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His Last Bow

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (September 16, 2018)

His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes is the fourth collection of Sherlock Holmes stories published by Arthur Conan Doyle. It begins with a preface by Dr. John Watson, supposedly written in 1917,...


The Crystal Stopper

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (August 07, 2018)

The Crystal Stopper is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The novel appeared in serial form in the French newspaper Le Journal from September to...


The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (July 28, 2018)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is the third collection of Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1905. It includes stories published in The Strand Magazine in 1903 and 1904, bringing Holmes for the...


The Grand Babylon Hotel

by Arnold Bennett Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

When Theodore Racksole—one of the richest men in America, and consequently the world—sits down in London’s Grand Babylon Hotel and orders a beefsteak and a bottle of beer, he isn’t aware that he’s...


813

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

When Arsène Lupin disappeared at the end of The Hollow Needle the public and police assumed he was dead; but it turns out he was just biding his time and waiting for the right opponent to face off against....


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894, by Arthur Conan Doyle.


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (May 08, 2018)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget.

These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short...


The Hollow Needle

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (April 27, 2018)

In this first full-length Arsène Lupin novel the gentleman-thief remains a shadowy figure for most of the novel, working two steps beyond the law with a hidden aim. To fight against this anti-hero, Leblanc...


The Man Who Was Thursday

by G. K. Chesterton Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Sometimes described as thrilling, sometimes as comic, and sometimes as metaphysical or spiritual, The Man Who Was Thursday is perhaps a little of each. The tale begins when an undercover policeman infiltrates...


The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The King in Yellow is a fascinating, almost two-faced work. The first half consists of five legendary weird tales, loosely tied together by a fictional play—the eponymous King in Yellow—that drives those...


The Wisdom of Father Brown

by G. K. Chesterton Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Father Brown, G. K. Chesterton’s crime-solving Catholic priest, is back in this second collection of Father Brown short stories. In this collection, Brown is joined by his sidekick, the former arch-criminal...


The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu

by Sax Rohmer Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu (1913) is the first novel in the Dr. Fu Manchu (sometimes "Fu-Manchu") series by Sax Rohmer. It collates various short stories published the preceding year. The novel was also published...


Bleak House

by Charles Dickens Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Bleak House, completed by Dickens in 1853, tells several interlocking story-lines and features a host of colorful characters. Though very difficult to summarise, the novel centers around the decades-long legal...


The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious (and cursed) yellow diamond. T. S. Eliot called it...


No Name

by Wilkie Collins Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

No Name (1862) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone...


The Pit-Prop Syndicate

by Freeman Wills Crofts Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Pit-Prop Syndicate is a story from the beginning of the golden age of crime fiction. Seymour Merriman, a British wine merchant on business in France, happens upon a syndicate manufacturing pit-props?—beams...


The Mysterious Affair at Styles

by Agatha Christie Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles isn’t just Agatha Christie’s first Poirot novel, it’s currently the only Poirot novel in the public domain. It was written on a bet that Christie couldn’t write a detective...


The Secret Adversary

by Agatha Christie Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Hiring themselves out as “young adventurers willing to do anything” is a smart move for Tommy and Tuppence. All Tuppence has to do is take an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris and pose as someone named Jane...


Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Originally published serially as a three-part story, Heart of Darkness is a short but thematically complex novel exploring colonialism, humanity, and what constitutes a savage society. Set in the Congo in Central...


The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

It would be hard to nominate a more well-known character in English literature than that of the austere analytical detective Sherlock Holmes, created by Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1880s. Holmes, alongside...


Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoevsky Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Crime and Punishment tells the story of Rodion Raskolnikov, an ex-student who plans to murder a pawnbroker to test his theory of personality. Having accomplished the deed, Raskolnikov struggles with mental anguish...


The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The place is London, and the time is the late 1800s. Mr. Verloc appears to be an unassuming owner of a bric-a-brac store, but he’s actually a spy for an unnamed country. When he’s summoned by his superiors...


The Innocence of Father Brown

by G. K. Chesterton Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Father Brown is a Catholic priest, but a slightly unusual one in that he’s also an amateur detective. Unlike his more famous literary cousin Sherlock, Father Brown takes a less analytical and more intuition-oriented...