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The Valley of Fear

by Arthur Conan Doyle

A cipher message arrives from Fred Porlock, a pseudonymous agent of Professor Moriarty. After Porlock sends the message, however, he changes his mind for fear of Moriarty's discovering that he is a traitor....


The Sign of the Four

by Arthur Conan Doyle

A stolen treasure, a secret pact among four convicts, and two corrupt prison guards. The Sign of the Four also presents the detective's drug habit and humanises him in a way that had not been done in the preceding...


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle had decided that these Sherlock Holmes stories would be the last collection, and intended to kill him off in 'The Final Problem'. Reader demand stimulated him to write another Holmes adventure, 'The Hound...


Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë

Fiery love, shocking twists of fate, and tragic mysteries put a lonely governess in jeopardy in JANE EYRE.


Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

The novel tells a story of personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century, the novel contains some of Dickens's most memorable scenes,...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

The French Revolution comes to vivid life in Charles Dickens's famous novel about the best of times and the worst of times... The storming of the Bastille…the death carts with their doomed human cargo…the...


Cross My Path

by Clea Simon

The reappearance of an old enemy from the past spells trouble for young private investigator, Care, and her feline companion, Blackie.

Care’s reputation as a private investigator is growing and clients are...


A Texas Ranger

by William MacLeod Raine

How a member of the most dauntless border police force carried law into the mesquit, saved the life of an innocent man after a series of thrilling adventures, followed a fugitive to Wyoming, and then passed...


A Thief in the Night

by E.W. Hornung

A Thief in the Night is the third collection of stories detailing the exploits and intrigues of gentleman thief A. J. Raffles in late Victorian England. In public a popular sportsman, in private a cunning burglar...


A Thin Ghost

by M.R. James

Are you the type who loves nothing more than curling up with a book of ghost stories? If so, be sure to add A Thin Ghost and Others to your must-read list. A gem from the golden age of Gothic horror, these spine-tingling...


A Traveler from Altruria

by William Dean Howells

A Traveler from Altruria is a Utopian novel by William Dean Howells. The novel is a critique of unfettered capitalism and its consequences, and of the Gilded Age.

Set during the early 1890s in a fashionable summer...


A Texas Matchmaker

by Andy Adams

A Texas Matchmaker by Andy Adams. The life of a cowboy is tough, but finding love can be even more difficult.From the writer and genuine Western Trail cattle driver, responsible for some of the best and most...


A Set of Rogues

by Frank Barrett

The marriage of Moll Dawson by sinful means to a worthy gentleman of merit; her fall, remorse and great sorrow; her second expedition with her former roguish companions into strange places.Her atonement to Mr....


A Set of Six

by Joseph Conrad

Certain individualities grow into fame through their vices and their virtues, or simply by their actions, which may have a temporary importance; and then they become forgotten. The names of a few leaders alone...


A Start in Life

by Honoré de Balzac

A comic novel in which an intrigue about property serves as the excuse for a trip in a public diligence, where a group of people try to mystify each other with strange tales of their lives. At the conclusion...


A Strange Disappearance

by Anna Katharine Green

"Talking of sudden disappearances the one you mention of Hannah in that Leavenworth case of ours, is not the only remarkable one which has come under my direct notice. Indeed, I know of another that in some...


A Sicilian Romance

by Ann Radcliffe

A Sicilian Romance is a gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe. 

The plot concerns the fallen nobility of the house of Mazzini, on the northern shore of Sicily, as related by a tourist who learns of their turbulent history...


A Son of the Gods and A Horseman in the Sky

by Ambrose Bierce

Two short stories from the American Civil War by Ambrose Bierce. The first story is about a brave soldier who follows orders and risks his life without question. The second is about a soldier who falls asleep...


A Tale of a Tub

by Jonathan Swift

A Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, arguably his most difficult satire and perhaps his most masterly. The Tale is a prose parody divided into sections each delving into the morals...


A Tale of Three Lions

by H. Rider Haggard

A Tale of Three Lions is a thrilling story from action-adventure master H. Rider Haggard that starts out as an enjoyable father-son outing but then turns into something entirely different . When famed explorer...