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A Coffin for Dimitrios A Coffin for Dimitrios
By Ambler, Eric
2001-10 - Vintage Books
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A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads mystery writer Charles Latimer into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers throughout the Balkans in the years between the world wars. Hoping that the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, will inspire a plot for his next novel, Latimer soon …More

The Postman Always Rings Twice The Postman Always Rings Twice
By Cain, James M.
1989-05 - Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.
First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the "roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a …More

Laura Laura
By Caspary, Vera
2005-10 - Feminist Press
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Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms-not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman-or has he?…More


The Innocence of Father Brown The Innocence of Father Brown
By Chesterton, G. K.
2014-01 - Whitaker Distribution
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In 1911, G. K. Chesterton published this first collection of twelve short stories featuring Father Brown, a priest-turned-detective who combines philosophical and spiritual reasoning with scientific observation to solve crimes. In doing so, Chesterton laid the foundation for future fictional detectives, such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Ellery Queen, and Nero Wolfe.…More


The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Mysterious Affair at Styles
By Christie, Agatha
1997-07 - Dover Publications
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The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot. When a wealthy heiress is murdered, Poirot steps out of retirement to find the killer. As the master detective makes his way through the list of suspects, he finds the solution in an elaborately planned scheme almost impossible to believe. …More

The Moonstone The Moonstone
By Collins, Wilkie
Editor Kemp, Sandra
Introduction by Kemp, Sandra
1999-06 - Penguin Books
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The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and maliciously bequeathed to Rachel Verinder. On her eighteenth birthday her friend and suitor, Franklin Blake, brings the gift to her. That very night, it is stolen again. No one is above suspicion as the idiosyncratic Sergeant Cuff and Franklin piece together a puzzling series of events as mystifying as an opium dream …More

The Woman in White The Woman in White
By Collins, William Wilkie
2008-06 - Oxford University Press, USA
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The Woman in White (1859-60) is the first and greatest "Sensation Novel." Walter Hartright's mysterious midnight encounter with the woman in white draws him into a vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue. This new critical edition is the first to use the original manuscript of the novel. John Sutherland examines Collins's contribution to Victorian fiction, traces his …More

The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
By Conrad, Joseph
2007-12 - Penguin Books
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Inspired by an actual attempt in 1894 to blow up London's Greenwich Observatory, here is a chillingly prophetic examination of contemporary terrorism and the literary precursor to today's espionage thriller. Revised reissue. …More

The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Mystery of Edwin Drood
By Dickens, Charles
2002-05 - Penguin Books
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Edwin Drood is contracted to marry Orphan Rosa, but they break the engagement off-and soon afterwards Edwin disappears. Is it murder? And is his jealous uncle-a sinister choirmaster with a double life and designs on Rosa-the killer? Dickens died before completing the story, leaving the mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to turn detective. In addition to its …More

A Study in Scarlet A Study in Scarlet
By Doyle, Arthur Conan
2009-04 - Oxford University Press, USA
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The first of the Sherlock Holmes stories, this was also the first of Conan Doyle's books to be published. In this fascinating and exciting tale, the two towering creations of detective fiction--Holmes, the master of the science of detection, and Watson, his faithful companion--make their auspicious debut. The two detectives are immediately in fine form as Holmes plucks the solution to the mystery …More

Mr. Majestyk Mr. Majestyk
By Leonard, Elmore
2002-10 - HarperTorch
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Vietnam vet Vincent Majestyk only wants to farm his melons and forget. But peace--even in the Arizona hinterlands--is an elusive commodity. When a stong-arming punk is about to start a violent chain-reaction that will leave Mr. Majestyk ruined, his tormentors never realize that "this" is not his first war. Majestyk knows more than they do about survival--and "everything" about revenge. …More

The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera
By LeRoux, Gaston
1990-01 - Bantam Classics
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"The story of the monster man whose horrible deformities cause fear and terror, his search for love and acceptance, and his haunting of the opera house in Paris is told in very simple language. Beautifully adapted, the story flows along so easily that readers will be immediately caught up in the tangle of events and emotions. McMullan conveys all of the anger, grief, joy, and love that make the …More

The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales
By Poe, Edgar Allan
2006-05 - Modern Library
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Includes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Mystery of Marie Roget," and "The Purloined Letter"
Between 1841 and 1844, Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with three mesmerizing stories of a young French eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin. Introducing to literature the concept of applying reason to solving crime, these tales brought Poe fame and fortune to live on. Years …More

Murder Must Advertise: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Murder Must Advertise: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
By Sayers, Dorothy L.
2014-12 - Bourbon Street Books
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When ad man Victor Dean falls down the stairs in the offices of Pym's Publicity, a respectable London advertising agency, it looks like an accident. Then Lord Peter Winsey is called in, and he soon discovers there's more to copywriting than meets the eye--cocaine, blackmail and wanton women can be read between the lines. …More

Anatomy of a Murder Anatomy of a Murder
By Traver, Robert
1958-01 - Amereon Limited
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First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's "Anatomy of a Murder "immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film. For the twenty-fifth birthday of a work that is not only the most popular courtroom drama in American fiction, but one of the most popular novels of our time, St. Martin's is …More