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The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel

by A. E. W. Mason

This novella is a sequel of sorts to A. E. W. Mason's bestselling novel, At the Villa Rose. Famed Inspector Hanaud is attempting to take a brief holiday after cracking a big case, but as often happens, he soon...


Green Fire: A Romance

by Fiona MacLeod

"Fiona MacLeod" was the pen name of Scottish writer William Sharp. Green Fire is a sweeping historical romance that spans France and Scotland. At its heart is a stirring account of an unlikely romance that blooms...


The Summons

by A. E. W. Mason

Be careful what you wish for, because it just might come true. That's the painful lesson that Captain Harry Luttrell learns in A. E. W. Mason's gripping espionage thriller The Summons. Desperately seeking excitement...


Witness for the Defence

by A. E. W. Mason

"People get what they want if they want it enough, but they can't control the price they have to pay." That's the hard truth at the heart of this intricately plotted page-turner from A. E. W. Mason. Despite...


The Turnstile

by A. E. W. Mason

This classic novel from English author A. E. W. Mason combines a number of seemingly disparate plot lines into a seamless, thrilling action-adventure tale. Ranging from the backroom political dealings and high-society...


The Secret of Sarek

by Maurice Leblanc & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

The unforgettable character Arsene Lupin is often referred to as the "French Sherlock Holmes," although Lupin's skills revolved around thievery and deception rather than unlocking mysteries. The novel The Secret...


Vanitas: Polite Stories

by Vernon Lee

When viewed in light of the fact that "Vernon Lee" was actually a pseudonym for female writer Violet Paget, the engaging tales collected in Vanitas become all the more interesting. These stories cast light on...


The Purcell Papers

by Sheridan Le Fanu

The Purcell Papers is a comprehensive collection of Sheridan Le Fanu's early short stories, and they reflect his interest in Irish folklore, as well as his burgeoning fascination with the supernatural. Some...


Two Ghostly Mysteries: A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family and The Murdered Cousin

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Regarded by many as the unsurpassed master of the Victorian ghost story, Sheridan Le Fanu combines keen insight into the culture of his native Ireland with tried and true conventions of the genre. This volume...


The Room in the Dragon Volant

by Sheridan Le Fanu

At the tail end of the Napoleonic Wars, wealthy British heir Richard Beckett decides to spend some time in France. On his way there, he stumbles across an overturned carriage and encounters two people who will...


Willing to Die

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Sheridan Le Fanu's final novel Willing to Die is an emotionally evocative look at the most vexing of all mysteries: suicide. In what some critics regard as his most ambitious work, Le Fanu leaves behind the...


Checkmate

by Sheridan Le Fanu

He may have vast stores of family money at his disposal, but no one would accuse sleazy Walter Longcluse of being a noble gentleman. After worming his way into the good graces of the genteel Arden clan, Longcluse...


The Tenants of Malory

by Sheridan Le Fanu

After standing empty for years, the grand home known as Malory is suddenly found to be occupied. Understandably, the villagers of Cardyllian, the quaint town closest to Malory, are curious about the new tenants....


The Lost Prince

by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Twelve-year-old Marco has lived his entire life in a series of dingy, barely habitable rented flats, moving around Europe at a moment's notice, and seeing his father only sporadically. Remarkably, along the...


The Boy With Wings

by Berta Ruck

British author Berta Ruck offers up an imaginative take on the ancient myth of Icarus. Set in the months before World War I broke out, The Boy With Wings follows the course of an improbable romance that blossoms...


Guy Deverell

by Sheridan Le Fanu

If you're in the mood for a classic gothic thriller, add Sheridan Le Fanu's Guy Deverell to your list. Villainous machinations, contested wills, complex revenge plots, and a spooky haunting to boot -- this epic...


Forests of Maine: Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge

by Jacob Abbott

Learning doesn't have to be drudgery, as this exciting tale proves again and again. Younger readers with an interest in history and geography will adore Forests of Maine from author Jacob Abbott. Intrepid adventurer...


The Ayrshire Legatees: Or, The Pringle Family

by John Galt

The lives of the humble Pringle family of Scotland are turned upside down with the news that they have been named the recipients of a relative's inheritance. Trading quiet village life for the hustle and bustle...


The Simpkins Plot

by George A. Birmingham

"George A. Birmingham" was the pen name of James Owen Hannay, an Irish clergymen who wrote novels in his spare time. The Simpkins Plot is a fun, whimsical tale about a case of mistaken identity -- and the havoc...


Esther

by Henry Adams

Henry Adams' Esther puts a novel spin on the classic scenario of ill-matched lovers. Esther is a spirited, independent artist who also happens to be a committed atheist with deep disdain for organized religion....