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The Ivory Snuff Box

The Messenger

The Amateur Cracksman

by Ernest William Hornung

Arthur Raffles is a prominent member of London society, and a national sporting hero. As a cricketer he regularly represents England in Test matches. He uses this as a chance to commit a number of burgalries,...

Mr. Pottermack's Oversight

File No. 113

by Émile Gaboriau

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

The Chestermarke Instinct

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

Excerpt: "Every Monday morning, when the clock of the old parish church in Scarnham Market-Place struck eight, Wallington Neale asked himself why on earth he had chosen to be a bank clerk. On all the other mornings...

In the Mayor's Parlour

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

The Mayor of a small town is found murdered. A classic "whodunnit".

The Filigree Ball

by Anna Katharine Green

Being a full and true account of the solution of the mystery concerning the Jeffrey-Moore affair.

The Guv'nor

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 La Chance Mine Mystery

Hushed Up!

by William Le Queux

Excerpt: “And he died mysteriously?” “The doctors certified that he died from natural causes—heart failure.” “That is what the world believes, of course. His death was a nation’s loss, and the...

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...

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,...

The Nebuly Coat

by John Meade Falkner

The Nebuly Coat (1903), by J. Meade Falkner, is a novel which tells of the experiences of a young architect, Edward Westray, who is sent to the remote Dorset town of Cullerne to supervise restoration work on...

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,...

Ashton-Kirk, Investigator

by John T. McIntyre

Those who have found their way to Ashton-Kirk's door have been of many races and interests. Men of science have often been surprised to find him in touch with the latest discoveries, scholars searching among...

Mr. Justice Raffles

by Ernest William Hornung

This engaging rascal is found helping a young cricket player out of the toils of a money shark. Novel in plot, thrilling and amusing.

The Sins of Séverac Bablon

by Sax Rohmer

Excerpt: "There's half a score of your ancestral halls," said Julius Rohscheimer, "that I could sell up to-morrow morning! Of the quartet that heard his words no two members seemed quite similarly impressed....

Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

by Ernest William Hornung

The Black Mask (published in some countries as Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman) is the second collection of stories written by Ernest William Hornung in the A.J. Raffles series concerning...