Category Archives: Classic Mysteries

October 05

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Mystery & Fantasy Stories

Mystery & Fantasy Stories features four mysterious and fantastic tales from America’s premier author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. The volume includes “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the short story that served as the basis for the 2008 film starring Brad Pitt. “Fitzgerald had one of the rarest qualities in all of literature…the word is charm…a […]

September 15

Death at the Excelsior and Other Stories by P.G. Wodehouse

The title story, “Death at the Excelsior,” introduces readers to British private detective Elliot Oaks and his more experienced boss Paul Snyder in P.G. Wodehouse’s only attempt at a detective story, which he pulls off with his signature comic twists and turns. The collection also offers a selection of other classic Wodehouse tales, including those […]

September 14

The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne

“…one of the three best mystery stories of all time.” ALEXANDER WOLCOTT “…an agreeable book, light, amusing in the Punch style, written with a deceptive smoothness that is not as easy as it looks.” RAYMOND CHANDLER ”This droll whodunit from the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh sparkles with witty dialogue, deft plotting, and an amusing cast. In […]

September 11

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

“It is hard to conceive of a more extreme character than Sherlock Holmes…with his monomaniacal focus on crime, fits of depression, cocaine injections, clouds of tobacco smoke, melancholic violin-playing, and bursts of furious energy once the game is afoot. Holmes is a brilliant creation, but he is excessive in every way. And Holmes’ cases are […]

September 11

Father Brown Mysteries (Volume 1): The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton

Mystery stories set in pre-WWI London, featuring Father Brown, a Roman Catholic priest with deep insight into criminals and crime — the Lt. Columbo of his day. “[Father Brown] is one of the greatest of all great detective figures…His field of knowledge is human nature, and his skills are observation, reason, and common sense.” KINGSLEY […]

September 10

Father Brown Mysteries (Volume 2): Ten Classic Cases by G.K. Chesterton

“[Father Brown] is one of the greatest of all great detective figures…His field of knowledge is human nature, and his skills are observation, reason, and common sense.” KINGSLEY AMIS “The Father Brown stories are brilliantly written in a style richly complex, imaginative, vigorous, poetic, and spiced with paradoxes…Chesterton was one of the first writers of […]

September 10

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

“Any mystery writer who wants to learn how to plot should spend a few days reading Agatha Christie. She’ll show you everything you want to know.” DONNA LEON, author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti novels “Refreshingly original.” Times Literary Supplement (London) ABOUT THE BOOK: First published in 1922, The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie is […]

September 10

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

High Praise for the Queen of Crime Fiction! “My very first grown-up book, I distinctly remember going to the library and my mom helping me pick out an Agatha Christie book. I tore through The Mysterious Affair at Styles. GILLIAN FLYNN, author of Gone Girl “[Agatha Christie wrote] brilliantly compact, stylized and efficient mysteries…the genre in […]