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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue represents the beginning of crime fiction. The mystery was first published in Graham's Magazine in 1841 and has been recognized as the first detective story. Poe...


The Curved Blades

by Carolyn Wells

When wealthy heiress Lucy Carrington is found murdered in the bedroom of her Long Island estate, suspects abound: the rich woman’s pretty niece, the social secretary, the cousin who managed her finances, the...


The Wooden Hand

by Fergus Hume

A fortune hunter expected home from a diamond mining expedition to South Africa turns up murdered, with his false hand missing. Suspects abound, including the fiancé of the dead man’s daughter. But why was...


Vicky Van

by Carolyn Wells

Chester Calhoun lives with his sister and his aunt in a house on the upper east side, and across the street lives beautiful and mysterious society hostess Victoria Van Allen, known to her friends as Vicky Van....


Hildegarde Withers in The Riddle of the Blueblood Murders

by Stuart Palmer

Spinster sleuth Hildegarde Withers and Inspector Oscar Piper are on the case of murder among the dog breeders, in a case reminiscent of S.S. Van Dine's "The Kennel Murder Case" (1933).

"Stuart Palmer's detective...


Black Widow: A Classic Crime Novel

by S. Fowler Wright

When Inspector Pinkey investigates the murder of Sir Daniel Denton in his country home, he's confronted with three prime suspects: the man's widow, his brother, and a recently-fired servant. But everywhere the...


The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories

by Arthur Conan Doyle

This volume, authorized by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate, contains all 4 full-length novels and all 56 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. At over a thousand pages, the weighty tome is a perfect gift...


The Wilkie Collins Megapack: 25 Classic Stories by the Author of The Moonstone

by Wilkie ` Collins

"The Wilkie Collins Megapack" collects 25 short works -- ranging from mystery and suspense to gothics and ghost stories -- by the author of THE MOONSTONE and THE WOMAN IN WHITE! Collected are:

INTRODUCTION

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The Blue Hackle: A Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mystery

by Lillian Stewart Datlow

Alasdair Cameron and Fergus MacDonald were childhood friends. Their fathers' caps carried a blue hackle, the badge-feather of a distinguished Scottish regiment. Now the feather in Fergie's cap is the decaying...


A Blunt Instrument

Superintendent Hannasyde #4

by Georgette Heyer

"Ranks alongside such incomparable whodunnit authors as Christie,

Marsh, Tey, and Allingham."

-San Francisco Chronicle

Who would kill the perfect gentleman?

When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death...


Shadowfall, a Novel of Sherlock Holmes

by Tracy Revels

When the sacred relics and mystical objects of London begin disappearing, Sherlock Holmes must call on more than his powers of deduction to solve a mystery that threatens the safety of the British Empire and...


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published...


The Third R. Austin Freeman Megapack: 19 Mystery Tales of Dr. Thorndyke & Others

by R. Austin Freeman

The third collection of the works of R. Austin Freeman presents 19 more tales of forensic sleuth Dr. Thorndyke and others, plus the essay "The Art of the Detective Story. Included are:

THE ART OF THE DETECTIVE...


The Lost Stories of Sherlock Holmes

by John H. Watson, Chris Coady & Tony Reynolds

The recent decease of one of the descendents of Dr. Watson has brought to light his personal papers. These include a number of stories that Dr. Watson suppressed at the time for various reasons. As all involved...


Sherlock Holmes: Complete Adventures

by Conan Doyle

Complete Adventures of legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes considered one of the greatest detective stories of all time....


The Amazing Martin Brett: Classic Crime Stories

by Ernest Dudley

The creator of the famous criminologist, Dr. Morelle, here gives us four stories of another brilliant detective, whom the newspapers have dubbed "The Amazing Martin Brett." Brett appears to be selfish and lazy,...


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

In this classic collection of eleven popular Holmes adventures, Arthur Conan Doyle pits his famous detective against larger-than-life-villains and thrusts him into the midst of puzzling mysteries that only the...


The Private Eye: Classic Crime Stories

by Ernest Dudley

Ernest Dudley, creator of that superb pair of sleuths, Dr. Morelle and Miss Frayle, here introduces another vivid character, Nat Craig, whose methods as London's foremost private investigator are utterly different...


The Murder of My Aunt

by Richard Hull

Murder-Plotted right before your very eyes! My aunt and I live just outside a small (and entirely frightful) town in the Wales countryside. I hate living here. Why don't I leave this horribly dull and stagnant...


An African Millionaire

by Grant Allen

Grant Allen's classic, An African Millionaire, pits a greedy South African Millionaire, and his long-suffering brother-in-law/secretary (not quite so greedy), against criminal rogue Colonel Clay, a master of...