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The Dead Secret - Wilkie Collins

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

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


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The Love of Books - Richard de Bury

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

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


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The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins - The 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

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

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

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


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The Man from Archangel - Arthur Conan Doyle

May Agnes Fleming - The Midnight Queen artwork The Midnight Queen
May Agnes Fleming
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Midnight Queen is set in London, in the year of the plague 1665. Sir Norman Kingsley visits the soothsayer "La Masque" who shows him the vision of a beautiful young lady. Falling madly in love with her, he is astonished to find her only a short time later and saves her from being buried alive. He takes her home to care for her, but while he fetches a doctor, she disappears. Sir Kingsley and his friend Ormistan embark on an adventure to solve the mystery of the young lady - will they ever find her again.


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The Midnight Queen - May Agnes Fleming

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

Angelo Hall - Forty-one Thieves artwork Forty-one Thieves
Angelo Hall
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dead Men Tell No Tales In the cemetery on the hill near the quiet village of Reedsville, Pennsylvania, you may find this inscription: William F. Cummins son of Col. William Martha Cummins who was killed by highwaymen near Nevada Cmr, California September 1, 1879 aged 45 yrs. and 8 months Be ye therefore also ready For the Son of Man Oometh At an hour when ye think not. It is a beautiful spot on the road to Milroy. In former times a church stood in the middle of the grounds, and the stem old Presbyterian forefathers marched to meeting with muskets on their shoulders, for the country was infested with Indians. The swift stream at the foot of the hill, now supplying power for a grist-mill, was full of salmon that ran up through the Kishacoquillas from the blue Juniata.


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Forty-one Thieves - Angelo Hall

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

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - The Evil Guest artwork The Evil Guest
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about a murder mystery fraught with dark imagery and mysterious characters. An unwanted guest visiting a dreary and isolated home is murdered; the thriller leads the reader down countless ‘dead’ ends before revealing the identity of the guilty party.


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The Evil Guest - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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

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

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

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


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Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man - Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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


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The New Magdalen - Wilkie Collins

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Night and Morning, Complete artwork Night and Morning, Complete
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a story of Philip and his brother Sidney, heirs to a large estate, find themselves thrown out on the street. Somehow, against all odds, they must prove their rights. . . even to bear their father's name.


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Night and Morning, Complete - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Émile Gaboriau - The Count's Millions artwork The Count's Millions
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A very well-written book full of the atmosphere of Paris in the nineteenth century. The death of the Count de Chalusse, the theft of his will and two million francs, the false accusation of Marguerite de Chalusse, make up a mystery which is solved only after some extraordinary adventures.


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The Count's Millions - Émile Gaboriau

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

Waldron Baily - When the Cock Crows artwork When the Cock Crows
Waldron Baily
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The young woman was now breathing normally. The Captain raised her in his arms and bore her to the shack--across the threshold of which hitherto no woman's foot had stepped. The room was warm with the heat from the cook-stove, which had been left with the drafts open. He laid the girl on his bed, and then brought to her a glass of old brandy, salvaged years before from a wreck, and held intact by him during all this time.


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When the Cock Crows - Waldron Baily


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