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Uncle Silas

Uncle Silas is a Victorian Gothic mystery-thriller novel by the Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It is notable as an early example of the locked room mystery subgenre. It is not a ...


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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gab ...


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The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the ...


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Fifty Candles

Fifty Candles is a mystery/thriller novel by Earl Derr Biggers published in 1921. The murder mystery novel is set in San Francisco where the only clue is a birthday cake with 50 ca ...


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Seven Keys to Baldpate

Seven Keys to Baldpate is the first mystery/romance novel by Earl Derr Biggers published in 1913. A famous author comes to a summer mountain resort in the dead of winter, determine ...


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The Agony Column

The Agony Column (aka The Second Floor Mystery) is a mystery/romance novel by Earl Derr Biggers published in 1916. It is a romantic adventure starring a young American in London an ...


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Keeper of the Keys

Keeper of the Keys (1932) is the sixth and last mystery in the Charlie Chan series of Earl Derr Biggers; Biggers was planning on continuing the series, but died in 1933 before he c ...


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Charlie Chan Carries On

Charlie Chan Carries On (1930) is the fifth novel in the Charlie Chan series by Earl Derr Biggers. Inspector Duff, a Scotland Yard detective and friend of Chan's, first introduced ...


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The Black Camel

The Black Camel (1929) is the fourth of the Charlie Chan novels by Earl Derr Biggers. It tells the story of a Hollywood star (Shelah Fane), who is stopping in Hawaii after she fini ...


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Behind That Curtain

Behind That Curtain (1928) is the third novel in the Charlie Chan series of mystery novels by Earl Derr Biggers. The novel is set almost exclusively in California (as opposed to Ch ...


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The Chinese Parrot

The Chinese Parrot (1926) is the second novel in the Charlie Chan series of mystery novels by Earl Derr Biggers. It is the first in which Chan travels from Hawaii to mainland Calif ...


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The House Without a Key

The House Without a Key is a novel that was written in 1925 by Earl Derr Biggers. It is the first of the Charlie Chan mysteries. The novel, which takes place in 1920s Hawai?i, spen ...


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Sick Heart River

Sick Heart River (1941) is a novel by Scottish author John Buchan set in Canada. It was published posthumously. The book was published in the United States under the title Mountain ...


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The Gap In The Curtain

The Gap in the Curtain is a 1932 novel by John Buchan. It is borderline science fiction. At a country house, five guests gather and are chosen by a brilliant scientist to take part ...


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The Dancing Floor

The Dancing Floor is a 1926 novel by John Buchan featuring Edward Leithen. It is the third of five novels written about the character of Leithen. Edward Leithen is an eminent lawye ...


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John Macnab

John Macnab is a novel by John Buchan, published in 1925. Three successful but bored friends in their mid-forties decide to turn to poaching. They are Sir Edward Leithen, lawyer, T ...


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The House of the Four Winds

The House of the Four Winds is a novel of adventure by John Buchan, first published in 1935. It is a Ruritanian romance, and the last of his three Dickson McCunn books. The novel i ...


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Castle Gay

Castle Gay is a novel by John Buchan. It is the second of his three Dickson McCunn books and is set in south west Scotland in the Dumfries and Galloway region in the 1920s. Castle ...


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Prester John

Prester John is a 1910 adventure novel by John Buchan. It tells the story of a young Scotsman named David Crawfurd and his adventures in South Africa, where a Zulu uprising is tied ...


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The Power-House

The Power-House is a novel by John Buchan, a thriller set in London, England. It was written in 1913, when it was serialised in Blackwood's Magazine, and it was published in book f ...


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Huntingtower

Huntingtower is a novel written by John Buchan in 1922. The first of his three Dickson McCunn books, it is set near Carrick in south west Scotland around 1920. The hero is a 55-yea ...


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The Courts of the Morning

The Courts of the Morning is a 1929 adventure novel by John Buchan, featuring his character Sandy Arbuthnot. The prologue is narrated by Richard Hannay, so the novel is sometimes i ...


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The Island of Sheep

The Island of Sheep (1936) is a novel by John Buchan. It is part of the series featuring Richard Hannay and Sandy Arbuthnot. The action occurs twelve years later on from the last n ...


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The Three Hostages

The Three Hostages is the fourth of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1924. Hannay had previously appeared in The Thirty Nine Steps (1915), his most fam ...


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Mr Standfast

Mr. Standfast is the third of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1919 by Hodder and Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the Firs ...