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The Moonstone - ebook/epub

The Moonstone - ebook/epub
The Moonstone - ebook/epub
Wilkie Collins
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A diamond is stolen from the English country estate of Lady Verinder and the renowned Sergeant Cuff is brought in from London to help solve the case. The diamond, said to bring bad luck to its owner because it was stolen from a temple in India, was given to Lady Verinder’s daughter, Rachel, on her 18th birthday. It was bequeathed to Rachel from her uncle (who stole it when he was a young soldier) on his death. The story unfolds through several narrators, all of whom know a piece of what happened. As each of them writes his or her side of the story, the reader gets just a little more information that helps to solve the mystery. You can see things invented here that were directly borrowed by future writers: Holmes’ overconfidence (and his use of London urchins as agents); Agatha Christie’s exploration of narrative reliability.
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The Moonstone - ebook/epub
The Moonstone - ebook/epub
Wilkie Collins
Ventigo Media

A diamond is stolen from the English country estate of Lady Verinder and the renowned Sergeant Cuff is brought in from London to help solve the case. The diamond, said to bring bad luck to its owner because it was stolen from a temple in India, was given to Lady Verinders daughter, Rachel, on her 18th birthday. It was bequeathed to Rachel from her uncle (who stole it when he was a young soldier) on his death...

The Glenlitten Murder - ebook/epub
The Glenlitten Murder - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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Glenlitten Manor is the home of Andrew, Marquis Glenlitten, and his lovely, tiny, vivacious French wife, Felice. On the night of a small game hunt, the unsavory Baron de Bresset is murdered and the priceless Glenlitten diamond is stolen. Who stole the necklace and killed de Bresset? The subplot around the origins of Felice, who was orphaned in a French chateau at a very young age, form an interesting side story...

The Squeaker - ebook/epub
The Squeaker - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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„The Squeaker” is a piece of early crime writing by author Edgar Wallace, first published in 1927. This novel is a traditional mystery, featuring some crooks and some policemen, a mysterious villain, a lovely girl and a plot with many twists. It is the thrilling story of a group of London jewel thieves and the company they keep. The title character is an omnipotent „fence” who has cornered the diamond-smuggling racket...

The Orange-Yellow Diamond - ebook/epub
The Orange-Yellow Diamond - ebook/epub
Joseph Smith Fletcher
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This novel takes place in the London parish of Paddington. The story opens with the murder of an old Jewish pawnbroker. Our Scottish hero, Andrew Lauriston, a penniless aspiring writer, has the misfortune of finding the body, and is accused of killing and robbing the old man. But then it’s found the pawnbroker had had in his possession an extraordinary South African diamond worth over eighty-thousand pounds – a diamond that’s now missing...

The Lighted Way - ebook/epub
The Lighted Way - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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A mystery story that involves the revolution in Portugal. Arnold Chetwode never intended to become involved in international intrigue. Arnold, a gently born young man in impecunious circumstances, toils as a lowly, ill-paid clerk in the prosperous London firm run by Mr. Weatherley, he is industrious but common merchant. A surprising invitation puts him at the right time and place to be a witness to a public murder...

The Doom of London - ebook/epub
The Doom of London - ebook/epub
Fred M. White
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A terrible story that can cause goose bumps after reading. The story of The Doom of London describes the disasters that befell Victorian London. One of the largest cities is shocked by life threatening circumstances. Here there are underground explosions, poisoning, aplague of diphtheria. London is on the verge of death.

The Moon Rock - ebook/epub
The Moon Rock - ebook/epub
Arthur J. Rees
Ventigo Media

Arthur J. Rees is a past master in the art of fashioning ingenious mystery-detective yarns and The Moon Rock is one of his best. The authors many admirers will find keen enjoyment and many puzzling moments in their endeavors to solve the mystery. Robert Turold had spent his life trying to prove his claim to an ancient title. Yet, when it seems he is about to finally succeed, his body is found in a remote cottage on the Cornish coast...

The Moon Rock - ebook/epub
The Moon Rock - ebook/epub
Arthur J. Rees
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Arthur J. Rees is a past master in the art of fashioning ingenious mystery-detective yarns and „The Moon Rock” is one of his best. The author’s many admirers will find keen enjoyment and many puzzling moments in their endeavors to solve the mystery. Robert Turold had spent his life trying to prove his claim to an ancient title. Yet, when it seems he is about to finally succeed, his body is found in a remote cottage on the Cornish coast...

The Magnificent Hoax - ebook/epub
The Magnificent Hoax - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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Captain Jan Henderson master of the cargo ship Henrietta Anne trading between London and Holland is working with mysterious conspirators (Sir Gregory Fawsitt and Lady Judith Martellon) to smuggle goods from Holland to London. His deck boy, David, falls in love with Judy, a pretty dancer. When Anthony Loman, an haggard traveler, staggers up the stairs of the tenement house at Bunter’s Buildings...

The Middle Temple Murder - ebook/epub
The Middle Temple Murder - ebook/epub
Joseph Smith Fletcher
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When an elderly man’s body is found on the steps of chambers in the Midde Temple, one of the Inns of Court, it falls to newspaperman Frank Spargo and Detective-Sergeant Rathbury to solve the crime. There is no indication as to the idetity of the corpse, whose pockets are completely empty apart from a scrap of paper bearing the names and chambers address of an aspiring young barrister. Who is the victim...

The Story Girl - ebook/epub
The Story Girl - ebook/epub
Lucy Maud Montgomery
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„The Story Girl” is a beautifully-written classic by L. M. Montgomery. A perfect piece of literature that could be enjoyed by anyone, young or old. It narrates the adventures of a group of young cousins and their friends who live in a rural community on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The book is narrated by Beverley, who together with his brother Felix, has come to live with his Aunt Janet and Uncle Alec King on their farm while their father...

Blue Hand - ebook/epub
Blue Hand - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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This is a typical Walla? e sensational story, and no one needs a better recommendation that. Lady Mary Danton and her infant daughter disappeared when Jim Steele, Mr. Salter’s legal assistant, was five. Almost 20 years later, the Danton fortune is about to be distributed to Digby Groat and his mother. But Jim is uneasy. Can he solve the mystery? The mystery surrounding the mark of the blue hand and Eunice’s birth...

The Sapphire - ebook/epub
The Sapphire - ebook/epub
A.E.W. Mason
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Major Alfred Edward Woodley Mason (7 May 1865 Dulwich, London – 22 November 1948 London) was a British author and politician. He is best remembered for his 1902 novel „The Four Feathers”. His short story „The Sapphire” follows a Sapphire given to a Captain Michael Crowther by his Burmese wife who he is deserting. When he finally decides to return to them he finds them now out of his reach and so he becomes a Buddhist Monk...

The Sapphire - ebook/epub
The Sapphire - ebook/epub
Ventigo Media

Major Alfred Edward Woodley Mason (7 May 1865 Dulwich, London 22 November 1948 London) was a British author and politician. He is best remembered for his 1902 novel The Four Feathers. His short story The Sapphire follows a Sapphire given to a Captain Michael Crowther by his Burmese wife who he is deserting. When he finally decides to return to them he finds them now out of his reach and so he becomes a Buddhist Monk...

The Mystery of 31 New Inn - ebook/epub
The Mystery of 31 New Inn - ebook/epub
R. Austin Freeman
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Second in the Dr. Thorndyke mystery series set in London around 1900. Thorndyke is a lawyer and medical doctor who reasons out mysteries. This involves a young doctor friend who Thorndyke hires as his assistant whose strange case involving a mysteries man and couple who are caring for him and an inheritance case brought to Thorndyke. A classic English mystery with the detective, Dr. Thorndyke, solving what appears to be two disparate mysteries...

The Exploits of Pudgy Pete - ebook/epub
The Exploits of Pudgy Pete - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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„The Exploits of Pudgy Pete” story was written in 1927 by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Peter Bragg and his tormentor from school days George Angus, join forces to run a modern „Enguiry Agency” in London. The cases which come to them are complex, romantic, dangerous, humorous, and clever. Together the two solve social and criminal problems, and find their romantic mates. These short story collection by Mr...

The Red Rats Daughter - ebook/epub
The Red Rats Daughter - ebook/epub
Guy Boothby
Ventigo Media

The story of the liberation of a Russian prisoner from an island in eastern Siberia. A young English millionaire thinks he is saving the father of his beloved, famous nihilist; but when a person is safe, he discovers that he really shot down the most notorious diamond robber in the world. The story is full of sensations, and people who like such a fantasy will find it vibrant and lively from start to finish...

The Red Rat’s Daughter - ebook/epub
The Red Rat’s Daughter - ebook/epub
Guy Boothby
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The story of the liberation of a Russian prisoner from an island in eastern Siberia. A young English millionaire thinks he is saving the father of his beloved, famous nihilist; but when a person is safe, he discovers that he really shot down the most notorious diamond robber in the world. The story is full of sensations, and people who like such a fantasy will find it vibrant and lively from start to finish...

The Lady Called Nita - ebook/epub
The Lady Called Nita - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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Few people today would recognize the name „Edgar Wallace” but before his death in 1933 he was a literary force to be reckoned with. He was both prolific and popular and his books reportedly sold at the rate of 5,000 a day. This enjoyable collection includes eight mystery stories by Edgar Wallace: „The Lady Called Nita”, „The Man Who Married His Cook”, „Mr. Sigee’s Relations”, „The Knight Who Could Not Kneel”...

The Mouthpiece - ebook/epub
The Mouthpiece - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace, Robert Curtis
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The novel of Edgar Wallace’s famous play told by Robert Curtis in story form with all the dramatic excitement and suspense. In the shady setting of a solicitor’s office on the East End waterfront a plan is evolved – all quite legal to get hold of a large American legacy bequeathed to an English girl. Murder is planned and tried: kidnapping, incarceration in a London barge, a dash for freedom...

Big Foot - ebook/epub
Big Foot - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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„Big Foot” is a 1927 crime novel by Edgar Wallace. This is one of the most significant of his works because of the character Sooper, a detective from Metropolitan Guard. Footprints and a dead woman bring together Superintendent Minter and the amateur sleuth Mr. Cardew. Who is the man in the shrubbery? Who is the singer of the haunting Moorish tune? Both Sooper and Cardew are anxious to solve the mystery of Big Foot...

The D’Arblay Mystery - ebook/epub
The D’Arblay Mystery - ebook/epub
R. Austin Freeman
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In this novel, Dr. Thorndyke builds a card house of wild speculations to solve a perplexing murder case, astonishing all observers, including the police. The victim is Julius D ’Arblay, an artist highly skilled at the rare French art of making wax-work figures and portrait masks. D’Arblay has a beautiful daughter, which leads to a romance with a young Dr. Grey who discovers the father’s body and brings the case to Dr...

The Blonde Lady - ebook/epub
The Blonde Lady - ebook/epub
Maurice Leblanc
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If you enjoy the Sherlock Holmes series, then Arsene Lupin will be another detective series for your library. Leblanc was a French novelist and short story writer known for creating the character Arsene Lupin, who is the French counterpart to the English Sherlock Holmes. In „The Blonde Lady: Being a Record of the Duel of Wits between Arsene Lupin and the English Detective” – the great French gentleman thief and the formidable English unofficial...

The Gap in the Curtain - ebook/epub
The Gap in the Curtain - ebook/epub
John Buchan
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When Sir Edward Leithen leaves London to spend Whitsuntide as a guest at Flambard, he has no idea of the extraordinary sequence of events about to unfold. Among the collection of fellow guests, some of whom he knows and some he doesn’t, is the extraordinary mind of Professor Moe, a scientist who decides to select some of the houseguests as subjects for his latest experiment. He declares that he can make sure they can see into the future...

The Little Lady of the Big House - ebook/epub
The Little Lady of the Big House - ebook/epub
Jack London
Avia Artis

“The Little Lady of the Big House” is a book by Jack London, an American novelist. A pioneer of commercial fiction and an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.

 

The Little Lady of the Big House is a novel by American writer Jack London. It was his last novel to be published during his lifetime. The story concerns a love triangle. The protagonist, Dick Forrest...

The Mystery of Cloomber - ebook/epub
The Mystery of Cloomber - ebook/epub
Arthur Conan Doyle
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Mystery of the Cloomber unfolds, revealing Heathstone’s war crime against a Buddhist priest. Narrated by John Fothergill West, a Scottish man, who moves from Edinburgh to Wigtownshire to care for the family estate when his father’s half brother dies. Near the estate is The Cloomber Hall, for years uninhabited, but now the residence of John Berthier Heatherstone, a general of the Indian Army. General Heatherstone is nervous to the point of being...

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated Edition - ebook/epub
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated Edition - ebook/epub
Arthur Conan Doyle
Ventigo Media

Illustrated edition with original illustrations by Alfred Gilbert.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories (56 in total) by Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client and a creeping man.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes - ebook/epub
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes - ebook/epub
Arthur Conan Doyle
KtoCzyta.pl

Illustrated edition with original illustrations by Alfred Gilbert.

„The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” is the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories (56 in total) by Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client and a creeping man.

The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation - ebook/epub
The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation - ebook/epub
Joseph Smith Fletcher
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Marshall Allerdyke is driving through the night from London to Hull in response to an urgent telegram from his cousin. As he nears Hull, a beautiful woman stops his car to ask for directions to Scotland. Odd time to be traveling so far and in such a hurry, but Allerdyke’s mind is elsewhere. When he finally arrives in Hull, he finds his cousin dead in his hotel room and a valuable consignment of jewels missing...

White Face - ebook/epub
White Face - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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A man ends up stabbed to death on a street in London’s Tidal Basin, victim of the almost mythical murderer roaming the streets of London, the Devil of Tidal Basin. But why is another bandit suddenly sighted in Tidal Basin as well? What connection had the Devil with White Face? Superintendent Mason, one of the Yard’s Big Five wanted to know, and what Superintendent Mason wanted to know he generally found out...

The Turn of the Screw - ebook/epub
The Turn of the Screw - ebook/epub
Henry James
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The book opens with an unnamed narrator’s description of a party held one Christmas Eve in England at which some friends have gathered to share ghost stories. One of the partygoers, Douglas, says that he knows a particularly sinister ghost story about a governess’s time spent taking care of a wealthy Londoner’s niece and nephew at a country estate haunted by two ghosts.The story is that a governess goes to an English country house to take...

Private Selby - ebook/epub
Private Selby - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
KtoCzyta.pl

As a prophecy of modern warfare, this book, written before the Great War, is distinctly remarkable, as well as having the genuine Edgar Wallace sense of thrilling narrative. The centre of the plot is the invasion of Britain in 1909. It could be a crime story, as it opens in the mean streets of working class Deptford in the opening years of the 20th century, and includes criminals petty and not so petty...

Catriona - ebook/epub
Catriona - ebook/epub
Ventigo Media

Young people find each other. They learn to love. And again, Alan Breck helps them. Moreover, the case turned out to be rather complicated. Katrions father is involved in a strange story, the consequences of which can turn against friends. The narrative is quite interesting, intriguing. Will David be happy with Catriona?