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|
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….
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...
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
The Crystal Stopper
During a burglary at the home of Deputy Daubrecq a crime is committed, and two accomplices of Arsène Lupin are arrested by the police. One is guilty of the crime, the other innocent, but both will be sentenced to death. Lupin seeks to deliver the victim of a miscarriage of justice, but struggles against Deputy Daubrecq's ruthless blackmailer, who has an incriminating document hidden in a crystal stopper.
By: Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)
The Lost House
Austin Ford, the London correspondent of the New York Republic, is spending some idle time in the American Embassy chatting with the Second Secretary, when suddenly a note is brought in. This note is an appeal for help, found in the gutter in a dark alley. The writer claims to be a young girl, who is kept against her will locked up in a lunatic asylum by her uncle. Although the Second Secretary tries to convince him that there is nothing to it, the journalist is determined to follow the lead...
By: Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937)
Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective
Philo Gubb, not being content with his job as wallpaper-hanger, has higher aspirations: to become a detective, just like Sherlock Holmes. To that end, he enrolls in a correspondence course, where he gets lessons through the mail as well as the necessary disguises for a detective. Philo Gubb, not being really clever or intuitive, or even looking good in those disguises, gets involved in one case after the other - and sooner or later happens to stumble on and solve the crime... Each of these stories...
By: Marie Corelli (1855-1924)
The story revolves around the mysterious Princess Ziska, who captivates a set of European tourists who are spending time in exotic Egypt. The story is a mystery involving reincarnation, romance & a touch of mild horror. (introduction by ilianthe)
By: William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918)
Carnacki, The Ghost Finder
Thomas Carnacki was a detective of the supernatural, created for a series of short stories by Wiliam Hope Hodgson. Hodsgon, also a noted photographer and bodybuilder, might have created more stories for this intrepid sleuth of the occult, but he unfortunately died at the youthful age of 40 in World War I. (Introduction by Samanem)
By: Neil Munro (1863-1930)
Doom Castle is the story of young Count Victor's journey to Scotland after the Jacobite Rebellion, searching for a traitor to the Jacobite cause as well as a mysterious man under the name of "Drimdarroch", whom he swore revenge. After a perilious journey, Count Victor arrives at Doom Castle as a guest of the enigmatic Baron of Doom, his two strange servitors and his beautiful daughter... (Summary by Carolin)
By: Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805)
Criminal from Lost Honour
"In the whole history of man there is no chapter more instructive for the heart and mind than the annals of his errors. On the occasion of every great crime a proportionally great force was in motion. If by the pale light of ordinary emotions the play of the desiring faculty is concealed, in the situation of strong passion it becomes the more striking, the more colossal, the more audible, and the acute investigator of humanity, who knows how much may be properly set down to the account of the mechanism...
By: BS Murthy
Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
Who could have poisoned Ranjit the realtor, Shakeel the Inspector, Pravar the criminal and Natya his accomplice? Well the needle of suspicion tilted towards Pravar that was till he perished with his mate, but then who was the one? Could it be Radha under the scanner for her role in the death of her husband Madhu and his mistress Mala, Pravar's sister? Or was it Ranjit's spouse Kavya, who owing to Stockholm Syndrome, takes to Pravar her kidnapper. As these deaths by poisoning puzzle Dhruva, Radha, who worms her way into his life, avers that Kavya had the motive and the means to kill her spouse, her paramour and his wife besides the cop...