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The Man who bought London

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...

The Moon Rock

by Arthur John Rees

Excerpt: The voice of the clergyman intoned the last sad hope of humanity, the final prayer was said, and the mourners turned away, leaving Mrs. Turold to take her rest in a bleak Cornish churchyard among strangers,...

The Ivory Snuff Box

The Shrieking Pit

by Arthur John Rees

Murder mystery set in a remote country inn at Norfolk, England.

Mr. Justice Harbottle

Prince Zaleski

The Mystery of Orcival

by Émile Gaboriau

A classic detective story, the second one in the "Monsieur Lecoq" series.

The Gloved Hand

by Burton E. Stevenson

Excerpt: I was genuinely tired when I got back to the office, that Wednesday afternoon, for it had been a trying day—the last of the series of trying days which had marked the progress of the Minturn case;...

The Lerouge Case

by Émile Gaboriau

Excerpt: "Those who anticipated the discovery of a crime, were unhappily not deceived. The commissary was convinced of this as soon as he crossed the threshold. Everything in the first room pointed with a sad...

File No. 113

by Émile Gaboriau

Also known as "The Blackmailers", this story is the third book in the "Monsieur Lecoq" series.

The Weapons of Mystery

Peter the Brazen

by George F. Worts

Excerpt: When Peter Moore entered the static-room, picked his way swiftly and unnoticingly across the littered floor, and jerked open the frosted glass door of the chief operator's office, the assembled operators...