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The Best American Mystery Stories 2013

by Lisa Scottoline & Otto Penzler

A collection of the best mystery writing published in 2012 culled from a variety of sources.


Rumpole Misbehaves

Rumpole of the Bailey #25

by John Mortimer

The next novel in the Rumpole series from the beloved and bestselling master of the court

The Rumpole novels have garnered legions of fans who show no sign of abandoning their favorite curmudgeonly British barrister....


Death, Taxes, and Mistletoe Mayhem

by Diane Kelly

'Tis the season for death, taxes, and maybe even love under the mistletoe…

Death, Taxes, and Mistletoe Mayhem is a brand-new holiday novella from award-winning author Diane Kelly!

Christmas is fast approaching...


The Achmed Abdullah MEGAPACK ®: 20 Classic Stories

by Achmed Abdullah Author & Darrell Schweitzer

Achmed Abdullah wrote for the pulp magazines of the early 20th century, becoming one of the most popular and talented writers of the field. His exotic locales and vivid characterizations made him highly sought...


The Cornish Mystery

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Poirot's Early Cases.

A wife is convinced that her husband has been trying to poison her and run off with a younger woman, and she begs Hercule Poirot to save her.


The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Poirot Investigates.

An Italian count telephones his doctor, screaming, but when help arrives at his hotel room, he is already dead.


Death by Drowning

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.

A young girl finds out she’s pregnant and throws herself off a bridge, but Miss Marple is not so sure it was suicide.


The Herb of Death

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.

A dinner party takes a deadly turn when somebody poisons the guests.


A Christmas Tragedy

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.

At a health resort, Miss Marple becomes suspicious that a man she meets is planning on murdering his wife.


Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories

by Agatha Christie

At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie's most famous creation: Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head...


Little Dumber Boy

by B.K. Stephens

Will's aunt wants him to spend some time with his estranged son at Christmas. All Will wants is to knock off his girlfriend's husband and collect a share of the life insurance policy. Unfortunately, when you...


The Thorpe Hazell Mysteries, and More Thrilling Tales On and Off the Rails

by Victor L. Whitechurch

The Reverend Victor L. Whitechurch was both a popular fiction writer and a railroad enthusiast, so it is no surprise that he created Thorpe Hazell, an eccentric but successful amateur railway detective who solved...


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...


12 Cases for Max Carrados

by Ernest Bramah

The twelve earliest Max Carrados mystery stories (first published in the UK in 1913) are collected here. One of the "blind detectives" of the golden-age of detective fiction, Carrados was intelligent, resourceful,...


The Pulp Fiction Megapack: 25 Classic Pulp Stories

by Robert Leslie Bellem, Hugh B. Cave & Howard Hersey

Apes! Sex fiends! Gangsters! Mad scientists! Tentacles! Yes, this MEGAPACK has them all, no less than 25 lurid tales ripped from the pages of pulp fiction magazines. For The Pulp Fiction Megapack, we selected...


Triple Threat

by Jeffery Deaver

From Jeffery Deaver--the New York Times bestselling author of the upcoming Lincoln Rhyme novel THE KILL ROOM (on sale June 4, 2013)--come three powerful new short stories.

In "Fast", Kathryn Dance races against...


Killer Year

by Lee Child

Killer Year is a group of 13 debut crime/mystery/suspense authors whose books will be published in 2007. The graduating class includes such rising stars as Robert Gregory Browne, Toni McGee Causey, Marcus Sakey,...


The Collected Short Stories

by Jeffrey Archer

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction...


Beneath the Book Tower

by Steve Hamilton

Before the tragic event that made him seek refuge in a remote corner of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight was a Detroit police officer. It's a warm summer night, and Alex is out riding the night shift...


The Best American Mystery Stories 2012

by Otto Penzler & Robert Crais

A collection of the best mystery writing published in 2011 culled from a variety of sources.