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When Rogues Fall Out

The Blue Hand

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...

The Talleyrand Maxim

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

Nesta, left alone, gave herself up to deep thought, and to a careful reckoning of her position. She was longing to confide in some trustworthy person or persons, for Pratt's revelations had plunged her into...

The Riddle of the Frozen Flame

by Thomas W. Hanshew

Vast gold robberies--a murder of which a nobleman stands accused, with jealousy for the motive--these apparently unrelated mysteries give scope for Cleek's most ingenious solutions.

The Yellow Snake

Twenty Rules For Writing Detective Stories

The Circular Study

by Anna Katharine Green

Excerpt: "Mr. Gryce was melancholy. He had attained that period in life when the spirits flag and enthusiasm needs a constant spur, and of late there had been a lack of special excitement, and he felt dull and...

Catherine: A Story

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Catherine: A Story was the first full-length work of fiction produced by William Makepeace Thackeray. It first appeared in serialized installments in Fraser's Magazine between May 1839 and February 1840. Thackeray's...

Bat Wing

by Sax Rohmer

Bat Wing is the prequel to Fire Tongue. This mystery deals with Haitian Voodoo, the death sign of a bat wing, and the lengths people will go through for vengeance.

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.

Tragedy Trail

by Johnston McCulley

A Terry Trimble Murder Mystery

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 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,...

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...

Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies

by Alice B. Emerson

An automobile trip, kidnapper Gypsies, a stolen necklace, and a reward -- and Ruth must find a way to escape her pinch-penny Uncle.

Scarhaven Keep

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

When the great actor, Bassett Oliver, who was a martinet for punctuality, failed to turn up to a rehearsal which he himself had called, his business manager guessed that something had happened. It had. But it...

The Mystery of the Barranca

An African Millionaire

Blacksheep! Blacksheep!

by Meredith Nicholson

The story of a gentleman who becomes a criminal against his will and takes to the open road to escape from the results of his crime.