Detective Fiction

The Crimson Cryptogram

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Fergus Hume

Young Dr Ellis, a struggling new physician, is enjoying a quiet evening smoking and enjoying conversation with his journalist friend Cass, w…

The Mansion of Mystery

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Chester K. Steele

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 Affair at the Semiramis Hotel

Read by David Wales

A. E. W. Mason

Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French Sûreté. He is said to have been the model for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, as w…

The Master Mystery

Read by Roger Melin

Arthur B. Reeve

While Harry Houdini didn't rise to fame as a screen actor, silent film makers of the day sought to capitalize on his fame. The Master Myster…

Jezebel's Daughter

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Wilkie Collins

A brilliant chemist and a shrewd businessman — die on the same day. The widow of the chemist, Mrs. Fontaine, is left with the poisons he was…

The Clue of the Twisted Candle

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Edgar Wallace

Well-known mystery writer John Lexman is charged with murder and sent to Broadmoor Prison. His friend T.X., head of a special branch of Scot…

The Eight Strokes of the Clock

Read by Leni

Maurice Leblanc

The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Ars&egr…

The Girl at Central

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Geraldine Bonner

Molly Morganthau, day operator in the telephone exchange, helps to solve a murder. (Summary by D. A. Frank)

Max Carrados

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Ernest Bramah

Max Carrados is a blind detective who has developed his own remaining senses to a superior level and who has enlisted the superior observati…

The Mystery of the Iron Box

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Bruce Campbell

When Ken Holt's father, the famous newspaper writer, comes home for a Christmas visit, one of the gifts he brings is an antique iron box. So…

Caleb Williams or Things As They Are

Read by Bev J Stevens

William Godwin

The novel describes the downfall of Ferdinando Falkland, a British squire, and his attempts to ruin and destroy the life of Caleb Williams, …

The House Of The Arrow

Read by David Wales

A. E. W. Mason

A young English girl is accused in Dijon of murdering her French aunt. Hanaud to the rescue! Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French S&uc…


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Wilkie Collins

Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at first sight with a…

Stories from The Detective's Album

Read by Kirsty Leishman

Mary Fortune

Mary Fortune is best known for The Detective's Album, the longest-running early detective serial anywhere in the world. Written under the na…

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Version 2)

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Baroness Emma Orczy

In the year 1792, the French Revolution is in the midst of its bloodiest stage. Aristocrats are being executed left and right by the Republi…

Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls

Read by Sibella Denton

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 …

The Wanderer

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Frances Burney

This is the fourth and final novel by Fanny Burney, the author of Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla. "Who is "Miss Ellis?" Why di…

In the Fog

Read by Bob Gonzalez

Richard Harding Davis

The story is set in London, at an elite gentleman’s club called "The Grill," where an American gentleman arrests the attention of …

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