Classic Crimes

Classic Crimes

Dorothy Sayers called William Roughead "the best showman who ever stood before the door of the chamber of horrors, " and his true crime stories, written in the early 1900s, are among the glories of the genre.

Author: William Roughead

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: PSU:000029782239

Category: Crime

Page: 449

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Dorothy Sayers called William Roughead "the best showman who ever stood before the door of the chamber of horrors, " and his true crime stories, written in the early 1900s, are among the glories of the genre. Displaying a meticulous command of evidence and unerring dramatic flair, Roughead brings to life some of the most notorious crimes and extraordinary trials of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England and Scotland. Utterly engrossing, these accounts of pre-meditated mayhem and miscarried justice also cast a powerful light on the evil that human beings, and human institutions, find both tempting to contemplate and all too easy to do.
Categories: Crime

Was Murder Done a Classic Crime Novel

Was Murder Done  a Classic Crime Novel

Arresting Delia: An Inspector Cleveland Classic Crime Novel The Attic Murder: An Inspector Combridge & Mr. Jellipot Classic ... Blinkwell # 1 ) Beyond the Rim: A Lost Race Fantasy Black Widow: A Classic Crime Novel The Capone Caper: Mr.

Author: S. Fowler Wright

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434403285

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Crime writer Alfred Culbertson concocts a scheme to increase his royalties: he'll fake the murder of his cousin, Thomas Birchell (who's also hard-up for cash), and together they'll reap a bonanza. When Tom takes a dive off a nearby cliff, supposedly to reappear at a later date, all seems to be well -- until a mutilated corpse wrapped in Tom's clothes washes ashore. Is Tom really alive? Or will Alfred face the hangman himself when he's unable to answer the question: WAS MURDER DONE?
Categories: Fiction

Who Murdered Reynard a Classic Crime Novel

Who Murdered Reynard  a Classic Crime Novel

Arresting Delia: An Inspector Cleveland Classic Crime Novel The Attic Murder: An Inspector Combridge and Mr. Jellipot Classic Crime Novel The Bell Street Murders: An Inspector Combridge and Mr. Jellipot Classic Crime Novel Black Widow: ...

Author: S. Fowler Wright

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434403292

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Prof. Blinkwell, the suave, unscrupulous scientist and criminal mastermind, is back, this time visiting Paris. When Henri Reynard, the official investigating Blinkwell, is murdered in the hotel suite of the U.S. Ambassador, the prime suspect becomes Scotland Yard detective William Kindell, who's released when his identity is confirmed. But the Ambassador's daughter is kidnapped by Blinkwell's gang, and Kindell must race against the clock to save her. Will Prof. Blinkwell again escape the long arm of the law?
Categories: Fiction

The Murdered Schoolgirl A Classic Crime Novel

The Murdered Schoolgirl  A Classic Crime Novel

1,000-Year Voyage: A Science Fiction Novel Anjani the Mighty: A Lost Race Novel (Anjani #2) Black Maria, M.A.: A Classic Crime Novel (Black Maria #1) The Crimson Rambler: A Crime Novel Don't Touch Me: A Crime Novel Dynasty of the Small: ...

Author: John Russell Fearn

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434447111

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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Maria Black, Head of Roseway College for Young Ladies during World War II, and a textbook solver of crimes, finds herself faced with a problem after her own heart when the strange, haughty Frances Hasleigh, daughter of a somewhat mysterious British Major, enrolls in her school. Within a few days the girl is found hanged in a nearby wood, in circumstances that seem devoid of clues and without motive. Scotland Yard is called in to solve the horrifying crime, but Black Maria has her own unique system of finding a culprit. By degrees she follows a trail that leads her through a maze of intrigue. And then a second girl is found hanging in a school room...! The second novel in the classic Black Maria series!
Categories: Fiction

One Remained Seated A Classic Crime Novel

One Remained Seated  A Classic Crime Novel

1,000-Year Voyage: A Science Fiction Novel *Anjani the Mighty: A Lost Race Novel (Anjani #2) Black Maria, M.A.: A Classic Crime Novel (Black Maria #1) The Crimson Rambler: A Crime Novel Don't Touch Me: A Crime Novel Dynasty of the ...

Author: John Russell Fearn

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434446916

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Maria Black, M.A., Principal of Roseway College for Young Ladies, does not expect to come face to face with murder in her favorite cinema, when a stranger seated in Number 11 on Row A is found to be dead--shot through the head with a copper bullet! The baffling crime enables her to take on her role of detective and become, once again, Black Maria--the tireless crime solver. Determined to get to the root of the mystery, she works side by side with the stolid Inspector Morgan, local police chief. Together they follow a tangled trail that takes them behind the scenes of a cinema, examining the lives of hardworking folk who strive to maintain the entertainment industry--and eventually leads them into the recesses of a ruthless killer’s dark mind. Another riveting classic British mystery torn from the pages of the pulps. Black Maria, Book Three.
Categories: Fiction

Classic Crime Stories

Classic Crime Stories

A short-story collection of unforgettable plots, murder methods, clues, and characters, Classic Crime Stories will satisfy readers' appetites for the expertly crafted whodunit! Dover (2007) original compilation of thirteen stories from ...

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486456829

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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13 tantalizing tales including the first real detective story, Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue"; "The Blue Cross," the first Father Brown tale by Chesterton; "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Doyle, plus stories by Hammett and Chandler.
Categories: Fiction

Thy Arm Alone A Classic Crime Novel

Thy Arm Alone  A Classic Crime Novel

1,000-Year Voyage: A Science Fiction Novel Anjani the Mighty: A Lost Race Novel (Anjani #2) Black Maria, M.A.: A Classic Crime Novel (Black Maria #1) The Crimson Rambler: A Crime Novel Don't Touch Me: A Crime Novel Dynasty of the Small: ...

Author: John Russell Fearn

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434443885

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Betty Shapley was a local beauty, for whose charms three young men fell heavily. But she never expected that her coquetry would lead to the sudden and horrifyingly brutal death of one of her admirers, the shy, inoffensive Herbert Pollitt--plus the life of a fugitive for another, Vincent Grey; as well as the role of a murder-case witness for the third, Tom Clayton. Inspector Morgan and Sergeant Claythorne of the local police investigate the death, and suspect that the now-vanished Vincent Grey, against whom the evidence seems overwhelming, was responsible. So Betty, once a pupil of Roseway College for Young Ladies, asks the forbidding Miss Maria Black--"Black Maria" the headmistress detective—to prove Grey's innocence. Another classic mystery tale, the fourth in this spellbinding series.
Categories: Fiction

More Cases of a Private Eye Classic Crime Stories

More Cases of a Private Eye  Classic Crime Stories

BORGO PRESS BOOKS BY ERNEST DUDLEY The Amazing Martin Brett: Classic Crime Stories Department of Spooks: Stories of Suspense and Mystery Dr. Morelle Investigates: Two Classic Crime Tales Dr. Morelle Meets Murder: Classic Crime Stories ...

Author: Ernest Dudley

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479409815

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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This second book of Ernest Dudley’s stories about his London-based private eye, Nat Craig, and his lovely French secretary, Simone, features a varied collection of the detective's eccentric clients: young, wealthy women getting themselves blackmailed; upper-class men or women who have the jitters over the safety of their precious family heirlooms; and, occasionally, even members of the criminal class, appealing to their former nemesis for help in clearing their names of false accusations. And not infrequently, Craig finds himself confronted with grisly murders, testing both his tough resourcefulness and his considerable powers of deduction. Here are fourteen classic British crime stories displaying an intriguing psychological slant on characters from every walk of life! Great entertainment, great reading!
Categories: Fiction

A Classic Crime Collection

A Classic Crime Collection

One of these was the pulpit of the “classical” usher, one of the “English and mathematical.” Interspersed about the room, crossing and recrossing in endless irregularity, were innumerable benches and desks, black, ancient, and time-worn ...

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471152504

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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'Meantime the hellish tattoo of the heart increased. It grew quicker and quicker, and louder and louder every instant. The old man's terror must have been extreme! It grew louder, I say, louder every moment! --do you mark me well? I have told you that I am nervous: so I am. And now at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house, so strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror.' The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this timeless collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humour and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, and his finest lyric and narrative poetry -The Ravenand Annabel Lee, to name just a few - that defined American romanticism and secured Poe as one of the most enduring literary voices of the nineteenth century.
Categories: Fiction

The Grab A Classic Crime Novel

The Grab  A Classic Crime Novel

A Classic Suspense Novel F.B.I. Showdown: A Classic Suspense Novel The Grab: A Classic Crime Novel: Heggy Investigates, Book One COPYRIGHT INFORMATION Copyright © 1953 by Gordon Landsborough Copyright © | 3 BORGO PRESS BOOKS BY GORDON ...

Author: Gordon Landsborough

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434447418

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Grab a beautiful girl, yank her out of her Istanbul hotel bed, and brazenly carry her into the night, clad only in pajamas. In 1953 Turkey, you can get away with that, if you have the right connections--unless professional Trouble-Buster Joe P. Heggy just happens to be looking on--and then you’re set for trouble. Heggy decides to investigate, only to encounter flat-faced Turkish thugs who want to eliminate him in any way possible. But the American can hold his own, aided by a bunch of wise-cracking, cynical construction workers trying to do their jobs in the face of sabotage and political intrigue. And when Heggy not only finds the girl, but kidnaps her back himself, things start getting very tense indeed... A real corker of a thriller, the first of a series of hardboiled crime novels yanked screaming from the pages of the 1950s pulp paperbacks!
Categories: Fiction