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Antonina

By: Wilkie Collins
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The Thirty-Nine Steps

By: John Buchan
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Greenmantle

By: John Buchan
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The Four Just Men

By: Edgar Wallace
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Crime and Punishment

By: Feodor Doestoevski

Excerpt: MARMELDOV: (to Raskolnikov) Excuse me, sir, but may I venture to engage you in polite conversation? I can see at once you are a gentleman. And I, too, am a civil servant. Marmeldov; Marmeldov, such is my name. Are you a civil servant, too?

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination

By: Edgar Allan Poe

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature

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The Circular Staircase

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958
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Come Tell Me How You Live

By: Agatha Christie
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Dracula

By: Bram Stoker

English Literature 1800-1899

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The Secret Agent

By: Joseph Conrad

Excerpt: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.

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813

By: Maurice Leblanc

Excerpt: PremiŠre Partie; LA DOUBLE VIE D'ARS?NE LUPIN LE MASSACRE. M. Kesselbach s'arrˆta net au seuil du salon, prit le bras de son secr‚taire, et murmura d'une voix inquiŠte: Chapman, on a encore p‚n‚tr‚ ici. Voyons, voyons, monsieur, protesta le secr‚taire, vous venez vous-mˆme d'ouvrir la porte de l'antichambre, et, pendant que nous d‚jeunions au restaurant, la clef n'a pas quitt‚ votre poche ...

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The Moonstone

By: Wilkie Collins

My object is to explain the motive which has induced me to refuse the right hand of friendship to my cousin, John Herncastle. The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I

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The Purloined Letter

By: Edgar Allan Poe

American Literature 1800-1899

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The Hollow Needle

By: Maurice Leblanc
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A Study in Scarlet

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Secret Adversary

By: Agatha Christie

IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. One girl stood alone, slightly apart from the rest. She was quite young, not more than eighteen. She did n...

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Red Harvest

By: Newman Flower

Excerpt: ?SUPPOSING??The man at a London club looked towards his colleague, as he put the question: ?Supposing you were heir to a quarter of a million sterling, but on the day of succession a child was born, and robbed you of your inheritance. What would you do?? ?What would I do?? replied the other. ?I would do what Paul Cazalet did.? ?Aye. It was of him I was speaking.? A few days prior to this conversation, four men were sitting at a small table in the Toledo Restaura...

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The Yellow Dog

By: Henry Irving Dodge
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Armadale

By: Wilkie ( Collins
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles

By: Agatha Christie

The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as The Styles Case has now somewhat subsided. Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked, both by my friend Poirot and the family themselves, to write an account of the whole story. This, we trust, will effectually silence the sensational rumours which still persist.

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