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2018-07-16T01:41:43-07:00

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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


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The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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


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The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - 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

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

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 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

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

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


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The Adventure of the Dying Detective - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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


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The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - 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

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 - 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 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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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


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A Fair Penitent - Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Somewhere in France - Richard Harding Davis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Abandoned Room - Wadsworth Camp

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

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


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The Circular Study - Anna Katharine Green

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

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

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

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

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


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Basil - Wilkie Collins

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 - 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

Edgar Jepson - The Loudwater Mystery artwork The Loudwater Mystery
Edgar Jepson
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an English detective story in which neither the characters nor the plot are unusual, though they are nicely managed. The action never lags, and the ending is rather out of the ordinary. Lord Loudwater is found murdered in his house one evening. Unfortunately for Detective Flexen, who is to investigate the case, Lord Loudwater was not a very agreeable sort of fellow and almost every person in his vicinity had a motive for the crime. Was it his young wife or her lover, his former fiance or even one of the servants.


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The Loudwater Mystery - Edgar Jepson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wilkie Collins - My Lady's Money artwork My Lady's Money
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is more of an investigative drama and one of the best works in Detectiive fiction category.


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My Lady's Money - Wilkie Collins

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

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

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


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Les crimes de l'amour - Marquis de Sade

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

Richard Harding Davis - The Amateur artwork The Amateur
Richard Harding Davis
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A nice short detective story about an amateur detective who is asked by a young woman on a boat to find her lost husband in London, where they are traveling to. He is surprised how soon he finds the lost husband ….


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The Amateur - Richard Harding Davis

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

Harlan Page Halsey - Two Wonderful Detectives artwork Two Wonderful Detectives
Harlan Page Halsey
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 July 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about the two detectives Jack and Gil and their marvelous detective skills.


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Two Wonderful Detectives - Harlan Page Halsey

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

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


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The Paradise Mystery - Joseph Smith Fletcher

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

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


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Who was She? - Bayard Taylor

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman - Doc.' Gordon artwork Doc.' Gordon
Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 13 March 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A young doctor comes to stay at the home of Doc Gordon to be an intern to his country medical practice. He soon learns that the family has a secret - one that's beginning to threaten the lives of the entire household. Good story, with good characterization.


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Doc.' Gordon - Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Wilkie Collins - Hide and Seek artwork Hide and Seek
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1964
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mary Grice is courted and seduced by a man calling himself Arthur Carr. Carr is called away on business, and his letters to Mary (presumably professing his honourable intentions toward her) are intercepted by Mary’s sister Joanna, who considers Carr to be socially inferior to the Grices. Joanna drives the pregnant, unmarried Mary from the family home. Mary gives birth to a daughter and dies miserably, attended only by performers from a travelling circus. Mary Jr. becomes a circus performer and is struck deaf and dumb after a riding accident, making her one of several of Collins’ characters with severe physical disabilities. She is exploited by the circus owner, and to rescue her Mrs Peckover takes her to the home of a minister, Dr Joyce. There Valentine Blyth, a painter, sees her and himself adopts her. Mary Jr. grows up beautiful and acquires the nickname Madonna for her resemblance to figures of the Virgin Mary in Italian Renaissance painting.


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Hide and Seek - Wilkie Collins

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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A Successful Shadow - Harlan Page Halsey

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

Émile Gaboriau - File No. 113 artwork File No. 113
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Emile Gaboriau is frequently credited with being the creator of the modern detective story. He drew on the 40 years of slow evolution of the crime story, following Edgar Allen Poe in the United States, and writers such as Paul Feval, Eugene Sue, Alexandre Dumas the elder, and Honore de Balzac in France, writing popular literature for the masses. Violence, lies, adultery, duplicity, murder, including fratricide and attempted parricide, falsely exchanged or abandoned sons and stolen birthrights, and ever more sins and villainies, find a place in Gaboriau's novels, as they do in many contemporary detective stories, television series and often even in real life. File No. 113 is no exception. On the surface, the crime seems simple. A bank's secure safe is robbed. One of the two men who holds the key must be guilty. One key-holder is the bank's owner who lives above the bank with his family, the other is the bank's trusted manager-a man like a son to the owner. What if neither is guilty? How did this safe, with every security measure known and employed at the time, get robbed? Leave it to Monsieur Lecoq of the Surete, a policeman of many disguises and much guile to uncover the devastating truth of deceit, betrayal, lies, murder and sordid family histories that lead to the crime.


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File No. 113 - Émile Gaboriau

Fergus Hume - Red Money artwork Red Money
Fergus Hume
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This story includes an English manor house and a somewhat dysfunctional family, a pack of gipsy transients and a reasonably good mystery. Murder occurs at an English country estate following the arrival of a caravan of Gypsies temporarily camping on the grounds.


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Red Money - Fergus Hume

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

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


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Silas Marner - George Eliot

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

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


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The Film Mystery - Arthur Benjamin Reeve

Richard Harding Davis - 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

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

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

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

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

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


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

William Le Queux - The Sign of Silence artwork The Sign of Silence
William Le Queux
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"Really, it's the most extraordinary story of London life that I've ever heard", Phrida Shand declared, leaning forward in her chair, clasping her small white hands as, with her elbows upon the table-à-deux, she looked at me with her wondrous dark eyes across the bowl of red tulips between us.


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The Sign of Silence - William Le Queux

Harlan Page Halsey - Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist artwork Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist
Harlan Page Halsey
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 27 November 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A young lady and gentleman were walking on the sands at Coney Island beach. The lady was very handsomely attired, and by her side walked a young man, a perfect type in appearance of an effeminate dude. Three rough-looking men had been following the lady and gentleman at a distance, and when the latter stopped at a remote part of the beach far from any hotel the three men held a consultation, and one of them uttered the declaration with which we open our narrative.


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Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist - Harlan Page Halsey

Metta Victoria Fuller Victor - The Bad Boy At Home artwork The Bad Boy At Home
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Bad Boy At Home Metta Victoria Fuller Victor, one of the first detective novels in the United States this ebook presents the Bad Boy At Home from Metta Victoria Fuller Victor. I've been intending ever since I got home from Yourope, to begin riting in a diry, but I ain't had no time, cos my chum Jimmy and me has been putting in our days having fun.


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The Bad Boy At Home - Metta Victoria Fuller Victor

Andrew Lang - Historical Mysteries artwork Historical Mysteries
Andrew Lang
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Contents The Case of Elizabeth Canning The Murder of Escovedo The Campden Mystery The Case of Allan Breck The Cardinal's Necklace The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser: The Child of Europe The Gowrie Conspiracy The Strange Case of Daniel Dunglas Home The Case of Captain Green Queen Oglethorpe The Chevalier D'Eon Saint-Germain the Deathless The Mystery of the Kirks The End of Jeanne de la Motte Andrew Lang was an English critic and general writer, born at Selkirk, Scotland in 1844. He was educated at St. Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. He contributed largely to periodical literature, writing sometimes light papers on current topis, and sometimes masterly essays on French literature, on scientific subjects, and on comparative mythology.


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Historical Mysteries - Andrew Lang

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

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

Joseph Smith Fletcher - Dead Men's Money artwork Dead Men's Money
Joseph Smith Fletcher
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The very beginning of this affair, which involved narrator, before he was aware of it, in as much villainy and wickedness as ever man heard of, was, of course, that spring evening, now ten years ago, whereon he looked out of his mother's front parlour window in the main street of Berwick-upon-Tweed and saw, standing right before the house, a man who had a black patch over his left eye, an old plaid thrown loosely round his shoulders, and in his right hand a stout stick and an old-fashioned carpet-bag.


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Dead Men's Money - Joseph Smith Fletcher

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

Émile Gaboriau - Crime d'Orcival. English artwork Crime d'Orcival. English
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A great fiction work of Emile considered to be is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series.


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Crime d'Orcival. English - Émile Gaboriau

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

Alice Muriel Williamson - The Castle Of The Shadows artwork The Castle Of The Shadows
Alice Muriel Williamson
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a mystery book. The Castle of the Shadows Chapter I Where Dreamland Began According to the calendar it was winter; V but between Mentone and the frontier town of Ventimiglia, on the white road inlaid like a strip of ivory on dark rocks above the sapphire of the Mediterranean, it was fierce summer in the sunshine. A girl riding between two men, reined in her chestnut mare at a cross-road which led into the jade-green twilight of an olive grove. The men pulled up their horses also, and all three came to a sudden halt at a bridge flung across a swift but shallow river, whose stony bed cleft the valley.


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The Castle Of The Shadows - Alice Muriel Williamson


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