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Crime and punishment

by:Dostoevskij, Fedor Michajlovič

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:1771  Date:1821 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The Moonstone

by:Collins, Wilkie

First published serially in 1868, Wilkie Collins's "The Moonstone" is generally considered the first full length detective novel in the English language. The Moonstone, a large and valuable, yellow diamond, plundered from an Indian temple by Colonel Herncastle during the Siege of Seringapatam, is rumored to bring bad luck to its owner. The Colonel bequeathes the diamond to his niece Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. At her birthday party, Rachel wears the Moonstone for all to see, later that night the priceless stone is stolen again and an investigation ensues to discover the identity of the thief and recover the jewel. When Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel's household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels," and described by G. K. Chesterton as "probably the best detective tale in the world," "The Moonstone" is one of Wilkie Collins's most popular works which influenced the development of an entirely new genre of fiction. The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear.

Editions:1149  Date:1799 - 2019  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Romantic suspense fiction, History

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The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by:Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

A collection of Sherlock Holmes mystery adventures, including "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."

Editions:1082  Date:1812 - 2019  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Short stories, Short stories

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The hound of the Baskervilles

by:Doyle, Arthur Conan

When a second member of the Baskerville family dies, Sherlock Holmes investigates and finds murderous greed behind the supposed curse.

Editions:1398  Date:1899 - 2020  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The Da Vinci code : a novel

by:Brown, Dan

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:590  Date:1969 - 2019  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)

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Cross

by:Patterson, James

Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

Editions:203  Date:2001 - 2015  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological 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:630  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The tenant of Wildfell Hall

by:Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849

The mysterious new tenant of Wildfell Hall is a strong-minded woman who keeps her own counsel. Helen 'Graham' - exiled with her child to the desolate moorland mansion, adopting an assumed name and earning her living as a painter - has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage. Narrated by her neighbour Gilbert Markham, and in the pages of her own diary, the novel portrays Helen's eloquent struggle for independence at a time when the law and society defined a married woman as her husband's property.

Editions:684  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Love stories, Mystery fiction, Historical 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:447  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Musical fiction, Mystery fiction

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Barnaby Rudge

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Set at the time of the Gordon anti-Catholic riots of 1780, this is Dickens's powerful, atmospheric novel of madness, murder, and lurid mob violence. It is also a tale of love thwarted by the designs of Geoffrey Haredale and the villain Sir John Chester, and the heroism of Edward Chester in rescuing the innocent Emma.

Editions:1157  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, History, Mystery fiction

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