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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

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 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 - 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

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 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 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 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 - 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 - 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

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

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


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Kidnapped at the Altar - Laura Jean Libbey

Arthur Conan Doyle - 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

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

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

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


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It Happened in Egypt - Alice Muriel Williamson

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

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

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


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Tales from the Arabic — Volume 03 - John Payne

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

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


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Tales from the Arabic — Volume 02 - John Payne

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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 - 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

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

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


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Hunted Down - Charles Dickens

Anna Katharine Green - The 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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


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Bones - Edgar Wallace

Anna Katharine Green - 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

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

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

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


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Dark Hollow - Anna Katharine Green

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

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


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Strong as Death - Guy de Maupassant

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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


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The Bronze Hand - Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green - The 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

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

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


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The Millionaire Baby - Anna Katharine Green

George Barr McCutcheon - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Rose in the Ring - George Barr McCutcheon

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

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

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


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The Clue of the Twisted Candle - Edgar Wallace

Arthur Conan Doyle - 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 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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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


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The Master Mystery - John W. Grey

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

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

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


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The Filigree Ball - Anna Katharine Green

May Agnes Fleming - Sharing Her Crime artwork Sharing Her Crime
May Agnes Fleming
Genre: Women Sleuths
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery novel book. Tis a woman hard of feature, Old, and void of all good nature. Tis an ugly, envious shrew, Railing forever at me and you. Pope. Twas Christmas Eve. All day long crowds of gayly dressed people had walked the streets, basking in the bright wintry sunshine. Sleigh after sleigh went dashing past, with merrily jingling bells, freighted with rosy cheeks, and bright eyes, and youthful faces, all aglow with happiness. But the sun must set on Christmas Eve, as on all other days; and redly, threateningly, angrily, he sank down in the far west. Dark, sullen clouds came rolling ominously over the heavens; the wind blew piercingly cold, accompanied with a thin, drizzling rain that froze ere it fell.


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Sharing Her Crime - May Agnes Fleming

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

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

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


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Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo - William Le Queux

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

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


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The Hollow of Her Hand - George Barr McCutcheon

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

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

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


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The Seven Secrets - William Le Queux

Fergus Hume - The Bishop's Secret artwork The Bishop's Secret
Fergus Hume
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A man murdered -- shot through the heart In the quiet cathedral city of Beorminster, so unusual an event can only bring on dizzying excitement. Amateur detectives by the dozen gather on street corners to thrash out the problem -- and in public-houses, where they develop their most intricate theories over their beer.


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The Bishop's Secret - Fergus Hume

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 01 artwork Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 01
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This story is about a young woman who 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 01 - 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

Alice Muriel Williamson - The Lion's Mouse artwork The Lion's Mouse
Alice Muriel Williamson
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 04 July 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a detective story. The hope of haven had not raised the girl's spirits. As Sands gave her a hand, stepping on to the platform, he saw Justin O'Reilly, already out of the train and looking about with the air of expecting someone. O'Reilly took off his hat, with an unnecessarily cordial smile for Sands. At heart they were enemies. Roger took the smile to mean amusement at sight of his companion. He felt annoyed. Miss White was looking straight ahead, a brilliant colour staining the cheeks usually pale. The rendezvous, she had explained to him, was at a news stand. 'There!' she said, 'that is where he will be. There's such a crowd, I can't see him yet'. They neared the news stand, and as 'Miss White' was a tall girl whose head could be seen above the hats of average women, he expected a man to start eagerly forward. But no man separated himself from the crowd.


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The Lion's Mouse - Alice Muriel Williamson

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

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

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


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

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

Blackmail, murder and the secret of an ancient quarry go to make a very exciting yarn.


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The Borough Treasurer - Joseph Smith Fletcher

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

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

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

Eugène Sue - Les mystères de Paris, Tome IV artwork Les mystères de Paris, Tome IV
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 contemporains de bon goût reculèrent horrifiés : curiosité de la fange ! émotion de l'abîme ! descente aux enfers du crime ! c'est du Restif et même du Sade ! " Métis d'Ann Radcliffe et de Byron ", hurle Veuillot exaspéré. Restif, Sade, Lautréamont, Radcliffe, Byron, Hoffmann, Maturin, ces noms qu'on lance à la figure de Sue comme l'on crie à l'assassin ou au satyre, justifient en grande partie l'intérêt que nous pouvons prendre aujourd'hui à l'œuvre et à la personnalité du curieux homme. Ils expliquent aussi la vigueur avec laquelle les créatures inventées par Sue continuent de vivre dans les mémoires.


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Les mystères de Paris, Tome IV - Eugène Sue

Eugène Sue - Les mystères de Paris, Tome III artwork Les mystères de Paris, Tome III
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. Rêver sur Eugène Sue ? Il semble qu'aujourd'hui nous pouvons répondre par l'affirmative. Eugène Sue est une des incarnations de l'ange du bizarre. Son réalisme qui ne recule devant rien, il le colore d'un fantastique tout droit sorti des romans à la Maturin, ou d'Hoffmann, Sue évite le ridicule par le terrible.


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Les mystères de Paris, Tome III - Eugène Sue

Eugène Sue - Les mystères de Paris, Tome II artwork Les mystères de Paris, Tome II
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. Après avoir été recueillie par Mme Georges à la campagne, Fleur-de-Marie est assaillie par des remords quant à sa vie passée. La Chouette et le Maître d'École organisent son enlèvement, tandis que Rodolphe apprend les détails de l'histoire de la famille Morel, les voisins de la Goualeuse. Ceux-ci vivent dans une misère absolue, tandis que leur fille aînée travaille comme domestique chez Jacques Ferrand, où se trouve un jeune clerc que Rodolphe cherche à retrouver depuis longtemps…


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Les mystères de Paris, Tome II - Eugène Sue

James Hay - No Clue artwork No Clue
James Hay
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a detective story. 'No Clue! A Mystery Story' finds detective Jefferson Hastings at the home of wealthy but eccentric Arthur Sloane one hot summer night, when two other guests at Sloane hurst stumble across the body of young Mildred Brace lying dead on the lawn. Sloane’s daughter Lucille asks Hastings to help solve the crime, but Hastings gets surprisingly little help from anybody he interviews, including Mr. Sloane himself and even the mother of the victim. With few clues to aid him and nobody beyond suspicion, including himself, seemingly rock solid alibis begin to fall apart, expanding the list of potential suspects, and Hastings must rely on subtle expressions and the scant evidence at hand to try to solve the murder.


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No Clue - James Hay

Edward Eggleston - The Mystery of Metropolisville artwork The Mystery of Metropolisville
Edward Eggleston
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This 1873 novel, set in a fictional Minnesota town during a real-estate bubble, describes the carving up of the American frontier by the sharp speculators who helped to usher in the Gilded Age. The story of greed and deception is both timely and timeless.


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The Mystery of Metropolisville - Edward Eggleston


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