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The Throne of Caesar

Novels of Ancient Rome #13

by Steven Saylor

"What a marvel!...Saylor's masterful storytelling puts you right there, wonderstruck and wide-eyed. Deliciously immersive, captivating entertainment from a justly celebrated writer." —Margaret George

In The...


The Blasphemers

by Annamaria Alfieri

Justin Tolliver is on the brink of an enormous change. The younger son of an English peer—that is, the son with no money and no prospects—he had joined the police force in British East Africa, full of dreams...


The Great Darkness

by Jim Kelly

1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout – The Great Darkness – covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of...


The Holladay Case

by Burton Egbert Stevenson

A young woman is accused of killing her father. After she is exonerated by some smart lawyer work, she starts acting strangely. It takes her father's lawyers figuring out the clues to solve the case. Twists...


The Borough Treasurer

by J.S. Fletcher

Classic murder mystery featuring two upstanding citizens in northern towns who wish to keep their past secret.


The House on the Borderland

by William Hope Hodgson

The House on the Borderland is a supernatural horror novel by British fantasist William Hope Hodgson. The novel is a hallucinatory account of a recluse's stay at a remote house, and his experiences of supernatural...


The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont

by Robert Barr

When I say I am called Valmont the name will convey no impression to the reader one way or another. My occupation is that of private detective in London but if you ask any policeman in Paris who Valmont was...


The Wisdom of Father Brown

by G. K. Chesterton

Be riveted by the wit and wisdom of British Roman Catholic priest, Father Brown, as he solves crimes in singular style using logical deduction as an art form. This volume includes these short stories: The Absence...


The Mystery Of Cloomber

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Near their residence, Branksome, is Cloomber Hall, for many years untenanted. After a little while it is settled in by John Berthier Heatherstone, late of the Indian Army. General Heatherstone is nervous to...


Bull-Dog Drummond

by H. C. McNeile

Bulldog Drummond is a British detective, created by H. C. McNeile and published under his pen name "Sapper". After an unsuccessful one-off appearance as a policeman in The Strand Magazine, the character was...


The Mystery of the Sycamore

by Carolyn Wells

"The Mystery of the Sycamore" is an early type of detective story, falling somewhere between Conan Doyle's genius Sherlock Holmes and Hammett's tough-guy Sam Spade. It contains elements of the Gothic (the tale...


Tales of Terror and Mystery

by Arthur Conan Doyle

This volume presents some of Conan Doyle s unduly neglected masterworks. Each begins in a quietly factual way, making all the more dramatic the crescendo of fear and puzzlement that ensues as each new circumstance...


The Adventure of the Dying Detective

by Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Adventure of the Dying Detective", in some editions simply titled "The Dying Detective", is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Dr. Watson is called...


The Abandoned Room

by Wadsworth Camp

The night of his grandfather's mysterious death at the Cedars, Bobby Blackburn was, at least until midnight, in New York. He was held there by the unhealthy habits and companion-ships which recently had angered...


Brood of the Witch-Queen

by Sax Rohmer

Brood of the Witch Queen is a 1918 supernatural novel by Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, known better under his pseudonym, Sax Rohmer.

The story deals with Robert Cairn and his suspicions of Antony Ferrara, the...


The Law And The Lady

by Wilkie Collins

Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friends.

Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria...


The Murders in the Rue Morgue

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first modern detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales...


The Mysterious Affair At Styles

by Agatha Christie

Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near...


The Mysterious Key And What It Opened

by Louisa May Alcott

The story begins with the mysterious death of Sir Richard Trevlyn. All the reader knows is that Richard's wife, Alice, who is pregnant with their first child, listens through a keyhole in the library door to...


Wyllard's Weird

by Mary Elisabeth Braddon

A village in Cornwall is thrown into turmoil after a young girl falls from a train to her death. Was this an accident? Or murder? The mystery deepens when clues link the girl to a double homicide committed ten...