Sunday, October 25, 2015

True Crime + Mystery Fiction - 500 Books on 2 DVDroms (+ Criminology)

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Contents of Disks (created on a Windows computer):

The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals by EP Evans 1906

The Border Outlaws - an authentic and thrilling history of the most noted bandits of ancient or modern times - the younger brothers, Jesse and Frank James, and their comrades in crime by James Buel 1881

United States Criminal History by P. R. Hamblin 1836

Twelve Scots Trials by William Roughead 1913

Blood Stains in Criminal Trials by Andrew Fleming 1861

Defenders and Offenders by D. Buchner & Company 1888

Life of the Notorious Desperado Cullen Baker by Thomas Orr 1870

The Story of the Outlaw: A Study of the Western Desperado by Emerson Hough - 1907

Ye Olden Blue Laws by Gustavus Myers 1921

Why Crime Does not Pay by Sophie Lyons 1913 (Sophie Lyons was one of the country's most notorious career criminals of the mid-to-late 19th century.)

Tracy, the Outlaw, King of Bandits - a narrative of the thrilling adventures of the most daring and resourceful bandit ever recorded in the criminal annals of the world by Harry Hawkeye 1908

Psychology and Crime by Thomas Holmes 1912

Murder Most Mysterious by Hargrave Lee Adam 1900

Poison Mysteries in History by C.J.S. Thompson 1923

Poison romance and Poison Mysteries by C.J.S. Thompson 1904

A Book of Scoundrels by Charles Whibley 1921

The Borden Murder Trial (Lizzie Borden), article in The Illustrated American 1893

The Greatest Detective Agency in the World (Pinkertons), article in The Strand 1905

The Greatest Criminal of the Past Century...Adam Worth, by By Pinkerton National Detective Agency 1903 (Scotland Yard detective Robert Anderson nicknamed him "the Napoleon of the criminal world", and he is commonly referred to as "the Napoleon of Crime.")

Remarkable Rogues - the careers of some notable Criminals of Europe and America by Charles Kingston 1921

The Holmes-Pitezel case -  a history of the greatest crime of the century and of the search for the missing Pitezel children by Frank P Geyer 1896 (H.H. Holmes was America's first serial killer)

American Criminal Trials, Volume 1 by Peleg Chandler 1844 (Anne Hutchinson. The Quakers. Salem witchcraft. Thomas Maule. John Peter Zenger. New York Negro Plot etc)

American Criminal Trials, Volume 2 by Peleg Chandler 1844

Why Some Men Kill (Murder mysteries revealed) by George A Thacher 1919

The truth about the Frank case by CP Connolly 1915 (famous murder mystery in the deep South)

Famous Mysteries by John Watkins 1919 (Lizzie Borden)

Brigham's Destroying Angel - being the life, confession, and startling disclosures of the notorious Bill Hickman, the Danite (Mormon) chief of Utah 1904

The History of Pirates, free-booters or buccaneers of America by JW Archenholz 1907

Life, trial and execution of Edward H. Ruloff: the perpetrator of eight Murder & Other Crimes 1871

Jesse James and his band of Notorious Outlaws by W Gordon 1891

A Book of Remarkable Criminals by Henry Irving 1918

History of Billy the Kid by Charles Siringo 1920

Train and bank robbers of the West, by A Appler 1889

The Crime of the Century - The assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin by Henry M Hunt 1889

Celebrated Criminal Cases of America by Thomas Duke 1910

Woman and Crime by Hargrave Lee Adam 1912 (Poisoners, Baby Farmers, Financial Defrauders etc)

The Female Offender by Cesare Lombroso 1904

Chronicles of Crime and Criminals - Full and authentic account of the murder by Henry Wainwright of his mistress, Harriet Lane, and an extended account of the Whitechapel murders by the infamous Jack the Ripper 1895

Madame de Brinvilliers and her Times by Hugh Stokes 1911 (Wholesale Poisoner)

Trial of C. B. Reynolds for Blasphemy by Ingersoll 1888

Science and the Criminal by CA Mitchell 1911

Crimes of Preachers in the United States and Canada by ME Billings 1914

Beasts in Cassocks - the Crimes of the Heads of the Russian Greek Catholic Orthodox Church in America by John F Dudikoff

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 1 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 2 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 3 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 4 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 5 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 6 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 7 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 8 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 9 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 10 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The History and Romance of Crime from the Earliest Time to the Present Day, Volume 11 by Arthur Griffiths 1900

The Crowd, A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave LeBon (One of the greatest and most influential books of social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive on the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd, its sentiments and morality, ideas, reasoning power, imagination, opinions and much more. A must-read volume  for students of history, sociology, law and psychology. Featured liberally in Ann Coulter's new book _Demonic_)

Professional criminals of America by Thomas Byrnes 1886 (Methods of Professional Criminals of America, Bank Burglars, Bank Sneak Thieves, Forgers, Hotel and Boarding-House Thieves, Sneak and House Thieves, Store and Safe Burglars, Shoplifters and Pickpockets, Confidence and Banco Men, Recelvers of Stolen Goods, Tricks of Sawdust Men, Frauds in Horse Sales, Why Thieves are Photographed, Descriptions and Records of Professional Criminals, Several Notable Forgers, International Forgers - Secret History of the Wilkes, Hamilton, Becker, Engles Gang of Forgers - Their Chief's Confession, Other Noted Criminals, Bank Robberies, Miscellaneous Robberies, Mysterious Murders, Executions in the Tombs Prison)

Professional thieves and the detective by Allen Pinkerton 1883

Studies of French criminals of the Nineteenth Century by HB Irving 1901

The Monks of Monk Hall by George Lippard 1876 (Murder - Seduction- Corruption- Insanity- Secret societies- Graverobbing- Loosely based on the real-life trial of Singleton Mercer, who murdered Mahlon Heberton. Lippard's novel is classic 19th-century sensational fiction.)

Unfinished Man - a Scientific Analysis of the Psychopath or Human Degenerate by Albert Wilson 1910

Lives of Twelve Bad Men - original studies of Eminent Scoundrels by Thomas Seccombe 1894

Mysteries of Police and Crime, Volume 1 by Arthur Griffiths 1899

Mysteries of Police and Crime, Volume 2 by Arthur Griffiths 1899

Trial of Franz Muller 1911 (Franz Müller (31 October 1840 - 14 November 1864), was a German tailor who hanged for the murder of Thomas Briggs, the first killing on a British train)

Famous Irish trials by M.M. Bodkin 1918

Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck 1916

Memories of Famous Trials by Evelyn Henry Villebois Burnaby 1907

Famous Trials of the Century by James Beresford Atlay 1899

Famous Kentucky Tragedies and Trials by Lewis F Johnson 1916

Some Distinguished Victims of the Scaffold by Horace Bleackley 1905

The Chronicles of Newgate (Chronicles of Crime), Volume 1 by Arthur Griffith 1884

The Chronicles of Newgate (Chronicles of Crime), Volume 2 by Arthur Griffith 1884

Clever Criminals by John Lang 1871

Survivors' tales of famous crimes by Walter Wood 1916

Celebrated Crimes, Volume 1 by Alexandre Dumas 1896

Celebrated Crimes, Volume 2 by Alexandre Dumas 1896

Celebrated Crimes, Volume 3 by Alexandre Dumas 1896

Famous Cases of Circumstantial Evidence by S.M. Phillipps 1879

Warped in the Making - Crimes of Love and Hate by Harry Ashton-Wolfe 1920

Criminal Sociology by Enrico Ferri 1900

History of a crime by Victor Hugo 1920

A History of Crime in England, Volume 1 by Luke Owen Pike 1873

A History of Crime in England, Volume 2 by Luke Owen Pike 1873

London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes 1912

Criminology, crimes and criminals by JW Slayton 1910

Criminology by Maurice Parmelee 1918

Life and bloody career of the executed criminal, James Copeland, the great Southern land pirate by J.R.S. Pitts 1874

From Cain to Capone by John McConaughy

Frauds of America - Beware of shams, how they are worked and how to foil them - the tricks and methods of all kinds of frauds and swindlers, from the petty sneak-theif to the cleverest schemes of the expert bank robber, fully exposed for the protection of the American public by EG Redmond 1902

Last studies in Criminology by Henry Irving 1921

List of Works Relating to Criminology 1911

Notes on duels and duelling by L Sabine 1855

The History of Duelling, Volume 1 by JG Millingen 1841

The History of Duelling, Volume 2 by JG Millingen 1841

Lives and Exploits of English highwaymen, pirates, and robbers by Charles Whitehead 1883

Lives and exploits of the most noted highwaymen, robbers and murderers by Charles Whitehead 1847

The Story of Crime from the cradle to the grave by HL Adam 1907

Ames on Forgery: Its Detection and Illustration by Daniel T. Ames 1900

A Famous Forgery - being the story of "the unfortunate" Doctor Dodd by Percy H Fitzgerald 1865

The Gentle Art of Faking - a history of the methods of producing imitations & spurious works of art from the earliest times up to the present day by Riccardo Nobili 1922

Forging his chains. The Autobiography of George Bidwell with the story of his connection with the so-called 1,000,000 forgery on the Bank of England, and a complete account of his arrest, trial, conviction, and confinement for fourteen years in English prisons. With numerous illustrations 1888

The Outlaws - a story of the building of the West by Le Roy Armstrong 1902

The Border Bandits - an authentic and thrilling history of the noted outlaws, Jesse and Frank James, and their bands of highwaymen compiled from reliable sources only and containing the latest facts in regard to these desperate freebooters by James W Buel 1881

The Cash Family of South Carolina - a Truthful Account of the many crimes committed by the Carolina cavalier outlaws by SW Henley 1884

Stories from Scotland Yard by Maurice Moser 1890

Cleek of Scotland Yard (Detective Stories) by Thomas W. Hanshew 1914

The Brighton Murder: An Authentic & Faithful History of the Atrocious Murder of Celia Holloway by Charles Hindley 1875

Life, Crimes, and Confession of Bridget Durgan, The Fiendish Murderess of Mrs. Coriel Whom she Butchered 1867

Fall River - an authentic narrative by CR Williams 1834 (An account of the circumstances leading to the trial of the Rev. Ephraim Avery for the murder of Sarah Cornell in Fall River in December 1832)

Life and confession of Stephen Dee Richards, the murderer of nine persons 1879

The most extraordinary trial of William Palmer 1857 (William Palmer (6 August 1824 – 14 June 1856), also known as the Rugeley Poisoner or the Prince of Poisoners, was an English doctor found guilty of murder in one of the most notorious cases of the 19th century. He was convicted for the 1855 murder of his friend John Cook, and was executed in public by hanging the following year. He had poisoned Cook with strychnine, and was suspected of poisoning several other people including his brother and his mother-in-law, as well as four of his children who died of "convulsions" before their first birthdays. Palmer made large sums of money from the deaths of his wife and brother after collecting on life insurance, and by defrauding his wealthy mother out of thousands of pounds, all of which he lost through gambling on horses.)

The Greatest Burglary on Record: Robbery of the Northampton National Bank 1876

The Original Sherlock Holmes, article in Colliers magazine 1904 (about Dr Joseph Bell, Arthur Conan Doyle's mentor)

A Day with Dr Conan Doyle, article in the Strand Magazine 1892

Murder as a Fine Art by Thomas de Quincy

Criminal Investigation, a practical handbook for magistrates, police officers and lawyers by Hans Gross 1906 (Hans Gross was an Austrian criminal jurist and an examining magistrate. He is believed to be the creator of the field of criminalistics and is to this day seen as the father of Criminal Investigation)

Criminal Psychology by Hans Gross 1911

Modern Theories of Criminality by Constancio Bernaldo de Quiros 1911

Anatomical Studies upon brains of criminals by Moriz Benedikt 1881

The Criminal - a Scientific Study by August Drahms 1900

The Criminal by Havelock Ellis 1890

The Psychology of the Criminal by M.H. Smith 1922

The Criminal Mind by Maurice de Fleury 1900

On the Witness Stand - essays on psychology and crime by Munsterberg Hugo 1909 (Illusions. The memory of the witness. The detection of crime. The traces of emotions. Untrue confessions. Suggestions in court. Hypnotism and crime)

The Origin of Finger-printing by William James Herschel 1916

The Technique of the Mystery Story by Carolyn Wells 1913

Finger Prints by Francis Galton 1892

Famous Detective Stories by Joseph Walker McSpadden 1920

The History of the Last Trial by Jury for Atheism in England by George Jacob Holyoake 1850

History of Trial by Jury by William Forsyth 1850

A brief on the modes of proving the facts most frequently in issue or collaterally in question on the trial of civil or criminal cases by Austin Abbott 1912

Celebrated Trials by Henry Lauren Clinton - 1897

The Criminal Imbecile - an analysis of three remarkable murder cases by Henry H Goddard 1915

PLUS you get: The Oldest Mystery and Crime Books and Tales - some of these Books contain many tales and stories so there are actually Hundreds of Tales of Mystery here for your enjoyment

The Three Apples (Arabian Nights, Volume 1) 1901 (In this tale, a fisherman discovers a heavy locked chest along the Tigris river and he sells it to the Abbasid Caliph, Harun al-Rashid, who then has the chest broken open only to find inside it the dead body of a young woman who was cut into pieces.)

Zadig by Voltaire 1910 (Written in 1748 this is one of the earliest examples of detective fiction which features a main character who performs feats of analysis.)

Bel and the Dragon (Jewish Apocryphal story, the world's Oldest Locked Room Mystery)

The Story of Susanna (Jewish Apocryphal story, the world's Oldest Courtroom Drama)

Eumenides by Aeschylus (2500 year old work with a Jury Trial)

The Trail of the Serpent by Mary E Braddon 1861 ("A strong argument can be made that Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s The Trail of the Serpent is a detective story — perhaps the first full-length one." Yahoo FictionMags)

Caleb Williams by William Godwin 1831 (considered by some to be the first crime novel)

Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg 1824 (part-gothic novel, part-psychological mystery, part-curio, part-metafiction, part-satire, part-case study of totalitarian thought, it can also be thought of as an early example of modern crime fiction)

The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott 1875 (fictional account of an actual murder)

Historical Mysteries by Andrew Lang 1904 (14 Mysteries)

Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe 1908

The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1894

Bleak House by Charles Dickens 1906

Armadale by Wilkie Collins 1897

The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 by Eugene Sue 1845

The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 2 by Eugene Sue 1845

The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 3 by Eugene Sue 1845

The Wandering Jew by Eugene Sue 1889 Volume 1

The Wandering Jew by Eugene Sue 1889 Volume 2

The Wandering Jew by Eugene Sue 1889 Volume 3

History of the Thirteen by Honore be Balzac 1896

The Leo Frank Case - The Inside Story of Georgia's Greatest Murder Mystery 1913

The House Opposite - a Mystery (1902) by Elizabeth Kent

The Murder of Edwin Drood Recounted by PT Carden 1920

The mystery in the Drood Family by M Saunders 1914

Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume 1889

The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson 1911

The New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson 1905

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Illustrated) 1892

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Illustrated) 1905

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1902

His Last Bow - a Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1917

The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison 1896

The Red Triangle, Further chronicles of Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison 1903

The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison 1903

A Thief in the Night by EW Hornung 1905

The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by C. L. Pirkis 1894(perhaps the first female sleuth)

Hilda Wade by Grant Allen (completed by Conan Doyle) 1900

Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain (uses Detective skills)

The Old Man in the Corner by Baronness Orczy 1908

The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux 1915

The Count's Chauffeur by William Le Queux 1908

The Passenger from Scotland Yard by HF Wood 1888

The Great Tontine by Hawley Smart 1882

The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman 1908 (perhaps the first story involving fingerprint evidence)'

John Silence by Algernon Blackwood (psychic detective) 1915

The Triumph of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr (early Poirot like detection) 1906

The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry 1919

The Beetle by Richard Marsh 1917 (a mix of horror and detective story)

The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby 1902

The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart 1908

The Man in lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart 1909

In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis 1901

At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason 1910

Arsène Lupin: An Adventure Story by by Maurice Leblanc 1909 (Arsene Lupin was France's Sherlock Holmes)

Arsene Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes (yes, it really is spelled that way in this book) by Maurice Leblanc 1910

The Hollow Needle by Maurice Leblanc (there's even a character in here named "Holmlock Shears) 1910

813 by Maurice Leblanc (Lupin’s greatest case...also in Kindle format)

Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries by Melville Davidson Post 1918 (kindle format also) (considered by one blogger to be the finest collection of American detective stories since Poe)

Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason by Melville Davidson Post 1896

Terence O'Rourke, Gentleman Adventurer by LJ Vance 1905

The Lone Wolf by LJ Vance 1914 (probably the first gentleman crook)

The Achievements of Luther Trant 1910 (maybe the first psychological detective)

The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer 1920

The Silent Bullet (Scientific Sleuth) by Arthur Reeve 1910

The Secret House by Edgar Wallace 1919

The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace 1920 (the prototype of the modern thriller)

The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes 1914 (A haunting mystery tale that revolves around the Jack the Ripper murders, this novel was the basis for several films)

The Red House Mystery by AA Milne 1922, a famous whodunit by the author of the Winnie the Pooh books.

Six Cent Sam (Mr. Dunton's Invention, Greaves' Disappearance, Raxworthy's Treasure, The John North Mystery, A Model Murder, The Symposium)

Twelve Scots Trials by William Roughead 1913 (The Parson of Spott, The doom of Lady Warriston, Touching one Major Weir, a warlock, The ordeal of Philip Stanfield, The ghost of Sergeant Davies, Katharine Nairn, Keith of Northfield, "The wife o'Denside", Concerning Christina Gilmour, The St. Fergus affair, The Dunecht mystery, The Arran Murder)

The Dark House - A Knot Unravelled by George Manville Fenn 1885

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 1 by Julian Hawthorne 1908

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 2 by Julian Hawthorne 1908

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 3 by Julian Hawthorne 1908

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 4 by Julian Hawthorne 1908

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 5 by Julian Hawthorne 1908

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 6 by Julian Hawthorne 1908 (101 Tales in 6 Volumes)

The Black Cap - New Stories of Murder and Mystery (14 stories)

The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet- a Detective Story by B Stevenson 1912

Masterpieces of Mystery, Volume 1 by Joseph French 1922

Masterpieces of Mystery, Volume 2 by Joseph French 1922

Masterpieces of Mystery, Volume 3 by Joseph French 1922

Masterpieces of Mystery, Volume 4 by Joseph French 1922 (About 36 tales in all)

The Innocence of Father Brown by GKC 1911

The Man Who Was Thursday - A Nightmare by GKC 1908

Trent's Last Case by EC Bentley 1913

A Mediaeval Burglary by TF Tout 1916

Satan Absolved - a Victorian mystery (poem) by WS Blunt 1899

The Great Crime of 1860 by Joseph Whitaker Stapleton (this is now the basis of a new bestseller called the Suspicions of Mr Whicher)

The Leavenworth Case: a Lawyer's Story by Anna Katharine Green 1906

The Filigree Ball, being a full and true account of the solution of the mystery concerning the Jeffrey-Moore Affair by Anna Katharine Green 1903

A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green 1879

The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green 1906

The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green 1905

The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green 1905

The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Room Number 3 and other Mystery Stories by Anna Katharine Green 1913


The Golden Slipper and other Problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katharine Green 1915

True Stories of Crime from the District Attorney's Office by Arthur Cheney Train 1908

Bucholz and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton 1880

The Maurice Mystery by John Esten Cooke 1885

The Works of Gaboriau 1908 (M.Lecoq - The Honor of the Name - The Lerouge Affair - File Number 113 - The Little Old Man of Batignolles)

The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill 1895 (The Big Bow Mystery was the first locked room murder novel. It has been almost continuously in print since 1891 and has been used as the basis for three commercial films.)

The Hunt Ball Mystery by William Magnay 1918

The Dark House - A Knot Unravelled by George Manville Fenn 1885

The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux in wordpard and text format
(In 1898, Elisabeth, Empress of Austria-Hungary, was on the quay at Lake Geneva awaiting the steam ferry to Montreux when, without warning or apparent motive, the anarchist Luigi Lucheni plunged a needle file into her heart. Because of the very thin nature of the wound, the Empress did not realise that she had been fatally injured and walked unaided to her cabin, where she collapsed and soon died.[citation needed] It is not known whether she locked the cabin door behind her - which would have created the appearance of a locked room murder. At least one prominent French locked room expert, Roland Lacourbe, believes that this notorious event was the inspiration for Gaston Leroux's The Mystery of the Yellow Room)

Hide and Seek; Or, The Mystery of Mary Grice: A Novel by Wilkie Collins 1898

The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens 1870

Famous Mysteries: Curious and Fantastic Riddles of Human Life by John Elfreth Watkins - 1919
(The Strange Case of Marie Lafarge - The most baffling of all French murder mysteries involved the daughter of one of Napoleon's favorite officers, Colonel Cappelle, of the Old Guard. This beautiful girl was also the granddaughter of the famous Duke of Orleans (Philippe Egalite) and of his companion and housekeeper, Mme. de Genlis.)

The Captain of the Polestar and other Tales by Arthur Conan Doyle 1912

The Doings of Raffles Haw by Arthur Conan Doyle 1892
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1893
(The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'.)

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 1874 (considered the first detective novel in the English language)
No Name by Wilkie Collins 1893
(The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is killed suddenly in an accident and his wife follows shortly thereafter, it is revealed that they were not married at the time of their daughters' births, making their daughters "Nobody's Children" in the eyes of English law and robbing them of their inheritance. Andrew Vanstone's elder brother Michael gleefully takes possession of his brother's fortune, leaving his nieces to make their own way in the world. Norah, the elder sister, accepts her misfortune gracefully, but the headstrong Magdalen is determined to have her revenge. Using her dramatic talent and assisted by wily swindler Captain Wragge, Magdalen plots to regain her rightful inheritance.)

The Ghost's Touch by Wilkie Collins (part of "I Say No"; Or, The Love-letter Answered: And Other Stories by Wilkie Collins) 1893
Masterpieces of Mystery by Joseph Lewis French 1920

Mysteries of Police and Crime: A General Survey of Wrongdoing and Its Pursuit by Arthur Griffiths 1899

Twenty-five Years of Detective Life by Jerome Caminada 1895
Fifty Years a Detective by Thomas Furlong 1912

Why Some Men Kill; Or, Murder Mysteries Revealed by George A. Thacher 1919

A Coin of Edward VII by Fergus Hume 1903

The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume 1905

A Double Barrelled Detective Story by Mark Twain 1902

Geometry Detected by Sherlock Holmes (Article in The Mathematics Teacher) 1921

Miss Madelyn Mack detective by Hugh Weir 1914

Strange Secrets by Arthur Conan Doyle 1895

Tangled Trails - a Western Detective Story by William M Rayne 1922

That Affair Next Door by Anna Katherine Green 1897

X Y Z - A Detective Story by Anna Katherine Green 1883

The Great Taxicab Robbery by James H Collins 1912

The Mystery of the Hidden Room by Marion Harvey 1922

The Original Sherlock Holmes by Dr Harold Emery Jones 1904

The Romance of London - Strange Stories, Volume 1 by John Timbs 1902

The Romance of London - Strange Stories, Volume 2 by John Timbs 1902

The Somnambulist and the Detective - The Murderer and the Fortune Teller by Allan Pinkerton 1875

The Unromantic Detective 1910

Winsome Winnie, and other new nonsense novels by Stephen Leacock 1921

Clues to Dickens's Mystery of Edwin Drood by John C Walters 1905

Master Tales of Mystery by Francis J Reynolds Volume 1 1915 (14 tales)

Master Tales of Mystery by Francis J Reynolds Volume 2 1915 (11 tales)

Master Tales of Mystery by Francis J Reynolds Volume 2 1915 (12 tales)

Martin Faber - the story of a Criminal and other Tales, Volume 1 by William Simms 1837

Martin Faber - the story of a Criminal and other Tales, Volume 2 by William Simms 1837

Ashton-Kirk, Secret Agent by John T McIntyre 1912

The Dunn-Connery Murder Mystery 1917

The Sturgis Wager - A detective Story by Edgar Morette 1899

Cleek, the man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew 1913

Murder Will Out - The first step in Crime leads to the Gallows. The Horrors of the Queen city by William De Beck 1867

Selected Tales of Mystery by Edgar Allen Poe 1909

Mystery Tales by Dostoyevsky, Bergsoe, Ingemann 1909 (13 tales)

The Gerrard Street Mystery and other Weird Tales by John C Dent 1888

The Sleuth of St. James's Square by Melville D Post 1920

Men, Women and Guns by HC McNeile 1916

The Bishop's Secret by Fergus Hume 1906

The Pagan's Cup by Fergus Hume 1902

True Stories of Crime from the District Attorney's Office by Arthur C Train 1912

A Cowboy Detective by Charles Siringo 1912

The Great International Confederacy of Thieves, Burglars and Incendiaries on the Canadian Frontier by L'Armitage 1865

The Mansion of Mystery - Being a Certain Case of Importance, Taken from the Note-book of Adam Adams, Investigator and Detective by Chester Steele 1911

The Mysterious Disappearance of Helen St. Vincent by John J Flinn 1895

Ancient, Curious and Famous Wills by Virgil Harris 1911

Great Cases of Famous Detectives By George Barton 1913

The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton 1889

The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton 1874

Adventures of the World's Greatest Detectives by George Barton 1909

Plus you get:

The Works of Wilkie Collins (Mysteries) 1900 [YOU GET THIRTY VOLUMES]

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  1. Some Inconsistencies of Sherlock Holmes, article in The Bookman 1902

    A recent number of The Independent some contains a paper on inconsistencies of Sherlock Holmes, in Sherlock which the claim is made Holmes that his creation is a distinct addition to English literature, and that the stories in which he appears are better than the stories by Gaboriau and Poe, with which they have been often compared. The reason for this is found in the fact that the human element enters very decidedly into the Sherlock Holmes cycle, whereas it has little to do with the narratives about M. Lecoq and M. Dupin. Gaboriau's detective stories are, indeed, mere Chinese puzzles. Poe's are mathematical problems, or perhaps we should say problems in chess. Conan Doyle, however, has made us feel an interest in Sherlock Holmes, and in Watson, and in Gregson and Lestrade and Mycroft Holmes as human beings with very distinct and definite characteristics.

    There is one little inconsistency in the portraiture of Holmes which we are surprised that no one yet has mentioned. In A Study in Scarlet Watson catalogues Holmes's limitations, and among other things says that his knowledge of literature was nil. "Of contemporary literature, philosophy and politics he appeared to know next to nothing. Upon my quoting Thomas Carlyle, he inquired in the naivest way who he might be and what he had done." This is pretty specific as a statement, and therefore one is naturally surprised to find in the very next book (The Sign of the Four) Sherlock Holmes recommending Watson to study Winwood Reade's Martyrdom of Man (page 26), citing French aphorisms (page 74), quoting Goethe in the original German (page 77). referring to Jean Paul in relation to Carlyle! (page 92), reverting once more to Winwood Reade (page 136), and winding up at last with another bit of Goethe (page 193). Elsewhere he shows a familiarity with George Sand, and in "A Case of Identity" gets in both Horace and Hafiz in a single sentence. Indeed, in the matter of quotations and allusions, we think that the later Sherlock Holmes could run Mr. Mabie pretty hard.

    We believe that the interest of the reading public in Sherlock Holmes is increasing rather than diminishing as time goes on. One proof of this is found in the fact that Dr. Doyle has been absolutely forced to write another Holmes story, and that the serial publication of it in the Strand has made the issues of that magazine jump to thirty thousand copies beyond its normal circulation. We are reading The Hound of the Baskervilles ourselves, and it is the first story that we have read in serial form for more than ten years. We should like to publish some guesses here as to how it is going to turn out, but we prudently abstain. The thing indeed is growing so fearfully complex as to seem scarcely to admit of any solution whatever; yet experience has shown that when the explanation does come, it will be so absurdly simple as to make one fairly gasp at not having seen it from the beginning. The Strand, by the way, is publishing the best short stories that we have lately come across. The Christmas number alone contained two gems, and we recommend everybody to buy it and to read "Battery Fifteen" and "The Meeting-place of the Three Friends." The latter contains a theme which, from the time of Count Fathom's adventure down to ten years ago, was unfailing in its interest, but which of late has been lost sight of—the lonely inn where travellers are murdered.