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813

Maurice Leblanc

When one of Arséne Lupin’ victims is found dead in a way that implicates the wily criminal, he insists on heading the police search for the real murderer. The mystery involves finding a package of letters once written to Bismarck, locating a clock on which the number 813 has significance, as well as causing a reigning emperor to make several journeys incognito. Murders by the dozens, suicide and mild forms of torture are warp and woof of the plot.

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Above the Dark Circus

Above the Dark Circus

Hugh Walpole

Hugh Walpole’s thrilling adventure novel of the 1920s revolves around Piccadily Circus. Richard Gunn is an ex-soldier in trouble after the end of the Great War. Jobless and starving in Piccadilly Circus, he encounters his nemesis, Leroy Pengelly. From this encounter the secrets of their shared past start to unravel. A novel which combines elements of the horror and supernatural with the puzzle element of the whodunnit – all wrapped up in one…

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Twelve Sherlock Holmes stories in one handy book. A Scandal In Bohemia, The Red Headed League, A Case Of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man With The Twisted Lip, The Blue Carbuncle, The Speckled Band, The Engineer’s Thumb, The Noble Bachelor, The Beryl Coronet and The Copper Beeches. Tales of missing jewels, missing people, weird employers, persecuted families and more.

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Again Sanders

Again Sanders

Edgar Wallace

This is Book 12 in Wallace’s African series. It consists of 12 short stories so can be read without having to read the previous books in this series. Chapters include: Bones And The Bee; The Terrible Talker; Thy Neighbour As Thyself; The Ghost Walker; The King’s Sceptre; In The Manner Of Lipstick; The Splendid Things; Bones The Psychic; The Rich Woman; The Keepers Of The Treasure; The Present; and, M’gala The Accurst.

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Again the Three Just Men

Again the Three Just Men

Edgar Wallace

More adventures of Edgar Wallace’s most popular characters, Manfred, Gonsalez, and Poiccart, better known to the underworld as the dreaded Three Just Men. Again the Three Just Men (published in the US as ‘The Law of the Three Just Men’ consists of 13 short stories. Chapters include: The Rebus; The Happy Travellers; The Abductor; The Third Coincidence; The Slane Mystery; The Marked Cheque; Mr Levingrou’s Daughter; The Share Pusher…

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Armadale

Armadale

Wilkie Collins

Armadale first appeared as a serialisation in the Cornhill Magazine, issued in twenty monthly instalments from November 1864 to June 1866. It tells the story of two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale; the father of one has murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter which is to be given to his baby son when he grows up.

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The Devil Man

The Devil Man

Edgar Wallace

To whisper the name of Charles Pearce is to incite a hoard of wild imaginings, all that makes the flesh creep. Pearce is physically repulsive, tiny in stature, but a Samson in strength. He is a gifted musician, a terrible braggart – and for some reason women find him irresistible. He is also a burglar. And a murderer. There is a baffling mystery that someone urgently needs to solve.

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Greenmantle

Greenmantle

John Buchan

Greenmantle is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay, and one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War. Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and…

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His Last Bow

His Last Bow

Arthur Conan Doyle

His Last Bow is a collection of eight Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally published in 1917, it contains the various Holmes stories published between 1908 and 1913, as well as the one-off title story from 1917. The collection was originally called Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes and did not contain the actual story His Last Bow…

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