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An Antartic Mystery

by Jules Verne

Published in this edition as An Antarctic Mystery but also known as The Sphinx of the Ice Fields. In this novel we follow as strange a journey as can be, as strange as it is, it's nowhere near as strange as...


Steal a Few Cents

by Rupert Smith

Mpho Mamela, a young accountant at a coal mine in the Middelburg coalfields of South Africa is killed one night when he gets caught in the rollers of a conveyor belt. He is mangled beyond recognition. There...


Front Page Murder

by Peter Bartram

Condemned man Archie Flowerdew is to hang for the murder of rival artist Percy Despart. Convinced of his innocence, Archie's niece, Tammy, persuades Evening Chronicle reporter Colin Crampton to take up the case,...


Death in Shetland Waters

by Marsali Taylor

Cass Lynch has achieved the post of third officer aboard her beloved ship, Sorlandet. They’re sailing from Norway to Ireland as part of the Tall Ship’s race when an unnerving early-morning encounter leads...


Aaron Rodd, Diviner

by E. Phillips Oppenheim

A QUEER, unexpected streak of sunshine, which by some miracle had found its way through a pall of clouds and low-hanging mist, suddenly fell as though exhausted across the asphalt path of the Embankment Gardens....


A Poor Wise Man

by Mary Rinehart

A Poor Wise Man mixes romantic fiction with political analysis. This engrossing story begins, "The city turned its dreariest aspect toward the railway on blackened walls, irregular and ill-paved streets, gloomy...


A Frontier Mystery

by Bertram Mitford

The mystery has to do with the murderous rites of the 'Brotherhood of the Dew,' a superstitious sect of the Zulus on the borders of Natal, who had a horrible way of sacrificing human beings in order to bring...


A Monk of Cruta

by E. Phillips Oppenheim

A beautiful story involving a wealthy Englishman who falls in love with the daughter of an Italian nobleman who lives on the island of Cruta in the Mediterranean. Their progeny, and a very dark influence of...


Agatha Webb

by Anna Katharine Green

In this elegant drama, Anna Katharine Green, one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, weaves a narrative with her usual consummate skill, and portrays her characters with exceptional sympathy. On the...


A Silent Witness

by R. Austin Freeman

On a wet and windy silent night in the sleeping city of London, the body of a man is found sprawled across Millfield Lane. So begins an ill wind and the puzzle of an intriguing stranger in this enchanting Dr...


Against Odds

by Lawrence Lynch

The story takes place at the end of the nineteenth century at the World's Fair in Chicago. Carl Masters is one of a legion of secret service men - employed to keep the multitudes safe, and be on the watch for...


A Strange Disappearance

by Anna Katharine Green

Anna Green was an early 20th century novelist. She was one of the first authors to write detective stories in America. Her stories are known for their well thought out plots and their legal accuracy. Although...


A Study in Scarlet

by Arthur Conan Doyle

In the debut of literature's most famous sleuth, a dead man is discovered in a bloodstained room in Brixton. The only clues are a wedding ring, a gold watch, a pocket edition of Boccaccio's Decameron, and a...


The Flapper, the Impostor, and the Stalker

by Charlene Bell Dietz

In 1923 ten million families own the Model T, America’s most popular automobile. Ziegfeld Follies comes into its heyday and jazz reigns as king of music. This is the time when prohibition dominates social...


Lost in the Jungle

by Paul du Chaillu

MY Dear Young Folks,—In the first book which I wrote for you, we traveled together through the Gorilla Country, and saw not only the gigantic apes, but also the cannibal tribes which eat men.

In the second...


The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Charles Dickens

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final, uncompleted novel by Charles Dickens. John Jasper is a choirmaster who is in love with one of his pupils, Rosa Bud. She is the fiancee of his nephew, Edwin Drood. A hot-tempered...


The Führer and his Deputies

by Orlando Pearson

Giallo - novelette (27 pagine) - May 1945. The British Government needs to decide whether to put Rudolph He?, Hitler’s deputy, on trial on for war crimes...

May 1945. The British Government needs to decide...


A Certain Dr. Thorndyke

by R. Austin Freeman

A winding adventure that begins in an exotic, teasing location. Richard Austin Freeman introduces the reader to the delights of an extraordinary jewel heist. Hollis is a retired soap manufacturer, richer than...


A Broken Memory

by Fred M. White

The girl with hair the colour of heather honey came out of the cottage into the thin, spring sunshine and paused before a bed of daffodils nodding in the breeze. Behind her, a fitting background for beauty garbed...


Murder in the Manuscript Room

42nd Street Library Mysteries #2

by Con Lehane

The second in Con Lehane's 42nd Street Library mystery series, Murder in the Manuscript Room is a smart, compelling mystery in which the characters themselves are at least as interesting as the striking sleuthing....