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Les crimes de l'amour - Marquis de Sade

Hector Malot - Conscience artwork Conscience
Hector Malot
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Un jeune médecin, pour échapper à ses dettes, tue un vieil usurier atteint de diabète, condamné de toute façon par la maladie. Par erreur, c'est le frère de celle qu'il aime, qui est accusé et condamné aux travaux forcés. Cependant une vieille infirme l'a reconnu. Pour l'empêcher de témoigner, il l'assassine à son tour. Sa conscience le torture mais il parvient à la faire taire pour parvenir au rang social qu'il s'était fixé.


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Conscience - Hector Malot

Katherine Cecil Thurston - The Mystics artwork The Mystics
Katherine Cecil Thurston
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story is quick and sharp and deep; moving swiftly to its climax, unhampered by any waste pages of descriptions or useless talk of characters. Its blend of weird mystery and forthright elements is singularly effective.


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The Mystics - Katherine Cecil Thurston

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes artwork The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a compilation of twelve short Sherlock Holmes detective stories.


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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

L'argent des autres (paru pour la première fois en 1874, un an après la mort de l'auteur) est un roman d'une troublante actualité sur les tentations et les effets pervers de la spéculation et de l'argent facile. Ecrit en marge d'oeuvres plus célèbres mettant en scène l'agent de sûreté Lecoq, ce roman d'aventures, d'amour et de moeurs possède toutes les qualités du roman-feuilleton à suspense dont Gaboriau est l'un des maîtres absolus.


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L'argent des autres - Émile Gaboriau

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

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

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 - 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 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

Paul Féval - La fabrique de crimes artwork La fabrique de crimes
Paul Féval
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 07 March 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La Fabrique de crimes est une parodie des codes du roman populaire et du roman noir dans laquelle Féval épingle à la fois son propre style et celui de ses contemporains avec un humour délicieux et un rare talent de conteur. Tout y est excessif : le nombre de meurtres, les actions, les complots, les vices, les émotions… Les phrases sont celles d'un grand écrivain, il faut avoir énormément écrit, et bien, pour pouvoir se permettre une telle aisance dans la comparaison, dans l'invention.


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La fabrique de crimes - Paul Féval

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - Nouveaux mystères et aventures artwork Nouveaux mystères et aventures
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 07 July 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Elles débitèrent leur histoire par strophe et antistrophe, comme un ch?ur grec, Jeanne parlant jusqu'à ce que l'haleine lui manquât, et laissant alors la parole à la cuisinière qui se voyait à son tour interrompue. Une bonne partie de ce qu'elles dirent resta à peu près inintelligible pour moi, à raison du dialecte extraordinaire qu'elles employaient, mais je pus saisir la marche générale de leur récit.


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Nouveaux mystères et aventures - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Edmond de Goncourt - La fille Elisa artwork La fille Elisa
Edmond de Goncourt
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Histoire d'une prostituée qui tue son amant et est condamnée à un sort lamentable dans une prison pour femmes. Paru en 1877, ce roman se distingue par sa complexité narrative, sa finesse stylistique, les ambiguïtés de sa morale, et son cri de protestation contre l'injustice sociale et contre l'inhumanité pénitentiaire.


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La fille Elisa - Edmond de Goncourt

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

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

Maurice Level - L'épouvante artwork L'épouvante
Maurice Level
Genre: Police Procedural
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Un soir qu'il sort d'un dîner, boulevard Lannes à Paris, un jeune journaliste parisien découvre, par hasard, trois assassins après leur forfait. Par déduction, il découvre le lieu du crime. A la vue de la victime et de son environnement, il décide de falsifier les preuves laissées par les meurtriers et d'en créer de nouvelles qui lui permettraient de réaliser un scoop… Mal lui en prend car il va vivre… l'Épouvante ! qui le mènera à l'échafaud.


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L'épouvante - Maurice Level

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

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

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 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

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 - 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 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

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

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

Pierre Souvestre - A Nest of Spies artwork A Nest of Spies
Pierre Souvestre
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 25 February 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The fourth book in the classic series featuring the Parisian master criminal! The young woman, who was finishing her toilette, lost patience. This pretty girl's lover, a man about forty, with an energetic countenance, and a broad forehead adorned with sparse locks, was smoking a Turkish cigarette, taking his ease on a divan at the far end of the room.


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A Nest of Spies - Pierre Souvestre

Émile Gaboriau - La corde au cou artwork La corde au cou
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dans la nuit du 22 au 23 juin 1871, un incendie se déclare au château de Valpinson, propriété du comte de Claudieuse. Un témoin, un idiot du village surnommé Cocoleu, accuse Jacques de Boiscoran. C'est bien connu dans les environs, un différend sur des territoires de chasse opposait l'accusé au comte de Claudieuse. En outre, toutes les circonstances contribuent à l'accabler. Sa famille, désespérée, fait appel à l'enquêteur Manuel Forgat qui saura démêler l'affaire.


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La corde au cou - Émile Gaboriau

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

Charles Barbara - L'assassinat du pont-rouge artwork L'assassinat du pont-rouge
Charles Barbara
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Maximilien Destroy, petit musicien de profession, retrouve lors d'une promenade au jardin du Luxembourg un ami, Clément, qu'il avait récemment perdu de vue. Max va rentrer dans le cercle intime de Clément et découvrir au fil de ses visites, la vie tumultueuse de cet ami… .


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L'assassinat du pont-rouge - Charles Barbara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

Abraham H. Hummel - Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations artwork Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations
Abraham H. Hummel
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 29 February 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book was an American trial lawyer with the New York firm Howe and Hummel. Abraham Henry Hummel (1849-1926), was a former clerk, renowned for his ability to spot loopholes in the law. Howe handled most of the firm's criminal work, participating in more than 600 murder trials in the course of his fifty-year career and winning a large but unstated proportion of them. The less extrovert but more intelligent Hummel specialized in civil law and ran the firm's thriving blackmail racket, representing chorus girls and thwarted lovers, threatening married men with exposure and well-off young bachelors with suits for breach of promise of marriage. Howe and Hummel kept no records, actively courted publicity, and were much discussed in their day among the members of the legal profession. As such, many of the stories told about them have the aura of tall tales. Nevertheless, their decades of effective practice suggest that the partners were among the most effective and innovative attorneys to practice in the United States during the nineteenth century.


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Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations - Abraham H. Hummel

Robert Barr - The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont artwork The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont
Robert Barr
Genre: Women Sleuths
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont (1906) brings together tales of the multifarious exploits of Robert Barr's elegant and cunning sleuth, Valmont, a brilliantly ironic parody of Sherlock Holmes. Exhibiting the crucial combination of realism and imagination that characterizes the finest crime writing, the stories exude playfulness and wit, blending mystery and quasi-Gothic thrills with humorous detours and romantic adventure.


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The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont - Robert Barr

Eugène Sue - Les mystères de Paris, Tome V artwork Les mystères de Paris, Tome V
Eugène Sue
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Les Mystères de Paris est un roman français publié en feuilletons par Eugène Sue dans Le Journal des Débats entre le 19 juin 1842 et le 15 octobre 1843. Les Mystères de Paris relèvent du feuilleton, comme La Cousine Bette, comme Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes, chefs-d'oeuvre de Balzac, comme tout Dumas et presque tout Sand ; et, comme Hugo dans Les Misérables. Sue donne à son feuilleton une extraordinaire dimension dans le noir. Le mélo est là, assurément. Et colossal, coupant le souffle avec la brutalité en noir et blanc de ses éclairages violents, avec ses héros campés sans ambiguïté dans la noblesse ou dans l'atroce ; avec surtout, puisqu'il s'agit de Paris et de ses mystères, un extraordinaire décor posant la cité moderne comme un personnage épique : ville-foule, ville-château bâtie sur un monde d'entrailles souterraines, caves-caveaux, égouts, couloirs ; ville-cancer qui attire et qui dévore, use, corrompt, ouvrant à la fois toutes les avenues du pouvoir et tous les chemins de la perdition. Le monumental triomphe de ce roman nous confond encore aujourd'hui.


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Les mystères de Paris, Tome V - Eugène Sue

Eugène Sue - Les mystères de Paris, Tome I artwork Les mystères de Paris, Tome I
Eugène Sue
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Les Mystères de Paris est un roman français publié en feuilletons par Eugène Sue dans Le Journal des Débats entre le 19 juin 1842 et le 15 octobre 1843. Monsieur Rodolphe, un ange gardien mystérieux. Il sait se battre comme pas deux et est plus fort que le Maître d'École, au grand dam de la Chouette. Lors de ses recherches dans Paris, pour retrouver l'enfant de Mme Georges, disparu depuis 15 ans, il rencontre devant la maison de Bras-Rouge la jeune Fleur-de-Marie et le Chourineur, tous deux âmes en perdition mais pas encore perdues. Dans Paris rôdent également deux mystérieux Anglais qui cherchent Monsieur Rodolphe. Cette histoire pleine d'argot est un des plus gros succès littéraires en France. Publiée dans le Journal des Débats, même les illettrés n'en rataient pas un épisode.


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Les mystères de Paris, Tome I - Eugène Sue

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Cabman's Story artwork The Cabman's Story
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Mysteries of a London "Growler" We had to take a "growler," for the day looked rather threatening and we agreed that it would be a very bad way of beginning our holiday by getting wet, especially when Fanny was only just coming round from the whooping cough.


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The Cabman's Story - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Samuel Warren - The Experiences of a Barrister, and Confessions of an Attorney artwork The Experiences of a Barrister, and Confessions of an Attorney
Samuel Warren
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a book of short stories of Mystery and detective, by an English Barrister. Interesting vignettes of a time when debtors could go to prison and thieves were hung.


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The Experiences of a Barrister, and Confessions of an Attorney - Samuel Warren

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

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

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

Arthur Benjamin Reeve - The Poisoned Pen artwork The Poisoned Pen
Arthur Benjamin Reeve
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A classic mystery tale is presented in this book. Dr. Kennedy, the protagonist, is a prime example of the "scientific" detective, a Sherlock Holmes with gadgets, and there is little, if any attempt at character development. There are also stereotypes prevalent at the time the book was written. All the women are young and beautiful, especially the criminals, and the heroines are also sweet, plucky, and innocent.


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The Poisoned Pen - Arthur Benjamin Reeve

Auguste Groner - The Case of the Lamp That Went Out artwork The Case of the Lamp That Went Out
Auguste Groner
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery book. Joseph Muller, Secret Service detective of the Imperial Austrian police, is one of the great experts in his profession. In personality he differs greatly from other famous detectives. He has neither the impressive authority of Sherlock Holmes, nor the keen brilliancy of Monsieur Lecoq. Muller is a small, slight, plain looking man, of indefinite age, and of much humbleness of mien. A naturally retiring, modest disposition, and two external causes are the reasons for Muller's humbleness of manner, which is his chief characteristic. One cause is the fact that in early youth a miscarriage of justice gave him several years in prison, an experience which cast a stigma on his name and which made it impossible for him, for many years after, to obtain honest employment. But the world is richer, and safer, by Muller's early misfortune. For it was this experience which threw him back on his own peculiar talents for a livelihood, and drove him into the police force. Had he been able to enter any other profession, his genius might have been stunted to a mere pastime, instead of being, as now, utilised for the public good.


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The Case of the Lamp That Went Out - Auguste Groner

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

Arthur Benjamin Reeve - The Ear in the Wall artwork The Ear in the Wall
Arthur Benjamin Reeve
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Kennedy (PI) and Jameson (newspaper reporter) are Reeve's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. In this book they help Carton, the District Attorney, unravel a tangled web of corruption and criminal activity in their fair city. Carton is running for elections and is trying to clean up the corruption that has ruled the city, especially a few major criminals that have bonded together to keep things lucrative for themselves. One of them is running in the election. These 3 guys along with a woman PI find out the truth and slowly uncover and convict the criminals one by one.


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The Ear in the Wall - Arthur Benjamin Reeve

Harold MacGrath - Half a Rogue artwork Half a Rogue
Harold MacGrath
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The is a story book. Here are dexterity of plot, glancing play at witty talk, characters really human and humanly real, spirit and gladness, freshness and quick movement. 'Half a Rogue' is as brisk as a horseback ride on a glorious morning. It is as varied as an April day. It is as charming as two most charming girls can make it. Love and honor and success and all the great things worth fighting for and living for the involved in 'Half a Rogue.


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Half a Rogue - Harold MacGrath

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

Émile Gaboriau - Secret des Champdoce. English artwork Secret des Champdoce. English
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A novel of high life and misdeeds, by the author who inspired Sherlock Holmes. The conclusion of Caught in the Net. The story centers around two young men, both penniless, both ignorant of their past, and a mysterious organization of blackmailers, hiding behind the guise of a respectable employment agency.


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Secret des Champdoce. English - Émile Gaboriau

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

Richard de Bury - The Love of Books artwork The Love of Books
Richard de Bury
Genre: Police Procedural
Publish Date: 31 December 1344
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery book. And indeed if so wonderful a prophet, having a fore-knowledge of divine secrets, wished so anxiously to consider how he might gratefully repay the blessings graciously bestowed, what can we do, who are but rude thanks givers and most greedy receivers, laden with infinite divine benefits? Assuredly we ought with anxious deliberation and abundant consideration, having first invoked the Sevenfold Spirit, that it may burn in our musings as an illuminating fire, fervently to prepare a way without hinderance, that the bestower of all things may be cheerfully worshipped in return for the gifts that He has bestowed, that our neighbour may be relieved of his burden, and that the guilt contracted by sinners every day may be redeemed by the atonement of alms giving. Forewarned therefore through the admonition of the Psalmist's devotion by Him who alone prevents and perfects the goodwill of man, without Whom we have no power even so much as to think, and Whose gift we doubt not it is, if we have done anything good, we have diligently inquired and considered in our own heart as well as with others, what among the good offices of various works of piety would most please the Almighty, and would be more beneficial to the Church Militant.


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The Love of Books - Richard de Bury

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

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 Benjamin Reeve - The Silent Bullet artwork The Silent Bullet
Arthur Benjamin Reeve
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The stories have a very Sherlock Holmes type feel, In fact Kennedy has been referred to as the 'American Shelock Holmes'. Along with his reporter friend, Walter Jameson, Kennedy solves many crimes and unveils mysteries using science. This book contains twelve of Professor Kennedy's adventures. The interesting thing about these stories is Kennedy uses newly discovered science from his time period, which we take for granted today. The first story, The Silent Bullet, has everyone wondering how a bullet could kill someone with no noise. Today, silencers on guns are commonplace in movies and on TV. Or as in 'The Deadly Tube' featuring the story of a doctor causing his patients much harm with evil x-rays, or the developmnt of the gyroscope for aeroplanes in 'The Terror in the Air'. Each story features a facinating look at life in the early 20th century, and even includes some action along the way.


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The Silent Bullet - Arthur Benjamin Reeve

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

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

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

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

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


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