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The Wyvern Mystery

by J. Sheridan Le Fanu Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

In this 1869 horror classic, a beautiful heroine marries the heir to a local estate — but what sounds like a happy ending is just the beginning of a chilling and suspenseful thriller.


Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood

by Algernon Blackwood Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Thirteen stories, including "The Willows" — acclaimed by Lovecraft as the finest supernatural story ever written — "The Wendigo," "Ancient Sorceries," and others. Includes an introduction by E. F. Bleiler....


Odd John and Sirius

by Olaf Stapledon Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Two of the finest future histories ever written, each concerning a central question: If and when a superior being is introduced into a culture, how will either survive?


The Poet and the Lunatics: Episodes in the Life of Gabriel Gale

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

An eccentric poet acts as spiritual detective in these eight stories by the Father Brown author, in which the philosophical policeman solves and prevents crimes perpetrated by madmen.


The Best Tales of Hoffmann

by E. T. A. Hoffmann Dover Publications (July 16, 2012)

Ten of Hoffmann's greatest tales, enormously popular in Europe but rarely seen in the United States: "The Golden Flower Pot," "Automata," "Nutcracker and the King of Mice," "The Sand Man," and 6 others.


The Red House Mystery

by A. A. Milne Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

In between tea and billiards, a pair of amateur detectives investigates their host's disappearance. Droll whodunit from the creator of Winnie the Pooh sparkles with witty dialogue, deft plotting, and an amusing...


The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Back by popular demand, the world's most famous detective returns from a seemingly fatal encounter with his nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Thirteen stories include "The Empty House," "The Dancing Men," and "The...


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Eleven of the best and most popular tales of the immortal sleuth include "Silver Blaze," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem," the detective's notorious confrontation with Moriarty at the Reichenbach...


Whose Body?

by Dorothy L. Sayers Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

There's a dead body in his bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth, who debuted in this 1923 novel.


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes & The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Dover Publications (October 14, 2020)

Boasting 24 of Sherlock Holmes?s finest adventures, this edition combines two classic collections first published in 1894 and 1905. Highlights include "The Final Problem," where arch-criminal Moriarty apparently...


Toward the Golden Age

by Mike Ashley Dover Publications (June 30, 2016)

The popularity of the detective story began with the Victorian-era debut of Sherlock Holmes, whose adventures inspired legions of imitators. Subsequent tales of malfeasance and its deduction gradually took a...


Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries

by Melville Davisson Post Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

This famous collection, reprinted in its entirety, chronicles the exploits of Uncle Abner, a powerful mind and moral figure in the wilderness and frontier territories of the Appalachians. Set in the 1840s and...


The Case of Jennie Brice

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Dover Publications (October 19, 2017)

Mrs. Pittman's well-to-do Pittsburgh family didn't approve of her marriage, so the young bride moved away and lost touch with her relatives. Years later, she has returned to her native city as a widow and now...


Kill Fee

by Barbara Paul Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

"A sophisticated psychological thriller." — Booklist.

"Taut, well-paced, full of surprises and sparky New York dialogue." — The (London) Times.

"Perfect for a jaded mystery buff." — Chicago Sun-Times....


I Believe in Sherlock Holmes

by Douglas G. Greene Dover Publications (March 22, 2016)

When Arthur Conan Doyle killed off his fictional sleuth in the 1893 story "The Final Problem," distraught readers resorted to producing their own versions of Sherlock Holmes's adventures―thus inventing the...


The Best Martin Hewitt Detective Stories

by Arthur Morrison & E. F. Bleiler Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

During the 1890s, the heyday of Sherlock Holmes, Martin Hewitt ranked among England's most popular fictional detectives. A favorite of readers of The Strand and other magazines, Hewitt returns in this collection...


Old Land, Dark Land, Strange Land

by John F. Suter & Sharyn Mccrumb Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

"John F. Suter has few peers in the construction of highly imaginative short fiction." — Bill Pronzini

"A writer's writer." — Sharyn McCrumb

The characters in these mysteries might look like ordinary small-town...


A Rogue's Life

by Wilkie Collins Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Scion of a well-connected but impoverished family, Frank Softly may be the most audacious, outrageous, engaging, and thoroughly lovestruck young man in Regency London. By the age of 25, he's been in and out...


The Hours Before Dawn

by Celia Fremlin Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel

"Highly intelligent entertainment, beautifully written with wit and humor." — Frances Fyfield

"It grips like grim death." — The Spectator

"Fremlin is a major mistress of insight...


Uncle Paul

by Celia Fremlin Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

"Beautifully played out to a startling and valid ending... Fremlin is here to stay as a major mistress of insight and suspense." — TheNew York Times

"Fremlin puts a keen edge on the reader's curiosity and keeps...


The Window at the White Cat

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Dover Publications (May 22, 2017)

"In my criminal work, everything that wears skirts is a lady, until the law proves her otherwise," declares Jack Knox, attorney at law and narrator of this sprightly mystery. Jack's cautiously chivalrous observation...


The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

by Fergus Hume Dover Publications (May 19, 2017)

In the dead of night on a lonely Melbourne street, a cabbie discovers to his horror that his drunken passenger has been murdered — poisoned with a chloroform-saturated handkerchief. The killer, his motive,...


The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories

by R. Austin Freeman & E. F. Bleiler Dover Publications (April 28, 2017)

"Austin Freeman is a wonderful performer," declared Raymond Chandler of the writer who created Dr. Thorndyke. Known as the father of the scientific detective story, Freeman was a physician who tested his fictional...


The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories

by Ernest Bramah & E. F. Bleiler Dover Publications (April 28, 2017)

Sightless detective Max Carrados solved his first cases in Edwardian London, in the early days of the 20th century when the city was the beating heart of the vast British Empire. This collection contains the...


The Man in Lower Ten

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

Washington, D.C.-based attorney Lawrence Blakely has been asked by his partner to deliver some important documents to a client in Pittsburgh. In the course of his return trip, the occupant of the train berth...


Murder by Matchlight

by E.C.R. Lorac Dover Publications (May 11, 2015)

On a damp November evening in wartime London, a young chemist sits on a bench in Regent's Park and watches as an approaching stranger suddenly disappears beneath a footbridge. Seconds later another figure appears...


After Dark

by Wilkie Collins Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

A popular Victorian writer specializing in tales of suspense, Collins wrote gripping tales in installments for weekly periodicals. These six short stories of mystery and murder appeared in Charles Dickens's...