THE MAYWRITE LIBRARY

E-TEXTS OF CLASSIC & GOLDEN AGE MYSTERY NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

This list of titles kicks off an ongoing project to provide links to free e-texts of classic and Golden Age mystery novels and short stories. A number of the websites mentioned host other works by the authors in question, so it's well worth checking the area around the scene of the crime to see what other offerings are available. Suggestions for links are always welcome and contributors will be credited, so feel free to trot a cyber along to maywrite@earthlink.net Thanks!

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HERBERT ADAMS
The Body In The Bunker
The Chief Witness
Death Of A Viewer
The victim is shot in a room full of people watching TV. Disappointing entry in the Bennion series, although interesting from a l950s political and social history point of view.     FULL REVIEW
Exit the Skeleton
The Judas Kiss

SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
Average Jones stories
Excellent and inventive collection of short mystery stories relating cases solved by a man who investigates suspicious advertisements.     FULL REVIEW

A. J. ALAN
My Adventure at Chiselhurst

HARRIETTE ASHBROOK
A Most Immoral Murder

CYNTHIA ASQUITH (COMPILER)
The Black Cap: New Stories of Murder & Mystery (Collection)

ANNE AUSTIN
Murder At Bridge

H. C. BAILEY
Call Mr. Fortune (Collection)
Mr Fortune Explains (Collection)
Mr Fortune Speaking (Collection)
The Red Castle Mystery
Saving A Rope

EDWIN BALMER & WILLIAM MACHARG
The Achievements of Luther Trant

JOHN KENDRICK BANGS
R. Holmes & Co.: Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth
Short stories involving Raffles Holmes, grandson of the former and son of the latter, narrated in Rafflian tone. Literary fun-poking, but also enjoyable in their own right.     FULL REVIEW

ANNA MAYNARD BARBOUR
That Mainwaring Affair

J. J. BELL
Till The Clock Stops    REVIEW

PETER BARON
The Round Table Murders
Murder In Wax

ROBERT BARR
The Absent-Minded Coterie
The Clue of the Silver Spoons
From Whose Bourne
A man's spirit returns in order to gain justice for his widow, now on trial for poisoning him although it transpires at least two other parties have possible motives for wishing to remove him from this world.
Lord Chizelrigg's Missing Fortune
The Mystery of the Five Hundred Diamonds
Revenge! (Collection)
Anthology of short stories about various types of revenge, a number of which feature twist endings, some predictable but some not.     FULL REVIEW

H. BEDFORD-JONES
Clancy, Detective
The Mardi Gras Mystery

ARNOLD BENNETT
Murder!

E. F. BENSON
The Blotting Book

E. C. BENTLEY
Trent's Last Case

GUY BERTON
Art Thou The Man?

ALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Three John Silence Stories
Three More John Silence Stories

LYNTON BLOW
The Moth Murder

MARJORIE BOWEN
Cambric Tea
The White Pillars Murder

GUY BOOTHBY
The Childerbridge Mystery
The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds
The Mystery of the Clasped Hands

ERNEST BRAMAH
The Bunch of Violets
The Coin of Dionysius
Four Max Carrados Detective Stories
The Game Played In The Dark
Max Carrados Mysteries
More Max Carrados Mysteries
Smothered In Corpses
The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage

NELLIE BLY
The Mystery of Central Park

PERCY JAMES BREBNER
Christopher Quarles: College Professor and Master Detective
The Master Detective: Being Some Further Investigations of Christopher Quarles

GEORGE IRA BRETT
The Murder at Jex Farm

MRS CHARLES BRYCE
The Ashiel Mystery: A Detective Story

JOHN BUCHAN
Greenmantle
Excellent WWI mystery/thriller in which Richard Hannay of The 39 Steps and friends seek the mysterious Greenmantle in order to thwart German plans to use him to grab the middle east. Their only lead: three words scribbled on a bit of paper.     FULL REVIEW
The Thirty-Nine Steps
The Three Hostages  REVIEW

MILES BURTON
Beware Your Neighbour   REVIEW
The Chinese Puzzle
Death In A Duffle Coat
Death Paints A Picture
Death Takes A Detour
Death Takes The Living
Devil's Reckoning
Found Drowned
Heir To Lucifer
Heir To Murder
Look Alive
Milkchurn Murder
The Secret of High Eldersham   REVIEW

CHRISTOPHER BUSH
The Case of the Amateur Actor

ELLIS PARKER BUTLER
The Hard-Boiled Egg
Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective (Collection)
Philo Gubb's Greatest Case

GEORGE FRANK BUTLER
The Exploits of a Physician Detective

PAUL CADE
Death Slams The Door

CHARLES WADSWORTH CAMP
The Abandoned Room: A Mystery Story   REVIEW

BERNARD CAPES
The Skeleton Key

JULIUS CHAMBERS
Seven, Seven, Seven, City: A Tale of the Telephone

G. K. CHESTERTON
The Complete Father Brown (Collection)
Four Faultless Felons
The Man Who Was Thursday
The Paradoxes of Mr Pond

G. K. CHESTERTON & MAX PEMBERTON
The Donnington Affair

RICHARD WASHBURN CHILD
The Vanishing Men

ERSKINE CHILDERS
The Riddle Of The Sands

AGATHA CHRISTIE
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Secret Adversary

OCTAVUS ROY COHEN
Gray Dusk
Midnight
A woman takes a taxi late on a freezing December night but when it arrives at its destination she has disappeared, leaving only a suitcase -- and the corpse of a well-dressed man who did not enter the vehicle with her.    FULL REVIEW
Six Seconds of Darkness

GRACE ISABEL COLBRON & AUGUSTA GRONER
The Case of the Golden Bullet
The Case of the Lamp That Went Out
The Case of the Pocket Diary Found In The Snow
The Case of the Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study
The Case of the Registered Letter

WILKIE COLLINS
The Dead Alive
The Dead Secret
The Law and the Lady
The Moonstone
The Woman in White

J. J. CONNINGTON
The Sweepstake Murders

CONTINENTAL CLASSICS
Mystery Tales (Collection)

BENNET COPPLESTONE
The Lost Naval Papers

ARTHUR CRABB
Ghosts: A Samuel Lyle Mystery Story
Samuel Lyle, Criminologist

FREEMAN WILLS CROFT
Crime On The Solent: An Inspector French Mystery
The Pit Prop Syndicate
The Ponson Case
The Strange Case of Dr Earle
Wilful and Premeditated: An Inspector French Detective Story

NORBERT DAVIS
The Mouse in the Mountain
Sally's in the Alley
Oh, Murderer Mine

RICHARD HARDING DAVIS
In The Fog

FREDERIC VAN RENSSELAER DAY & OTHERS
The Crime of the French Cafe and Other Stories: Three Complete Stories of the Exploits of Nicholas Carter, America's Greatest Detective
The Great Spy System or Nick Carter's Promise to the President
Nick Carter, Detective: The Solution of a Remarkable Case
With Links of Steel

EARL DERR BIGGERS
The Agony Column
Behind That Curtain
The Black Camel
Charlie Chan Carries On (Abridged)
The Chinese Parrot
Fifty Candles
The House Without A Key
Keeper Of The Keys
Seven Keys To Baldpate

CHARLES DICKENS
Hunted Down
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
See also:
The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot, Andrew Lang

CHARLES DICKENS, WILKIE COLLINS,
ELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL & ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER
A House To Let

S S VAN DINE
The Benson Murder Case    REVIEW
The Bishop Murder Case
The Canary Murder Case
The Casino Murder Case
The Dragon Murder Case
The Greene Murder Case
The Garden Murder Case
The Gracie Allen Murder Case
The Kennel Murder Case
The Kidnap Murder Case
The Scarab Murder Case    REVIEW
The Winter Murder Case

DICK DONOVAN
The Problem of Dead Wood Hall

ROMAN DOUBLEDAY
The Green Tree Mystery

MARJORIE DOUIE
The Pointing Man: A Burmese Mystery

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Round The Fire Stories   REVIEW
A Study in Scarlet

GEORGE DYER
The Long Death: A Catalyst Club Murder Mystery

GEORGE EDGAR
The Red Colonel

GEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
The Alibi

B. L. FARJEON
The 5.18 Mystery
Samuel Boyd of Catchpole Square: A Mystery

JOHN JEFFREY FARNOL
The Loring Mystery

GEORGE MANVILLE FENN
The Dark House: A Knot Unravelled

A. FIELDING
Tragedy at Beechcroft

CORTLAND FITZSIMMONS
Crimson Ice: A Hockey Mystery
The Moving Finger: An Ethel Thomas Detective Story
Sudden Silence: The Case of the Murdered Band-Leader

CORTLAND FITZSIMMONS AND GERALD ADAMS
This Is Murder!

BRANDON FLEMING
The Crooked House

J. S. FLETCHER
The Black House In Harley Street
The Borough Treasurer
The Charing Cross Mystery
The Chestermarke Instinct
Dead Men's Money
The Herapath Property
In the Mayor's Parlour
The Middle Of Things
The Orange-Yellow Diamond
The Middle Temple Murder
The Paradise Mystery
Ravensdene Court
The Safety Pin    REVIEW
Scarhaven Keep
The Talleyrand Maxim

HULBERT FOOTNER
The Almost Perfect Murder: A Case Book of Madame Storey (Collection)
Death of a Celebrity
Easy to Kill
The Kidnapping of Madame Storey and Other Stories (Collection)
Madame Storey Intervenes
Madame Storey's Way
Murder Runs In The Family    REVIEW
Sinfully Rich
Who Killed the Husband?

MARY FORTUNE
Traces of Crime

MILES FRANKLIN
Bring the Monkey

GILBERT FRANKAU
Who Killed Castelvetri?

ARNOLD FREDERICKS
The Film of Fear

R. AUSTIN FREEMAN
As A Thief In The Night
The Case of Oscar Brodski
The Case of the White Footprints
The Cat's Eye
An inscribed locket is the key to a fortune in a story involving blue hair, a coded message based on Biblical verses, and a good luck charm made from the bone of a porcupine ant-eater.     FULL REVIEW
A Certain Dr Thorndyke
The D'Arblay Mystery
Dr Thorndyke Intervenes
The Eye of Osiris
For The Defence, Dr Thorndyke
Helen Vardon's Confession
The Jacob Street Mystery   REVIEW
John Thorndyke's Cases
Mr Polton Explains   REVIEW
The Mystery of Angelina Frood
Mr Pottermack's Oversight
The Mystery of 31 New Inn
The Penrose Mystery
Pontifex, Son And Thorndyke
The Puzzle Lock (Collection)
The Shadow of the Wolf
The reader knows whodunnit and why from the beginning, and thus follows Dr Thorndyke's reasoning as he investigates a case involving a missing man, forgery, and a murderer's ever-increasing web of lies.    FULL REVIEW
A Silent Witness
Dr Thorndyke and his colleagues have few clues to aid them in a mystery involving a missing man, a tiny reliquary, a pretty young artist, and more than one attempt to murder a newly qualfied doctor with no known enemies.    FULL REVIEW
The Singing Bone
The Stoneware Monkey   REVIEW
The Red Thumb Mark
The Uttermost Farthing: A Savant's Vendetta
The Vanishing Man: A Detective Romance
When Rogues Fall Out
Antiques collector/fence swindles the wrong fellow criminal in a case which becomes connected with the murder of a familiar character in the Dr Thorndyke series.

JOSEPH LEWIS FRENCH (Editor)
Masterpieces of Mystery: Detective Stories
Masterpieces of Mystery: Mystic-Humorous Stories
Masterpieces of Mystery: Riddle Stories

FRANK FROEST
The Grell Mystery

JACQUES FUTRELLE
The Thinking Machine

EMILE GABORIAU
The Lerouge Case
Monsieur Lecoq
The Mystery of Orcival
Within An Inch Of His Life

ERLE STANLEY GARDNER
Time For Murder

ARTHUR GASK
The Beachy Head Murder
The Destroyer
The Hidden Door
The House on the Island
The Judgment of Larose
The Lonely House
Marauders by Night
The Night of the Storm
The Poisoned Goblet (Gilbert Larose)
The Shadow of Larose
The Tragedy of the Silver Moon
The Vaults of Blackarden Castle

RUFUS GILLMORE
The Alster Case

ANNA KATHARINE GREEN
That Affair Next Door
Agatha Webb
The Amethyst Box (Collection)
The Chief Legatee
The Circular Study
Dark Hollow
A Difficult Problem
The Doctor, His Wife, and the Clock
The Filigree Ball
The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange
The Gray Madam
The House In The Mist (Collection)
The House of the Whispering Pines
Initials Only
The Leavenworth Case
Lost Man's Lane
The Mill Mystery
The Millionaire Baby
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
The Old Stone House and Other Stories
Room Number 3 and Other Detective Stories
The Staircase At The Heart's Delight
A Strange Disappearance
The Woman In The Alcove

GEORGE GRIFFITH
Five Hundred Carats

ARTHUR GRIFFITHS
The Passenger from Calais
The Rome Express

THOMAS W. HANSHEW
Cleek's Government Cases
Cleek, the Master Detective
Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces
Cleek of Scotland Yard (Collection)
The Riddle of the Night

MARY E. & THOMAS W. HANSHEW
The Riddle of the Frozen Flame
The Riddle of the Mysterious Light
The Riddle of the Purple Emperor
The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel:Being An exploit in the Career of Hamilton Cleek, Detective

JULIAN HAWTHORNE
Another's Crime: From The Diary of Inspector Byrnes
Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories
The Lock and Key Library: Classic Mystery and Detective Stories
The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations

JAMES HAY JR
No Clue: A Mystery Story
The Winning Clue

GRACE LIVINGSTON HILL
The Mystery of Mary

JAMES HILTON
Was It Murder?

ELISABETH SANXAY HOLDING
Net of Cobwebs
The Obstinate Murderer

E. W. HORNUNG
The Amateur Cracksman
Mr Justice Raffles
Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman
A Thief in the Night

FERGUS HUME
The Bishop's Secret
A Coin of Edward VII: A Detective Story
The Green Mummy
The Lady From Nowhere: A Detective Story
The Lost Parchment: A Detective Story
The Mandarin's Fan
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
Madame Midas
The Millionaire Mystery
The Mystery Queen
The Opal Serpent
Red Money
The Secret Passage
The Silent House
Locked house mystery involving a daughter determined to find her father's murderer, a suspicious Italian count, a large insurance settlement, and a man who abandoned his wife -- or was he driven out?
The Yellow Holly

EDWARD HURLBUT
Lamagan, Amateur Detective

CUTCLIFFE HYNE
The Tragedy of a Third Smoker

CHARLES ROSS JACKSON
Quintus Oakes: A Detective Story

HERBERT JENKINS
Malcolm Sage, Detective   REVIEW

EDGAR JEPSON
The Loudwater Mystery

EDGAR JEPSON & ROBERT EUSTACE
The Tea Leaf

OWEN JOHNSON
Murder in Any Degree

HARRY STEPHEN KEELER
The Mysterious Mr I

FREDERICK KNOTT
Dial M For Murder (Play)

FREDERIC ARNOLD KUMMER
The Green God

HERMAN LANDON
The Back Seat Murder

HILDA LAWRENCE
Duet of Death

MAURICE LEBLANC
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The Confessions of Arsene Lupin
The Eight Strokes of the Clock (Collection)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

WILLIAM LE QUEUX
The Four Faces: A Mystery
The House of Whispers
Hushed up! : A Mystery of London
The Secret of the Fox Hunter
The Seven Secrets
The Stretton Street Affair

GASTON LEROUX
The Mystery of the Yellow Room

WILL LEVINREW
Death Points A Finger

LANGE LEWIS
Meat For Murder

NATALIE SUMNER LINCOLN
I Spy
The Red Seal
The fiance of a rich young woman burgles her residence, but when he dies just after appearing in court she, her twin sister, and his business partner, asked in court to defend him as he has no legal representative, all claim not to have recognised him. Forgery, a murderous handkerchief, a disappearance, and stolen securities add to a complicated plot line.

ARMSTRONG LIVINGSTON
The Monk of Hambleton

E. C. R. LORAC
Murderer's Mistake
Rope's End, Rogue's End

DANIEL A. LORD
Murder In The Sacristy

MARIE BELLOC LOWNDES
The Lodger
LAWRENCE LYNCH
The Last Stroke: A Detective Story

WILLIAM MACHARG & EDWIN BALMER
The Blind Man's Eyes

ROBERT MACHRAY
The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn

WILLIAM MAGNAY
The Hunt Ball Mystery   REVIEW

RICHARD MARSH
The Beetle: A Mystery
The Goddess: A Demon

A. E. W. MASON
The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel
At The Villa Rose
Wealthy Madam Camille has been murdered and her young companion has gone missing, along with her employer's car and expensive jewelry. A tangled case, solved by the holidaying Inspector Hanaud of the Paris Surete.    FULL REVIEW
The Ginger King
The House in Lordship Lane
The House of the Arrow
The Prisoner in the Opal
Witness For The Defence

ALICE MacGOWAN & PERRY NEWBERRY
The Million Dollar Suitcase
ROSE MACAULAY
The Mystery at Geneva

PAUL McGUIRE
Threepence to Marble Arch

JOHN T. McINTYRE
Ashton-Kirk, Investigator

L. T. MEADE & ROBERT EUSTACE
The Blood-Red Cross
The Face of the Abbot
A Master of Mysteries     REVIEW

L.T. MEADE AND CLIFFORD HALIFAX, M.D.
The Ponsonby Diamonds
The Secret of Emu Plain

HUAN MEE
The Russian Cipher

A. A. MILNE
The Red House Mystery

BERTRAM MITFORD
The Heath Hover Mystery

CLEVELAND MOFFETT
Through The Wall

ARTHUR MORRISON
The Case of Laker, Absconded
Detective Stories
The Dorrington Deed-Box (Collection)
Martin Hewitt, Investigator
The Red Triangle

PATRICIA MOYES
Many Deadly Returns
The Coconut Killings

MEREDITH NICHOLSON
House of a Thousand Candles

GEORGE NORSWORTHY
Crime At The Villa Gloria

HARVEY O'HIGGINS
The Adventures of Detective Barney

E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
The Black Box
The Cinema Murder
The Evil Shepherd
The Glenlitten Murder
The Grassleyes Mystery
Jeanne Of The Marshes
Murder at Monte Carlo
The New Tenant
The Vanished Messenger
The Yellow Crayon

BARONESS ORCZY
The Duffield Peerage Case
The Fenchurch Street Mystery
Lady Molly of Scotland Yard
The Murder In Saltashe Woods
The Old Man In The Corner
Unravelled Knots: A Sequel To The Old Man In A Corner

RODRIGUES OTTOLENGUI
An Artist in Crime
The Azteck Opal
Final Proof or The Value of Evidence (Collection)
The Montezuma Emerald
The Nameless Man

RANDALL PARRISH
The Case and the Girl   REVIEW
The Strange Case of Cavendish

MAX PEMBERTON
Jewel Mysteries From a Dealer's Note Book
The Ripening Rubies

EDEN PHILLPOTTS
The Grey Room
The Red Redmaynes   REVIEW

CHARLES FELTON PIDGIN
The Chronicles of Quincy Adams Sawyer, Detective

FRANK PINKERTON
Dyke Darrel, The Railroad Detective or The Crime of the Midnight Express

H. BEAM PIPER
Murder In The Gunroom

CATHERINE LOUISA PIRKIS
The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective (Collection)
 &nCollection featuring an early, if not the earliest, female detective. Her deductions are largely based on common sense but the author does not always play fair with the reader. The stories do however offer sidelights on contemporary social mores and attitudes. bsp; FULL REVIEW

EDGAR ALLAN POE
The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Murders In The Rue Morgue
The Purloined Letter

REBECCA N. PORTER
The Rest Hollow Mystery

MELVILLE DAVISSON POST
The Sleuth of St. James Square   REVIEW
Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries

RAYMOND POSTGATE
Somebody At The Door

HESKETH PRICHARD
November Joe: Detective Of The Woods

E. R. PUNSHON
The Bittermeads Mystery   REVIEW

WILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
Tangled Trails: A Western Detective Story

CLIFFORD S. RAYMOND
The Mystery of Hartley House

ARTHUR J. REES
The Hand In The Dark
The Moon Rock
The Shrieking Pit

ARTHUR J. REES & JOHN R. WATSON
The Hampstead Mystery

ARTHUR B. REEVE
The Azure Ring
Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective (Collection)
The Ear In The Wall
The Exploits of Elaine
The Dream Doctor (Collection)
The Film Mystery
The Gold of the Gods
The Invisible Ray
The Master Mystery
The Mystery Mind
The Poisoned Pen
The Silent Bullet
The War Terror

FRANCIS J. REYNOLDS
Master Tales of Mystery (Collection)

JOHN RHODE
Dr Priestley Lays A Trap
The Harvest Murder

CRAIG RICE
Crime On My Hands
To Catch A Thief

MARY ROBERTS RINEHART
The Bat   REVIEW
The Case of Jennie Brice
The Circular Staircase
The Confession
The Man In Lower Ten
Sight Unseen
When A Man Marries   REVIEW
The Window At The White Cat

SAX ROHMER
Bimbashi Baruk of Egypt (Collection)
The Blue Monkey
The Golden Scorpion
The Yellow Claw
Fire-Tongue

TYLER DE SAIX
The Man Without A Head

SAPPER
Ronald Standish (Collection)   REVIEW

DOROTHY L. SAYERS
Whose Body?

DOROTHY L. SAYERS (Editor)
The Second Omnibus of Crime

AUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
The Slipper Point Mystery

MABEL SEELEY
Eleven Came Back
The Whistling Shadow

MELVIN L. SEVERY
The Darrow Enigma    REVIEW

M. P. SHIEL
The Case of Euphemia Raphash
Prince Zaleski (collection)
The Race of Orven

CHRISTOPHER ST JOHN SPRIGG
The Corpse With The Sunburned Face

JONATHAN STAGGE
Turn of the Table

KAY CLEAVER STRAHAN
The Meriwether Mystery

CHESTER K. STEELE
The Diamond Cross Mystery
The Golf Course Mystery
The Mansion of Mystery

BURTON EGBERT STEVENSON
The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet: A Detective Story
The Gloved Hand: A Detective Story
The Holladay Case: A Tale
The Marathon Mystery
The Marathon Mystery

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

RALPH STRAUS
The Most Maddening Story In The World
The Room On The Fourth Floor

JOSEPHINE TEY
The Daughter of Time
The Franchise Affair
To Love and Be Wise
The Man in the Queue
Miss Pym Disposes
A Shilling For Candles
The Singing Sands

LEE THAYER
That Affair At The Cedars
Dead Storage
The Mystery of the Thirteenth Floor
Last Trump
Q,E.D.

PAUL & MABEL THORNE
The Sheridan Road Mystery

LOUIS TRACY
The Albert Gate Mystery: Being Further Adventures of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective
The Bartlett Mystery
Number Seventeen
The tenant of Flat l7 is murdered. Furneaux and Winter, duelling detective partners, investigate, drawing a neighbour of the deceased into a case featuring, among other things, tiny ivory skulls and a London mansion under seige.    FULL REVIEW
The Postmaster's Daughter
Another novel starring arguing detectives Furneaux and Winter, called in to find the murderer of a well-known actress who showed up in a Sussex hamlet, only to die in the garden of a man who once proposed marriage to her.    FULL REVIEW
The Stowmarket Mystery
The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley    REVIEW
What Would You Have Done?

MARK TWAIN
A Double-Barrelled Detective Story

LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Alias The Lone Wolf
The Black Bag
1906 thriller/romance in which a young American pursues criminals intent on jewel theft, in the process travelling by boat, rail, hansom cab, motor, and shank's pony and meeting a menacing, mysterious woman too often for it to be mere coincidence.
The Lone Wolf
Introduces Paris art connoisseur Michael Lanyard aka professional burglar The Lone Wolf. A band of criminals attempt to blackmail him and murder, romance, and an exciting aerial duel ensue while Lanyard struggles not to break a promise to reform made to the woman he loves.
The False Faces
Michael Lanyard aka The Lone Wolf seeks revenge for the death of his wife and child while also attempting to thwart German spies in order to get a vital document into the right hands just before the US enters WWI.

CHARLES EDMONDS WALK
The Paternoster Ruby

EDGAR WALLACE
The Angel of Terror
Widowed after being married to a prison escapee for less than an hour, the heroinne is rescued from an attempted kidnapping but then faces attempts to murder her for her newly acquired wealth.    REVIEW
Big Foot
Blue Hand
The Clue of the Twisted Candle   REVIEW
The Clue of the New Pin
The Clue of the Silver Key
The Coat of Arms
The Crimson Circle
The Daffodil Mystery
An obnoxious man wearing slippers is found murdered in Hyde Park with a bunch of daffodils placed on his chest and a note in his waistcoat jacket written in Chinese characters and stating he brought his troubles on himself.    FULL REVIEW
The Dark Eyes of London
The Door with Seven Locks
The Fellowship of the Frog
Flat 2
The Flying Squad
The Forger
The Frightened Lady
It was rather racy for l93l, since one character admits they had been having an affair rather than hinting about it round the edges. There's an escapee from the local asylum who is said to be responsible for a spate of burglaries -- but he then returns stolen goods by breaking back into houses -- and murder and blackmail figure, not to mention echoes of crimes committed on two other continents and constant hints about eyebrows proving...something important!
The Green Rust
The Green Archer
The Guv'nor
The India-Rubber Men
Jack O' Judgment
The Joker
A King By Night
The Man At The Carlton
The Man Who Knew
The Man Who Passed
The Missing Million
The Mind of Mr J. G. Reeder
Mr J. G. Reeder Returns
Mr Justice Maxell
Red Aces
Room l3
The Secret House
The Square Emerald
Blackmail, impersonation, murder, an ex-prisoner, and a badly-treated little girl form part of the puzzle in a case investigated by one of the first women detectives.
The Stretelli Case and Other Mystery Stories (Collection)
Terror Keep
The Three Oak Mystery
The Valley of Ghosts
White Face
The Yellow Snake
Romantic quietish thriller, in which the heroinne agrees to marry the hero sign unseen, but first the plans of a man intent on world domination must be scuttled.

R. A. J. WALLING
The Corpse In The Crimson Slippers
The Man with the Squeaky Voice

JOHN WATSON
The Mystery of the Downs

JOHN R. WATSON & ARTHUR J. REES
The Hampstead Mystery
The Mystery of The Downs

JEAN WEBSTER
The Four Pools Mystery

CAROLYN WELLS
A Chain of Evidence
The Curved Blades
The Deep Lake Mystery
The Diamond Pin
Face Cards
The Gold Bag
The Luminous Face
The Mark of Cain
The Mystery Girl
The Onyx Lobby
Raspberry Jam

STEVEN WESTLAW
The Mystery of Lombardy Chambers

EDITH WHARTON
A Bottle of Perrier

EDWARD M. WHEELER
Buck Hawk, Detective or The Messenger Boy's Fortune

ETHEL LINA WHITE
Fear Stalks The Village
She Faded Into Air
The Spiral Staircase aka Some Must Watch
A murderer prowls around a gale-lashed, isolated though well secured country house, in which nine people have locked themselves for the night. The head of the family orders nobody else be admitted under any circumstances, but just as he announces this, there is a thunderous knocking at the front door...    FULL REVIEW    ANOTHER REVIEW
Wax
The Wheel Spins

FREDERICK MERRICK WHITE
The Almedi Concession
The Black Narcissus
A Call On The Phone
The Case for the Crown
The Courage of Despair
A Crime On Canvas
The Corner House
The Crimson Blind
An Eye For An Eye
Found Dead
In The Express
The Leopard's Spots
The Man Called Gilray
The Man Who Knew
The Man Who Rang The Bell
The Mazaroff Rifle
The Midnight Guest: A Detective Story
The Mystery of the Four Fingers
The Mystery of Room Five
On The Night Express
The Other Side of the Chess Board
The Pawn and the Rook
Proof Positive
The Slave of Silence
Three of Them

VICTOR L. WHITECHURCH
The Affair of the Corridor Express
Murder At The Pageant
A Warning In Red

EMLYN WILLIAMS
Night Must Fall (play)

VALENTINE WILLIAMS
The Man with the Clubfoot
Okewood of the Secret Service

A. M. WILLIAMSON
The Castle of the Shadows

C.N. & A. M. WILLIAMSON
The Second Latchkey

P. G. WODEHOUSE
Death at the Excelsior

H. FREEMAN WOOD
The Passenger from Scotland Yard

GEORGE M. WORTS
The Hospital Homicides Murder Case

ISRAEL ZANGWILL
The Big Bow Mystery     REVIEW
Cheating the Gallows

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