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The Doctor's Wife

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


This is one of the Victorian “Sensationist” Mary Elizabeth Braddon's many novels (best known among them: “Lady Audley’s Secret”). It is extr…

Whose Body? (Version 2)

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Dorothy L. Sayers


Whose Body? is the first of Dorothy Sayers’s famous Lord Peter Wimsey novels, introducing that nobleman, as well as his manservant and fello…

The Awful German Language (version 2)

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Mark Twain


This long essay is a work of mock philology, one of several appendices to Twain’s travel novel, A Tramp Abroad. In it, Twain explains, compl…

Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope


The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself wi…

The Belton Estate

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Anthony Trollope


Clara Amedroz is the virtuous, intelligent, and quick-witted heroine of this novel. Like all women of her time, she has few options other th…

Trent's Last Case (Version 2)

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Edmund Clerihew Bentley


This is one of a series of EC Bentley novels featuring the highly erudite artist qua reporter / detective, Philip Trent. In it, Trent is se…

The Lifted Veil (Version 2)

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George Eliot


George Eliot’s 1859 novella, The Lifted Veil, departs radically from the grounded realism of her longer and better known works, such as Midd…

The Green Rust (Version 2)

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Edgar Wallace


Edgar Wallace, perhaps best known for creating King Kong, wrote dozens of novels. The Green Rust, his twelfth crime novel, is one of three b…

The Charing Cross Mystery

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J. S. Fletcher


Here's another intriguing mystery by J. S. Fletcher, centering on why a former high-level police official was murdered, and on whether - and…

The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories

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George Gissing


George Gissing was a prolific English writer of novels and short stories. Among his best known novels is The Odd Women, which was influenced…

Martin Hewitt, Investigator

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Arthur Morrison


Here are seven mystery stories featuring Martin Hewitt, Detective, and narrated (of course) by his (nameless) sidekick. Arthur Morrison cert…

The Bartlett Mystery

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Louis Tracy


This is a fast-paced mystery, set in New York City, has two or three really interesting ("round") characters, a solid plot, no che…

The Incredulity of Father Brown (Version 2)

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G. K. Chesterton


These eight Father Brown mysteries depart from Chesterton’s two earlier Father Brown collections – The Innocence of Father Brown, and The Wi…

And Even Now

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Max Beerbohm


This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such notables as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Sh…

The Red House Mystery (Version 2)

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A. A. Milne


Author A. A. Milne is best known to the world as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Yet Milne was versatile, having written dozens of plays, h…

A Passage to India

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E. M. Forster


E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India (1924) is widely acclaimed as one of the hundred best literary works of 20th century. Time magazine rates…

Stories by English Authors: London

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F. Anstey, J. M. Barrie, Marie Corelli, Beatrice Harraden, Arthur Morrison, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch and Israel Zangwill


This book collects seven short stories by some of England's best turn-of-the-(last)-century's writers. The collection begins with the humor …

The Benson Murder Case - A Philo Vance Story

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S. S. Van Dine


The Benson Murder Case – A Philo Vance Story is the first of a series of twelve popular mysteries set in New York during the Jazz Age. S. S.…

The Prince and Betty (version 2)

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P. G. Wodehouse


The story moves from a royal palace in Europe to a squalid tenement in New York. The European action centers on the efforts of an uncouth mi…

Yet Again

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Max Beerbohm


This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such famous men as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard …

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