The Mystery of 31 New Inn
 
        Much like the classic Sherlock Holmes stories, forensic practioner Dr. Thorndyke's exploits are told by his ever-present companion Christopher Jervis.
        This wonderful mystery involves two cases that Thorndyke and Jervis get involved with — one a man who is apparently being poisoned, and another who is already dead.
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 -  by R. Austin Freeman
 
        First published in 1895 and later directly adapted into at least two theatrical films, The Time Machine is considered by many to be one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time.  
        Included in this book are 11 additional stories by Wells, including: "The Hammerford Park Burglary," "The Stolen Body," "A Dream of Armageddon," and eight others.
 -  by H. G. Wells
The Time Machine and 11 Other Stories
 
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        Thirty-five years after having his first story A Study In Scarlet printed, Sir Arthur wrote this series of a dozen tales, six of Terror and six of Mystery.
        Titles include: "The Horror of the Heights," "The Case of Lady Sannox," "The Terror of Blue John Gap," "The Beetle Hunter," "The Man With The Watches," and "The Japanned Box."
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 -  by Arthur Conan Doyle
 
        A collection of the first twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories published individually in the Strand Magazine between July 1891 and June 1892, and published as a volume in October 1892.
        This is the book that Holmes aficionados reread every few years and includes the classics: "The Red-Headed League," "The Man With The Twisted Lip," and "The Speckled Band."
 -  by Arthur Conan Doyle
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        A real page-turner.  Right from the first chapter, when we learn about the mysterious millionaire Fenwick being strangely horrified by what he sees in a small silver box he finds on his dinner table, we learn that he may not be what he appears to be, and that his lovely daughter may have a mysterious past of her own.
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 -  by Frederick Merrick White
 
        Sheridan Road is a north-south route that parallels Chicago's Outer Drive and Lake Michigan's shoreline, but you don't have to be familiar with Chicago to enjoy this mystery.
        In this story, a policeman on his nightly rounds in one of Chicago's most exclusive residential areas, hears a gunshot... But after a full investigation is completed, there is no sign of a corpse.
 -  by Paule Thorne & Mabel Thorne
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        Immediately popular when first published in 1922, Winnie-the-Pooh creator A. A. Milne turns in this locked room puzzler, his only venture into the Mystery genre.
        Tony Gillingham arrives at the Red House moments after a gunshot is heard.  The room is locked, the killer has vanished, and, in Tony’s opinion, the police are going about it the wrong way.
 -  by A. A. Milne
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        When Lane Fleming is found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a confederate-made Colt-type percussion .36 revolver in his hand, the coroner's verdict is "death by accident."  But Gladys Fleming has her doubts.  Here is a mystery, told against the fascinating background of old guns and gun-collecting, that will keep your nerves on a hair trigger.
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 -  by H. Beam Piper
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        While walking home late one evening, Frank Spargo, assistant editor of London's Watchman newspaper, sees a dead body that the police have just discovered in Middle Temple Lane.
        At first it appears that this might simply be a case of a drunken fall, but by working alongside New Scotland Yard's Detective Sergeant Rathbury, Spargo uncovers the mysterious truth.
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 -  by J. S. Fletcher
 
        When Sherlock Holmes was killed off at Reichenbach Falls in December 1893, a story vacuum was created that gave birth to a number of new fictional detectives.
        This book chronicles seven of investigator Martin Hewitt's cases, and gave rise to his reputation as England's 'second-best detective.'
 -  by Arthur Morrison
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        The Big Bow Mystery is reported to be the first locked room mystery — a detective story that follows the rules of fair play by providing the reader evidence for the solution.
        The plot involves the murder of a well-known 'Union Agitator,' his throat having been cut in his East London flat behind a door bolted from the inside, and with no weapon found.
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 -  by Israel Zangwill
 
        Difficult to classify, The Man Who Was Thursday is, if nothing else, a magnificent tour de force of suspense writing.  Carried along on the boisterous rush of the narrative by Chesterton's wonderful high-spirited style, you will soon see that you are being carried into much deeper waters than you planned on as the investigators finally discover who Sunday is.
 -  by G. K. Chesterton
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        Written by the same person who created Phantom of the Opera, this is considered one of the best locked room mysteries ever devised.
        Young journalist Joseph Rouletabille uses reasoning and logic to solve the attempted murder of a scientist's daughter in a room with barred windows and a double-locked door.
 -  by Gaston Leroux
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        The Honorable Horace Harwell dies in the middle of a golf match.  The cause of death: poison.  Was it suicide due to recent financial reversals?  Or was it murder?
        Reluctant detective Colonel Ashley, assisted by his servant Shag, must solve the case.  The Colonel would rather be fishing, but murder has a way of interrupting life’s little pleasures.
 -  by Chester K. Steele
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