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The Middle of Things

In the heart of London, John Ashton–the man from Australia–has been murdered. It seems clear that the motive was not robbery, and as he apparently had no acquaintances in town, the exposure of the murderer appears hopeless. Nevertheless, Mr. Fletcher accomplishes it in a story that keeps the reader in suspense until the very last […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective

Scarhaven Keep

When the great actor, Bassett Oliver, who was a martinet for punctuality, failed to turn up to a rehearsal which he himself had called, his business manager guessed that something had happened. It had. But it took more than one set of brains to discover the truth, and another set of very curious circumstances was […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective

The Herapath Property

Excerpt: “This was the third week of Selwood’s secretaryship to Jacob Herapath. Herapath was a well-known man in London. He was a Member of Parliament, the owner of a sort of model estate of up-to-date flats, and something of a crank about such matters as ventilation, sanitation, and lighting. He himself, a bachelor, lived in […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective

The Talleyrand Maxim

Nesta, left alone, gave herself up to deep thought, and to a careful reckoning of her position. She was longing to confide in some trustworthy person or persons, for Pratt’s revelations had plunged her into a maze of perplexity. But her difficulties were many. First of all, she would have to tell all about the […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective

The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation

Excerpt: “That’s just what I was going to suggest, he said. “There’s no good to be done hanging about here. Let’s get on to the scene of operations. If Miss Lennard’s maid has stolen her jewels, she’s probably had some hand in the theft from my cousin. We must find her. Now, then, let me […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective