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

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

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

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

Gaston Leroux - Le mystère de la chambre jaune artwork Le mystère de la chambre jaune
Gaston Leroux
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1907
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Pour éclaircir l'énigme dans Le Mystère de la chambre jaune, le jeune reporter Rouletabille a voyagé en Amérique où il est remonté aux sources de sa propre enfance et au souvenir de la dame en noir, une belle inconnue au parfum unique qui venait à l'occasion rendre visiter au pauvre orphelin qu'il fût jadis. Maintenant que le jeune reporter a démasqué le coupable et fait libérer Robert Darzac, le fiancé de Mlle Satangerson, les deux amoureux ont enfin pu s'épouser et une cérémonie de mariage a réuni presque tous les protagonistes du Mystère de la chambre jaune.


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Le mystère de la chambre jaune - Gaston Leroux

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

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

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - The Wisdom of Father Brown artwork The Wisdom 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, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to be intuitive rather than deductive. Although clearly devout, he always emphasizes rationality: despite his religiousness and his belief in God and miracles, he manages to see the perfectly ordinary, natural explanation of the problem. He is a devout, educated and "civilized" clergyman, who is totally familiar with contemporary and secular thought and behavior. His character was thought to be based on Father John O'Connor (1870 - 1952), a parish priest in Bradford, Yorkshire.


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The Wisdom of Father Brown - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles. Holmes is visited by a perturbed proper English gentleman, John Scott Eccles, who wishes to discuss something “grotesque”. No sooner has he arrived at 221B Baker Street than Inspector Gregson also shows up, along with Inspector Baynes of the Surrey Constabulary. They wish a statement from Eccles about the murder near Esher last night. A note in the dead man’s pocket indicates that Eccles said that he would be at the victim’s house that night.


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The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge - 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

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

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

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

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

It is one of eight stories in the cycle collected as His Last Bow, and is the second and final appearance of Mycroft Holmes. Holmes's brother Mycroft has come about some missing, secret submarine plans. The three missing pages of the plans could enable one of England's enemies to build the submarine and use it against her. It is up to the great detective to solve the murder and retrieve the missing plans and ensure England's future defense.


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The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans - Arthur Conan Doyle

Mark Twain - A Double Barrelled Detective Story artwork A Double Barrelled Detective Story
Mark Twain
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Double Barrelled Detective Story is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), in which Sherlock Holmes finds himself in the American west. At a mining camp in California, Fetlock Jones, a nephew of Sherlock Holmes, kills his master, a silver-miner, by blowing up his cabin. Since this occurs when Holmes happens to be visiting, he brings his skills to bear upon the case and arrives at logically worked conclusions that are proved to be abysmally wrong by an amateur detective with an extremely keen sense of smell, which he employs in solving the case. This could be seen as yet another piece where Twain tries to prove that life does not quite follow logic.


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A Double Barrelled Detective Story - Mark Twain

Gaston Leroux - Le parfum de la Dame en noir artwork Le parfum de la Dame en noir
Gaston Leroux
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 15 April 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On retrouve dans Le Parfum de la dame en noir tous les personnages du fameux Mystère de la chambre jaune. Grâce à Rouletabille, le mariage de Robert Darzac et de Mathilde Stangerson a enfin eu lieu et la mort de leur ennemi est officiellement constatée. A peine partie en voyage de noces, cependant, la belle Mathilde appelle Rouletabille à son secours


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Le parfum de la Dame en noir - Gaston Leroux

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

Wilkie Collins - A House to Let artwork A House to Let
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 10 May 2005
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The plot concerns an elderly woman, Sophonisba, who notices signs of life in a supposedly empty dilapidated house opposite her own, and employs the efforts of an elderly admirer, Jabez Jarber, and her servant, Trottle, to discover what is happening within.


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A House to Let - Wilkie Collins

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

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 - 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

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

Wilkie Collins - I Say No artwork I Say No
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Emily Brown is an orphan girl that almost no one can help but love when they meet her. She is pursued by two worthy men: Mr. Alban Morris, the drawing master at her school; and Rev. Miles Mirabel, a clergyman. However, one of them is lying to her after she discovers that her father's death wasn't natural, as she was led to believe.


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I Say No - Wilkie Collins

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

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

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

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

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

O. Henry - The Gentle Grafter artwork The Gentle Grafter
O. Henry
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Gentle Grafter contains numerous tales of corruption. Each chapter is either told by an anonymous narrator or by Jeff Peters and Andy Tucker, two other con men. All of the con work was done somewhere within the United States. With the surprising twists and turns, not to mention the wit and humor throughout the book, The Gentle Grafter will leave the reader smiling and asking for more.


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The Gentle Grafter - O. Henry

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel Zangwill - The Big Bow Mystery artwork The Big Bow Mystery
Israel Zangwill
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 August 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A good early locked room mystery, written in a very humorous, satirical style. On a foggy day in the Big Bow District of London, Mrs. Drabdump becomes fearful for her lodger. She knocks several times at his door but no answer. She runs to Inspector Grodman and together they break down his door to find the pooor man lying in his bed with his throat cut. The door was locked from the inside. Thus begins Israel Zangwill's classic mystery.


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The Big Bow Mystery - Israel Zangwill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Arthur Conan Doyle - Uncle Bernac artwork Uncle Bernac
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 07 July 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery book. Looking for a replacement to Sherlock Holmes after the author had killed him off in 1894, Doyle wrote this murder mystery in the dying years of the 19th century. Set in Napoleon's era, it involves a Frenchman returning to his native land to join the Emperor's ranks.


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Uncle Bernac - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fletcher really delivers in this mystery. This is a great read, the plot is original, the story line moves right along, there is lots of mystery, red herrings galore, and a wonderful windup at the end.


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The Middle of Things - Joseph Smith Fletcher

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

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

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

This is a novel book. Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at first sight with a girl he sees on a bus. He follows her and discovers she is Margaret Sherwin, only daughter of a linen draper. He persuades her father to let him marry her secretly. He agrees on the condition, that, as his daughter is only seventeen, they live apart for the first year. At first the secret works, but then the mysterious Mannion, whose emotions cannot be read in his face, returns from abroad. On the last night of the year Basil follows Margaret and Mannion and discovers them in flagrante delicto. The tension up to this point is beautifully controlled by the writer. Basil has suffered estrangement from his dear sister Clara because of Margaret, only to discover she is not what he thought. He attacks Mannion in the street and tries to murder him, but succeeds only in mutilating his face by pushing it into the fresh tarmacadam in the road. Margaret goes to visit Mannion in hospital, catches typhus from another patient and dies. Basil has lost everything, including his relationship with his family. Mannion swears revenge and Basil flees from him to Cornwall. The dénouement is worthy of Conan Doyle, set among whirlpools and cliffs near Lands End. Mrs Sherwin, Margaret’s mother, was Collins’ very first mad woman.


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Basil - Wilkie Collins

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

Grant Allen - An African Millionaire artwork An African Millionaire
Grant Allen
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Wealthy, confident and handsome, Sir Charles Van Drift spends his time jetting to exotic locales with his wife and in-laws. But on one fateful trip to the Riviera, Van Drift meets his match in Colonel Clay. Posing alternately as a seer, a curate, and a German professor, the master of disguise swindles Van Drift through three continents and poses a serious risk to his South African diamond fortune.


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An African Millionaire - Grant Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

Wilkie Collins - Jezebel's Daughter artwork Jezebel's Daughter
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A brilliant chemist and a shrewd businessman — die on the same day. The widow of the chemist, Mrs. Fontaine, is left with the poisons he was researching , while Mrs. Wagner is left with her husband's mental health institution reforms and his plans for hiring women along with men in his firm's offices. Mrs. Wagner believes in treating madmen gently, and requests for the funny little man Jack Straw to be released from the madhouse. At the same time, her nephew David Glenney is sent to the Frankfurt office, where he works with Mr Engelmann and Mr Keller. The Keller sun, Fritz, has fallen in love with Minna Fontaine, but the prospect of marriage is not being approved of by his father because Madame Fontaine is said to be in debt after her husband's death.


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Jezebel's Daughter - Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins - The New Magdalen artwork The New Magdalen
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The opening chapters of this sensational novel focus on Mercy Merrick, a nurse in the Franco-Prussian War. Mercy's post is taken over by the Germans. Mercy meets the emergency with great skill and aplomb, comforting the wounded soldiers and ensuring their safe passage. Her bravery is set in opposition to the cowardly surgeon and a timid English gentlewoman on her way to England to claim an inheritance from relatives who have never before met her. In the midst of the battle, the English woman is killed. Mercy determines to take over the dead woman's identity and claim her inheritance. She successfully does so. However, it miraculously turns out that the Englishwoman was not dead at all, merely stunned, and she arrives in England looking for revenge. It is impossible for her to prove her identity until Mercy confesses. Even then, the reader has sympathy for the desperation that caused her to take on the impersonation and her story ends happily as she goes off to a happy marriage and to nurse orphans.


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The New Magdalen - Wilkie Collins

Louis Tracy - The Postmaster's Daughter artwork The Postmaster's Daughter
Louis Tracy
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book that introduces the two detectives as the descriptions given are much more elaborate than in the two books following, which are (in order) "Number Seventeen" and "The Postmaster's Daughter. "


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The Postmaster's Daughter - Louis Tracy

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Man from Archangel artwork The Man from Archangel
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Set in a small market town in France, this is a bleak story of prejudice, isolation and loneliness. Jonas Milk is a Russian Jew who runs a second-hand book shop and leads a quiet unassuming life. Married to a promiscuous younger French woman, he wakes one day to find she has disappeared. Assuming she has run off with another man for a few days, as she has done before, Jonas tells his neighbours and his wife’s family that she has gone to visit a friend. When the wife fails to return as expected people begin to suspect him of murdering her. Rather than admit his wife’s previous infidelities, the little man maintains his lie in the face of increasing hostility and isolation until he is driven to despair.


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The Man from Archangel - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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

Fergus Hume - The Secret Passage artwork The Secret Passage
Fergus Hume
Genre: Police Procedural
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A woman is murdered in her home, with only a few curious clues to aid the police. Many characters associated with the woman are revealed and each relationship muddies the picture. A police detective is given the case. Over time he starts to tie, past people and events, together. The detective is aided by a young man, working separately, who gets involved out of curiosity and in the hopes of helping the girl he loves. This mysterious soup of people and events, past and present, can only be solved by some bold independent investigation.


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The Secret Passage - Fergus Hume

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Ernest Maltravers — Complete artwork Ernest Maltravers — Complete
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This novel starts out0 with a bang as Ernest Maltravers, on a walking tour, becomes lost in the dark and arrives at a peasant's cottage. The surly cottage occupant isn't very helpful, even after he is offered money for directions. That is, until he sees Maltravers' nice watch. Our lost hero is then invited to eat and spend the night. Mine host is planning to murder the traveler as he sleeps to obtain the watch and money, then hide the body. The events of this night change Maltravers' life forever.


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Ernest Maltravers — Complete - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Émile Gaboriau - L'affaire Lerouge artwork L'affaire Lerouge
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'Affaire Lerouge est la plus célèbre des œuvres du romancier français Émile Gaboriau. Elle est considérée comme une œuvre majeure du genre policier. Premier roman policier d'Émile Gaboriau, il est directement inspiré d'une affaire qui défraya la chronique en 1865.


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L'affaire Lerouge - Émile Gaboriau


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