The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour, and display both literary ambition and accomplishment. Even unpretentious...

More Murder in a Nunnery

In the fictional Harrington Convent, one of its more challenging inhabitants, Baroness Sliema, is found murdered. Chief Inspector Pearson of Scotland Yard is called to solve the...

Pattern of Revenge

A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. A brutal murder and a shocking deathbed confession—the love triangle of Karen...

A Bit of Wire-Pulling

A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. “It’s a very rare thing for a murder to be committed actually in the presence of a...

The Christmas Card Crime

A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. A locked-room mystery that will delight Agatha Christie fans. Dramatist Trevor Lowe...

The Prisoner's Defence

A story from The Prisoner’s Defence, a collection of First World War short stories. When Captain John Fowler discovers his trusted lover is a spy, he must make the ultimate...

As It Is Written A Strange Story

A story from The Prisoner’s Defence, a collection of First World War short stories. "As It Is Written" is set in a British munitions factory during a blackout. It explores the...

The Magic of Muhammed Din

A story from The Prisoner’s Defence, a collection of First World War short stories. This adventure story follows a German agent to India as he attempts to agitate the Muslim...

The Invisible Man

One night a stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in an English village. That stranger, Griffin, is a brilliant and obsessed scientist who has discovered how...

Death Surge

A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew, Johnnie Oslow, is missing cuts short Detective Inspector Horton’s sailing trip. Summoned back to the...

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