the turn of the 20th century, Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) emerged as an author to be reckoned with in the world of detective fiction, introducing the highly memorable scientific detective Dr. Thorndyke, an early forensic sleuth
To every woman there comes a day (and that all too soon) when she receives the first hint that Time, the harvester, has not passed her by unnoticed.
This is the story of Andrew, a handsome artist living with his beautiful wife. Andrew witnesses a man being shot one night by two masked assailants and on the advice of his wife, decides to remain silent about what he has seen.
John Gillam was a gambler. John Gillam faced financial ruin and was the victim of a sinister blackmail attempt. John Gillam is now dead. In this exceptional mystery, Dr Thorndyke is brought in to untangle the secrecy surrounding the death of John Gillam, a man not known for insanity and thoughts of suicide
Harold Monkhouse is usually such an uncomplaining patient so when his brother Amos calls in one night, what he doesn't expect is to see him at death's door. Suspicions aroused, he demands an urgent second opinion.
A winding adventure that begins in an exotic, teasing location. Richard Austin Freeman introduces the reader to the delights of an extraordinary jewel heist. Hollis is a retired soap manufacturer, richer than Croesus and some say mad.
look back on them, a something approaching to scepticism contends with my vivid recollections and makes me feel almost apologetic in laying them before the reader.
The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster was the first global warming story ever written. Set hundreds of years in the future, Earth has gone mad, CO2 levels have risen across the globe causing a rise in temperature, and human beings have descended to savagery.
Meredith Nicholson was an Indiana politician, diplomat and writer. During the first quarter of the 20th century he wrote poetry and prose. His works include The House of a Thousand Candles, The Port of Missing Men, and A Hoosier Chronicle.
Mrs. Howard Featherstone spent much time thinking up things for her brother Archibald Bennett to do, and as Archie was the ideal bachelor brother, always remembering the children's birthdays and turning up dutifully for Christmas dinners, he accepted her commissions in the most amiable spirit and his services were unfailingly satisfactory.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.
Faced with the possibility of hanging for his crimes, outlaw Pete Reeve enlists comrade and retired gunman Bull Hunter for help, unaware that Hunter risks losing the woman he loves if he assists his friend.
The Sleuth of St. James's Square by Melville Davisson Post is a collection of mystery stories, each with a different protagonist and not related to each other in any way except that each are about some sort of mystery, rarely dealing with murder. The writing is very Victorian in style.
The fortunes of Don Luis Perenna seem set to only increase after the will of his friend, Cosmo Mornington, is read. Perenna stands to benefit by one million francs if he finds the true heir, and by one hundred million if they can't be found.
The Crystal Stopper is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin.
Another Arsene Lupin mystery novel, considered to be one of the most popular Lupin tales and widely considered to be one of the best detective stories by Leblanc.
Originally published in 1913, this collection of classic Arsene Lupin short stories presents more puzzling criminal actions and involvements of the French hero-thief and his band of devil-may-care men.
These adventures were told to me in the old days by Arsène Lupin, as though they had happened to a friend of his, named Prince Rénine
On the 8th of December last, M. Gerbois, professor of mathematics at Versailles College, rummaging among the stores at a second-hand dealer's, discovered a small mahogany writing-desk, which took his fancy because of its many drawers.