Detective Fiction

The Secret Pact

Read by Cheryl Adam

Mildred A. Wirt Benson

PENNY PARKER is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter with an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysterie…

Murder at St. Dennis

Read by Maria Therese

Margaret Ann Hubbard

A cunning killer prowls the winding corridors of an old hospital in this thriller by the author of "Murder Takes the Veil". (From …

The Secret Passage

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Fergus Hume

Excellent murder mystery. On September 9, 1905, the NY Times Saturday Review of Books described this book as follows: "That painstaking…

The Blonde Lady, being a record of the duel of wits between Arsène Lupin and th…

Read by Leni

Maurice Leblanc

In "The Blonde Lady, being a record of the duel of wits between Arsène Lupin and the English detective" - original title &q…

The Lone Wolf

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Louis Joseph Vance

The Lone Wolf is the first of eight books in a series featuring the jewel thief turned private detective Michael Lanyard. With his identity …

The Clue

Read by Roger Melin

Carolyn Wells

Once Carolyn Wells began, or re-invented her writing career, 'The Clue' was her initial book which strayed from children's writings into mys…

The Stillwater Tragedy

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American poet, novelist and editor. Of his many books of poetry and fiction, he may be best known for his semi…

The Staircase at the Heart's Delight

Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Anna Katharine Green

Detective Ebenezer Gryce tells the story of the case with which he begun his career in 1840. Several wealthy men were drowned and washed ash…

Varney, the Vampyre Vol. 1

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Thomas Peckett Prest

This is volume 1 of 3. Originally published as a penny dreadful from 1845 until 1847, when it first appeared in book form, Varney the Vampy…

The Mystery of the Locks

Read by Roger Melin

E. W. Howe

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 'Th…


Read by Roger Melin

Octavus Roy Cohen

The crime seemed to have lost itself in the sleety cold of the December midnight upon which it was committed. The trails were not blind--the…

The Teeth of the Tiger

Read by Cate Barratt

Maurice Leblanc

Maurice Leblanc delivers another Arsene Lupin adventure set in World War I. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

The Green Rust

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Edgar Wallace

A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor—to find and secretly watch ove…

Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

William Hope Hodgson

Thomas Carnacki was a detective of the supernatural, created for a series of short stories by William Hope Hodgson. Hodsgon, also a noted ph…

The Hand of Fu-Manchu

Read by laineyben

Sax Rohmer

Further adventures of Nayland Smith and Doctor Petrie as they continue their battles against the evil genius, Dr Fu-Manchu. (summary by Elai…

The Film Mystery

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Arthur B. Reeve

The Film Mystery is one of eighteen detective novels by Arthur B. Reeve starring his best known character Professor Craig Kennedy and his tr…

The Secret of the Silver Car

Read by Anna Simon

Wyndham Martyn

Before he went to join the Armed Forces in World War I France, Anthony Trent had a successful secret 'career' as a master criminal in the U…

The Italian

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Ann Radcliffe

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…

The Angel of Terror

Read by Lee Elliott

Edgar Wallace

When this was written, literary traditions still decreed beauty to be the outward sign of inner saintliness, whereas evil characters tended …

< 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 >