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Cornish Castle Mystery Collection

by Vivian Conroy HQ Digital (December 01, 2018)

‘Is yet another fantastic tale.’ Karen Quick

‘Guinevere is a little like a modern day Miss Marple’ Adele B

The perfect cosy crime bundle, featuring both Cornish Castle mysteries. Welcome to Cornisea...


Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Carolyn Wells & Curtis Evans Collins Crime Club (November 29, 2018)

Book 50 in the Detective Club Crime Classics series is Carolyn Wells’ Murder in the Bookshop, a classic locked room murder mystery which will have a special resonance for lovers and collectors of Golden Age...


Hush Hush: The most gripping crime thriller of 2018

by Mel Sherratt Avon (December 06, 2018)

‘Fans of MARTINA COLE will love this’ Katerina Diamond

A gripping new series from million-copy bestseller Mel Sherratt.

‘I love all Mel Sherratt’s books’ IAN RANKIN

‘Twists and turns and delivers...


The Memory of Mars

by Raymond Fisher Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"As soon as I'm well we'll go to Mars for a vacation again," Alice would say. But now she was dead, and the surgeons said she was not even human. In his misery, Hastings knew two things: he loved his wife; but...


The Widow Next Door: The most chilling of new crime thriller books that you will read in 2018

by L.A. Detwiler Avon (November 12, 2018)

A beautiful house. A new beginning. The almost perfect neighbours…

When newlyweds Jane and Alex Clarke move into an idyllic house on the quaint Bristol Lane, they are excited for a new beginning in what will...


I swallowed a treble clef key

by Ophélie Giordana, Nasim Hamou & l'Arlésienne Editions L'Arlésienne (November 20, 2018)

Black-outs. Oversights. Some shadows drawn by the items in the darkness. Nicolaï is a young russian man swallowed by his ambition to find the perfect melody, the one which will consecrate him amongst the greatest....


Murder at the Mill

An Iris Grey Mystery #1

by M. B. Shaw St. Martin's Press (December 04, 2018)

"Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw is a great sweeping adventure. Ideal for holiday reading." —M. C. Beaton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"a rich, mystery debut" Kirkus Starred Review

A...


Hearts of the Missing

by Carol Potenza St. Martin's Press (December 04, 2018)

Beautifully written with a riveting plot and a richly drawn, diverse cast of characters, Hearts of the Missing is the mesmerizing debut from 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Carol Potenza.

When a young woman...


Deadly Camargue

Roger Blanc #2

by Cay Rademacher St. Martin's Press (November 20, 2018)

International Dagger Award shortlisted author Cay Rademacher delivers a captivating follow-up to his atmospheric Murderous Mistral with Deadly Camargue.

August: the air over Provence shimmers in suffocating...


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Kyoichiro Kaga #8

by Keigo Higashino & Giles Murray St. Martin's Press (November 20, 2018)

* A New York Times Editor's Choice *

"Part Sherlock Holmes, part Harry Bosch, Higashino's hero is a quietly majestic force to be reckoned with." —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

International bestseller Keigo Higashino...


The Spider

by Hanns Heinz Ewers Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"When the student of medicine, Richard Bracquemont, decided to move into room #7 of the small Hotel Stevens, Rue Alfred Stevens (Paris 6), three persons had already hanged themselves from the cross-bar of the...


Percival Bland's Proxy and The Missing Mortgagee

by R. Austin Freeman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

These are two short stories from the collection THE GREAT PORTRAIT MYSTERY: "PERCIVAL BLAND'S PROXY" and "THE MISSING MORTGAGEE", wherein the brilliant medical investigator, Dr. Thorndyke, solves murderous crimes....


Lady Alkmene Collection

by Vivian Conroy HQ Digital (November 01, 2018)

Step back in time with the perfect cosy crime bundle, featuring all four Lady Alkmene mysteries! Murder can be deadly!

A Proposal to Die For

A murderous beginning

With her father away in India, Lady Alkmene...


The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins Standard Ebooks Project Gutenberg (February 16, 2018)

The Woman in White tells the story of Walter Hartright, a young and impoverished drawing teacher who falls in love with his aristocratic pupil, Laura Fairlie. He cannot hope to marry her, however, and she is...


A Study in Scarlet

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (April 07, 2018)

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was first published in 1887. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes, who would later become...


The Sign of the Four

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (April 13, 2018)

The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional...


The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (March 28, 2018)

Arsène Lupin, with his characteristic wit, plots over the course of nine short stories to steal many of France’s best antiques and artworks from under their owners’ noses. Only his classic opponent Detective...


The Haunted Bookshop

by Christopher Morley Standard Ebooks (April 27, 2018)

“This shop is haunted” reads the sign on the front of the bookshop; not by the ghost of a person from the past, but by the ghosts of all great literature which haunt all libraries and bookstores.

The owner...


The Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his...


The Drums of Jeopardy

by Harold MacGrath Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Drums of Jeopardy is a 1920 American novel by Harold MacGrath. The story was serialized by The Saturday Evening Post beginning in January 1920. From Wikipedia (CC BY-SA).


The After House

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) was an American author of hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special articles. Some of her very successful books and plays, such as "The Bat" (1920) were adapted...


The Valley of Fear

by Arthur Conan Doyle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The plot of the novel is based very loosely on the real-life activities of the Molly Maguires and, particularly, of Pinkerton agent James McParland.

The novel is divided into two parts: in the first, Holmes investigates...


Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in Victorian London, this is a tale of a spirited young innocent's unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves. Masterminded by the loathsome Fagin, the underworld crew features...


The Law and the Lady

by Wilkie Collins Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Valeria Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name in the marriage register incorrectly, and this slip is followed by the gradual disclosure of a series of secrets about her husband's earlier...


The Bat

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Poli's Theatre, S.Z. Poli, proprietor, presenting Shubert attractions. Wagenhals & Kemper present "The Bat," by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood (authors of 'Spanish Love'). The play staged under the...


The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens. The novel was left unfinished at the time of Dickens' death, and readers have often speculated what the ending might have been. The novel is...


R. Holmes & Co.

by John Kendrick Bangs Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.


Armadale

by Wilkie Collins Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

1866. A close friend of Charles Dickens, Collins is one of the most readable of the Victorian novelists and some critics credit him with the invention of Sensation/Detective novel. Originally serialized in The...


Desperate Remedies

by Thomas Hardy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Described by Hardy as a tale of "mystery, entanglement, surprise and moral obliquity", his first published novel violated the literary decorum of its day with blackmail, murder, and romance. It relates the story...


The Leavenworth Case

by Anna Katharine Green Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The classic genre-defining whodunit, by the mother of the detective novel

Introducing the first American series detective, Ebenezer Gryce, The Leavenworth Case was published nine years before the debut of...


The Beetle

by Richard Marsh Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Beetle (or The Beetle: A Mystery) is an 1897 horror novel by the British writer Richard Marsh, in which a polymorphous Ancient Egyptian entity seeks revenge on a British Member of Parliament. It initially...


Barnaby Rudge

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty (commonly known as Barnaby Rudge) is a historical novel by British novelist Charles Dickens. Barnaby Rudge was one of two novels (the other was The Old Curiosity...


Long Live the King!

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Ferdinand William Otto, crown prince of an unspecified European country, is next in line for the throne. But he's only a boy. Fleeing royal boredom for a life of fun and adventure, he remains unaware of the...


The Lerouge Case

by Emile Gaboriau Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The first of Gaboriau's detective novels introduces a young police officer, and amateur detective named Monsieur Lecoq.


File No. 113

by Emile Gaboriau Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Also known as "The Blackmailers", this story is the third book in the Monsieur Lecoq series.


The Mystery of Orcival

by Emile Gaboriau Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The second mystery in the Monsieur Lecoq Series.


Pursuit of the House-Boat

by John Kendrick Bangs Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The House-boat of the Associated Shades, formerly located upon the River Styx, as the reader may possibly remember, had been torn from its moorings and navigated out into unknown seas by that vengeful pirate...


Prester John

by John Buchan Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Prester John is a rollicking adventure tale. It tells of the experiences of a young Scotsman who travels to South Africa at the dawn of the 20th century to make his fortune in the wild plains of an untamed country....


Rodney Stone

by Arthur Conan Doyle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Rodney Stone is a Gothic mystery and boxing novel by Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first published in 1896.


A Strange Disappearance

by Anna Katharine Green Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Anna Green was an early 20th century novelist. She was one of the first authors to write detective stories in America. Her stories are known for their well thought out plots and their legal accuracy. Although...


Fire-Tongue

by Sax Rohmer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Detective Paul Harley investigates cases that go beyond your standard-issue crimes and misdemeanors -- his inquiries often veer into the realm of the supernatural. In the novel Fire-Tongue, Harley finds himself...


The Quest of the Sacred Slipper

by Sax Rohmer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This juicy tale from Sax Rohmer, the British author who introduced the criminal genius Dr. Fu Manchu to the world, follows an elite group of Muslim assassins who are given the mission of exacting vengeance on...


The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

by Sax Rohmer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Terror in the Night He was the most brilliant man alive; his very existence a scientific miracle. Yet evil was his nature and evil was the only end he served. Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie, the sworn enemies...


Tales of Chinatown

by Sax Rohmer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Here is a first-hand description of some of the doings in the slimy, mysterious places of the largest city in England. Here the detectives of Scotland Yard know of many strange things and see the results of...


The Yellow Claw

by Sax Rohmer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The elusive Oriental villain known as Mr. King masterminds an insidious plot to hold London's wealthy at his mercy. His henchmen have already killed one socialite, and more are threatened. Hot on the trail are...


The Ghost Pirates

by William Hope Hodgson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Ghost Pirates . . . is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege...


The Status Civilization

by Robert Sheckley Bottom of the Hill Publishing (March 25, 2018)

Will Barrent had no memory of his crime . . . but he found himself shipped across space to a brutal prison-planet. On Omega, his only chance to advance himself -- and stay alive -- is to commit an endless series...


Tom Sawyer, Detective

by Mark Twain Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom Sawyer attempts to solve...


The Old Man in the Corner

by Baroness Emma Orczy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man In the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity...


The Sleuth of St. James's Square

by Melville Davisson Post Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of 16 mystery short stories:

The Thing on the Hearth, The Reward, The Lost Lady, The Cambered Foot, The Man in the Green Hat, The Wrong Sign, The Fortune Teller, The Hole in the Mahogany Panel,...