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The Leavenworth Case
The Leavenworth Case Sented by Emma

Introducing the first American series detective, Ebenezer Gryce, The Leavenworth Case was published nine years before the debut of Sherlock Holmes, and made author Anna Katharine Green an enormously popular and influential writer who changed the mystery genre forever. Showcasing Green's verve and style, The Leavenworth Case opens with the shocking murder of Horatio Leavenworth, a wealthy New York merchant, philanthropist, and well-known member of the community.

The filigree ball
The filigree ball Sented by Daniel

It is a story to be read with a rush, for no one can put it down until he has found the heart of the mystery. For originality of detail and cleverness of development this book is really unusual.

The Circular Study
The Circular Study Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Ebenezer Gryce delays his retirement in order to investigate the murder of a wealthy man in a locked room, a circular study with lights that change colors and walls that move.

A Strange Disappearance
A Strange Disappearance Sented by Steve Bark

Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel" Life and work:

The People of the Crater
The People of the Crater Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Six months and three days after the Peace of Shanghai was signed and the great War of 1965-1970 declared at an end by an exhausted world, a young man huddled on a park bench in New York, staring miserably at the gravel beneath his badly worn shoes.

Ralestone Luck
Ralestone Luck Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Her brother Val watched the gas gage on the instrument board of the roadster fluctuate wildly as the attendant of the station shook the hose to speed the flow of the last few drops.

The Somnambulist and the Detective
The Somnambulist and the Detective Sented by Steve Bark

Allan J. Pinkerton was a Scottish American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.

The expressman and the detective
The expressman and the detective Sented by Steve Bark

Allan J. Pinkerton (25 August 1819 – 1 July 1884) was a Scottish American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.Allan Pinkerton was born in the Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, to William Pinkerton and his wife Isobel McQueen on August 25, 1819. The location of the house he was born in is now occupied by the Glasgow Central Mosque

Bucholz and the Detectives

About a mile and a half from the city of South Norwalk, in the State of Connecticut, rises an eminence known as Roton Hill. The situation is beautiful and romantic in the extreme. Far away in the distance, glistening in the bright sunshine of an August morning, roll the green waters of Long Island Sound, bearing upon its broad bosom the numerous vessels that ply between the City of New York and the various towns and cities along the coast.

Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies
Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies Sented by Sarah Gerdes

The steady turning of the grinding-stones set the old Red Mill a-quiver in every board and beam. The air within was full of dust-dust of the grain, and fine, fine dust from the stones themselves.

Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall

Ruth’s greatest desire has come true—to attend Briarwood Hall with Helen Cameron. As soon as the girls arrive, they are accosted by Mary Cox, known as the Fox for her cunning.

The Vicomte De Bragelonne
The Vicomte De Bragelonne Sented by Daniel

Towards the middle of the month of May, in the year 1660, at nine o'clock in the morning, when the sun, already high in the heavens, was fast absorbing the dew from the ramparts of the castle of Blois, a little cavalcade, composed of three men and two pages, re-entered the city by the bridge, without producing any other effect upon the passengers of the quay beyond a first movement of the hand to the head, as a salute, and a second movement of the tongue to express, in the purest French then spoken in France:

Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

The Black Tulip
The Black Tulip Sented by Emma

Cornelius von Baerle lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But when his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue. Falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival, Cornelius is condemned to life in prison.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Mysterious Affair at Styles Sented by Steve Bark

Agatha Christie’s debut novel was the first to feature Hercule Poirot, her famously eccentric Belgian detective.

The Secret Adversary
The Secret Adversary Sented by Sarah Gerdes

In the Prologue, a man aboard the RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915 quietly gives important papers to a young American woman, as she is more likely to survive the sinking ship. In 1919 London, demobilised soldier Tommy Beresford meets war volunteer Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley, both out of work and money.

The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel

The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason this time in an ambiguous situation. A young, wealthy vagabond English man, Calladine, whom Ricardo knew before, hastily comes to Ricardo's London home in the morning, while Hanaud happens to be visiting.

The Red House Mystery
The Red House Mystery Sented by Paul

Mark Ablett’s house party goes well until his brother Robert returns from Australia and joins the festivities. Shortly after his arrival,

Tom Swift in the City of Gold

The Stratemeyer syndicate used the pseudonym Victor Appleton when writing several series for boys including Tom Swift.

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