NOVELS

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  • Old Search and the Strangers by Major A. F. Grant

    Old Search and the Strangers

    by Major A. F. Grant

    $4.99

    Old Search is up against his most dangerous foe ... the Thugs of Gotham and their ruthless use of the strangler's cord! What dark plot leads to kidnapping and murder?

  • Back from the Dead by Old Ironnerve, Jr.

    Back from the Dead

    by Old Ironnerve, Jr.

    $4.99

    When master detective, Foster King, is called in to investigate peculiar events at the Central-Midland Bank, he finds more than simple embezzlement, he finds a mind capable of controlling others and forcing them to do his bidding. Can Old Ironnerve outwit this mysterious hypnotist and bring a murderer to justice?

NOVELLAS

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  • Rough House by

    Rough House

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    He was warned ... by Conquest. He took no notice until Rubber Face came. --- Then, it was TOO LATE!

  • The Five Who Saw Too Much by A Dixon Hawke Mystery

    The Five Who Saw Too Much

    by A Dixon Hawke Mystery

    $3.99

    Five victims. Seemingly unconnected. Can Dixon Hawke uncover the truth behind the "Night of Terror"?

  • The Whispering Eye by G. T. Fleming-Roberts

    The Whispering Eye

    by G. T. Fleming-Roberts

    $3.99

    Hunted by the police ... framed for robbery and murder by the Eye, master fiend and vicious ruler of the underworld ... loathed by Barbara Sutton the girl who loves him ... the BLACK HOOD had to face the blazing purgatory of this murder master's guns to win back Barbara's love and clear himself of the framed charges.

NOVELETTES

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  • After Midnight by Marthé Neville

    After Midnight

    by Marthé Neville

    $2.99

    Willoughby is jealous of his wife's relationship with the new gardener. But who is the mysterious man and how does a faithful wife's relationship with him lead to murder?

  • Bereave It, Or Not by Thorne Lee

    Bereave It, Or Not

    by Thorne Lee

    $2.99

    The most thankless task of Detective Daventry's career was the case of the mystified murderer. For because his victim was unknown and unmourned, the only gratitude due to Daventry would be a pat on the back from the Grim Reaper.

  • Black Shadows by J. C. Kofoed

    Black Shadows

    by J. C. Kofoed

    $2.99

    When old man Guerney is found murdered in his locked study, then the prime suspect and a mysterious tattooed man are also found murdered, newspaperman Johnny Suggs is determined to prove Mildred Guerney's innocense and prove himself to his father.

  • Blueberry Pie by Thyra Samter Winslow

    Blueberry Pie

    by Thyra Samter Winslow

    $2.99

    The story about the execution of Stuart Dennison shook Irma as she recalled her old life back in New York. Before she was Irma Martin. When she was Mrs. Stuart Dennison.

  • The Abandoned House by Buelah Poynter

    The Abandoned House

    by Buelah Poynter

    $2.99

    Trying to escape the storm, Alan and his sister, Nell, seek shelter in the old abandoned house. But when they discover Judge MacPherson recently murdered, will they find the killer or death?

  • Butterfly of Death by John H. Knox

    Butterfly of Death

    by John H. Knox

    $2.99

    A queer kind of a chuckle hit my eardrum. “You’re Joe Delaney,” repeated the voice, and then it added, “So you think you can take my little Butterfly away from me and nothing will happen to you?”

SHORT STORIES

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  • To A Wax Doll

    by Arnold Marmor

    There wasn't any difficulty about finding the dope peddler. It was just a matter of applying a li...

  • The Case of the Losing Winner

    A Dixon Hawke Mystery

    The curse of the Monravian Sweepstakes ... will it claim another innocent life? Or will the true ...

  • Playing Straight

    by Lucas Mortimer

    He was humiliated in front of his old gang, and booted out. But The Bantam Kid was back a year la...

  • Is Carelessness A Crime?

    by Edward Orleans

    A motorist of the mildest manner and the best intentions can take human life as easily as the mos...

  • Love Monster of Fall River

    by John N. Makris

    What strange fascination compelled this love slave to return to her brutal master?

  • Satan's Protégé

    by William Campbell Gault

    Big Carl Mueller learned the art of killing from the master of them all.

MURDERWIKI

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  • The Complete History of the Mystery by R. Cook

    The Complete History of the Mystery

    by R. Cook

    From the earliest versions of the mystery story through the modern age, the mystery story has evo...

  • The Eternal Curious & the Literature of the Mystery by Carolyn Wells

    The Eternal Curious & the Literature of the Mystery

    by Carolyn Wells

    Why is the detective story? To entertain, to interest, to amuse. It has no deeper intent, no more...

  • History of the Mystery & Riddle Stories by Carolyn Wells

    History of the Mystery & Riddle Stories

    by Carolyn Wells

    To trace the origin and history of the mystery story is simply to trace the origin and history of...

  • Taxonomy of the Mystery by R. Cook

    Taxonomy of the Mystery

    by R. Cook

    Amateur or professional sleuth, cozy, Golden Age, noir, hardboiled ... these are more than just t...

  • Applied Principles by Carolyn Wells

    Applied Principles

    by Carolyn Wells

    The fictional detectives of Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Émile Gaboriau, were both...