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Mystery & Detective Fiction

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Book cover: The Hemlock Avenue MysteryThe Hemlock Avenue Mystery
by - Little, Brown, and company ,
A mystery story in which a young attorney comes to sudden death, the supposition being that his rival and enemy killed him. The story involves two women suspected of participation in the crime, and a third one who was wholly unconscious of the deed.
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Book cover: The Great Pearl SecretThe Great Pearl Secret
by - Doubleday, Page & Co. ,
His arm still round her, the girl broke the jeweller's seals. Inside the white paper was a white velvet case, and inside the white velvet case was a string of white pearls. They were small, and from them depended an old-fashioned, open-faced locket..
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Book cover: And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None
by - St. Martin's Press ,
First there were ten -- a curious assortment of guests on a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host is nowhere to be found. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. And only the dead are above suspicion ...
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Book cover: An Exhibit of MadnessAn Exhibit of Madness
by - Smashwords ,
As chief curator of the Maine Museum of Art, Dulcie has just opened a new exhibit of Winslow Homer watercolors. It will be complete when the final work is bought. But when Dulcie discovers a body rather than the painting, she's a prime suspect ...
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Book cover: The Danger Next DoorThe Danger Next Door
by - Smashwords ,
When Anne Lambert first moves to London she's intent on enjoying her first experience living in a foreign country. Her busy new life takes a wrong turn, however, when a chance encounter drags her into the machinations of London's upper class.
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Book cover: Bob Dexter and the Storm Mountain MysteryBob Dexter and the Storm Mountain Mystery
by - Cupples & Leon Company ,
Bob Dexter had been through many strenuous experiences to be turned aside at the thought of a dead man. It was right in the line of Bob's ambition. He had determined to become a detective, and here seemed right at hand a mystery that needed solving.
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Book cover: The Affair at the Semiramis HotelThe Affair at the Semiramis Hotel
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
For the first time since she had entered the room Joan raised her head and looked at him. Her eyes were full of terror, and with the terror was mixed an incredulity as though she could not believe that that had happened which she knew had happened...
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Book cover: Ask Not For Whom The Panther ProwlsAsk Not For Whom The Panther Prowls
by - Smashwords ,
In this novella, Dr. Shapre swears to 'go straight' and stick to academic pursuits. He is dragged into a series of polite poisonings after a student in his class dies of an apparent heart attack. Someone is slowly knocking off the undergraduates ...
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Book cover: Architect of His Own DestructionArchitect of His Own Destruction
by - Smashwords ,
Crime author Aldrich Tobias sits in La Prison Sante, awaiting the guillotine. He's been convicted of a series of sex-murders involving women. The President of the Republic has asked Detective-Sergeant Maintenon to take another look into the case.
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Book cover: Two For RainTwo For Rain
by - Smashwords ,
Self proclaimed private investigators Leah and Sebastian Reyes take off on a quest full of twists and turns to solve the mystery of a missing college student. They will encounter a range of dangerous suspects snared in centuries-old traditions ...
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Book cover: The Ghost and the Document Reviewer: A Mystery NovellaThe Ghost and the Document Reviewer: A Mystery Novella
by - Feedbooks ,
Sarah Claysworth is a struggling Silicon Valley document review lawyer. Her finances are in disarray and she has no personal life to speak of. After Sarah has been fired, she encounters Jack Shadelin -- a ghost with a questionable history...
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Book cover: EnigmaEnigma
by - Smashwords ,
Dick Love is a 42-year-old detective from New York now living and working in London. And if given the choice he'd just as soon stay alive. He has a pregnant boxer relying on it. This mystery novel is a good old-fashioned read.
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Book cover: The Woman of MysteryThe Woman of Mystery
by - The Macaulay Co ,
The author paints a wonderful tale of WWI in France, twined together with the mystery surrounding the murder of main character Paul's father. Maurice LeBlanc became famous for the creation of Arsene Lupin, a gentleman thief and master of disguise.
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Book cover: The Middle Temple MurderThe Middle Temple Murder
by - A.A. Knopf ,
A good mystery by J.S. Fletcher, written in early 20th century style. The body of a man is found on the steps to Middle Temple Lane near London's courts of law, and a journalist and a young lawyer are drawn into the ensuing investigation.
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Book cover: The Black StarThe Black Star
by - Chelsea House ,
Roger Verbeck-Flagellum and Muggs, a millionaire bachelor and his ex-thug partner pursue a criminal mastermind known as the Black Star, a criminal with no Robin Hoodish tendencies but with great organizational skills and considerable panache.
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Book cover: A Thief in the NightA Thief in the Night
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
A Thief in the Night is a 1905 collection of short stories by E.W. Hornung, featuring his popular character A. J. Raffles. It was the third book in the series. Raffles, a gentleman thief, commits a number of burglaries in late Victorian England.
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Book cover: The Barrel MysteryThe Barrel Mystery
by - The James A. McCann Co. ,
... Mrs. Conners raised the coat. Quickly she let it drop and screamed. There was a man's body crushed into the barrel. The body was in a doubled-up position, both feet and one hand sticking over the rim of the barrel ...
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Book cover: The Escape of Mr. TrimmThe Escape of Mr. Trimm
by - ManyBooks ,
Contents: Starting Out; Literals; Combining Literals; Precedence and Associativity; Variables; Assignment; Conditionals; Functions; Python Programs and Using Files; Input and Output; More about Functions; Scope; Loops; Lists; Recursion; etc.
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Book cover: Uncle Abner, Master of MysteriesUncle Abner, Master of Mysteries
by - ManyBooks ,
Uncle Abner is a sturdy mountaineer who helps to solve the mysteries tragedies and crimes which occur in the Virginia mountains where he lives. There are eighteen short stories which have appeared in magazines at various times.
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Book cover: A Modern WizardA Modern Wizard
by - G.P. Putnam's Sons ,
Bacteriology and hypnotism are woven into this narrative, with the first part of the book centering upon the possible inoculation with the cultures of the microbe of diphtheria -- and the following chapters leading to the bacillus of insanity.
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Book cover: No Clue: A Mystery StoryNo Clue: A Mystery Story
by - Dodd, Mead & Company ,
Detective Jefferson Hastings is visiting the home of wealthy Arthur Sloane when two guests stumble across a body on the lawn. Sloane's daughter asks Hastings to help solve the crime, but Hastings gets surprisingly little help from anyone else.
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Book cover: The Rune HouseThe Rune House
by - Smashwords ,
Robbie thinks all he has to worry about is the new detective joining him on the cold case unit. Yet with a growing list of disappearances and murders, Robbie and Drake find themselves drawn to the history of the house and its secrets.
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Book cover: Final ProofFinal Proof
by - G.P. Putnam's Sons ,
These stories are worked out with great ingenuity, and will interest all who enjoy following the devious ways of the students of crime as fine art. Contents: The Phoenix of Crime; The Missing Link; The Nameless Man; The Montezuma Emerald; etc.
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Book cover: 813813
by - ManyBooks ,
When one of Arsene Lupin' victims is found dead in a way that implicates the wily criminal, he insists on heading the police search for the real murderer. The mystery involves finding a clock on which the number 813 has significance.
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Book cover: Crying BulletsCrying Bullets
by - Smashwords ,
Arnie Penxa, ex war veteran and retired Detroit policeman, now working for a private school security firm, sniffs out a conspiracy for a multiple school shooting. The problem is that nobody wants to believe him except for a few close friends ...
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Book cover: Living and Dying in the HamptonsLiving and Dying in the Hamptons
by - Smashwords ,
Reid Larson's life becomes a whirlwind of adventure when she lands the job of her dreams at an art gallery in the Hamptons. But when the gallery suddenly becomes the center of a murder investigation and an art theft scandal, all eyes are on Reid.
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Book cover: The Mardi Gras MysteryThe Mardi Gras Mystery
by - Doubleday, Page & Company ,
This novel is an interesting mystery set in New Orleans at Mardi Gras involving a young woman, a young man, and an older man who are involved in a mystery of masques, burglary, a mysterious art theft, murder, fraud and illegal lotteries.
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Book cover: Fifty CandlesFifty Candles
by - Feedbooks ,
From the pen of the creator of the famous Chinese detective, Charlie Chan -- a murder mystery in San Francisco and the only clue is a birthday cake with 50 candles. Along with the puzzle, there is a little dash of romance to keep the plot moving.
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Book cover: The Chinese ParrotThe Chinese Parrot
by - Feedbooks ,
The mystery novel in which Charlie Chan travels from Hawaii to California, and involves a crime whose exposure is hastened by the death of a parrot. The story concerns a valuable string of pearls which is purchased by an eccentric financier.
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Book cover: Seven Keys to BaldpateSeven Keys to Baldpate
by - Feedbooks ,
Published in 1913, Biggers' novel is a fun and rapid-paced read for fans of classic mystery fiction. The protagonist is a popular writer of the day who comes to a vacant mountain resort in winter, seeking solitude for writing a serious novel ...
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Book cover: The Borough TreasurerThe Borough Treasurer
by - ManyBooks ,
This is a quite readable and well-plotted murder mystery without the customary clever detective who puts it all together. Instead the plot unrolls before the reader as it happens, but not without a few surprises and interesting twists.
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Book cover: Yellow EyesYellow Eyes
by - Smashwords ,
Katrina is awakened by noises in her apartment. She barely escapes before her apartment goes up in flames. When the fire departments arrive, they find a grizzly discovery. Now Katrina is on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of her stalker.
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Book cover: Watching For The Green FlashWatching For The Green Flash
by - Smashwords ,
This novel is a mystery with subtle overtones of humor. A wee bit of a road trip, and a totally wild and crazy read. Recommended for anyone who hates complicated stories that require a score card to keep track of all the players.
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Book cover: Murder in Steeple MartinMurder in Steeple Martin
by - Smashwords ,
First in a series of British murder mysteries featuring retired actress and sleuth, Libby Sarjeant. Artist and ex-actress Libby is busy directing a play for the opening of a new theatre in her village when one of her cast is found murdered.
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Book cover: Always a Cold DeckAlways a Cold Deck
by ,
Harry Reese is sent to Buffalo, New York, to look into a fire that has destroyed a grain elevator. But when he uncovers a smuggling, the case morphs into something more serious. Trains and steamships feature prominently as he crosses into Canada.
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Book cover: Tales of Secret EgyptTales of Secret Egypt
by - McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie ,
This book is a 1918 collection of stories by Sax Rohmer, who is best known as the creator of Dr. Fu Manchu. Rohmer's love of all things Egyptian is obvious, and his depictions of the sights, sounds and smells of Cairo make that city come alive.
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Book cover: Sorrento BeachSorrento Beach
by - Smashwords ,
Plot twists galore, unforgettable characters, suspense, and humor. This story has it all. And it all comes together in the summer of 1977 at Southern California's volleyball paradise, Sorrento Beach. A great summer read for anyone ...
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Book cover: Merrie Axemas: A Killer Holiday TaleMerrie Axemas: A Killer Holiday Tale
by - Smashwords ,
Merrie Callahan is all grown up now. She doesn't believe in Santa anymore. But she still has an axe to grind with the man in the red suit. The book brings you to the edge, taunts you with unanswered questions, and hangs you with an alternate ending.
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Book cover: A Dream of DeathA Dream of Death
by - Smashwords ,
As a serial killer terrorizes the area surrounding London, Canada, Detective Lincoln Munroe finds himself at a standstill waiting for the perfect killer to make his first mistake. Lincoln is haunted by dreams of discovering skeletal remains ...
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Book cover: In the FogIn the Fog
by - ManyBooks ,
Classic mystery and detective fiction of the Late Victorian era. Very atmospheric little puzzler set in London on a night of impenetrable fog. Surprise ending. Perfect story for curling up on the couch on a rainy or foggy night.
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Book cover: Not a Very Nice WomanNot a Very Nice Woman
by - Smashwords ,
A woman is found dead in her room at the care home she lived in, strangled and left lying on her rug. Investigating the crime, detectives discover an alternative history of their town; a history which ultimately offers the solution to the mystery.
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Book cover: Six Seconds of DarknessSix Seconds of Darkness
by - ManyBooks ,
Energetic sleuth David Carroll, whose probe into police corruption has made him unpopular at headquarters, is put in charge of an investigation into the murder of civic reformer Edward Hamilton - and the three people trying to confess to the crime!
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Book cover: The Case of the Lamp That Went OutThe Case of the Lamp That Went Out
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Joseph Muller, Secret Service detective of the Imperial Austrian police, is one of the great experts in his profession. In personality he differs greatly from other famous detectives. He has not the impressive authority of Sherlock Holmes ...
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Book cover: Two Billion Reasons to Kill???Two Billion Reasons to Kill???
by - Smashwords ,
Burton James is at it again. Joining forces with Captain Patrick Murphy of the Chicago PD, the pair put their heads together to discover who murdered a Chicago area tycoon on the Fourth of July. The motive was obviously money ... or was it???
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Book cover: The Defective Detective: The Curious Case of the Kilchester CourierThe Defective Detective: The Curious Case of the Kilchester Courier
by - Feedbooks ,
Chasing a parcel delivered to a neighbour, Clint is sucked into a remarkably civilised but mildly deranged crime scene. There he encounters almost-blackmail, probable-sex scandals, genuine-imposters and the very real theft of something important.
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Book cover: The MysteryThe Mystery
by - ManyBooks ,
The disappearance of three successive crews from the stout ship 'Laughing Lass' in mid-Pacific, is a mystery weird and inscrutable. In the solution, there is an exciting story of the most exciting voyage that man ever undertook.
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Book cover: Run to EarthRun to Earth
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
This novel is a blend of mystery and gothic horror, engaging in the narrative, the strong female characters portray an interesting side of Victorian life. The ending brought our heroine the respect she so clearly deserved.
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Book cover: Whose Body?Whose Body?
by - Feedbooks ,
Peter Wimsey investigates the sudden appearance of a naked body in the bath of an architect at the same time a financier goes missing under strange circumstances. As the case progresses it becomes clear that the two events are linked in some way.
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Book cover: Sweet Dream, Silver ScreenSweet Dream, Silver Screen
by - ManyBooks ,
A young woman searches for her missing sister in a foreign country called America. On the road, she encounters a series of strangers who help her navigate its topography, including a cowboy in a pink Cadillac, a sadistic law enforcement agent ...
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Book cover: The Amateur CracksmanThe Amateur Cracksman
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
The first in a series of books of the anti-hero, Raffles, a gentleman and a cricket player, who supports himself by carrying out ingenious burglaries. Told a la Sherlock Holmes stories, by Raffles' friend, with a good sense of humor.
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Book cover: From DarknessFrom Darkness
by - Smashwords ,
Robert Drake did not think much of his father's attempt to sway his dreams of becoming an FBI agent, nor the hallucination that took place during that attempt. It was long behind him now and he was bound and determined to make his own way in life.
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Book cover: The Egyptian Cat MysteryThe Egyptian Cat Mystery
by - ManyBooks ,
In Chicago, a man speaks into the telephone: 'The cat is ready!' With these four words a chain of harrowing events is set into motion which involves Rick Brant and his pal Don Scott in ten days of danger, intrigue, and suspense.
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Book cover: When Thief Meets ThiefWhen Thief Meets Thief
by - ManyBooks ,
Tillary Steevens, novelist, stole the plots of all the stories that brought him fame. Jerry Hammond, rightful owner of the said plots, was driven by fate to making a living as a cracksman, after he had undergone a bewildering series of adventures.
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Book cover: Concrete UndergroundConcrete Underground
by - ManyBooks ,
A murder mystery about identity and alienation in the digital age. An idealistic journalist sets out to expose corruption among the city's elite and soon finds himself immersed in a conspiracy of murder, blackmail, espionage, and human trafficking.
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Book cover: Trent's Last CaseTrent's Last Case
by - Project Gutenberg ,
The author tells the story of thoroughly unpleasant American millionaire Sigsbee Manderson, who is shot. Painter and journalist Philip Trent is asked to cover the story, and the challenge to solve the murder is too much to resist.
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Book cover: Cleek: the Man of the Forty FacesCleek: the Man of the Forty Faces
by - Feedbooks ,
An ex-cracksman turned Scotland Yard detective, Cleek's faultlessly dressed form is topped by an india-rubber-like face, of which he has remarkable control. With the power to distort and transform his visage, Cleek makes a super natural detective.
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Book cover: One Deadly SisterOne Deadly Sister
by - Smashwords ,
An almost-too-clever young law student reluctantly attempts to rescue her estranged brother who is caught up in woman-trouble and a murder charge down in a hostile Florida town. He isn't looking for trouble but doesn't have a clue about women.
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Book cover: McAllister and His DoubleMcAllister and His Double
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
It was a peculiar scene. Twenty men standing up for inspection, some gazing unconcernedly before them, some glaring defiantly at their observers, and others grinning recognition at familiar faces. McAllister grew cold with fright.
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Book cover: The Big Bow MysteryThe Big Bow Mystery
by - Rand, McNally & Co. ,
A classic for all mystery lovers. The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill was the first locked room murder novel. It has been almost continuously in print since 1891 and has been used as the basis for three commercial films.
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Book cover: The Monk of HambletonThe Monk of Hambleton
by - Rae D. Henkle co. ,
On the afternoon of a warm, late-summer day a number of men were loitering outside this door in various attitudes of leisure and repose. They were a sorry, unkempt lot, poorly clothed and unshaven, sullen of face and weary-eyed. When they moved...
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Book cover: The Winning ClueThe Winning Clue
by - Grosset & Dunlap ,
When a woman's voice, pitched to the high note of utter terror, rang out on the late morning quiet of Manniston Road, Lawrence Bristow looked up from his newspaper vaguely, as if he doubted his own ears. He was reading an account of a murder...
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Book cover: True Detective StoriesTrue Detective Stories
by - Doubleday & McClure Co. ,
Stories from the archives of the Pinkertons. Contents: The Northampton Bank Robbery; The Susquehanna Express Robbery; The Pollock Diamond Robbery; The Rock Island Express; The Destruction of the Renos; The American Exchange Bank Robbery.
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Book cover: The Red House MysteryThe Red House Mystery
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Set in a country home, the novel opens on a party weekend, with most of the houseguests away from the house. A typical 'locked room mystery', the novel features characters who may not be all they seem to be, acting for mysterious motives.
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Book cover: The Stillwater TragedyThe Stillwater Tragedy
by - Project Gutenberg ,
This novel is believed to be the first in which a detective appears in English literature. The story is about a murder accusation. Aldrich writes in a straightforward, realistic style with stunningly majestic language. Full of suspense and thrill.
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Book cover: The Rome ExpressThe Rome Express
by - Project Gutenberg ,
A mysterious murder on a flying express train, a wily Italian, a charming woman, a chivalrous Englishman, and a police force with a keen nose for the wrong clue, are the ingredients from which Griffiths concocted a detective story.
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Book cover: Spymaster: The Woman BelowSpymaster: The Woman Below
by - Katiebooks Publication ,
Keeping your job is not easy when you're a troublesome old woman - unless you know everyone's secrets. Miss Whyte, devious Spymaster Emerita, stays on the job by subtle blackmail, controlling information, and playing one superior against another.
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Book cover: Ten Thousand SuspectsTen Thousand Suspects
by - RayandaArts ,
A hiker plunges to his death, a child is kidnapped and a man has his throat slashed to keep him from telling secrets that lure stolen art sleuth, Rane Lavita, and her pal, Chanlee, into the labyrinthine underbelly of the lucrative world of forgeries.
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Book cover: Secret AdversarySecret Adversary
by - Project Gutenberg ,
This is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in January 1922. The book introduces the characters of Tommy and Tuppence who feature in several other Christie books and stories throughout her writing career.
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Book cover: The Mysterious Affair at StylesThe Mysterious Affair at Styles
by - Project Gutenberg ,
The heiress of Styles has been murdered, dying in agony from strychnine slipped into her coffee. There are plenty who would gain from her death: the financially strapped stepson, the gold digging younger husband, and an embittered daughter-in-law.
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Book cover: Bicycle Shop MurderBicycle Shop Murder
by ,
Greg Tenorly is selected as a juror for a murder trial. By the end of the first week, three people connected with the case are dead, and Greg is beginning to fear for his own life. His investigation might earn him a spot at the top of the hit list.
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