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Classic Mystery

These mysteries are some of the very earliest stories of the genre. Not to mention, the settings of these stories roam around the globe and through the ages, offering the reader the chance to disappear into another world.

The Postman Always Rings Twice (Special Edition)

James M. Cain

When Frank, an amoral young drifter, gets thrown off a hay truck in the California desert, he ends up at a diner run by Cora and her inconvenient husband, Nick. This chance meeting puts them all on a sure path to perdition. First published in 1934 an

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The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

"When you looked down into the stone, you looked into a yellow deep that drew your eyes into it so that they saw nothing else." The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is beq

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The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett, Josephine Hammett Marshall

Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. Th

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Hercule Poirot Series

Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passeng

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Kinsey Millhone Series, Book 1

"A" is for Alibi

Sue Grafton

A IS FOR AVENGER A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments,

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Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she c

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Sherlock Holmes Series, Book 5

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

When Dr Watson agrees to share lodgings with Sherlock Holmes, he soon finds himself involved in a shocking and mysterious murder case. What will Holmes discover when he examines the body? There are no marks on the dead man, so why is there so much bl

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