Detective Fiction

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Thunderball

Thunderball

by Ian Fleming

"The girl looked him up and down. He had dark, rather cruel good looks and very clear, blue-grey eyes. He was wearing a very dark-blue lightweight single-breasted suit over a cream silk shirt and a black knitted silk tie. Despite the heat, he looked cool and clean. 'And who might you be?' she asked sharply. 'My name's Bond, James Bond ...'" When a stranger arrives in the Bahamas, the locals barely turn their heads, seeing another ex-pat with money to burn at the casino tables. But James Bond has more... Read more
For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only

by Ian Fleming

James Bond, The Original James Bond #8 has the expected sudden emergencies and beautiful girls who aren't quite what they seem...when 007 you can count on the thrills.
F" Is For Fugitive

F" Is For Fugitive

by Sue Grafton

"F" is for Fugitive, Kinsey Millhone #6
Kinsey Millhone is tasked with proving the innocence of a man already found guilty of murder. Bailey Fowler was convicted in the death of his girlfriend, Jean Timberlake.
After an escape, Bailey was picked back up, and now hires Kinsey to find the real killer and save him from returning to jail.
Little Sister

Little Sister

by Raymond Chandler

A movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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
The Moonstone

The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

I address these lines - written in India - to my relatives in England.
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 …
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

by H G Wells

Invisible Man is a novel written by HG Wells, first published as a serial in Pearson's Weekly in 1897 before being published as a book by C. Arthur Pearson in 1897. The story follows the scientist Griffith, who through experimentation has become the Invisible Man of the title. Griffith's initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village, and the novel is noted for its horror, suspense and... Read more
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.
The Seven Dials Mystery

The Seven Dials Mystery

by Agatha Christie

The Seven Dials Mystery is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by William Collins & Sons on January 24, 1929 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year . In it, Christie brings back the characters from an earlier novel, The Secret of Chimneys: Lady Eileen (Bundle) Brent, Lord Caterham, Bill Eversleigh, George Lomax, Tredwell and Superintendent Battle.
The Thin Man

The Thin Man

by Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Samuel Hammett was born in St. Mary’s County. He grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett left school at the age of fourteen and held several kinds of jobs thereafter—messenger boy, newsboy, clerk, operator, and stevedore, finally becoming an operative for Pinkerton’s Detective Agency. Sleuthing suited young Hammett, but World War I intervened, interrupting his work and injuring his health. When Sergeant Hammett was discharged from the last of several hospitals, he... Read more
The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a freelance journalist for The Westminster Gazette and The Spectator. During World War I, Chandler served in France with the First Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, transferring later to the Royal Flying Corps (R. A. F.). In 1919 he returned to... Read more
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
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.
The Man In the Brown Suit

The Man In the Brown Suit

by Agatha Christie

The Man in the Brown Suit is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by The Bodley Head on August 22 1924 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00.
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
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...
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.
Crooked House

Crooked House

by Agatha Christie

Crooked House is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in March 1949 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on May 23 of the same year. The US edition retailed at $2.50 and the UK edition at eight shillings and sixpence (8/6). The action takes place in and near London in the autumn of 1947. Christie has said that this was one of her two favourites of her own works, the other being Ordeal by Innocence.
Shrink Rap

Shrink Rap

by Robert B Parker

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.
Taming a Sea-Horse

Taming a Sea-Horse

by Robert B Parker

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock

by Agatha Christie

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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

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
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
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.
Hollow, The

Hollow, The

by Christie, Agatha

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.
Fatal Venture - Penguin No1379

Fatal Venture - Penguin No1379

by Wills, Crofts Freeman

Trent\'s Last Case

Trent's Last Case

by Bentley, E C

The Judas Window

The Judas Window

by Dickson, Carter

Black Betty

Black Betty

by Mosley, Walter

Uncoffind Clay

Uncoffind Clay

by Mitchell, Gladys

Masterpieces Of Mystery

Masterpieces Of Mystery

by Queen, Ellery, Editor; Various Authors

Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse

by Dexter, Colin

Judgment Day

Judgment Day

by Farrell, James T