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The Bartlett Mystery

The Island Mystery

by George A. Birmingham

In 1914 there were not twenty men in England who had ever heard of the island of Salissa. Even now—I am writing in the spring of 1917—the public is very badly informed about the events which gave the island...

The Expressman and the Detective

by Allan Pinkerton

During the greater portion of a very busy life, I have been actively engaged in the profession of a Detective, and hence have been brought in contact with many men, and have been an interested participant in...

On the Spot: Violence and Murder in Chicago

The Joker

The Voice in the Fog

by Harold MacGrath

A London fog, solid, substantial, yellow as an old dog's tooth or a jaundiced eye. You could not look through it, nor yet gaze up and down it, nor over it; and you only thought you saw it. The eye became impotent,...

At the Time Appointed

by Anna Maynard Barbour

The fortunes of a young mining engineer who through an accident loses his memory and identity. In his new character and under his new name, the hero lives a new life of struggle and adventure. The volume will...

The Orange-Yellow Diamond

The Film of Fear

by Frederic Arnold Kummer

The earliest known novel with a motion-picture theme.

The Clue of the Twisted Candle

The Face in the Night

The Somnambulist and the Detective

by Allan Pinkerton

The mental characteristics of Allan Pinkerton were judgment as to facts, knowledge of men, the ability to concentrate his faculties on one subject, and the persistent power of will. A mysterious problem of crime,...

The Chestermarke Instinct

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

John Horbury, manager of Chestermarke's bank, in the old-world English village of Scarnham, vanishes overnight. The task of finding him taxes the skill of one of Scotland Yard's best men.

Ravensdene Court

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

An expert in rare books is invited to a remote Northumbrian manor house to catalogue a library. Mysterious events ensue...

The Big Bow Mystery

by Israel Zangwill

One of the earliest "locked room" mysteries. All of the clues are in the story -- but you'll be surprised by the ending!

Monsieur Lecoq

by Émile Gaboriau

Classic detective story and fourth book in the Monsieur Lecoq series.

The Yellow Snake

The Honor of the Name

by Émile Gaboriau

Fifth book in the "Monsieur Lecoq" series and the sequel to "Monsieur Lecoq".

The Leavenworth Case

by Anna Katharine Green

Horatio Leavenworth is a New York merchant whose material wealth is matched by his eminence in the community and reputation for good works. He is also the guardian of two striking nieces who share his Fifth...

The Borough Treasurer

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

A fine example of "Golden Age" detective stories.