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The Great Shadow

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Set in an English-Scottish border village during the waning days of the Napoleonic era, this adventure story introduces us to Jock Calder, w…

The Watchers

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A. E. W. Mason


A dark tale of adventure, piracy, murder, and revenge set on a rugged Cornish island in the mid-1700s. Told with the literary excellence to …

The Circular Study

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Anna Katharine Green


In this well-plotted, character-driven mystery, Detective Gryce receives a cryptic message calling him to the scene of a “strange” crime. He…

A Confederate Girl's Diary

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Sarah Morgan Dawson


Sarah Morgan Dawson was a young woman of 20 living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she began this diary. The American Civil War was raging. …

Christmas, A Story

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Zona Gale


This is a gentle Christmas story, whose message is that if we didn't already have Christmas, we'd find a way to invent it. It's hard times i…

The Hand in the Dark

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Arthur J. Rees


An ancient English country house with a storied and bloody history is the setting for this intriguing mystery. It is the autumn of 1918. The…

Miss or Mrs.?

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Wilkie Collins


Natalie Graybrooke is in love with her cousin Launcelot Linzie, but engaged to Mr. Turlington, an older man who covets her fortune and whom …

The Blithedale Romance

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


The Blithedale Romance is the story of four principal characters who work with -- and sometimes against -- each other on Blithedale, a commu…

The Shadow of the Rope

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E. W. Hornung


Rachel Minchin stands in the dock, accused of murdering the dissolute husband she was preparing to leave. The trial is sensational, and publ…

Stolen Idols

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E. Phillips Oppenheim


Two temple statues, one with the most beautiful of features, the other a hideous sight, are at the core of this tale of adventure and the su…

Sanctuary

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Edith Wharton


Kate Orme, shocked by the discovery of her fiance's complicity in a tragedy, and by society's willingness to overlook such transgressions, n…

The Woman of Mystery

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Maurice Leblanc


In 1898, a young boy watches in horror as his father is stabbed to death by a mysterious woman wearing a black lace scarf and an ornate broo…

Ramona (version 2)

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Helen Hunt Jackson


Set in Old California in the wake of the Mexican-American War, Ramona is two stories at once. It is the story of the love between a part-Nat…

The Datchet Diamonds

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Richard Marsh


Oh dear! The Duchess of Datchet's diamonds, worth a quarter of a million pounds, have been stolen. Just as Mr. Paxton, a ne'er do well gambl…

The Mill Mystery

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Anna Katharine Green


In the quiet New England village of S--, a young and beloved minister is found dead, ignominiously drowned in a dye vat in a dilapidated mil…

The Death of the Lion

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Henry James


This short novel is a black comedy about fame, manipulation, pretension, and surviving it all. The narrator, a reprehensible and seedy journ…

Recalled to Life

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Grant Allen


A woman is haunted by a terrible event she witnessed in her youth but is unable to make sense of -- a murder, the sight of which is so traum…

Miss Lulu Bett

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Zona Gale


Lulu Bett is a spinster, living at the turn of the 20th century essentially as a servant with her sister Ina and brother-in-law Dwight. She …

Mrs. Warren's Daughter

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Sir Harry Johnston


Mrs. Warren's Daughter is a continuation, in novel form, of George Bernard Shaw's controversial play, Mrs. Warren's Profession. In the play,…

Clementina

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A. E. W. Mason


This well-written novel is a fictional account of a true historical rescue mission. In 1719, at the age of 17, when she was on her way acros…

Bonaventure, A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana

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George Washington Cable


This is a gentle, delightful story of life and love on the bayoux of Acadian Louisiana during the latter half of the 19th century. Bonaventu…

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