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Whose Body

by Dorothy L. Sayers Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

There's a corpse in the bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth. Urged to investigate by his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver,...


Twilight in Italy

by D. H. Lawrence Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Twilight In Italy is one of Lawrence's most lyrical and upbeat books, an enchanting account of travelling around Europe


Shock Absorber

by E. G. von Wald Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

A man acts on what he believes the facts are, not on the facts. He lives or dies by what the facts are. Now sometimes you don't have time to correct a man's beliefs, yet he must act correctly....


An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Short story by Ambrose Bierce, published in 1891 in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, a collection that in 1898 was revised, enlarged, and retitled In the Midst of Life. The narrative concerns the final thoughts...


The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stori

by E. M. Forster Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

A traveler steps off the road and finds himself in an alternate reality. A sullen boy accidentally summons a spirit. A man gets more than he bargained for when he buys his fiancée a plot of wooded land.These...


The Longest Journey

by E. M. Forster Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

This bildungsroman follows the lame Rickie Elliott from the tortures of public school, to Cambridge, to a career as a struggling writer, and then to a life as schoolmaster married to the beautiful but unappealing...


Sound of Terror

by Don Berry Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

What is more frightening than the fear of the unknown? Johnny found out!


The Winged Men of Orcon

by David R. Sparks Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Far out at the edge of the Universe two scientists play a game of wits--Earth to the winner.


They Also Serve

by Donald Westlake Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Why should people hate vultures? After all, a vulture never kills anyone...


The Machine Stops

by E. M. Forster Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell',...


The Daffodil Mystery

by Edgar Wallace Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Odette Rider is fired by Thornton Lyne after rejecting his favors. Jack Tarling, a detective who has been working in China and just returned to London, visits his cousin Thorton Lyne at his store to discuss...


The Keeper of the King's Peace

by Edgar Wallace Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

He was Commissioner Sanders — the man who controlled a continent of untamed jungle.


The Burglar and the Blizzard

by Alice Duer Miller Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

This is a novel by american writer and poet Alice Duer Miller, who as a poet, became known as a campaigner for women's suffrage and published a brilliant series of satirical poems in the New York Tribune. This...


The Telenizer

by Don Thompson Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Langston had technicolor delusions; inanimate objects came alive in his hands; THEY were persecuting him, out to get him ... what a relief it was to know he wasn't going insane!


The Clue of the Twisted Candle

by Edgar Wallace Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The Clue of the Twisted Candle Another locked-room mystery by British master storyteller Edgar Wallace. In this tale, John Lexman, a renown mystery writer, is imprisoned on charges of murder. T.X. Meredith,...


Tight Squeeze

by Dean Ing Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

He knew the theory of repairing the gizmo all right. He had that nicely taped. But there was the little matter of threading a wire through a too-small hole while under zero-g, and working in a spacesuit!


Get Out of Our Skies!

by E. K. Jarvis Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The long-suffering public went along with billboards and singing commercials; they tolerated half a dozen sales pitches in a half-hour radio or TV show; they suffered stoically through the "hard-sell" and the...


The White Peacock

by D. H. Lawrence Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Lawrence's first novel is set in the Eastwood area of his youth, and involves such themes as the damage associated with mismatched marriages, and the border between town and country. The book includes some notable...


The Practical Distiller

by Samuel McHarry Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

McHarry's classic handbook offers recipes and distillation methods for a variety of spirits and liqueurs. A thorough overview of the numerous processes by which whiskey and other alcohol varieties are derived,...


The Prussian Officer

by D. H. Lawrence Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher....


Raiders Invisible

by Desmond Winter Hall Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Alone and unaided, Pilot Travers copes with the invisible foes who have struck down America's great engine of war.


A Scientist Rises

by Desmond Winter Hall Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The face of the giant was indeed that of a god....


The Risk Profession

by Donald Westlake Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The men who did dangerous work had a special kind of insurance policy. But when somebody wanted to collect on that policy, the claims investigator suddenly became a member of ... THE RISK PROFESSION


The Trespasser

by D. H. Lawrence Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The Trespasser is the second novel written by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1912. Originally it was entitled the Saga of Siegmund and drew upon the experiences of a friend of Lawrence, Helen Corke, and her adulterous...


Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot

by Dick Purcell Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Being one of the richest men in the world, it was only natural that many people anticipated the day he would die. For someone should claim--Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot.


The Angel of Terror

by Edgar Wallace Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Angelically beautiful Jean Briggerland is a sociopathic criminal, so lovely that none can see her guilt -- even in connection with the most blatant crimes! Can Jack Glover, best friend and lawyer to Jean's latest...


England, My England

by D. H. Lawrence Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher....


World Without War

by E. G. von Wald Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Cooperation was all right back in the dark ages but this was an era of super culture and hi-psi intelligence. And love was no laughing matter. People who cooperated, even biologically, were unlawful and....


Before Egypt

by E. K. Jarvis Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

It was Mallison's strangest assignment. The weird little professor wanted to go to Egypt. That meant a trip back to Earth so far as Mallison was concerned. But the professor pointed to a distant star and Mallison...


The Expressman and the Detective

by Allan Pinkerton Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884) was the world's first private detective. Emigrating to Chicago from Glasgow, Scotland, he discovered a gang of counterfeiters and assisted in their capture. He became deputy sheriff...


Sanders of the River

by Edgar Wallace Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Mr. Commissioner Sanders had graduated to West Central Africa by such easy stages that he did not realise when his acquaintance with the back lands began. Long before he was called upon by the British Government...


Aaron's Rod

by D. H. Lawrence Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Written in the years following World War I and set in postwar England and Italy, Aaron's Rod questions many of the accepted social and political institutions of Lawrence's generation, and raises issues as valid...


Henry Horn's X-Ray Eye Glasses

by Dwight V. Swain Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Henry Horn had a new invention; a pair of glasses that worked on the x-ray principle. But he didn't expect them to reveal Nazi secret agents and their works of sabotage!


Direct Wire

by Clee Garson Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Mort and Mike got strange calls on this phone; they didn't come through Central!


Fair and Warmer

by E. G. von Wald Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Tensor's melancholia threatened to disturb the entire citizenry, and that was most uncivil! So—if these peculiar aliens caused him this distress, by provoking his intellectual curiosity, the remedy was for...


A Room With a View

by E. M. Forster Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The story of young Lucy Honeychurch, traveling through Italy and returning to England during the repressive Edwardian period. At once a romance as well as a critique of English society at the beginning of the...


The Woman in Black

by E. C. Bentley Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

The first of a series of detective novels featuring "gentleman sleuth Philip Trent," later published under the title "Trent's Last Case."


The Paliser Case

by Edgar Saltus Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Mystery, tragedy, comedy, glimpses of a Harlem Bohemia, and the blasé social atmosphere of multi-millionaires are overlaid with the freshness and vitality of the Spanish singer Cassy Cara, a wholly delightful...


The Green Rust

by Edgar Wallace Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Dr. van Heerden had conceived as his life's ambition the punishment of the Allied Powers for their victory over Germany by destroying simultaneously all their wheat harvest by means of a poison, of which he...


High Dragon Bump

by Don Thompson Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

That was the way the aliens spoke: confused nonsense. If it took reduction or torch hair, the Cirissins wanted a bump. Hokum, thistle, gluck.


The Dualitists

by Bram Stoker Start Classics (February 19, 2015)

This short story was written by Bram Stoker the world famous author of Dracula. In it a married couple, after trying for many years, has a set of identical twins. The dote on the twins for three years unaware...


Crooken Sands

by Bram Stoker Start Classics (February 19, 2015)

An English merchant goes on holiday to Scotland with his family. He admires the traditional dress of the Highland chiefs and commissions such an outfit for himself before leaving London. Upon debarking in Scotland...


Wieland; or, the Transformation

by Charles Brockden Brown Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s. Based on an actual case of a New York farmer who murdered his family,...


Brood of the Dark Moon

by Charles Willard Diffin Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

Once more Chet, Walt and Diane are united in a wild ride to the Dark Moon—but this time they go as prisoners of their deadly enemy Schwartzmann.


Waste Not, Want

by Dave Dryfoos Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

Eat your spinach, little man! It's good for you. Stuff yourself with it. Be a good little consumer, or the cops will get you.... For such is the law of supply and demand!


The Water-Babies

by Charles Kingsley Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863....


The Shining Pyramid

by Arthur Machen Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

From the beginning of his literary career, Machen espoused a mystical belief that the humdrum ordinary world hid a more mysterious and strange world beyond. His gothic and decadent works of the 1890s concluded...


There is a Reaper…

by Charles V. deVet Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out—ask a dead man!


Little Maid Marian

by Amy Ella Blanchard Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

Maid Marian, an orphaned heiress, struggles against scheming, duplicitous relatives for the right to her own lands. A medieval romance featuring Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, and Prince John. Lampoons...


The International Spy

by Allen Upward Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

In this story the author makes clear the sinking of the English fishing schooners by the Baltic fleet of Russia and brings in all kinds of events that seemed hallucinations when the story appeared serially,...