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The Mysterious Affair at Styles

by Agatha Christie

The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as “The Styles Case” has now somewhat subsided. Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked,...


The Quest of the Sacred Slipper

by Sax Rohmer

This juicy tale from Sax Rohmer, the British author who introduced the criminal genius Dr. Fu Manchu to the world, follows an elite group of Muslim assassins who are given the mission of exacting vengeance on...


Tales of Chinatown

by Sax Rohmer

If you're in the mood for a collection of engaging and well-wrought detective and mystery stories with a stout dose of local color thrown in, Tales of Chinatown from British author Sax Rohmer, the creator of...


Bat Wing

by Sax Rohmer

Bat Wing is the first Paul Harley detective story. Harley is called on to investigate a mysterious case in the heart of London, involving voodoo, vampirism and macabre murder. This series is considered one of...


The Berry Scene

by Dornford Yates

The Berry Scene once again shows that Berry Pleydell is one of the funniest characters ever created. If you're a sucker for old-fashioned British comedy, then Yates always satisfies. He combines a fast-paced...


Three John Silence Stories

by Algernon Blackwood

Renowned as one of the originators and masters of the 'weird' horror genre, British writer Algernon Blackwood also played a role in developing a character archetype that has gone on to feature in countless television...


The Romance of the Forest

by Ann Radcliffe

The Romance of the Forest is a Gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe that was first published in 1791. It combines an air of mystery and suspense with an examination of the tension between hedonism and morality. The...


The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne

by Ann Radcliffe

The novel is a set in a powerful landscape which became familiar in her later work, with complex clan feuds and mysterious romantic intrigues played out against a backdrop of ruined medieval castles and rugged...


Mary Louise

by L. Frank Baum

Although Frank L. Baum is best remembered as the author of the Wizard of Oz series of books, he also penned a variety of stories geared for young readers under various pen names. Mary Louise is part of Baum's...


Three John Silence Stories

by Algernon Blackwood

Renowned as one of the originators and masters of the 'weird' horror genre, British writer Algernon Blackwood also played a role in developing a character archetype that has gone on to feature in countless television...


The Wave - An Egyptian Aftermath

by Algernon Blackwood

If your idea of the perfect horror story is more about small, spine-chilling details and big ideas, rather than a nonstop parade of grisly gore, you should explore the work of Algernon Blackwood. Set in Egypt,...


Three More John Silence Stories

by Algernon Blackwood

Renowned as one of the originators and masters of the 'weird' horror genre, British writer Algernon Blackwood also played a role in developing a character archetype that has gone on to feature in countless television...


Sherlock Holmes: The Truly Complete Collection (the 60 official stories + the 6 unofficial stories)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle....


The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne

by Ann Radcliffe

The novel is a set in a powerful landscape which became familiar in her later work, with complex clan feuds and mysterious romantic intrigues played out against a backdrop of ruined medieval castles and rugged...


A Sicilian Romance

by Ann Radcliffe

A Sicilian Romance is an early novel by one of the masters of Gothic fiction, Ann Radcliffe. Two young women live in an isolated mansion near the Straits of Messina. Mysterious sights and sounds begin haunting...


Red Eve

by H. Rider Haggard

Take a trip back in time with acclaimed action-adventure master H. Rider Haggard. In Red Eve, Haggard sets a suspenseful love story against some of the most dramatic events in history, including the devastation...


Black Heart and White Heart

by H. Rider Haggard

If you're hankering for a classic H. Rider Haggard action-adventure tale, dive into Black Heart and White Heart. Set amidst the Zulu nation, this gripping account of a blood feud among the ranks of the tribe...


Flights and Falls

by R.M. Greenaway

A string of incidents causes Cal Dion to learn some harsh truths about himself.

Late at night in December, along the treacherous Sea-to-Sky highway, a red Chevette crashes into the woods. There is one casualty;...


The Abbey Court Murder

by Annie Haynes

“A crime of a peculiarly mysterious nature was perpetrated some time last night in a block of flats called Abbey Court.”

Lady Judith Carew acted furtively on the night of the Denboroughs’ party. Her secret...


The Mysteries of Udolpho

by Ann Radcliffe

The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) is the archetypal Gothic novel. A young woman, Emily St. Aubert, suffers the death of her father, followed by worsening physical and psychological death, mirrored in a landscape...