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The Black Robe

by Wilkie Collins

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

The Borough Treasurer

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

Blackmail, murder and the secret of an ancient quarry go to make a very exciting yarn.

Mr Polton Explains

by R. Austin Freeman

Told through the eyes of a watchmaker, Dr Thorndyke is once again faced with a nettly mystery involving a mysterious fire in a Soho house filled with supposedly inflammable objects. What transpires is an entertaining...

The Black Box

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Excerpt: “You’re in luck, Alfred,” he declared. “That’s the most interesting man in New York—one of the most interesting in the world. That’s Sanford Quest.” “Who’s he?” “You haven’t...

The Sleuth of St. James's Square

by Melville Davisson Post

A collection of 16 mystery short stories: The Thing on the Hearth, The Reward, The Lost Lady, The Cambered Foot, The Man in the Green Hat, The Wrong Sign, The Fortune Teller, The Hole in the Mahogany Panel,...

Murder in the Gunroom

by Henry Beam Piper

The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion .36 revolver...

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.

White Face

An African Millionaire

The Clue of the New Pin

The Guv'nor

The Stowmarket Mystery

by Louis Tracy

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

The Film of Fear

by Frederic Arnold Kummer

The earliest known novel with a motion-picture theme.

The Red Thumb Mark

Felo de Se

by R. Austin Freeman

John Gillam was a gambler. John Gillam faced financial ruin and was the victim of a sinister blackmail attempt. John Gillam is now dead. In this exceptional mystery, Dr Thorndyke is brought in to untangle the...

The Drums of Jeopardy

by Harold MacGrath

A typical MacGrath story that hinges on a Bolshevik intrigue in America. Plausibility is a small concern of a plot which will hold devotees.

Mr. Pottermack's Oversight

The Blonde Lady

Lady Larkspur

by Meredith Nicholson

A country house mystery involving a missing actress of exceptional talents and virtues, a bogus widow, a returned soldier, spies, plots and suspicions.

The Sign of Silence