The Secret Mark - audiobook Roy J. SNELL (1878 - 1959) Student Lucile Tucker works part-time at the library of the large university she attends in Chicago to help pay her tuition. One night, while closing the library for the evening, she glimpses a small child -- a girl -- in the stacks. Carefully following her, Lucile can't believe her eyes when the child, unaware that she has been seen, manages to steal a valuable book from the collection and practically disappear from the library right before Read more [...]
The Yellow House - audiobook E. Phillips OPPENHEIM (1866 - 1946) Vicar and his two daughters move to a small, quiet country village and soon learn that their neighbor in the yellow house holds secrets that will change everything they thought to be real in their lives. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction, Romance, Published 1900 onward Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Czar's Spy - audiobook William LE QUEUX (1864 - 1927) William Le Queux was a British novelist and prolific writer of mysteries. Indeed, mystery surrounds the author himself as to whether he was a spy or rather just a self-promoter. Regardless of which is true, Le Queux brings us a story of intrigue and espionage that travels across Europe in the true spirit of a good mystery. There are shootings, burglaries, romances, escapes from prisons, and intricate conspiracies that may surprise and leave Read more [...]
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab - audiobook Fergus HUME (1859 - 1932) "The following report appeared in the Argus newspaper of Saturday, the 28th July, 18-- "Truth is said to be stranger than fiction, and certainly the extraordinary murder which took place in Melbourne on Thursday night, or rather Friday morning, goes a long way towards verifying this saying. A crime has been committed by an unknown assassin, within a short distance of the principal streets of this great city, and is surrounded by Read more [...]
The Lodger - audiobook Marie Belloc LOWNDES (1868 - 1947) "The story is about a Jack the Ripper-type murderer known only as "The Avenger" in London, who has been killing young blonde women. Meanwhile, a mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter, Daisy — a blonde model — becomes enamored with the lodger. At the same time, Joe — Daisy's boyfriend and a detective assigned to The Avenger case — becomes jealous of the lodger Read more [...]
It Happened in Egypt - audiobook Charles Norris WILLIAMSON (1859 - 1920) and Alice Muriel WILLIAMSON (1869 - 1933) Lord Ernest Borrow and Captain Anthony Fenton think they know a secret - a secret that could make them both rich. En route, they are sidetracked by Sir Marcus Antonius Lark, a woman who thinks she's Cleopatra reincarnate, a Gilded Rose of an American Heiress, and Mrs. Jones, a mysterious Irish woman with a past. Will they find the secret? Or will the trip up the Nile on the Enchantress Read more [...]
A Double Barreled Detective Story - audiobook Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910) A Double Barrelled Detective Story is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), in which Sherlock Holmes finds himself in the American west. At a mining camp in California, Fetlock Jones, a nephew of Sherlock Holmes, kills his master, a silver-miner, by blowing up his cabin. Since this occurs when Holmes happens to be visiting, he brings his skills to bear upon the case and arrives at logically worked conclusions that are proved Read more [...]
The Bat Mary Roberts RINEHART (1876 - 1958) audiobook The novelization of the play of the same name that had an initial run of 867 shows on Broadway and has been performed all over the world and been made into three movies over a span from 1926 to 1959. An intricate mystery, with a wide cast of characters. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd) Genre(s): Detective Fiction Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Film Mystery audiobook Arthur B. REEVE (1880 - 1936) The Film Mystery is one of eighteen detective novels by Arthur B. Reeve starring his best known character Professor Craig Kennedy and his trusty sidekick Walter Jameson, a newspaper reporter. The pair bears an unmistakable resemblance to the more famous British master sleuth and his doctor friend. The setting of this mystery is the early days of movie making, and the murder victim is Stella Lamar, "the beautiful idol of the screen, beloved Read more [...]
The Blonde Lady, being a record of the duel of wits between Ars?ne Lupin and the English detective audiobook Maurice LEBLANC (1864 - 1941), translated by Alexander TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS (1865 - 1921) In "The Blonde Lady, being a record of the duel of wits between Ars?ne Lupin and the English detective" - original title "Ars?ne Lupin contre Herlock Sholmes" - the gentleman-burglar once more meets his enemy, the English detective Herlock Sholmes. If in the last story of "Ars?ne Lupin, gentleman-burglar" Read more [...]
Bat Wing audiobook Sax ROHMER (1883 - 1959) Private detective Paul Harley investigates a mysterious case involving voodoo, vampirism, and macabre murder in the heart of London. The first book in the Paul Harley series, written by Sax Rohmer, author of The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. (Summary by Mark Nelson) Genre(s): Detective Fiction Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Hollow Needle, The: Further Adventures of Ars?ne Lupin audiobook Maurice LEBLANC (1864 - 1941), translated by Alexander TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS (1865 - 1921) Ars?ne Lupin returns in a wonderful story of disguises, love, and of course treasure. Once again, Lupin crosses paths with the famous Holmlock Shears. But this time Ars?ne matches wits with Isidore Beautrelet, Sixth-form Schoolboy. Every step that Lupin takes has Beautrelet right on his heels. Has Lupin finally met his match? Will Beautrelet discover Read more [...]

Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective – Or, The Crime of the Midnight Express
Dyke Darrel investigates an audacious train robbery that included the murder of a friend, and embarks on a man-hunt. High Victorian serial melodrama at its best! (Summary by Sibella Denton).
Genre(s): Detective Fiction
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

The Eight Strokes of the Clock audiobook Maurice LEBLANC (1864 - 1941) The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Ars?ne Lupin, gentleman-thief, as main character. The eight stories, even though independent, have a leading thread: Lupin, under the name of Serge R?nine, trying to conquer the heart of a young lady, travels with her, solving eight mysteries on the way. (Summary by Leni) Genre(s): General Fiction, Read more [...]
Murder in the Gunroom audiobook H. Beam PIPER (1904 - 1964) The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion .36 revolver in his hand, the coroner's verdict was "death by accident." But Gladys Fleming had her doubts. Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand—better known just as Jeff—private detective and a pistol-collector himself, Read more [...]
The Breaking Point audiobook Mary Roberts RINEHART (1876 - 1958) Mary Roberts Rinehart -- "America's Agatha Christie," as she used to be called -- set this story in a New York suburban town, shortly after the end of the first world war. Dick Livingstone is a young, successful doctor, who in the course of events becomes engaged to Elizabeth Wheeler. But there is a mystery about his past, and he thinks himself honor-bound to unravel it before giving himself to her in marriage. In particular, a shock Read more [...]
The Haunted Bookshop audiobook Christopher MORLEY (1890 - 1957) Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is "haunted by the ghosts of all great literature." Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Roger's unique philosophy on Read more [...]
The House of a Thousand Candles audiobook Meredith NICHOLSON (1866 - 1947) A reputedly wealthy and eccentric old man dies in Vermont. His home, the House of a Thousand Candles, so called for the owner's preference to candle light, is left empty save a faithful servant -- his fortune mysteriously vanished, though rumored to still have been hidden in the house somewhere. John Glenarm, the late old man's grandson, stands to inherit the estate (and so the secret fortune) under the stipulation that Read more [...]
The Valley of Fear audiobook Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859 - 1930) John Douglas has been murdered at Birlstone manner, but Sherlock Holmes' main concern is the missing dumbell in the murder room. This fourth and final novel of Sherlock Holmes is based on the real-life adventures of the mob in Pennsylvania and the consequences of betrayal many years later. (Summary by Alisson Veldhuis) Genre(s): Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Angel of Terror audiobook Edgar WALLACE (1875 - 1932) Beautiful Jean Briggerland is the epitome of evilness in this twisting and turning thriller. She plots many different ways to steal her new victim's riches including lies and murder. Only Jack Glover the lawyer of Jean's most recent victim, is aware of her true nature. Can he stop her crime spree and bring her to justice before she murders her way to wealth and happiness? Don't count on it! Page after page offers action, new twists, and Read more [...]