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The secret of the League

by Ernest Bramah Les Editions de Londres (November 01, 2014)

"The secret of the League" is a dystopian novel written by Ernest Bramah, which is widely credited for having inspired George Orwell and his 1984 for its realistic, detailed and vivid depiction of the rise of...


The mystery of a Hansom cab

by Fergus Hume Les Editions de Londres (November 01, 2014)

“The mystery of a Hansom cab” is an 1886 crime novel by New Zealander writer Fergus, often considered to be one of the most famous crime classics of the Victorian era. Set in 1880s Melbourne, the novel tells...


The Leavenworth case

by Anna Katharine Green Les Editions de Londres (November 01, 2014)

“The Leavenworth case” is a crime novel written in 1878 by American writer Anna Katharine Green. This book, often referred to as a {criminal romance}, is considered to be the first crime novel written by...


The Big Bow mystery

by Israel Zangwill Les Editions de Londres (November 01, 2014)

"The Big Bow mystery" is a crime novel written in 1892 by Israel Zangwill, otherwise famous for his humorous works and his political engagement towards the cause of Zionism. Considered to be the first “locked-room...


The absent-minded coterie

by Robert Barr Les Editions de Londres (November 01, 2014)

“The absent-minded coterie” is a crime short story written in 1906 by Scottish writer Robert Barr. It features French detective Eugène Valmont, born out of a compilation of short stories titled “The triumphs...


Max Carrados

by Ernest Bramah Les Editions de Londres (November 01, 2014)

"Max Carrados" is a compilation of short stories published in 1914 by the English author Ernest Bramah. It is the first appearance of the blind sleuth Max Carrados, accompanied by his faithful but not always...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

“Frankenstein” is a novel written by Mary Shelley, published in 1818 by a small London publishing house, Lackington, Hughes, Harding. Mary Shelley was nineteen when she wrote the novel, following “late...


The false Burton Combs

by Carroll John Daly Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

"The false Burton Combs" is a crime story written by Caroll John Daly and published in the “Black mask magazine” in December 1922. The narrator, a tough guy, “kind of private eye”, is approached by a...


The Power-House

by John Buchan Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

"The Power-House" is a spy novel written by John Buchan in 1913. It is set in London, and tells the story of a lawyer and MP who discovers an incredible plot aimed at destroying the foundations of Western democracies...


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

“The Canterville Ghost” is a short story written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1887 in “The court and society review”. It is, together with Lord Arthur Savile’s crime, one of Wilde’s most...


Greenmantle

by John Buchan Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

John Buchan’s "Greenmantle" is a 1916 adventure and espionage novel. In this second book of the Richard Hannay series (following The Thirty-Nine steps), Hannay is called to the Foreign Office by Sir Walter...


The Man in the Moone

by Francis Godwin Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

"The Man in the Moone" is a novel by Francis Godwin probably written in the 1620s and published for the first time under the pseudonym of Domingo Gonsales after his death in 1638. The Man in the Moone can be...


A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

"A modest proposal" or “A modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people from being a burthen to their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the public” is a satire (or a satirical...


The Portrait of Mr W.H.

by Oscar Wilde Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

"The portrait of Mr W.H." is a short story written by Oscar Wilde and published in Blackwood’s magazine in 1891. The story is the attempt by Oscar Wilde to uncover the identity of W.H., the mysterious individual...


The Notting Hill mystery

by Charles Warren Adams Les Editions de Londres (June 15, 2013)

"The Notting Hill mystery" is a detective novel written by Charles Warren Adams under the pseudonym of Charles Felix in 1863. Having enjoyed some critical success at the time of its publication, it was totally...


Lord Arthur Savile’s crime

by Oscar Wilde Les Editions de Londres (June 15, 2013)

Oscar Wilde’s "Lord Arthur Savile’s crime" was originally published in 1891 as a collection of short stories. A fun crime story, when the criminal tries to beat his future by embracing it in his own way,...


The Thirty-nine steps

by John Buchan Les Editions de Londres (June 15, 2013)

John Buchan’s "The Thirty-Nine steps" is a 1915 spy novel set in London and Scotland, during the few weeks preceding the outbreak of World War One. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 cinematographic...


Directions to servants

by Jonathan Swift Les Editions de Londres (June 15, 2013)

Jonathan Swift’s "Directions to servants" is an entertaining satire of relationships between servants and masters in the Eighteenth century. It is a late work in Swift’s life. Not the most well-known, less...


Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson Les Editions de Londres (June 15, 2013)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" is a short novel or a novella set in London and published in 1886. Supposedly written in one night, then burnt and rewritten, it is central...


The Paris Sketchbook

by William Makepeace Thackeray Les Editions de Londres (July 30, 2016)

The Paris sketchbook is a travel book published by William Makepeace Thackeray starting in 1831, and published as a compilation in 1840. Witty, scholarly, full of anecdotes, insights, historical references,...


Mr Standfast

by John Buchan Les Editions de Londres (July 30, 2016)

“Mr Standfast” is a spy novel featuring Richard Hannay, written by John Buchan and published in 1919 by Hodder & Stoughton. Richard Hannay is recalled from the Western Front by his good friend Bullivant...


A thief in the night

by Ernest William Hornung Les Editions de Londres (July 30, 2016)

“A thief in the night” is a collection of short stories published in 1905 by E.W. Hornung and features the gentleman thief Arthur J. Raffles and his sidekick Harry “Bunny” Manders. Raffles is a gentleman...