By: E. C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley (1875-1956)
|Trent's Last Case|
By: Charles Norris Williamson
The Golden Silence
Trying to get away from an engagement he had got himself into more or less against his will, Stephen Knight travels to Algiers to visit his old friend Nevill. On the Journey there he meets the charming and beautiful Victoria. She is on her way to Algiers to search for her sister, who had disappeared years ago after marrying an Arab nobleman. With the support of his friend, Stephen Knight decides to help the girl - but when she also disappears, the adventure begins...
By: Arthur Griffiths (1838-1908)
The Rome Express
The passengers in the sleeping car of the Rome Express were just woken and informed that they will reach Paris soon, and a general bustle fills the train. Only one passenger cannot be awoken by the porter, no matter how loudly he knocks on the compartment door. At last, when the door is forced open, the occupant of the compartment is found dead - stabbed to the heart! The murderer must be found among the passengers...
Passenger from Calais
An army officer, and a mysterious lady with a maid and baby in tow, are the only passengers on the Engadine express from Calais. The lady is afraid that someone is following her. Who is she? And what is her strange package? One suspicious conversation and two private detectives later Colonel Basil Annesley is determined to find out!
By: A.E.W. Mason
At the Villa Rose
Harry Wethermill, the brilliant young scientist, a graduate of Oxford and Munich, has made a fortune from his inventions, and is taking a vacation at Aix-les-Bains. There he meets, and immediately falls in love with, the young and beautiful Celia Harland, who serves as companion to the aging but warm-hearted Madam Dauvray of Paris. All this is observed by Julius Ricardo, a retired financier from the City of London, who spends every August at Aix, expecting there to find a pleasant and peaceful life...
By: Randall Parrish (1858-1923)
|The Strange Case of Cavendish|
By: Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948)
Price Ruyler has been sent to San Francisco from New York to salvage the family business after the 1906 earthquake. His success makes him one of the city's most eligible bachelors but he resists the machinations of the local girls (and their mothers). Then he meets the beautiful and captivating Helene. He proposes within a week. Into the fourth year of their marriage, he realizes something has changed. He still loves his wife and he believes she loves him but he begins to wonder about her mysterious past and questions whether family secrets were buried in the rubble left by the earthquake.
By: Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871-1958)
The Secret of Lonesome Cove
A body is found on the beach not far from a New England town one morning. Curiously, nobody recognizes the dead woman, and nobody in or near the town seems to be a suspect in a possible murder, therefore most of them assume that she simply washed ashore from a passing vessel. Only problem is vessels didn't pass that stretch of the coast because of it's peculiar tides and eddies; hence its name, Lonesome Cove. Following the finding of the body, the officials of the town start acting a bit peculiar towards how to handle the dead body...
By: Arthur J. Rees (1872-1942)
The Shrieking Pit
The Shrieking Pit is one of Arthur Rees's earlier works, and is a good old fashioned murder mystery story. Grant Colwyn, a private detective, is holidaying in East Anglia when he notices a young man at a nearby table behaving peculiarly. The young man later leaves the hotel without paying his bill, and turns up in a nearby hamlet in the Norfolk marshes where he takes lodgings at the village inn. The next day, another guest at the inn is found dead, and the young man is missing. Can Colwyn sort out the mystery and prove the young man's innocence one way or the the other?
|The Moon Rock|
|The Hand in the Dark|
By: David Graham Phillips (1867-1911)
|The Fortune Hunter|
By: Natalie Sumner Lincoln (1881-1935)
The Red Seal
Nothing is what it seems to be as events unfold in this entertaining mystery by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Red seals and red herrings abound and will keep you guessing all the way through the final chapter!
By: Burt L. Standish (1866-1945)
|Owen Clancy's Happy Trail or, The Motor Wizard in California|
By: Coningsby Dawson (1883-1959)
|Murder Point A Tale of Keewatin|
By: Frank L. Packard (1877-1942)
Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale
In the previous book of adventures, we met Jimmie Dale, a wealthy playboy by day, who at night put on a disguise and became The Gray Seal, a daredevil entering businesses or homes and cracking safes, always leaving a diamond shaped, gray paper "seal" behind to mark his conquest. He never took anything, but just wanted the thrill of it. This had spun out of control when a mysterious woman, whom Jimmie Dale nicknames The Tocsin, caught him at it and blackmailed him into doing her bidding. On her instigation, he got involved in numerous underworld crimes, righting wrongs and protecting innocent bystanders...
By: Grace Isabel Colbron
The Case of the Pool of Blood in the Pastor’s Study
Joseph Muller, police detective, travels to a remote Hungarian village to discover the truth behind the murder of a beloved village Pastor. (Introduction by Dawn)
By: Auguste Groner (1850-1929)
|The Case of the Lamp That Went Out|
By: Augusta Groner (1850-1929)
Case Of The Registered Letter
A man is found shot dead and the man to whom all evidence points insists he is innocent.
By: Fred M. White (1859-)
|The Crimson Blind|
|The Slave of Silence|
By: Frank V. Webster
|The Boy Scouts of Lenox Or The Hike Over Big Bear Mountain|
|The Boy from the Ranch Or Roy Bradner's City Experiences|
By: Chester K. Steele
The Mansion of Mystery
Mr. and Mrs. Langmore were found mysteriously murdered in their mansion one morning. Their daughter Margaret, who was at home at the time of the deaths, is quickly suspected of having committed the crime. However, her fiance Raymond Case will not believe in her guilt and convinces the famous detective Adam Adams to investigate.This book was written by Edward Stratemeyer, head of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, under the pseudonym of Chester K. Steele.
|The Golf Course Mystery|
By: Lawrence L. Lynch (1853-1914)
Believed to have been written by Chicago socialite, Emma Murdock Van Deventer, this detective story set at the World's Fair follows Carl Masters as he is in pursuit of international criminals Greenback Bob and Delbras. Conmen, lost handbags, jewel robberies, an adventuress... not to mention two missing young men and a murder, all come under the detective's eye. ( Lynne Thompson)
|Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter|
|The Diamond Coterie|
By: Willard F. Baker
|The Boy Ranchers in Death Valley or Diamond X and the Poison Mystery|
By: Arthur Stringer (1874-1950)
By: Annie Roe Carr
Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp
A school girl story about two Illinois teens and the adventures they have with family,friends and the chance to go to a boarding school in Michigan in the early 1920's.
|Nan Sherwood at Palm Beach Or Strange Adventures Among The Orange Groves|
By: Janet Aldridge
|The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea Or The Loss of The Lonesome Bar|
By: Max Pemberton (1863-1950)
|The Man Who Drove the Car|
By: Melville Davisson Post (1871?-1930)
|The Sleuth of St. James's Square|
By: Harlan Page Halsey (1839?-1898)
|Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist Or, Dudie Dunne Again in the Field|
|Two Wonderful Detectives Jack and Gil's Marvelous Skill|
|Oscar the Detective Or, Dudie Dunne, The Exquisite Detective|
|A Successful Shadow A Detective's Successful Quest|
By: Florence Finch Kelly (1859-1932)
New Mexico's hot, dry winds are taking their toll: cattle suffer long treks to get food and water. But it is not just a hard time for them. Lucy Bancroft has sought a milder climate so she can recover from typhoid fever. She and her father stop to see Curt Conrad, a rancher, on their way to their new home. The two men discuss politics (some of it crooked) at the state level. they also talk about an easterner, a man named Delafield, who years earlier cheated Conrad's father out of his considerable wealth. Curt has vowed to seek revenge on Delafield if he can ever find the crook. thus begins a harrowing tale of determined search and blossoming love in the hot, dry climate of New Mexico.
By: Isabel Ostrander (1883-1924)
|The Fifth Ace|
By: Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862-1935)
|The Shape of Fear|
By: Hulbert Footner (1879-1944)
|The Woman from Outside [on Swan River]|
By: William Murray Graydon (1864-1946)
|In Friendship's Guise|
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|