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Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

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Baroness Emma Orczy


Lady Molly of Scotland Yard is a collection of short stories about Molly Robertson-Kirk, an early fictional female detective. It was written…

The Haunted Bookshop

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Christopher Morley


Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is "haunted by the…

The Fairy Tales of Science

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John Cargill Brough


This book, written in the mid 19th century and illustrated by Charles H. Bennett, provides an entertaining introduction to topics in science…

Night and Day

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Virginia Woolf


Night and Day (1919) is a novel by Virginia Woolf. Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives of two friends, Katharin…

The Old Man in the Corner

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Baroness Emma Orczy


Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man in the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detecti…

The Sorceress of the Strand

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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 House of a Thousand Candles

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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…

The Sheridan Road Mystery

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Paul Thorne and Paul Thorneandmabel Thorne


A shot rings out in the middle of the night in a quiet Chicago neighborhood. Patrolman Murphy is directed to an apartment where a man says …

The Fortieth Door

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Mary Hastings Bradley


A young American archeologist, a masked ball in Cairo, an illusive young woman and the unexplained disappearance of a Frenchman fifteen year…

The Crevice

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William J. Burns


The sudden death of wealthy and prominent financier, Pennington Lawton from an apparent heart attack, followed by the shocking revelation of…

Miss Frances Baird, Detective

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Reginald Wright Kauffman


The Red Seal

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Natalie Sumner Lincoln


Nothing is what it seems to be as events unfold in this entertaining mystery by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Red seals and red herrings abound a…

The Eye of Osiris

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R. Austin Freeman


The Eye of Osiris is an early example from the Dr. Thorndyke series of detective stories written by R. Austin Freeman. In these stories, th…

A Master of Mysteries

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L. T. Meade


"It so happened that the circumstances of fate allowed me to follow my own bent in the choice of a profession. From my earliest youth t…

The Dead Letter

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Metta Victoria Fuller Victor


Published in 1866, "The Dead Letter: An American Romance" written by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor under the pseudonym, Seeley Rege…

Fanny Herself

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Edna Ferber


Fanny Herself is the story of Fanny Brandeis, a young girl coming of age in the Midwest at the turn of the 20th century. It is generally co…

That Mainwaring Affair

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Anna Maynard Barbour


As wealthy financier, Hugh Mainwaring dictates his last will and testament to his private secretary, it would be impossible for him to imagi…

Chemical Phenomena in Life

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Frederick Czapek


Published in 1911 as part of the "Harper's Library of Living Thought," this volume presents an introduction to the chemistry of ce…

The Dragon's Secret

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Augusta Huiell Seaman


Sixteen year old Leslie Crane has come to the New Jersey shore as a companion to ailing Aunt Marcia, whose doctor has sent her there for a s…

The Stillwater Tragedy

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Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American poet, novelist and editor. Of his many books of poetry and fiction, he may be best known for his semi…

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