Detective Fiction

Four Max Carrados Detective Stories

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

Ernest Bramah

Ernest Bramah is mainly known for his 'Kai Lung' books - Dorothy L Sayers often used quotes from them for her chapter headings. In his lifet…

The Riddle of the Frozen Flame

Read by Ruth Golding

Thomas W. Hanshew

Another full-length mystery story featuring Hamilton Cleek, whom we met first in Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces. This time, Cleek investi…

The Sign of Silence

Read by Tom Weiss

William Le Queux

Edward Royle is the head of a well-known chemical manufacturer in England, which he has inherited. He is engaged to the daughter of his fath…

That Mainwaring Affair

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Anna Maynard Barbour

As wealthy financier, Hugh Mainwaring dictates his last will and testament to his private secretary, it would be impossible for him to imagi…

L' Épouvante

Read by Ezwa

Maurice Level

« La police est bien mal faite. » Voilà l'opinion qu'Onésime Coche, reporter dans un quotidien du matin, à …

Flower of the North

Read by Roger Melin

James Oliver Curwood

Flower of the North finds Philip Whittemore on an adventure which takes him up the Churchill River of northern Canada to a land which he tho…

The Evil Guest

Read by Cate Barratt

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Le Fanu’s inimitable style continues with The Evil Guest, a murder mystery fraught with dark imagery and mysterious characters. An unwanted …

The Hand in the Dark

Read by Jacquerie

Arthur J. Rees

An ancient English country house with a storied and bloody history is the setting for this intriguing mystery. It is the autumn of 1918. The…

The Albert Gate Mystery

Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Louis Tracy

A new case for barrister and hobby detective Reginald Brett: The imperial diamonds were sent by the Sultan to London, to be cut in Albert Ga…

No Name

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Wilkie Collins

The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is …

The Red Headed League

Read by Phil Chenevert

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Adventure of the Red-Headed League" is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It firs…

The Mystery of the Yellow Room

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Gaston Leroux

This crime novel was possibly the first to involve a 'locked room mystery', in which an attempted murder takes place, but with no obvious wa…

The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock

Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Anna Katharine Green

A man has been shot dead in his house. Ebenezer Gryce is on the case, but he has no leads, no witnesses, no evidence -- until he decides to …

The Ruby and the Caldron

Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Anna Katharine Green

A valuable ruby is lost during a disturbance in the snow before a ball at The Evergreens. A detective is called for right away to recover it…

John Silence

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Algernon Blackwood

Six stories about Dr. John Silence if you want the shivers to run up your back, this is the right place to be (Summary by Fiddlesticks)

Three Thousand Dollars

Read by Roger Melin

Anna Katharine Green

This short story by Anna Katharine Green revolves around a plot to steal some goods secured safely within an impenetrable vault within the c…

The Dragon's Secret

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Augusta Huiell Seaman

Sixteen year old Leslie Crane has come to the New Jersey shore as a companion to ailing Aunt Marcia, whose doctor has sent her there for a s…

Ralestone Luck

Read by Gabriel Glenn

Andre Norton

Rupert Ralestone is officially the Marquess of Lorne--but with no family money or prestige, the title is worthless. He and his younger broth…

Dead Men's Money

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J. S. Fletcher

This classic mystery produces its first dead body during a clandestine midnight meeting. Already nothing is what it seems... (Summary by Ges…

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