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Classic Ebooks: Mysteries

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

      by Arthur Conan Doyle   The rich landowner Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in the park of his manor surrounded by the grim moor of Dartmoor, in the county of Devon.

    CONKSeptember 25, 2017
  • The Sign of the Four

      by Arthur Conan Doyle   First published in 1890, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s second book starring legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The story is complex, involving a secret between four ex-cons from India and a hidden treasure.

    CONKSeptember 25, 2017
  • Rodney Stone

      by Arthur Conan Doyle   Rodney Stone is a Gothic mystery and boxing novel by Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first published in 1896.

    CONKJuly 4, 2014
  • The Outsider

      by Howard Phillips Lovecraft   "The Outsider" is a short story by American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Written between March and August 1921, it was first published in Weird Tales, April 1926.

    CONKJanuary 2, 2013
  • The House Without a Key

      by Earl Derr Biggers   The Charlie Chan series #1 The novel, which takes place in 1920s Hawaiʻi, spends time acquainting the reader with the look and feel of the islands of that era from the standpoint of both white and non-white inhabitants, and describes social c…

    CONKJuly 12, 2012
  • The Law and the Lady

      by Wilkie Collins   Valeria Woodville’s first act as a married woman is to sign her name in the marriage register incorrectly, and this slip is followed by the gradual disclosure of a series of secrets about her husband’s earlier life, each of which leads on to anoth…

    CONKNovember 3, 2009
  • Desperate Remedies

      by Thomas Hardy   Described by Hardy as a tale of "mystery, entanglement, surprise and moral obliquity", his first published novel violated the literary decorum of its day with blackmail, murder, and romance.

    CONKJuly 12, 2009
  • No Name

      by Wilkie Collins   No Name (1862) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family.

    CONKJune 5, 2009
  • An Antarctic Mystery

      by Jules Verne   A sequel to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym.

    CONKMay 26, 2009
  • Tom Sawyer, Detective

      by Mark Twain   Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894).

    CONKMay 14, 2009
  • The House of the Vampire

      by George Sylvester Viereck   The first known gay vampire novel and one of the first psychic vampire stories.

    CONKApril 21, 2009
  • The Czar’s Spy

      by William Le Queux   We could tell you what this book was about, but then we’d have to kill you.

    CONKMarch 30, 2009
  • Trilby

      by George du Maurier   Trilby (1894) is a gothic horror novel by George du Maurier and one of the most popular novels of its time, perhaps the second best selling novel of the Fin de siècle period after Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

    CONKMarch 21, 2009
  • The Beetle

      by Richard Marsh   A fantastic creature, "born of neither god nor man," hypnotic and supernatural, stalks British politician Paul Lessingham through turn-of-the-century London. A classic tale of supernatural horror.

    CONKMarch 20, 2009
  • The Woman in Black

      by E.C. Bentley   The first of a series of detective novels featuring "gentleman sleuth Philip Trent," later published under the title "Trent’s Last Case."

    CONKMarch 19, 2009
  • The Wisdom of Father Brown

      by Gilbert Keith Chesterton   From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest runs to earth bandits, traitors, killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afr…

    CONKMarch 8, 2009
  • The Street of Seven Stars

      by Mary Roberts Rinehart   Harmony Wells, studying in Vienna to be a great violinist, suddenly realizes that her money is almost gone. She meets a young ambitious doctor who offers her chivalry and sympathy, and together with world-worn Dr.

    CONKMarch 8, 2009
  • The Innocence of Father Brown

      by Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Twelve mysteries featuring Father Brown, the short, stumpy Catholic priest with "uncanny insight into human evil."

    CONKMarch 3, 2009