Most popular Classic crime books
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A collection of the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes' cases. It lets us encounter some of his most famous and devilishly difficult problems, including "A Scandal in Bohemia", "The Speckled Band", "The Red-Headed League", "The Blue Carbuncle", "The Five Orange Pips" and "The Man with the Twisted Lip".
Strangling vines and meat-hungry flora fill this unruly garden of strange stories, selected for their significance as the seeds of the villainous (or perhaps just misunderstood) `killer plant' in fiction, film and video games.
A stunning collection of seven brand-new novellas featuring the redoubtable Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler Dr John Watson.
Margery Allingham's Albert Campion returns in a sharply written Golden Age mystery
This classic country house mystery, first published in 1933, contrasts the splendours and frivolities of the English upper classes with the sombre overhang of the First World War and the irresistible complications of deadly familial relationships.
The first of two classic police thrillers featuring detective Nick Miller, set in London's seedy underworld.
The Hound of the Baskervilles features the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, in his most challenging case. The book also features Doyles's Last Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear, which provides the great detective with a most perplexing case and opens with a vile murder.
Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror originating in a feverish nightmare, that has thrilled readers ever since. Also included in this edition are a number of short stories and essays of the 1880s and extracts from writings on personality disorder that set the works in their historical context.
Agatha Christie's most daring crime mystery - an early and particularly brilliant outing of Hercule Poirot, `The Murder of Roger Ackroyd', with its legendary twist, changed the detective fiction genre for ever.
Aunt Mildred declared that no good could come of the Melbury family Christmas gatherings at their country residence Flaxmere. So when Sir Osmond Melbury, the family patriarch, is discovered - by a guest dressed as Santa Klaus - with a bullet in his head on Christmas Day, the festivities are plunged into chaos.
The excruciating beauty, exoticism and mystery of tattoos is laid bare in this new collection of 12 stories ranging from the 1880s to the 1940s.
Father Brown first made his appearance in "The Innocence of Father Brown" in 1911. This collection contains all of the Father Brown stories, showing thr quiet wit and compassion that has endeared him to many, whilst solving his mysteries by a mixture of imagination and a sympathetic worldliness in a totally believable manner.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes first introduced Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective to the readers of The Strand Magazine, followed by a second set of stories, The Memoirs. In the twenty three tales collected here you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned.
In the Hong Bay district of Hong Kong, crimes of every shape and size are commonplace. But not letter bombs... When Detective Inspector Spencer narrowly escapes becoming a victim, the Yellowthread Street police are grimly determined to track down the culprit.
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A series of murders is haunting the Hong Bay district of Hong Kong - and a nightmarish investigation for Harry Feiffer and his staff at the Yellowthread Police Station begins.
A planeful of passengers dead from cyanide poisoning. Twelve bodies riddled with bullets in the sewers of Hong Kong. As the city is paralyzed with fear, Chief Harry Feiffer is thrust into the spotlight - as the prime suspect!
An original novel pitting Batman against the Court of Owls, a secret society of wealthy families that's controlled Gotham for centuries using murder and money.
This British Library anthology uncovers the best mysteries set below the surface and atop the waves, including stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, William Hope Hodgson and R. Austin Freeman.
The first in Marshall's classic series of police procedurals - suspenseful and hilarious in equal measure.
* A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR * A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR * AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * 'Imagine Gone Girl had it been co-written by Mary Gaitskill and Lydia Davis and you're heading in the right direction' Olivia Sudjic, Guardian
We are thrilled to welcome John Dickson Carr into the Crime Classics series with his first novel, a brooding locked room mystery in the gathering dusk of the French capital featuring Inspector Bencolin. Also includes the short story 'The Shadow of the Goat'.
These two fascinating sets of stories, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and His Last Bow, make a glorious farewell to the greatest detective of them all and his erstwhile companion, Dr Watson.
Note to self: Do not screw this up. When Clarry Pennhaligan, rookie private detective and unlikely heroine, takes on her second case, she is determined to master the art of smart. All she has been asked to do is to infiltrate a group of women who share a rather unusual way of spending their spare time.
A dense yellow miasma swirls in the streets of London as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to a sinister assignation. For Mary Marston has received several large pearls - one a year for the last six years - and now a mystery letter telling her she is a wronged woman.
This book introduces readers to some of the finest Christmas detective stories of the past. Martin Edwards' selection blends festive pieces from much-loved authors with one or two stories which are likely to be unfamiliar even to diehard mystery fans
A masterpiece of the genre in which Inspector Hazlerigg must unravel a gruesome murder at the heart of the double-crossing, high-stakes microcosm of a London law firm.
'Think Patrick Hamilton meets Peaky Blinders with a feminist twist' Metro'A cinematic, rogueish, and utterly entertaining page-turner by the queen of feisty historical women. Goes down in one jewel-fisted slug' Abigail Tarttelin, author of DEAD GIRLS
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF JACKSON BRODIE - 'LIKE ALL GOOD DETECTIVES, A HERO FOR MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE' (The Times)The perfect Christmas gift for any Kate Atkinson fan .
David Stuart Davies' selection of the best stories of the master sleuth
Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
First published in 1944 Fell Murder sees E.C.R. Lorac at the height of her considerable powers as a purveyor of well-made, traditional and emphatic detective fiction. The book presents a 'return of the prodigal' mystery set in the later stages of the Second World War amidst the close-knit farmerfolk community of Lancashire's Lune valley.
The literary cult of Sherlock Holmes shows no sign of fading with time as each new generation comes to love and revere the penetrating mind and ruthless logic which were the undoing of so many Victorian master criminals.
In Raymond Chandler's favourite novel, Mr Bowling buys the newspapers only to find out what the latest is on the murders he's just committed...
Bath detective Peter Diamond finds himself at a prestigious wedding that ends in murder...