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Murder On the Orient Express

Murder On the Orient Express

by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on January 1, 1934 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00. The book features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice

by Ian Fleming

Bond, a shattered man after the death of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has gone to pieces as an agent, endangering himself and his fellow operatives. M, unwilling to accept the loss of one of his best men, sends 007 to Japan for one last, near-impossible mission. But Japan proves to be Bond's downfall, leading him to a mysterious residence known as the 'Castle of Death' where he encounters an old enemy revitalized. All the omens suggest that this is the end for the British agent and, for... Read more about this item
Daughter Of Time

Daughter Of Time

by Josephine Tey

Josephine Tey began writing full-time after the successful publication of her first novel, The Man in the Queue (1929), which introduced Inspector Grant of Scotland Yard. She died in 1952, leaving her entire estate to the National Trust.
Death On the Nile

Death On the Nile

by Agatha Christie

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything … until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed …
Devil In a Blue Dress

Devil In a Blue Dress

by Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley's very well-received first book, introduces detective Easy Rawlins and centers around his transformation from day-laborer to detective. Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s, Rawlins takes on a side job to pay his mortgage after losing his job at a defense plant. His first mystery is trying to find a woman named Daphne Monet, a missing white woman who was known to frequent black jazz clubs. Devil in a Blue Dress was adapted into a film of the same title starring Denzel Washington.
Murder At the Vicarage

Murder At the Vicarage

by Agatha Christie

E-book exclusive extras: Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on The Murder at the Vicarage; "The Marples": the complete guide to all the cases of crime literature's foremost female detective.The murder of Colonel Protheroe -- shot through the head -- is a shock to everyone in St Mary Mead, though hardly an unpleasant one. Now even the vicar, who had declared that killing the detested Protheroe would be 'doing the world at large a favour,' is a suspect -- the Colonel has been dispatched in the... Read more about this item
Ordeal By Innocence

Ordeal By Innocence

by Agatha Christie

While serving a sentence for killing his mother - a crime he insisted he didn't commit - Jacko Argyle dies in prison. Two years later, the man who could have supported Jacko's alibi suddenly turns up. It appears that Jacko was innocent... and that the murderer is part of the surviving family.The novel was first published in 1958 by William Collins Son & Co. in London, and in 1959 by Dodd, Mead & Co. in New York. It was filmed in 1984 by Golan-Gobus Productions in England starring Donald Sutherland, Sarah... Read more about this item
Endless Night

Endless Night

by Agatha Christie

Endless Night is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on October 30, 1967 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. The UK edition retailed at eighteen shillings (18/-) and the US edition at $4.95. It was one of her favorites of her own works and received some of the warmest critical notices of her career upon publication.
The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse

by Agatha Christie

The Pale Horse is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie.  The novel features her novelist detective Ariadne Oliver as a minor character and reflects in tone the supernatural novels of Dennis Wheatley who was then at the height of his popularity. -
The Body In the Library

The Body In the Library

by Agatha Christie

The Body in the Library is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1942 and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in May of the same year. The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6). The novel features her fictional amateur detective Miss Marple.
Hollow, The

Hollow, The

by Agatha Christie

E-book exclusive extras:1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on The Hollow;2) "The Poirots": the complete guide to all the cases of the great Belgian detective.
The Red House Mystery

The Red House Mystery

by A A Milne

The first and only detective novel written by the beloved author of Winnie-the-Pooh, The Red House Mystery was a 'locked room' whodunnit that was immensely popular. Published during the Golden Age of the detective novel, it featured an amateur sleuth setting about to solve a mysterious murder during a party at an English country house. 
450 From Paddington

450 From Paddington

by Agatha Christie

E-book exclusive extras:1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on 4.50 from Paddington;2) "The Marples": the complete guide to all the cases of crime literature's foremost female detective.For an instant the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy stared helplessly out of her carriage window as a man tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Mrs McGillicuddy’s friend Jane Marple, would... Read more about this item
The Lonely Silver Rain

The Lonely Silver Rain

by John D MacDonald

The Lonely Silver Rain (1985) is the 21st and final novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The work was published a year prior to the author's death, and was not intentionally the end of the series. It is also notable for the introduction of McGee's daughter Jean, who he unwittingly (but not unwillingly) sired with the now-deceased love interest Puss Killian from the ninth book in the series: Pale Gray for Guilt.
Death Comes As the End

Death Comes As the End

by Agatha Christie

It is 2000 BC in Egypt and Imhotep the Ka-Priest brings home his beautiful young concubine Nofret. But not all the members of his family welcome her. When she is found dead Imhotep's daughter, Renisenb, suspects it might not have been an accident. The death unleashes the greed and hate that have been building up within the family and the horrific events that follow tear it apart.This is Christie's only book with a historical setting. The idea of setting a murder mystery novel in Egypt was suggested to... Read more about this item
The Sunday Philosophy Club

The Sunday Philosophy Club

by Alexander McCall Smith

With The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith, the author of the best-selling and beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, begins a wonderful new series starring the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie.Isabel is fond of problems, and sometimes she becomes interested in problems that are, quite frankly, none of her business. This may be the case when Isabel sees a young man plunge to his death from the upper circle of a concert hall in Edinburgh. Despite the advice of her housekeeper,... Read more about this item
Rogue Male

Rogue Male

by Geoffrey Household

Thanks to russelldavies for the cover image - http://www.flickr.com/photos/russelldavies/3431324634/in/pool-openlibrary
Towards Zero

Towards Zero

by Agatha Christie

Towards Zero is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in June 1944 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in July of the same year. The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6). The book is the last to feature her recurring character of Superintendent Battle.
Dead Man's Folly

Dead Man's Folly

by Agatha Christie

Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the village fete hosted by Sir George and Lady Stubbs, a feeling of dread settles on the famous crime novelist Adriane Oliver. Call it instinct, but it's a feeling she just can't explain…or get away from. In desperation she summons her old friend, Hercule Poirot – and her instincts are soon proved correct when the 'pretend' murder victim is discovered playing the scene for real, a rope wrapped tightly around her neck…But it's the great detective who first... Read more about this item
Mrs McGinty's Dead

Mrs McGinty's Dead

by Agatha Christie

Mrs McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes revealed traces of the victim's blood and hair. Yet something was amiss: Bentley just didn't look like a murderer. Poirot believed he could save the man from the gallows -- what he didn't realise was that his own life was now in great danger...
Leopard

Leopard

by Jo Nesbo

JO NESBØ is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum). The Leopard is the sixth of Nesbø's novels to be translated into English.
Original Sin

Original Sin

by P D James

P. D. James is the author of twenty-one books, most of which have been filmed for television. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain'sHome Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many prizes and honours, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991 and was inducted into the International Crime  Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. She lives in... Read more about this item
A Red Death

A Red Death

by Walter Mosley

G" Is For Gumshoe

G" Is For Gumshoe

by Sue Grafton

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock

by Agatha Christie

Detective Fiction Books & Ephemera

Isle Of Dogs

Isle Of Dogs

by Cornwell, Patricia

Patricia Cornwell’s novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. Now, with this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, she outdoes herself, with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall. Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of... Read more about this item
The Labours Of Hercules

The Labours Of Hercules

by Christie, Agatha

E-book exclusive extras:1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on The Labours of Hercules;2) "The Poirots": the complete guide to all the cases of the great Belgian detective.
A Little Yellow Dog

A Little Yellow Dog

by Mosley, Walter

A Little Yellow Dog (Easy Rawlins #5) continues the saga of Easy Rawlin, who is now working as a janitor at a junior High School.  Easy is asked to care for a small dog owned by an attractive teacher at the school, Idabell Holland - but then her husband is killed, and she is in danger.
Easy is a man with a past...can he find out who is behind these murders before the fingers are pointed at him?
Broken Homes

Broken Homes

by Aaronovitch, Ben

My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame -- whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen’s Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast. With the new year, I have... Read more about this item
Coroner\'s Pidgin - Penguin 736

Coroner's Pidgin - Penguin 736

by Allingham, Margery

Margaret Allingham was a prolific writer who sold her first story at age eight and published her first novel before turning 20. Allingham went on to become one of the pre-eminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s.
She Died a Lady

She Died a Lady

by Dickson, Carter

She Died A Lady is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906-1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a whodunnit and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale.
It Walks By Night

It Walks By Night

by Carr, John Dickson

Nightwork

Nightwork

by Hansen, Joseph

Blind Barber

Blind Barber

by Carr, John Dickson

Fatal Venture - Penguin No1379

Fatal Venture - Penguin No1379

by Wills, Crofts Freeman

The Judas Window

The Judas Window

by Dickson, Carter

Trent\'s Last Case

Trent's Last Case

by Bentley, E C

Cold, Lone, and Still

Cold, Lone, and Still

by Mitchell, Gladys

Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse

by Dexter, Colin

Judgment Day

Judgment Day

by Farrell, James T

Black Betty

Black Betty

by Mosley, Walter

Masterpieces Of Mystery

Masterpieces Of Mystery

by Queen, Ellery, Editor; Various Authors

Uncoffind Clay

Uncoffind Clay

by Mitchell, Gladys