By: Mary Cholmondeley (1859-1925)
|The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers|
By: Freeman Wills Crofts (1879-1957)
|The Pit Prop Syndicate|
By: Nicholas Carter
|A Woman at Bay Or, a Fiend in Skirts|
By: Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell (1878-1959)
By: Janet D. Wheeler
|Billie Bradley on Lighthouse Island The Mystery of the Wreck|
By: Francis Worcester Doughty (1850-1917)
|The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler or, Working for the Custom House|
|The Bradys Beyond Their Depth The Great Swamp Mystery|
By: H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile (1888-1937)
By: Bayard Veiller (1869-1943)
|Within the Law|
By: Frederick Arnold Kummer (1873-1943)
Film of Fear
(Written under the pseudonym, Arnold Fredericks.) Ruth Morton is a world-renowned film actress who seems to have it all: youth, beauty, wealth, and a viable career. But she soon becomes the target of a malicious stalker who begins sending her a series of cryptic threats. Dismissed at first, the stalker soon emerges as a legitimate -- and mysterious -- threat. She soon must call for the services of Richard and Grace Duvall, a husband and wife detective team who soon find themselves ensnared in a mystery where everyone soon becomes a target.
By: Frederic Arnold Kummer (1873-1943)
|The Ivory Snuff Box|
By: S. F. (Samuel Francis) Aaron (1862-)
|Radio Boys Loyalty Or, Bill Brown Listens In|
By: Elliott Whitney
|The Pirate Shark|
By: Marcel Allain (1885-1969)
The Exploits of Juve
Fantômas was introduced a few years after Arsène Lupin, another well-known thief. But whereas Lupin draws the line at murder, Fantômas has no such qualms and is shown as a sociopath who enjoys killing in a sadistic fashion.He is totally ruthless, gives no mercy, and is loyal to none, not even his own children. He is a master of disguise, always appearing under an assumed identity, often that of a person whom he has murdered. Fantômas makes use of bizarre and improbable techniques in his crimes, such as plague-infested rats, giant snakes, and rooms that fill with sand...
By: Wilson Woodrow (1870-1935)
|The Silver Butterfly|
By: Van Tassel Sutphen (1861-1945)
|The Gates of Chance|
By: E. R. (Ernest Robertson) Punshon (1872-1956)
|The Bittermeads Mystery|
By: Richard Dallas
A Master Hand
This murder mystery, written in 1903 by Richard Dallas (pseudonym), describes a fictional crime that took place in the New York City of 1883. A fine period piece as well as a clever detective story. (Introduction by Delmar H. Dolbier)
By: Susan Morrow Jones (1864?-1926)
|The La Chance Mine Mystery|
By: Eustace Hale Ball (1881-1931)
|The Voice on the Wire|
By: Lizette M. Edholm
|The Merriweather Girls in Quest of Treasure|
By: Perry Newberry (1870-1938)
|The Million-Dollar Suitcase|
By: John Thomas McIntyre (1871-1951)
Ashton-Kirk, who has solved so many mysteries, is himself something of a problem even to those who know him best. Although young, wealthy, and of high social position, he is nevertheless an indefatigable worker in his chosen field. He smiles when men call him a detective. "No; only an investigator," he says.He has never courted notoriety; indeed, his life has been more or less secluded. However, let a man do remarkable work in any line and, as Emerson has observed, "the world will make a beaten path to his door...
By: H. L. (Harry Lincoln) Sayler (1863-)
|On the Edge of the Arctic or, An Aeroplane in Snowland|
By: Will Levinrew (1881-)
|Death Points a Finger|
By: Esther Chamberlain
|The Coast of Chance|
By: Elmer Sherwood (1884-)
|Ted Marsh on an Important Mission|
By: Jack Steele
|A Husband by Proxy|
By: Oliver Fleming
|Ambrotox and Limping Dick|
By: Brandon Fleming
|The Crooked House|
By: E.W. Howe (1853-1937)
The Mystery of the Locks
Davy's Bend was a dying, lonely, uncared for river town. So when a stranger showed up one day and bought the old unoccupied house called 'The Locks' one dreary day, the inhabitants of the town were naturally very curious about the stranger, and very curious about his reasons for buying the old house. The Locks had been known for years to display at nighttime a single light showing up in one room, and there was one room in the house which was strictly off-limits to anyone. What was the history behind...
By: George F. (George Frank) Worts (1892-)
|Peter the Brazen A Mystery Story of Modern China|
By: Melvin Linwood Severy (1863-)
|The Darrow Enigma|
By: Charles Edmonds Walk (1875-)
|The Paternoster Ruby|
By: G. Sidney Paternoster (1866-)
|The Motor Pirate|
By: Armstrong Livingston (1885-)
|The Monk of Hambleton|
By: Max Marcin (1879-1948)
|The Substitute Prisoner|
By: Ruel Perley Smith (1869-1937)
|The Rival Campers Ashore The Mystery of the Mill|
By: Henry Curties (1860-)
|A Queen's Error|
Short Mystery Story Collection
The Short Mystery Story Collection by Various is a real treat for intrigue enthusiasts! This volume features such greats as Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anton Chekov. Some unexpected names like P G Wodehouse and Kate Chopin also crop up, bending their prodigious talents to the genre. The ten stories contained in this volume range from events as diverse as the mysterious death of a sea-captain in a seedy boarding house, a group of women who deal with a crime committed by a friend,...
By: Joseph Hocking (1860-1937)
Weapons of Mystery
Justin Blake receives an invitation from his old school-fellow Tom Temple to join him and his family for the Christmas holidays in Yorkshire. Having no other plans, he decides to go. Though he is normally much the opposite of what would be called a lady's man, he falls instantly in love with Miss Forrest, one of the guests, who had already shared his train compartment on the way. When he meets the mysterious Herod Voltaire and finds that he must protect the girl from him and his weapons of mystery, the adventure begins.
By: Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
The Cinema Murder
Phillip Romilly is a poor art teacher in London. He finds out that his wealthy cousin Douglas has been seeing his girl friend Beatrice behind his back. He strangles Douglas, throws him in the canal, and assumes his identity. Douglas had booked passage to America for the next day, so after a pleasant sea voyage Phillip arrives at the Waldorf Hotel in New York as Douglas Romilly. An hour after checking in he disappears again, and assumes yet another identity, one that his cousin had set up for himself. Douglas was facing massive financial problems, and he, too, had planned to avoid his problems by getting lost in the crowd in New York. Now, in chapter two….
The String of Pearls
The tale of Sweeney Todd has had many incarnations, most famously the stage and movie musical by Stephen Sondheim. But it all started in 1846 with a serialized telling of the story titled “The String of Pearls” in the weekly magazine “The People’s Periodical and Family Library”. Called by some a romance, by others a horror story, it is one of the earliest murder mysteries. In “The String of Pearls”, Sweeney Todd is less sympathetic than in some of his later incarnations – a perfect villain, totally self-seeking with no redeeming qualities...
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was a British TV series from the early 70s that dramatized stories written contemporaneously with the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This anthology contains twelve of the thirteen stories adapted as episodes for the first season. Sadly, one story, "The Missing Witness Sensation" by Ernest Bramah, is not public domain in the U.S., but can be read in the anthology Max Carrados Mysteries.
By: Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)
On the steamer on his way to London, Austin Ford meets a young woman, who is going to London to find her missing husband. Being a specialist in finding people, Mr. Ford agrees to help her in her quest. However, something appears to be not quite right about the lady and her story...
By: Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)
The love story between a nobleman and a beautiful lady whom he meets in church leads both of them to unexpected places, as many people would not put up with their love. This novel is considered to be one of the best Gothic novels ever written, by one of the first (and best) writers of the genre. How does an “indecent” love story become a Gothic tale? What is the outcome of this love story? If you want to know, read this book.
The Lock and Key Library
A collection of classic mystery and detective stories, collected and edited by Julian Hawthorne. Note: the second chapter of Dickens’ The Haunted House is not included in this edition.
By: Margaret Ann Hubbard
Sister Simon's Murder Case
Set in the picturesque wilds of a Midwestern resort town at the height of the tourist season, Sister Simon’s Murder case begins with the murder of a terrified elderly lady, Dannie Grear. But what was she so afraid of? And who is the killer who keeps attacking anyone he thinks may know too much?The opinionated local police ran into one obstacle after another in their attempts to find the elusive killer. But the menace was effectively removed by the independent investigation of Sister Simon, a very proper nun who had learned from her policeman father never to take anything for granted in a murder case and how to fire a gun with deadly accuracy.
By: John Buchan (1875-1940)
Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer, plans a walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story.
By: Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
The Dead Secret
"Everything in life has a price. May be, telling a Secret has the highest. However, not telling may be worse. What will Sarah choose? will she tell the Secret which destroyed her life?"
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was a British TV series from the early 70s that dramatized stories written contemporaneously with the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This anthology contains stories adapted as episodes for the second season.
By: Chester K. Steele (1862-1930)
The Diamond Cross Mystery
Colonel Ashley is confronted with a difficult case: The proprietor of a jewelry shop is found murdered, and a valuable diamond cross is stolen. Whodunnit, and how can the Colonel's expertise in fishing help to solve the case?
By: Margaret Ann Hubbard
Murder Takes the Veil
Set in the Louisiana bayou country, here is a drama rich with suspense...the story of lovely Trillium Pierce powerless at the mercy of a murderer who believes that he has no power over himself - that his determination to kill is written in the stars. The frightened girl is helpless, as her friends at Aurelian College are victimized by the menace who stalks the swampland in a nun's habit.Margaret Ann Hubbard was a writer of various genres: historical novels, Catholic children's books, and several crime mysteries written during the 1950's and 1960's.
By: Fergus Hume (1859-1932)
The Lady from Nowhere
A mysterious woman is found murdered in a yellow boudoir. Who is she and where does she come from? Detective Absalom Gebb is on the case. (Introduction by MaryAnn)
By: Edgar Jepson (1863-1938)
The Loudwater Mystery
Lord Loudwater is found murdered in his house one evening. Unfortunately for Detective Flexen, who is to investigate the case, Lord Loudwater was not a very agreeable sort of fellow and almost every person in his vicinity had a motive for the crime. Was it his young wife or her lover, his former fiance or even one of the servants?
By: Grace and Harold Johnson
Roman Collar Detective
A shot penetrates the still night air and one of Galton's leading citizens is a victim of a desperate killer's gun. Murder becomes entangled with politics and it takes a parish priest to discover "whodunit" in this thriller by a husband and wife novelist team.
By: Herman Landon
The Gray Phantom
A woman is apparently murdered in a New York auditorium under very suspicious circumstances one evening during a performance. Helen Hardwick happened to be in attendance that evening, as she had written the play that was being performed, and she was the only person to have caught a glimpse of something peculiar just before the murder. She also heard an ominous laughter which would continue to haunt her. Was it coincidence that the 'retired' Gray Phantom arrived in the city immediately after the murder...
By: H. M. Egbert (1879-1960)
Jacqueline of Golden River
Jacqueline seems to have contracted a touch of amnesia, as she is found in an apartment with a dead man, and with a weapon in her hand. But she remembers nothing of any incident, remembers not her name nor where she comes from, not even why she is where she was found. She only remembers her father, and that he is in danger. Action and adventure soon follow, as Paul Hewlett and Jacqueline attempt to get answers to her questions, taking them on a journey into Quebec and points northward, and Paul knows that they are being followed during their trip...
By: Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941)
As usual, gentleman thief Arsene Lupin finds himself wrongfully accused of murder, and must find the real killer to clear his coloured name.
By: Reginald Wright Kauffman (1877-1959)
Miss Frances Baird, Detective
Frances Baird is a detective with the Watkins Agency of New York City. She and a colleague are sent undercover to "The Maples" to guard a valuable set of diamonds during the festivities leading up to the marriage of Mr. Deneen's eldest son, James Jr. Within a few hours of their arrival, however, this seemingly simple task turns into something much more sinister, and it is ultimately left to Frances to unravel the truth of the matter.