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C Auguste Dupin Collection: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter By Edgar Allan Poe
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Decades before the British super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes appeared on the scene, American author Edgar Allan Poe created the first detective story in a remarkable trilogy of short stories featuring... More > genius French criminologist C. Auguste Dupin. The Murders in the Rue Morgue and its sequel The Mystery of Marie Roget represent the beginning of crime fiction and each story has been hailed as a masterpiece. In 'Morgue' the Parisian detective investigates the savage murder of a mother and daughter. In the follow-up, Dupin is on the hunt of a killer in a case based on the true story of Mary Rogers, a saleswoman at a cigar store in Manhattan whose body was found floating in the Hudson River in 1841. The Purloined Letter first appeared in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1845, in December, 1844. Poe earned $12 for its first printing. It is now considered one of the greatest mystery short stories ever written.< Less
An African Millionaire By Grant Allen
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A South African millionaire is hounded by a mischievous and larcenous conman, Colonel Clay, in this classic British mystery from Grant Allen, author of The British Barbarians.
Olive and Violet Bright: Daughters of Rosewood Heath By Gloria T. August
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Jack, Olive, VIolet, and Judith are youngsters in this first novel in a series set in the fictitious world of Northwest England. They have met a mysterious Burmese gentleman and the town librarian... More > who have stolen a plant with rumoured alchemic abilities from a grand old estate in the Holly District. If the plant were to fall into the wrong hands it would have dire consequences reaching far beyond the little country town of Roseberry Topping.< Less
The Agony of Saint Alice By K. Bannerman
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With her hopes for a secure life in ruins, Lizzie Saunders finds herself on the run with an unexpected traveling companion: the thief, Jack Hunter. But the winter of 1898 is a difficult time to... More > travel. After fleeing Victoria, the two fugitives soon find themselves stranded by snow, trapped with strangers in a remote sanitarium, and the law closing in. Lizzie discovers that nothing at St. Alice Hotel is what it seems. Every guest harbours secrets, and when she befriends a dying patient, Lizzie begins to suspect that his malady is not of natural causes, but a most curious and wicked attempt at murder. Equal parts mystery, adventure, and Canadian history, 'The Agony of St. Alice' follows Lizzie as her journey takes her deep into the snow-bound wilderness, where monsters prowl and hunger reigns, and the winter turns weak men cruel.< Less
The Complete, Annotated Whose Body? By Dorothy L. Sayers & Bill Peschel
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When church architect Mr. Thipps finds a naked man in his Battersea bathroom, Lord Peter Wimsey is on the case! The aristocratic amateur detective, accompanied by his camera-bearing manservant... More > Bunter, follows a trail of blood as he pursues stock market manipulation, medical malpractice and Lord Brocklebury's edition of Dante. But the curious case of the bathing body turns deadly as Lord Peter uncovers a ghastly crime. Published in 1923, "Whose Body?" was Dorothy L. Sayer's debut novel, and Bill Peschel has provided more than 40,000 words of commentary, helping readers to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of one of mystery's great detectives: * More than 500 notes on England's personalities, aristocracy, politics, religion, history, society, and literature. * Three maps of London showing locations important to the novel. * Essays about England in the 1920s, such as Antisemitism, Argentine banks and crime. * Timelines of the life of Dorothy L. Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey's cases.< Less
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Cleansing Fires By Lucy G. Moberly
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When the young Mr. Clevedale is killed in a motor accident, an unexpected chain of events is set into action. ----- What is Pulman Press? ----- A collection of rare books that once belonged to... More > Francis “Frank” Henry Pulman (1915-2008). Throughout his life Frank collected over 1000 published books and magazines, many rare or collectable. Frank was also a writer himself and within his files he was found to have referred to his own past-time as: “Pulman Press” Now, a small part of Frank’s collection has been digitised and republished by his family in honour of his memory and to preserve the most precious books for others to enjoy. The objective of Pulman Press is to republish the rarest books in Frank’s collection which have not yet been digitised or republished in the Public Domain, therefore forming a legacy of Frank's passion for book collecting for others to enjoy. Find out more at< Less
The Rome Express By Arthur Griffiths
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The Rome Express is a locked room murder mystery with a twist. This time the locked room is a sleeping-cab on a moving train! Featuring the formidable French detective Monsieur Floçon, this... More > Agatha Christie-esque mind-bending locomotive whodunit is a must-read for fans of classic British mysteries.< Less
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner By James Hogg
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A nightmarish tale of religious madness, this chilling classic of Scottish literature tells the story of a young man who falls under the spell of a mysterious doppelganger and is seduced into... More > committing a series of murders. The killer’s memoirs are framed by a mysterious narrator whose attempts to explain the dark story only succeed in intensifying its more baffling aspects. Is the serial killer deranged, the victim of a psychotic delusion, or has he been tempted by the devil to wage war against God's enemies?< Less
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
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First published in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the first and greatest of the short story collections written by Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his famous detective. The twelve Sherlock... More > Holmes adventures included in this anthology: A Scandal in Bohemia, The Adventure of the Red-Headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronetand The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.< Less

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