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The Circular Staircase

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The summer occupants of "Sunnyside" find the dead body of Arnold Armstrong, the son of the owner, on the circular staircase. Following the murder a bank failure is announced. Around these two events is woven...

Gulliver of Mars

by Edwin Lester Arnold

Many believe that Edgar Rice Burroughs' inspiration to create his world of Barsoom came from this novel. Transported to Mars in a most unexpected fashion, Lieutenant Gulliver Jones, U.S.N., promptly found himself...

The Romance of the Secret Service Fund

by Fred Merrick White

Six spy-stories published in the US edition of Pearson's Magazine, Jul-Dec 1900. This series features Newton Moore, the top agent of a fictitious branch of the British War Office called "The Secret Service Fund."...

The Safety Pin

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

An elderly man called Deane is murdered in an English town. Inspector Mellapont thinks it's a simple robbery, but others disagree, and Deane's business partner, an attractive young girl named Miss Pretty, offers...

The Sea Fairies

by Lyman Frank Baum

Mayre Griffiths, nicknamed Trot, or sometimes Tiny Trot, is a little girl who lives on the coast of southern California. Her father is the captain of a sailing schooner, and her constant companion is Cap'n Bill...

Butcher Bird

by Richard Kadrey

Spyder Lee is a happy man who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. One night an angry demon tries to bite his head off before he's saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder with something awful...

Hawthorne

Allan Quatermain

The Hunted Woman

by James Oliver Curwood

A tale of a great fight in the "valley of gold" for a woman.

The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

by Charles Dickens

Redlaw is a teacher of chemistry who often broods over wrongs done him and grief from his past.He is haunted by a spirit, who is not so much a ghost as Redlaw's phantom twin and is "an awful likeness of himself...with...

Hearts of Three

by Jack London

Originally intended as a film scenario, this plot is an improbably adventure story that can't help but bring to mind the "Lost Ark" films of decades later!

Doctor Who and the Scales of Injustice

by Gary Russell

The Silurians come up against a sinister government department.

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.

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Fifty Candles

by Earl Derr Biggers

Biggers had always been interested in mystery fiction, but his interest in Hawaii clearly stems from a 1919 vacation in Honolulu. While there, he read a newspaper article on a Chinese detective named Chang Apana....

The Mystery of 31 New Inn

Daisy Miller

The Lost Prince

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A tale with the glamor of medieval romance, which centers about the mystery that five hundred years before Marco's day, the young prince of the kingdom of Samavia had walked away over the mountains, singing,...

Jacob's Ladder

Seven Keys to Baldpate

by Earl Derr Biggers

Baldpate Inn has a mystery and seven keys. The novelist has one. The other six fall into the hands of six apparent lunatics: 1. a hermit who flees from barbers and women has a key, 2. a peroxide blonde who "just...