Detective Fiction

The Hollow Needle: Further Adventures of Arsène Lupin

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Maurice Leblanc

Arsène Lupin returns in a wonderful story of disguises, love, and of course treasure. Once again, Lupin crosses paths with the famous…

The Mystery of the Downs

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Arthur J. Rees

"The storm had descended swiftly, sweeping in suddenly from the sea, driving across the downs to the hills at high speed, blotting out …

Mary Louise

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L. Frank Baum

The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his …

Short Mystery Story Collection 002

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LibriVox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 002: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of …

The Woman in the Alcove

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Anna Katharine Green

"I was, perhaps, the plainest girl in the room that night. I was also the happiest—up to one o'clock. Then my whole world crumbled, or,…

Murder Takes the Veil

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Margaret Ann Hubbard

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 mur…

The Pawns Count

Read by Tom Weiss

E. Phillips Oppenheim

"I am for England and England only," John Lutchester, the Englishman, asserted. "I am for Japan and Japan only," Nikasti…

Sister Simon's Murder Case

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Margaret Ann Hubbard

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 mur…

The Crystal Stopper

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Maurice Leblanc

During a burglary at the home of Deputy Daubrecq a crime is committed, and two accomplices of Arsène Lupin are arrested by the police…

The Abandoned Room

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Wadsworth Camp

The mystery of a secret room, scene of many murders, is unraveled by Carlos Paredes, the Panamanian Sherlock Holmes. (Summary by manybooks.n…

The Daffodil Mystery

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Edgar Wallace

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875–February 10, 1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 17…

The Sword of Damocles

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Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green is best known as one of the first women detective writers, and The Sword of Damocles, first published in 1881, does ind…

The Great White Queen

Read by Tom Weiss

William Le Queux

How to describe this book? In a word – savage. For those regular LibriVox Le Queux mystery listeners, this book is a step in a different dir…

The Midnight Passenger

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Richard Henry Savage

Randall Clayton was surrounded by enemies. His father’s business partner had looked after him in the years since his father’s death. But Hug…

Swamp Island

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Mildred A. Wirt Benson

Late entry in the Penny Parker teen girl mystery series (1939-47) by one of the early ghostwriters (as Carolyn Keene) of Nancy Drew concerns…

The Mystery of the Four Fingers

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Fred M. White

A fabulously rich gold mine in Mexico is known by the picturesque and mysterious name of The Four Fingers. It originally belonged to an Azte…

The Green Jacket

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Jennette Lee

The Chief Legatee

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Anna Katharine Green

"I was married to-day in Grace Church. At the altar my bride--you probably know her name, Miss Georgian Hazen--wore a natural look, and…

The Lodger

Read by Lee Ann Howlett

Marie Belloc Lowndes

"The story is about a Jack the Ripper-type murderer known only as "The Avenger" in London, who has been killing young blonde …

Under the Andes

Read by Roger Melin

Rex Stout

Under the Andes was written by Rex Stout years before his creation of the immensely popular Nero Wolfe series of novels, and while perhaps h…

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