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Martin Hewitt, Investigator

by Arthur Morrison

Arthur George Morrison (1 November 1863 – 4 December 1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End, and for his detective...

A Dark Night's Work

by Elizabeth Gaskell

“A dark night’s work”( a short fiction novel) was written by Elizabeth Gaskell in 1863. Elizabeth Gaskell's delight in the macabre is nowhere more evident than in her short fiction. This volume testifies...

What Was It?

by Fitz James O'Brien

"What was it?" is a brief but intense horror story. We are in New York and the owner of a Boarding house decides to move from the 26th Street Bleeker street: does a great deal since the place where the lady...

My Wife's Tempter

by Fitz James O'Brien

Fitz James O’Brien (1828-1862) was an Irish born American writer. some of whose work is often considered one of the forerunners of today's science fiction. The story of "My wife's tempter" revolves around...

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin

by Maurice Leblanc

It was a strange ending to a voyage that had commenced in a most auspicious manner. The transatlantic steamship `La Provence' was a swift and comfortable vessel, under the command of a most affable man. The...

Masterpieces of Mystery: Riddle Stories

by Joseph Lewis French

A distinguished American writer of fiction said to me lately: "Did you ever think of the vital American way we live? We are always going after mental gymnastics." Now the mystery story is mental gymnastics....

Masterpieces of Mystery: Detective Stories

by Joseph Lewis French

The honour of founding the modern detective story belongs to an American writer. Such tales as "The Purloined Letter" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" still stand unrivalled. We in America no more than the...

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes

by Karin Slaughter

A beautiful young girl was walking down the street―when suddenly…

Julia Carroll knows that too many stories start that way. Beautiful, intelligent, a nineteen-year-old college freshman, she should be carefree....

Chicago Noir: The Classics

by Joe Meno

Nelson Algren, Richard Wright, and Patricia Highsmith are just three of the iconic authors included in this outstanding volume.

The White Room

by Christine Spencer

Is the time travel possible? A middle-aged librarian Jim Riley certainly thinks so, after he inherits a mysterious crystal ornament. During his trips into the past, Jim encounters something sinister lurking...

A Darker Shade of Blue: Stories

by John Harvey

“A master of the craft. John Harvey is lights out one of the best."—Michael Connelly

John Harvey has been described as the master of British crime fiction: From the mean streets of London to the jazz clubs...

The Warning

by Sophie Hannah

For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, a gripping short story from the New York Times bestselling author of Woman with a Secret.

Don't say I didn't warn you…

When a kindly stranger does Chloe a good...

Masterpieces of Mystery: Mystic-Humorous Stories

by Joseph Lewis French

There is an intermediate ground between our knowledge of life and the unknown which is readily conceived as covered by the term mysticism. Mystery stories of high rank often fall under this general classification....

Blue Moon: A Katerina Carter Color of Money Cozy Mystery

by Colleen Cross

Blue Moon is a novelette and #2 in the Katerina Carter Color of Money Mysery Series. Kat and boyfriend Jace’s plans for a fancy dinner go awry when she discovers that her elderly neighbor Fiona has taken an...

Red Handed: A Katerina Carter Color of Money Cozy Mystery

by Colleen Cross

When forensic accountant and fraud investigator Katerina Carter and journalist boyfriend Jace Burton accept an impromptu party invitation, crime is the last thing on their minds. Then a winning wine investment...

Boston Noir & Boston Noir 2: The Complete Set

by Dennis Lehane

Boston Noir & Boston Noir 2 combines all twenty-five stories from Lehane's two Boston Noir volumes into a single edition.

At the Reunion Buffet: An Isabel Dalhousie Story

by Alexander Mccall Smith

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection

In this warm, intelligently observed novella, Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful heroine, learns valuable lessons about inviting the...

Providence Noir

by Ann Hood

Following the success of Dennis Lehane's best-selling Boston Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves deeper into New England's underbelly.

Dark City Lights: New York Stories

by Lawrence Block

Famed detective and mystery writer Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones, 8 Million Ways to Die) takes the helm as guest editor for DARK CITY LIGHTS, the fourth edition of the Have a NYC series. Twenty-three...

Mammoth Book Of Sherlock Holmes Abroad

by Simon Clark

In this wonderful anthology of new stories, Sherlock Holmes travels to the far ends of the Earth in search of truth and justice. A host of singularly talented writers, while remaining respectful towards Conan...