Detective Stories

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
And Then There Were None
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #24)
Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #23)
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Mystery & Suspense
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Barry N. Malzberg
He began as a minor imitator of Fitzgerald, wrote a novel in the late twenties which won a prize, became dissatisfied with his work, stopped writing for a period of years. When he came back it was to BLACK MASK and the other detective magazines with a curious and terrible fiction which had never been seen before in the genre markets; Hart Crane and certainly Hemingway were writing of people on the edge of their emotions and their possibility but the genre mystery markets were filled with charact ...more
Barry N. Malzberg, The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich

Raymond Chandler
Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor.
Raymond Chandler

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