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The Marquise de Ganges

Tales of the Fish Patrol

by Jack London

Stories set on the San Francisco Bay of London's youth, including "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates."

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.

Masters of Space

by Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith & Edward Everett Evans

The Masters had ruled all space with an unconquerable iron fist. But the Masters were gone. And this new, young race who came now to take their place--could they hope to defeat the ancient Enemy of All?

The Middle of Things

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

In the heart of London, John Ashton--the man from Australia--has been murdered. It seems clear that the motive was not robbery, and as he apparently had no acquaintances in town, the exposure of the murderer...

Redburn

by Herman Melville

Wellington Redburn is a fifteen-year-old from the state of New York, with only one dream - to run away to sea. However, when he does fulfil this long-held fantasy, he quickly finds that reality as a cabin boy...

Martin Hewitt, Investigator

by Arthur Morrison

A collection of 7 detective stories: The Lenton Croft Robberies, The Loss of Sammy Crockett, The Case of Mr. Foggatt, The Case of the Dixon Torpedo, The Quinton Jewel Affair, The Stanway Cameo Mystery & The...

The Golden Bowl

by Henry James

Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James' career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between...

Helen Vardon's Confession

by R. Austin Freeman

Through the open door of a library, Helen Vardon hears an argument that changes her life forever. Helen's father and a man called Otway argue over missing funds in a trust one night. Otway proposes a marriage...

The Great Gray Plague

by Raymond Fisher Jones

There is no enemy so hard to fight as a dull gray fog. It's not solid enough to beat, too indefinite to kill, and too omnipresent to escape.

The Hacker Crackdown

by Bruce Sterling

A journalist investigates the past, present, and future of computer crimes, as he attends a hacker convention, documents the extent of the computer crimes, and presents intriguing facts about hackers and their...

The Descendant

The History of Henry Esmond

by William Makepeace Thackeray

he story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood. The Jacobite family gradually...

The Impossibles

Psi-Power #2

by Randall Garrett & Laurence Mark Janifer

Published in Analog as "Out Like a Light," The Impossibles involves Malone with a new kind of crime wave. Late-model cars drive themselves away with nobody at the wheel. Valuables begin vanishing from locked...

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."...

Allan and the Ice Gods

The Beautiful Suit

Lilith

by George MacDonald

Lilith is a fantasy novel written by Scottish writer George MacDonald and first published in 1895. Its importance was recognized in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fifth volume of the...

In the Days of Drake

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

In the whole history of the English people there is no period so absolutely heroic, so full of enthralling interest, as that in which the might of England made itself apparent by land and sea—the period which...

Twenty Rules For Writing Detective Stories