The Parenticide Club - audiobook Ambrose BIERCE (1842 - 1914) Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), best known as journalist, satirist and short story writer. Cynical in outlook, economical in style; Bierce vanished while an observer with Pancho Villa's army. Four grotesque short stories about murder within the family, seen through the gently innocent eyes of family members ... usually the murderer himself. (Summary written by Peter Yearsley) Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction Language: 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 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 [...]
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 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 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 [...]
Faust audiobook by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Translated by Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature. This Read more [...]
The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales audiobook by John Charles Dent (1841-1888) John Charles Dent, the author of the following remarkable stories, was born in Kendal, Westmorland, England, in 1841. His parents emigrated to Canada shortly after that event, bringing with them, of course, the youth who was afterwards to become the Canadian author and historian. Mr. Dent received his primary education in Canadian schools, and afterwards studied law, becoming in due course a member of Read more [...]
The Valley of Silent Men audiobook by James Oliver Curwood (1878--1927) Subtitled: A Story of the Three River Country. James Kent has learned that he is terminally ill with perhaps only days to live, and so decides to confess to a murder and thus save an innocent man. Nobody believes his confession, particularly Marette, a mysterious girl who had shown up at Athabasca Landing only weeks before. Kent's illness takes a turn and his death is postponed, and he sets about to find out more about the Read more [...]
Flower of the North audiobook by James Oliver Curwood (1879-1927) Flower of the North finds Philip Whittemore on an adventure which takes him up the Churchill River of northern Canada to a land which he thought he knew. However, tucked in among the rocks and hills lies an unfamiliar outpost which he's been told is called Fort o' God whose inhabitants and history are shrouded in mystery. It is Jeanne D'Arcambal and her protector Pierre who have told him of this place, but there is so much which Read more [...]
The Flaming Forest audiobook by James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) A tale of mystery, romance, and honor, as David Carrigan must choose between his duty as an officer of the law and a girl who holds him captive; a girl who Carrigan thinks he may have fallen in love with no less! Who is this strange girl Jean-Marie, and why won't she give him his freedom? And who are the people that she surrounds herself with along the great Canadian rivers and wilderness barrens and forests of the northwest? (Summary Read more [...]
Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales audiobook by Charles B. Cory (1857-1921) This is a collection of weird tales inspired from the natural history expeditions of the author, an independently wealthy bird collector, Olympic golfer, writer of many books on birds of the world, and, as evidenced in these pages, a fine storyteller to boot. (Summary by A. Gramour)     Read more [...]
The Law and the Lady audiobook by Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friends. Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria to suspect her husband is hiding a dark secret in his past and she discovers that he has been using a false name. He refuses to discuss it leading them to curtail their honeymoon and return to London where Valeria learns that Read more [...]