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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 sign of the four

by:Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

Miss Mary Marstan receives through the post once a year a large pearl without any clue as to the sender. When her mysterious correspondent requests a meeting, Holmes and Watson start out on a case. A terrible death and vanishing treasure lead to an epic pursuit through the dawn streets and later along the River Thames. The cast of characters include the unfortunate Sholto twins, the mongrel Toby, and the wooden-legged man, as the fire and blood of Mutiny-torn India throwgigantic, distorted silhouettes across late Victorian London. - ;Miss Mary Marstan receives through the post once a year a la.

Editions:357  Date:1867 - 2021  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction

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The frozen deep

by:Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889

Based on the doomed 1845 expedition to the Arctic, The Frozen Deep is a dramatic tale of vengeance and self-sacrifice. Exchanging vows of love with sailor Frank Aldersley the night before his departure, Clara Burnham is haunted by the memory of Richard Wardour, and his mistaken belief that they will one day marry. On different ships, the two men have no cause to meet--until disaster strikes and they find themselves united by their battle for survival. When they learn of their rivalry, there follows an act of pure selflessness, making The Frozen Deep one of Collins' most moving and tragic works. The author of The Moonstone, The Woman in White, and Who Killed Zebedee?, Wilkie Collins is widely regarded as the originator of the English detective novel.

Editions:79  Date:1866 - 2021  Genre(s):Mystery fiction

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For kicks

by:Francis, Dick

Horse expert Daniel Roke is called on to leave his Australian farm and journey to England to investigate a series of mysterious horse racing accident, mayhem, and murder.

Editions:96  Date:1865 - 2019  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)



by:Whitney, Phyllis A., 1903-2008

On coming home from being hospitalized for a nervous breakdown after her beloved father's alleged suicide, Christy Moreland finds her marriage deteriorating, with her husband Joel and small son under the influence of her ruthless, domineering mother-in-law, Theo. When Theo reopens Spindrift, the mansion that was the scene of the suicide, Christy becomes the victim of incidents designed to drive her from Spindrift or into insanity.

Editions:28  Date:1867 - 2017  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Romance fiction, Novels, Romantic suspense fiction


Crime and punishment : A novel in six parts with epilogue

by:Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881

A man must endure relentless physical and mental punishments as retribution for his act of murder.

Editions:39  Date:1866 - 2019  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction


FILE NO. 113

by:Gaboriau, Emile, 1832-1873

Un "classique" du roman policier tant par son influence séminale (depuis 1867) que par l'intérêt avec lequel on le lit encore.

Editions:148  Date:1867 - 2020  Genre(s):Mystery fiction

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The mysterious key and what it opened

by:Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

If you think Louisa May Alcott's oeuvre is limited to feel-good juvenile fiction like Little Women, think again. This accomplished tale of mystery and suspense will leave even the most attentive readers guessing until the last page. It's a must-read for fans of classic mysteries.

Editions:30  Date:1867 - 2021  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The player on the other side

by:Queen, Ellery

Walt was a handyman of York Square, home of four surviving heirs to the York fortune, people whose lives were threatened by the mysterious "Y." Ellery Queen must figure out who is killing the Yorks, one by one: the stamp collector, the social worker, the alcoholic...

Editions:39  Date:1863 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


The excursion train

by:Marston, Edward

"As a bustling crowd clambers aboard the Great Western Railway excursion train, taking them to an illegal prize-fight in Berkshire, the train guard fears for the safety of his rolling stock. Little does he expect, however, the brutal murder of one of his passengers, Jake Bransby. On the shocking discovery of the body, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are sent to the scene." "Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose. When it emerges that Bransby has worked as a public executioner, he realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer{u0073} choice of weapon. However, the further he delves into the case, the more mysterious it becomes. When a second man is strangled by a noose on a train, Colbeck knows that he must act quickly: can he catch the murderer before more lives are lost?" "Set in Victorian England, The Excursion Train is written by the author of The Railway Detective. The memorable characters, first featured in the earlier novel, again lead you down unexpected paths in their quest to solve the mystery of the noose murders. Rich in historical detail, The Excursion Train will hold you captivated from the beginning to the end of its journey."--Jacket.

Editions:19  Date:1861 - 2016  Genre(s):History, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Historical fiction


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