Detective Fiction


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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…

Un crime étrange

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Rencontre Watson et Holmes, installation, et première enquête à Londres, et aussi détour aux U.S.A. en Utah… &ag…

Stories from The Detective's Album

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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 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…

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

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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 …

In the Fog

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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 …

The Corner House

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Fred M. White

A deserted house with a troubled past. A mysterious countess who captivates everyone with her wealth and beauty -- well, almost everyone. An…

The History of the Caliph Vathek

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William Beckford

This is one of the earliest Gothic novels. The Caliph Vathek is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men who ever lived. But this is not …

The Diamond Cross Mystery

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Chester K. Steele

Colonel Ashley is confronted with a difficult case: The proprietor of a jewelry shop is found murdered, and a valuable diamond cross is stol…


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Robert Barr

A collection of 20 short stories of the crime, detective, and thriller variety, sharing a common theme of .... you guessed it, revenge, and …

Murder in the Sacristy

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Daniel A. Lord

A sacristan is found murdered in the sacristy and the safe robbed of valuable jewels. All clues seem to point to the priest as the murderer.…

El crimen de Orcival

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Émile Gaboriau

Émile Gaboriau (1832-1873) reconocidísimo escritor francés considerado uno de los padres de la novela de detectives. Su…

The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales

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John Charles Dent

John Charles Dent, the author of the following remarkable stories, was born in Kendal, Westmorland, England, in 1841. His parents emigrated …

Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes

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Maurice Leblanc

The story of an exciting test of wits between world-class thief Arsène Lupin and master detective Herlock Sholmes. Translated from th…

The Broken Rosary

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Grace Johnson and Grace Johnsonandharold Johnson

County Prosecutor Wally Brighton was found shot to death one evening, a broken rosary in one hand and a .32 automatic inches away from the o…

Five Continental Op Stories

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Dashiell Hammett

Before Sam Spade chased the black bird in The Maltese Falcon and Nick and Nora Charles stirred their first martinis in The Thin Man, the Con…

The Agony Column

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Earl Derr Biggers

English romantic adventure starring a young American in London and inspired by the personal ads (agony columns) in the London papers. In thi…

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