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The Beetle

by Richard Marsh

A fantastic creature, "born of neither god nor man," hypnotic and supernatural, stalks British politician Paul Lessingham through turn-of-the-century London. A classic tale of supernatural horror.

The Great Impersonation

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Excerpt: The trouble from which great events were to come began when Everard Dominey, who had been fighting his way through the scrub for the last three quarters of an hour towards those thin, spiral wisps of...

Malcolm Sage, Detective

by Herbert George Jenkins

MALCOLM SAGE had been a hot shot intelligence agent for Britain's Division Z during the Great War, but when the fighting ceased, his thirst for action and adventure didn't. Fortunately, his old chief from division...

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 Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

Fu Manchu #1673

by Sax Rohmer

Second book in the Fu Manchu series.

The Bat

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Man, beast or devil? What was this flying shadow that terrorized a whole community and left a trail of crime and death?

The Middle Temple Murder

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

The body of a man is found on the steps to Middle Temple Lane near London's courts of law, and a journalist and a young lawyer are drawn into the ensuing investigation.

The Hand of Fu-Manchu

Fu Manchu #1683

by Sax Rohmer

Third book in the Fu Manchu series: a collection of short stories about the adventures of Commissioner Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie in stopping Dr. Fu Manchu from becoming the ruler of the civilized...

Mr J G Reeder Returns

The Paradise Mystery

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

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.

Dr. Nikola Returns

by Guy Newell Boothby

In this second of Boothby's Dr. Nikola novels, adventurer Wilfred Bruce meets Dr. Nokola, who wants to hire Bruce to help him penetrate a secluded Chinese monastic society to obtain the occult secret for immortality....

The Stowmarket Mystery

by Louis Tracy

A mystery novel featuring Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective, an insightful, Sherlockian investigator.

The Black Robe

by Wilkie Collins

A high ranking Catholic priest schemes to recover land considered Church property.

The Mirror of Kong Ho

by Ernest Bramah Smith

A lively and amusing collection of letters on western living written by Kong Ho, a Chinese gentleman. These addressed to his homeland, refer to the Westerners in London as barbarians and many of the aids to...

The Red Thumb Mark

The Sinister Man

Fire-Tongue

by Sax Rohmer

An impossible murder, an occult detective tale, and a tale within a tale -- with a solution suggested by Harry Houdini.

The Singing Bone

Unwise Child

by Randall Garrett

When a super-robot named Snookums discovers how to build his own superbombs, it becomes obvious that Earth is by no means the safest place for him to be. And so Dr. Fitzhugh, his designer, and Leda Crannon,...

The Lone Wolf

by Louis Joseph Vance

Rival members of the underworld, jealous of "Lone Wolf" Michael Lanyard's success as a jewel thief, threaten to reveal his true identity unless he surrenders his independence and joins their "pack." Instead,...