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Crime Fiction Lover has two articles each linked to the other providing links to free copies of classic crime fiction novels. They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time including since your last visit. They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the site offerings, alone or not at all site only.
They have over 6, free ebooks listed. There were free ebooks listed at the time of this post. DailyLit has 33 full free ebooks in its Mystery category and 4 full free ebooks in its Thriller category.
These are delivered in installments to your email, hence the "Daily" lit. Digital Book Index has links to several hundred free Mystery novels. Since these are links offsite, download and viewing options vary, though their listing does indicate the format available for each work.
These look to be scans of the originals. EarlyMysteryNovels has a good deal of information and links on mystery writers from the s to the early s.
Some of the links are to pay sites, but most are to free collections online. A good way to find novels by author and a lot of good general information on the mystery genre. I also noticed that they link to this page East of the Web has a good sized collection of short stories in its Crime and Detectives genre, including a sub-genre for Sherlock Holmes. Download and viewing options vary. Some are available for free download in PDF at the site and others are linked offsite.
It is a nice mix of classic and newer novels. These are all available for free download in PDF. A mixture of classic novels and a few unique entries. There are quite a few posts daily and each post is about a specific genre.
Search for Mystery on the page and you will find a link to their Mystery and Thrillers listings. All are available for download in ePUB. There are links to other download formats, but some of those are pay sites. They have a nice selection of genres to narrow the listings. But would Judson Farris succeed where others had failed? This is a plain, unvarnished tale of Detective Tom Silver, grafting plain-clothes man.
Here we see the other side of the picture — and behold another reason why "Crime Doesn't Pay. His policy is to play both ends against the middle, thus fattening his bankroll and flattening the crook's.
In the present story he neatly traps a smooth dip, of international notoriety, and what he does to him is sufficient. His plan was simple: Then murder her and steal her fortune. But would wife number 13 be lucky or unlucky for Jonas Bruckner? Herbert Stanlaw was waiting for the burglar, with a plan to outsmart him and keep his precious ruby.
But would his tale of the ruby's curse keep the thief from stealing his valuables? Or would the thief outwit him in the end?
A man's life is worth what he can get for it. Kwang Li, fat and prosperous, could afford to be generous. But it was bad for business. If one may attempt description, it was more like an invalid's than a criminal's. This man of cultured mind and delicately sensitive nature seemed to feel neither remorse nor shame. There was evidence of considerable anxiety, but this state was repeatedly interrupted by involuntary outbursts of reassurance, almost of satisfaction.
It has a bearing on that antagonism—which we've just seen instanced—that exists between the artistic and the business mind. A perfect butter is supposed to know everything. James was a perfect butler. But he knew too much. My eyes have looked upon sights which God did not intend men to see.
Could it be true or was it just the ramblings of a dying man? Once more that intrepid detective Dixon Hawke matches wits with a killer — this time on the set of Raymond Blade's latest picture! Scoop Binney thought it was the cats when Abigail's pet tabby was kidnaped and her woman cook faced the hot squat for the gardener's murder. But Scoop changed his mind when Snooty Piper got them both shanghaied, trying to prove the cook innocent because he said that — "volts" were not for women.
But his I. U to Pug ending up costing him everything!
Slick Martin was a knife hustler by trade. And he could extract fifty bucks from a victim without letting a drop of blood.
All he could remember was the beautiful dead girl. But who was she—and why had he killed her? Who is the strange green man hiding in the shrubbery, and what — or who — turned him green? There are eighteen methods of murder that defy detection. Jack Kelley doubled for the hero in Hollywood film fights. But when he undertook to stand in for the star in a real life-and- death scene, Kelley needed more than acting talent.
For instead of cold celluloid, that outside drama was being shot in hot lead! When the tramp, Mr. Wilcox, is accused of murder, can Dixon Hawke find the truth to who really killed Mr.
The woman tried to put one over on Thornton and catch him in a compromising situation, but can Thornton outwit the con and turn the blackmail game back on her? They were supposed to meet a stoolpigeon, ready to squeal on the mob.
But when lead starts flying, will Gatti and the Lieutenant get the information or a belly full of lead? If Danny Blure could get out fast, he'd have a small fortune in jewelry. Dashing Dick thought it was an easy score, picking up the make-up box Mavis Pickering left at the diner.
But an easy score nearly became the final curtain call for the sneak thief. Inside of twenty-four hours. Who was the mysterious figure stumbling through the snow? Was it one of the criminals Hawke and his assistant Tommy were searching for? Or something more ominous? A downtrodden cog in an office machine, henpecked at home and abroad, Amos Duncan longed to appear as a hero in the eyes of his wife. Can Dixon Hawke prove Jim Hardy is not guilty of a brutal murder?
A murder and a jewel theft take Bill Post on a strange graveyard trail. Ah Fu sought to protect his master but in the end, only made things worse. The newspapers called it a monkey farm.
Among the many unsolved mysteries in American crime annals the strange disappearance case of millionaire William Long, of Denver and Chicago. Hatred caused Reece to send his rival a gift to be worn next to the heart. It was the perfect crime, until Garbett took the wrong chance and lost it all. Right after he first appeared on TV, Buddy Burton began to receive warnings: Can Hawke prove young Thorpe is just an innocent patsy and not the killer of his boss Mr.
Wilson, the bank manager? This is in the popular Burks manner. High-pressure thrills. Smashing action. Red-blooded excitement. Breathless suspense. And then the devastating climax.
Ridgely had planned it carefully, the murder and the letter. But one seemingly insignificant detail was the weak link in his chain. He called Death "A woman, soft and sweet — Was this guy a poet, a neurotic — or was he really …? The statements given here were contained in a carefully written paper in Blaisdell's handwriting, that was found in Blaisdell's desk by Dr. Hamilton several days after the man's death. When things go bump in the night, can Dixon Hawke uncover the truth behind Miss Baxter's ghosts?
Three of us heard him tell it — Willoughby, the eminent English clergyman, who is now filling a number of lecture engagements in this country, Mosby, the attorney, and myself—and we are all firmly convinced that he spoke the truth.
I write it just as he gave it to us. There are thousands of tons of gold locked up in God's eternal mountains which men will never see nor spend.
But that fact doesn't keep them from trying. There is something about yellow metal which turns heads, transforms morals and grows devils in the soil of saints. Detective Sullivan thought he had an air-tight murder charge against Francis Small. When a dead body is found in the hold of the coaster Trojan, can Hawke prove that it's not murder?
Locked in a windowless room, in a secret building, this kidnaped magnate still found a dead sure way to trap his unknown captor. Just how much nonsense do you expect nitroglycerine to stand for? It had been scratched, scraped, tossed about carelessly and stepped on.
Now the hot end of a cigar was being applied to it. Can yon blame it for raising a splutter? When the old gang boss gets out of prison, will he or the new leader of the gang take a fall? Only seventeen, it was a forgone conclusion that she would marry Norton Terry, more than three times her age. But when he dies in agony, exhibiting all the symptoms of poisoning by arsenic, will it be a simple case of murder for inheritance, or is there a deeper motive?
The madame, who is a good many years younger than the master, has completely disappeared.
The master's disposition is jealous; he was very jealous of the madame, because of his nature and because she, being much younger than he, liked to go out and enjoy herself, dancing and the like. The only clue was a gilt letter U clutched in the dead man's stiffening fingers! Facing a man he sentenced to 10 years in prison, can Judge Lathrop outwit a desperate man bent on revenge? Scofield Carrington was dead but his call bell kept ringing. Who was the old man calling from beyond the grave?
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