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British Mystery Multipack Volume 2 By Various Artists
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Volume 2 of British Mystery Multipacks includes LADY AUDLEY’S SECRET by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, THE FOUR JUST MEN by Edgar Wallace and THE NINESCORE MYSTERY by Baroness Orczy.
British Mystery Multipack Vol. 15 By Fergus Hume et al.
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British Mystery Multipack Vol. 15 presents four brilliant mysteries from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction: The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher, In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis, The Wooden... More > Hand - A Detective Story by Fergus Hume and The Maxwell Mystery by Carolyn Wells.< Less
Blue Pete: Detective By Luke Allan
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Blue Pete was not a rancher—with that Indian blood he had to have some excitement in his life. Inspector Barker makes Blue Pete and unofficial detective to do a task that the North-west Mounted... More > Police cannot officially, lawfully, fulfill. This job takes Blue Pete west past Fitzhugh (Jasper, today), past the British Columbia border wherein the Mounties have no authority to work. Here Pete makes too many new ‘friends’, each of which may be a deadly enemy! Life in the end-of-steel village is exciting, even without his detective work!< Less
The Old Man in the Corner - Twelve Classic Detective Stories by the Author of the Scarlet Pimpernel By Baroness Orczy
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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... More > popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic “penny dreadful” newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit for extra laughs. He narrates all this information (while tying complicated knots in a piece of string) to a Lady Journalist who frequents the same tea-shop.< Less
The Albert Gate Mystery Being Further Adventures of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective By Louis Tracy
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Louis Tracy (1863 - 1928) was a British journalist, and prolific... More > writer of fiction. He used the pseudonyms Gordon Holmes and Robert Fraser, which were at times shared with M. P. Shiel, a collaborator from the start of the twentieth century.He was born in Liverpool to a well-to-do middle-class family. At first he was educated at home and then at the French Seminary at Douai. Around 1884 he became a reporter for a local paper - 'The Northern Echo' at Darlington, circulating in parts of Durham and North Yorkshire; later he worked for papers in Cardiff and Allahabad. During 1892-1894 he was closely associated with Arthur Harmsworth, in 'The Sun' and 'The Evening News and Post'. Excerpt from:< Less
GREAT CINEMA DETECTIVES: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense & Film Noir By John Howard Reid
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Providing an overview of the entire thriller genre, this book examines over 160 movies from classic Hollywood and British studios, including such essential film noir entries as "Murder, My... More > Sweet", "The Dark Corner", "The Maltese Falcon" and "Afraid To Talk". Great cinema detectives are represented by William Powell (all six of his Thin Man pictures are detailed and discussed), Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), Warner Oland (Charlie Chan), Sidney Toler (Charlie Chan), Peter Ustinov (Hercule Poirot), Margaret Rutherford (all four of her Miss Marple films are covered), and others including the Saint, the Falcon, Bulldog Drummond and Philo Vance. From director Alfred Hitchcock comes "Notorious", "Saboteur", "Number 17" and "Rich and Strange". A few comedies and spoofs, such as "Satan Met a Lady" (an amazing re-make of the original "Maltese Falcon" with Bette Davis and Warren William) and "Who Done It?" (with Abbott and Costello) round out the survey.< Less
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A Study in Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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Written in 1886, the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become two of the most famous characters in popular fiction. The book's title derives from a speech... More > given by Holmes, an amateur detective, to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it. The story, and its main characters, attracted little public interest when it first appeared. Only 11 complete copies of the magazine in which the story first appeared, Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887, are known to exist now and they have considerable value. Although Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, A Study in Scarlet is one of only four full-length novels in the original canon. The novel was followed by The Sign of the Four, published in 1890.< Less
Whisky Leaks By Geoff Small
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Suspended from duty pending an extortion investigation, DCI Pat Curzon is forced to watch from the sidelines when the female boss of a job recruitment agency is found poisoned to death in her... More > office. Unimpressed by the bungling way his colleagues are conducting their inquiries and bored to the point of insanity, he decides to investigate the killing himself. And so away he goes on another Glasgow odyssey, harvesting the dark secrets that his bosses and the British government would prefer us not to know. Dark but humorous in parts, Whisky Leaks is Book 3 in the Dirty Rouge detective series.< Less
The Accidental Assassin By Kenneth L Fearnley
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Our lives are a fraught with accidents. The Dictionary defines an accident as a noun; “an accident is undesirable or an unfortunate happening. An unintentional happening that most commonly... More > results in harm, casualty or loss. Accidental is an adjective described as; happening by chance, or accident, or an event not planned.” Every day we experience an accident, with luck the event is minor. David Black found himself the object of a number of accidental happenings, some of his own making. What he needed was an actual event of his own making to appear as an accident, little did he know what the outcome would be? Detective Inspector Les Steele is involved in three incidents involving two accidental deaths and two suicides. Are they accidents? Only his perseverance and intelligence will provide the answer. He is sidetracked when a murder takes place that is neither an accident nor accidental. The Detective Inspector is given the task of solving all four cases. Will the Assassin escape the long arm of the law?< Less

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