Crime & Mystery Fiction

The Phantom of the Opera (version 2)

Read by Ralph Snelson

Gaston Leroux

Christine Daae was brought up in the Paris Opera house. Her musician father suddenly dies, telling her he will send her an angel of music to…

Das Fräulein von Scuderi

Read by Hokuspokus

E. T. A. Hoffmann

Eine Erzählung aus dem Zeitalter Ludwig des Vierzehnten. Eine Mordbande geht um in Paris. Unbekannte Täter lauern reichen Herren a…

The Mysterious Key and What It Opened

Read by ashleighjane

Louisa May Alcott

In this delightful short story, we discover the secrets of the Trevlyn family. 'The Mysterious Key and What it Opened' is a mystery entwined…

The Law and the Lady

Read by Wiebke

Wilkie Collins

Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friend…

The Confessions of Arsene Lupin

Read by Cate Barratt

Maurice Leblanc

A collection of nine stories - or confessions - of the celebrated gentleman thief Arsene Lupin. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

The Lost House

Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Richard Harding Davis

Austin Ford, the London correspondent of the New York Republic, is spending some idle time in the American Embassy chatting with the Second …

The Watchers

Read by Jacquerie

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 …

Short Mystery Story Collection 005

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LibriVox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 005: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of …

A House to Let

Read by Ruth Golding

Charles Dickens

A House to Let is a short story originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the cont…

Short Mystery Story Collection 003

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Librivox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 003: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of …

La Fabrique de crimes

Read by Ezwa

Paul Auguste Jean Nicolas Féval

Arrivés à une époque où le crime fait de nouveau salle comble, sortons cette œuvre extraordinaire, cet affreux r…

The Sorceress of the Strand

Read by J. M. Smallheer

L. T. Meade

From the moment Madame Sara arrived on the scene, she has taken London society by storm. Madame is both beautiful and mysterious, but it so…

The Ghost Breaker (Dramatic Reading)

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Charles Goddard

The Ghost Breaker is a drama and haunted house horror complete with heroes, villains, and a Princess. The Ghost Breaker was originally a scr…

The Forsaken Inn

Read by Richard Kilmer

Anna Katharine Green

Told from the perspective of a Mrs. Truax, the owner of an inn during the time of the American and French Revolutions, "The Forsaken In…

The House of a Thousand Candles

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Meredith Nicholson

A top ten bestseller of 1906, The House of a Thousand Candles is part adventure/mystery and part romance. The book begins with young Jack Gl…

Monsieur Lecoq

Read by Ezwa

Émile Gaboriau

Ce roman policier, historique et d'amour, mené de main de maître, en passionnera plus d'un :Vers onze heures du soir, le dimanc…

Fräulein Minna und der Reitknecht

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Wilkie Collins

Minnas neuer Reitknecht Michael kennt weder seine Mutter noch seinen Vater. Sie ist fasziniert von dem Mann, der versucht, das Beste aus sei…

The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet

Read by Richard Kilmer

Burton Egbert Stevenson

Three men are dead. Killed by a very powerful poison. Their deaths seem to be connected to a very old cabinet purchased in France and a noto…

The Valley of Silent Men

Read by Roger Melin

James Oliver Curwood

Subtitled: A Story of the Three River Country. James Kent has learned that he is terminally ill with perhaps only days to live, and so decid…

The Holladay Case

Read by Cate Barratt

Burton Egbert Stevenson

Stevenson's introduction of the protagonist Lester (law clerk with New York firm Graham & Royce) finds him occupying a front row seat in…

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