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Crime and punishment

by:Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881

Raskolnikov commits murder. He then must deal both with the police, and his own guilty conscience. Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft and sets into motion a story which, for its excrutiating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world. The best known of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime and Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losing a drop of its power over our imagination.

Editions:920  Date:1866 - 2022  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The moonstone

by:Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889

John Sutherland provides a fascinating introduction to a new edition of what T.S.Eliot called 'the first and greatest of all English detective novels'. - ;'the first and greatest of English detective novels' T.S.Eliot A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for.

Editions:1244  Date:1799 - 2021  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Romantic suspense fiction

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The hound of the Baskervilles

by:Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

Sherlock Holmes is asked to investigate the tale of a hound that haunts the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home.

Editions:1816  Date:1899 - 2021  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by:Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

In the more than 100 years since Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard-bearer in crime fiction. A brilliant London-based consulting detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and is renowned for his skillful use of astute observation, deductive reasoning, and inference to solve difficult cases. Holmes is at the height of his powers here in this collection of twelve of his most famous cases, including "The Red-Headed League" and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."

Editions:1204  Date:1812 - 2021  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Short stories, Short stories

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The Da Vinci code : a novel

by:Brown, Dan, 1964-

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci--clues visible for all to see--yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion--an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret--and an explosive historical truth--will be lost forever.

Editions:660  Date:1969 - 2021  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)

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The tenant of Wildfell Hall

by:Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849

Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship, but when her reclusive behaviour becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced. Anne Brontë's bold novel is an exploration of a woman's struggle for creative freedom and domestic independence that caused a scandal upon publication and continues to speak powerfully almost 170 years afters its publication. --Amazon.com.

Editions:756  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Love stories, Mystery fiction

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The phantom of the opera

by:Leroux, Gaston, 1868-1927

A viscount seeks to unravel the mystery of the Paris Opera House and rescue the woman he loves from the threat of the phantom of the opera.

Editions:494  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Musical fiction, Mystery fiction

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The mystery of Edwin Drood

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Introduces an array of characters, from the sinister to the comic, and moves to a haunting climax in an atmospheric murder mystery that features the seemingly benevolent John Jasper, a secret opium addict, and his relationship with his newly engaged nephew, Edwin Drood.

Editions:671  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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Barnaby rudge

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Renowned storyteller Charles Dickens takes on the historical novel in.

Editions:1289  Date:1700 - 2020  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, History, Mystery fiction

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The return of Sherlock Holmes

by:Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930)

Ten years after the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls, Arthur Conan Doyle was to bow to popular pressure and breathe new life into his creation. To the astonishment of Dr Watson, and the delight of his readers, Holmes reappears in Baker Street to embark on a new series of adventures. Amongst the famous cases he and Watson tackle are T̀he Dancing Men', T̀he Solitary Cyclist', and T̀he Six Napoleons'. Conan Doyle's own life provides inspiration for thetales, from his days as a student doctor on a Greenland whaler to the overwhelming grief he experienced from his wife's s.

Editions:598  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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