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- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 15.00
SHERLOCK HOLMES DISAPPEARS, POLICE SUSPECT FAMED DETECTIVE IN KIDNAPPING AND MURDER reads a New York headline. So begins the fifth mystery in Larry Millett’s series. A letter, written in a secret cipher he recognizes all too well, reveals that an old foe of Holmes—a murderer he once captured after an incredible duel of wits—is back,... more...
- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99
This first novel in Sax Rohmer's series, The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu combined together previously written short stories into a single story about the dealings of this criminal mastermind. Master poisoner, chemist, member of the "Yellow Peril", and wearer of iconographic facial hair, Fu Manchu is "the greatest genius which the powers... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final, uncompleted novel by Charles Dickens. John Jasper is a choirmaster who is in love with one of his pupils, Rosa Bud. She is the fiancee of his nephew, Edwin Drood. A hot-tempered man from Ceylon also becomes interested in her and he and Drood take an instant dislike to one another. Later, Drood disappears, and... more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 3.99
The Man Who Knew Too Much is a collection of short stories by British writer Gilbert K. Chesterton, featuring his detective Horne Fisher. From the upper-classes himself, Fisher has a unique insight into political power--a position which complicates his investigations when they approach the higher levels of corrupt government. Chesterton's witty,... more...
- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 3.99
Long before the supernatural detectives at the center of television shows such as Medium and The Ghost Whisperer hit the airwaves, there was "detective of the occult" Thomas Carnacki, the fictional detective created by William Hope Hodgson, author of the novel The House on the Borderland. The Carnacki tales center around the eponymous detective's... more...
- The Floating Press 1899; US$ 3.99
Celebrated as one of the most important early female writers of detective fiction, Anna Katherine Green was lauded for her meticulous plotting and attention to detail. In this classic mystery novel, Agatha Webb and a household servant are found dead. Detective Caleb Sweetwater works to untangle the plot that involves blackmail, family secrets, and... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
In addition to his reputation as one of the important early innovators in the genre of detective fiction, Wilkie Collins is recognized as being one of the first writers to feature female sleuths in his stories. In "The Law and the Lady," Collins' heroine succeeds in cracking a tough case that has left professional investigators stumped. more...
- The Floating Press 1909; US$ 3.99
When you're in the mood for suspense, nothing delivers like a collection of mystery and detective stories. These tales have been culled from the golden age of the genre, when masters like Charles Dickens, Thomas De Quincey, Laurence Sterne, and William Makepeace Thackeray were producing stories at a rapid clip to satisfy millions of devoted readers.... more...
- The Floating Press 1905; US$ 3.99
Equally well-known for his sophisticated philosophy tracts and his top-notch detective fiction, G.K. Chesterton was himself something of a literary jack-of-all-trades. This beloved collection of detective stories and mysteries is based on a club that is only open to those who rely on unusual or extraordinary lines of work as their main source of income.... more...
- The Floating Press 1878; US$ 3.99
Although her initial interest was in poetry, author Anna Katherine Green turned to fiction when her verse failed to make a mark with readers. This fateful move transformed the detective fiction genre, to which Green is regarded as an important early contributor. The Leavenworth Case is her best-known detective novel, and it highlights her unique skill... more...