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A Christmas mystery for detective Sherlock Holmes beginning with a lost hat and an abandoned goose.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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What do an horrific dream and the name 'Catharine Larue' have to do with a man found dead in the hills around the Nappa Valley?
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A suicidal playwright, finding himself unable to do the deed on his own, attempts an unconventional method involving the confession of a dark secret from his past.
- Length: 44 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A young engineer is charged with transporting secret documents across the English channel - but criminal elements are on his trail and things soon start to go wrong.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Holmes investigates the case of a fiancee who disappeared on the day of the wedding.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Mystery in which a pawnbroker is offered an apparently unmissable job opportunity - only red-heads need apply.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The master criminal Raffles sets his sights on a priceless collection of jewels. Crime story in which the villain is the hero.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man is told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. A satirical crime story that cleverly reverses the conventions of the genre.
- Length: 33 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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When a popular local doctor is murdered, the angry brother of his ex-fiance seems the obvious suspect - until the doctor's uknown past begins to reveal itself.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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An apparently impossible scenario involving the diappearance of three people from and the appearance of a totally unknown - dead - fourth on a moving train.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A job advert with a bizarre set of requirements leads a young entomologist off on a mysterious adventure.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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The confession of a convicted killer sheds light on the disappearance of a mysterious Frenchman - along with the entire train he was travelling in.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A case which leaves a Lady of notoriously loose morals in a nunnery and her lover - a brilliant physician - in a vegetative state.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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In this homage to Poe, two rival scholars are brought together when one discovers an important early Christian burial ground.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Often cited as the first detective story. The genre arrives pretty much fully formed: a brilliant detective, the bumbing police officer and a (particularly) gruesome murder.
- Length: 32 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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