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.

  • 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?”

  • The Campaign for Vengeance by John Baer

    The Campaign for Vengeance

    by John Baer

    $2.99

    After her beloved brother, Captain Jimmy Cornell, was found dead, with a small, white card on his chest bearing the words, The Mogal, Marguerite swore she’d bring the killers to justice.

SHORT STORIES

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  • Codes and Ciphers

    by Histaeus

    School children play with secret messages. Whole armies depend on them in war-time. Everyone, at ...

  • You Can't Mince Homicide

    by Robert S. Fenton

    Baseball and murder are strange bedfellows. Detective Jim Toller knew that they didn't mix well. ...

  • When Henry Fell

    by Robert Winton

    Henry had the perfect --- and secret --- gambling establishment. And he would do anything to keep...

  • Opportunity

    by Russel E. Bruce

    When the girl called up and said she was going to kill herself with a gun, the reporter just thou...

  • Born To The Badge

    by Stuart Friedman

    Yesterday he'd lost his job, his badge and his future because of the mockingly beautiful juror; t...

  • Told In Glass

    by C. S. Montanye

    Old Man Johnson had finally succeeded in inventing something of value. And Blumfeld wanted the $1...

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...

  • Ghost Stories by Carolyn Wells

    Ghost Stories

    by Carolyn Wells

    The fascination of this realm of experience, which is traditional from age to age, yet always elu...

  • 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...

  • The Detective by Carolyn Wells

    The Detective

    by Carolyn Wells

    The all-important character of the Detective Story is, of course, the Detective. He is not only t...