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Bush balladeer Breaker Morant was executed for following orders during the Boer War. Was he a victim of the cruelty and criminality at the heart of turn-of-t. Crime and Punishment 3 of 967 Proudhon. He was accused of ‘taking part in conversations against the censorship, of reading a letter from Byelinsky to Gogol, and of knowing of the intention to set up a printing press.’ Under Nicholas I. (that ‘stern and just man,’ as Maurice Baring calls him) this was enough, and he was condemned to death.

Author: Howard Blum
Original Title: American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood & the Crime of the Century
Book Format: ebook
Number Of Pages: 199 pages
First Published in: September 16th 2008
Latest Edition: September 16th 2008
Language: English
Awards: Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime (2009)
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The following list has been compiled primarily from:
* Crime Fiction 1800-2000 by Stephen Knight, Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.
* Bloody Murder--From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: a History by Julian Symons, Penguin, 1972.
Where no link is given for a particular title it is because we do not yet have that title in our collections.

  • See Carolyn WELLS for an essay The Technique of the Mystery Story
  • See Courts and Criminals and True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office by Arthur C Train
  • See Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts by de Thomas Quincey
  • See 'A Chronology of Crime Fiction, 1800-1950' below

Please CONTACT US regarding suggestions for additions to or deletions from this page (refer to 'Crime and Mystery page')

More books by these and other authors of crime and mystery stories can be found in our author listings Second life 2.0.

  • An African Millionaire: Episodes In The Life of The Illustrious Colonel Clay (1897)--HTML
  • Clifford ASHDOWN [See R Austin FREEMAN]

    A Maynard BARBOUR

    • That Mainwaring Affair - at PGA
    • At the Time Appointed - at PGA

    Robert BARR (1850-1912)

    • The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont (1906) - at PGA

    E C BENTLEY (1875-1956)

    • Trent's Last Case [a.k.a. The woman in Black] (1913)

    Earl Derr BIGGERS (1884-1933)

    The 'Charlie Chan' Novels

    • The House Without a Key (1925)--Text--
    • The Chinese Parrot (1926)--Text--
    • Behind that Curtain (1928)--Text--
    • The Black Camel (1929)--Text--
    • Charlie Chan Carries On (1930)--Text----HTML
    • Keeper of the Keys (1932)--Text--
    • The Agony Column - at PGA

    M McDonnell BODKIN

    • Rule-of-Thumb detective (1898)
    • Young Beck, a Chip off the Old Block (1911)
    • Dora Myrl, The Lady Detective (1900)

    Marjorie BOWEN (a.k.a. George R Preedy, Joseph Shearing, John Winch, Robert Paye)

    • The Poisoners

    Mary Elizabeth BRADDON

    • Lady Audley's Secret - at PGA

    Ernest BRAMAH (1867-1942)

    • Max Carrados Mysteries: An Anthology--Text--
    • Max Carrados Mysteries: Another Anthology--Text----HTML
    • The Game Played in the Dark--Text----HTML
    • Smothered in Corpses--Text----HTML
    • The Mirror of Kong Ho - at PGA
    • The Wallet of Kai Lung - at PGA
    • The Coin of Dionysius - at PGA
    • Kai Lung's Golden Hours - at PGA

    John BUCHAN (1875-1940)

    Richard Hannay stories:

    • The Thirty-nine Steps - at PGA
    • Greenmantle - at PGA
    • Mr Standfast - at PGA
    • The Three Hostages--Text----HTML
    • The Island of Sheep (1932)--Text----HTML (Published as 'The Man from the Norlands' in the U.S.A., this is the last of the Richard Hannay adventures.)

    Other Works:

    • Castle Gay (1930)--Text----HTML
    • Huntingtower - at PGA
    • The House of Four Winds (1935)--Text----HTML
    • There may be other Buchan titles on our author list

    Edward BULWER-LYTTON (1803-1873)

    • Pelham (1828) - at PGA
    • A Strange Story - at PGA
    • Eugene Aram (1832)- at PGA
    • Paul Clifford - at PGA
    • Night and Morning - at PGA

    Ellis Parker BUTLER (1869-1937)

    Philo Gubb Stories:

    • The Hard-boiled Egg--Text----HTML
    • Philo Gubb's Greatest Case--Text----HTML

    G K CHESTERTON (1874-1936)

    • The Man Who Knew Too Much - at PGA
    • The Trees of Pride - at PGA
    • The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) - at PGA
    • Tales of the Long Bow (1925)--Text--
    • Four Faultless Felons--Text----HTML
    • The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond--Text----HTML
    • The Napoleon of Notting Hill--Text----HTML
    • The Club of Queer Trades - at PGA

    Father Brown Stories:

    • The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) - at PGA
    • The Wisdom of Father Brown - at PGA
    • The Incredulity of Father Brown (1936)--Text--
    • The Scandal of Father Brown--Text--
    • The Secret of Father Brown--Text--

    Erskine CHILDERS (1870-1922)

    • Riddle of the Sands (1903)--Text

    Caroline CLIVE

    • Paul Ferroll (1855)--Text----HTML
    • Why Paul Ferroll Killed his Wife--Text----HTML

    Wilkie COLLINS (1824-1889)

    • A Stolen Letter (1854)
    • No Name (1862) - at PGA
    • Armadale (1866) - at PGA
    • The Woman in White - at PGA
    • The Moonstone (1868)- at PGA
    • The Haunted Hotel - at PGA
    • I Say No - at PGA
    • The Law and the Lady (1875)- at PGA
    • Miss or Mrs.? - at PGA
    • My Lady's Money - at PGA
    • The Queen of Hearts - at PGA

    Catherine CROWE (1800-1876)

    • Adventures of Susan Hopley (1841)
    • The Unknown Weapon

    Honore DE BALZAC (1799-1850)

    • The Mysterious Mansion--Text--HTML
    • An Historical Mystery - at PGA

    Richard Harding DAVIS (1864-1916)

    • In the Fog - at PGA

    Thomas DE QUINCEY (1785-1859)

    • Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts - at PGA

    Dick DONOVAN (Mr Joyce R Preston Muddock) (1842-1934)

    • Caught at Last: Leaves from the Notebook of a Detective (1889)
    • The Knutsford Mystery (1906)
    • The Fatal Ring (1905)

    Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859-1930)
    ^^Click name to view comprehensive bibliography and read most of the books written by Doyle.

    • A Sherlock Holmes Omnibus--HTML (3.6mb)--ZIPPED HTML(1.4mb) Note. The zip archive includes the html text and images. This omnibus edition includes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four novels and five short-story collections featuring Sherlock Holmes.

    Professor Challenger:

    • The Land of Mist (1926)--Text----HTML
    • The Disintegration Machine (1927)--Text----HTML
    • When the World Screamed (1929)--Text--

    Charles FELIX (pseudonym)

    • The Notting Hill Mystery (1865)

    J S (Joseph Smith) FLETCHER (1863-1935)

    • The New Sun--Text----HTML
    • The Other Sense--Text----HTML
    • The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand--Text----HTML
    • The Ivory God--Text----HTML
    • The Safety Pin (1924)--Text--
    • The Paradise Mystery - at PGA
    • The Adventures of Arthur Dawe, Sleuth Hound (1909)
    • The Middle Temple Murder (1919) - at PGA
    • The Paradise Mystery - at PGA

    Hulbert FOOTNER (1862-1943)

    • Death of a Celebrity (1938)--Text--
    • Sinfully Rich (1940)--Text--
    • Easy to Kill--Text--
    • Who Killed the Husband--Text----HTML
    • There may be other Footner titles on our author list

    Andrew FORRESTER Jnr.

    • The Femal Detective (1864)--HTML
    • Tales by a Female Detective--HTML

    Mary FORTUNE (c.1833-c.1910)

    • Traces of Crime--Text--HTML

    R Austin FREEMAN (1862-1943)

    Dr. Thorndyke

    • The Red Thumb Mark (1907)--HTML
    • The Eye of Osiris (1911), a.k.a. The Vanishing Man--Text----HTML
    • The Mystery of 31 New Inn (1912)--HTML
    • A Silent Witness (1914)--Text----HTML
    • Helen Vardon's Confession (1922)--Text----HTML
    • The Cat's Eye (1923)--Text----HTML
    • The Mystery of Angelina Frood (1924)--Text----HTML
    • The Shadow of the Wolf (1925)--Text----HTML
    • The D'Arblay Mystery (1926)--Text----HTML
    • A Certain Dr Thorndyke (1927)--Text----HTML
    • As a Thief in the Night (1928)--Text----HTML
    • Dr Thorndyke Short Story Omnibus (1928), a.k.a. The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke--Text----HTML
      --incorporates all stories from 5 short story collections:
      * John thorndyke's Cases (a.k.a. Dr. Thorndyke's Cases) (1909)
      * The Singing Bone (a.k.a. The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke) (1912)
      * Dr. Thorndyke's Case Book (a.k.a. The Blue Scarab) (1923)
      * The Puzzle lock (1925)
      * The Magic Casket (1927)
    • Mr. Pottermack's Oversight (1930)--Text----HTML
    • Dr Thorndyke Investigates (1930)--Text----HTML
    • Pontifex Son and Thorndyke (1931)--Text----HTML
    • When Rogues Fall Out (1932), a.k.a. Dr Thorndyke's Discovery--Text----HTML
    • Dr Thorndyke Intervenes (1933)--Text----HTML
    • For the Defence, Dr. Thorndyke (1934)--Text----HTML
    • The Penrose Mystery (1936)--Text----HTML
    • Felo de Se? (1937)--Text----HTML
    • The Stoneware Monkey (1938)--Text----HTML
    • Mr Polton Explains (1940)--Text----HTML
    • Dr Thorndyke's Crime File (1941)--Text----HTML
    • The Jacob Street Mystery (1942), a.k.a. The Unconscious Witness--Text----HTML

    Other Works

    • The Great Portrait Mystery and other stories (1918)--Text----HTML
    • The Uttermost Farthing--Text----HTML

    As Clifford ASHDOWN [Pseudonym of R Austin FREEMAN and John James PITCAIRN (1860-1936)]

    • 'Romney Pringle'
      * The Adventures of Romney Pringle (1902)--HTML
      * The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle (1903)--HTML
      * The Assyrian Rejuvenator--Text----HTML (Also included in The Adventures of Romney Pringle)
      * The Silkworms of Florence--Text-- (Also included in The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle)
      * The Submarine Boat--Text----HTML (Also included in The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle)
    • Other Stories
      The Silkworms of Florence--Text--
      The Submarine Boat--Text----HTML

    Jacques FUTRELLE (1875-1912)

    • The Haunted Bell--Text--HTML
    • The Problem of Cell 13--Text--HTML
    • The Thinking Machine (1907)
    • The Thinking Machine on the Case (1908)
    • The Diamond Master (1909) - at PGA

    Arthur GASK (1869-1951)

    • Go to Arthur Gask's author listing for many stories featuring Gilbert Larose, detective.

    Emile GABORIAU (1836-1873)

    • The Mystery of Orcival (1867)- at PGA
    • File No. 113 (1867) - at PGA
    • The Widow Lerouge (1866)- at PGA
    • Monsieur Lecoq (1868) - at PGA

    William GODWIN (1756-1836)

    • Caleb Williams (Things as They Are) (1794)- at PGA

    Anna Katharine GREEN (1846-1935)

    • The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange - at PGA
      -The Second Bullet
      - The Intangible Clew
      - The Grotto Spectre
      - The Dreaming Lady
      - The House of Clocks
      - The Doctor, His Wife, and the Clock
      - Missing: Page Thirteen
      - Violet's Own
    • That Affair Next Door - at PGA
    • The Millionaire Baby - at PGA
    • The Filigree Ball - at PGA
    • The Leavenworth Case (1878) - at PGA
    • The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow (1917) - at PGA
    • The Mill Mystery - at PGA

    Augusta GRONER (1850-1929) (Translated by Grace Isabel Colbron)

    Joe Muller stories:

    • The Case of the Golden Bullet - at PGA
    • The Case of The Lamp That Went Out - at PGA
    • The Case of the Registered Letter - at PGA
    • The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow - at PGA
    • The Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study - at PGA

    William Hope HODGSON (1877-1918)

    • Carnacki Supernatural Detective and Other Stories--Text----HTML
    • Carnacki The Ghost Finder--Text--

    E W HORNUNG (1866-1921)

    Raffles stories:

    • Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1899)- at PGA
    • Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman - at PGA
    • A Thief in the Night (A Book of Raffles' Adventures) - at PGA
    • Mr. Justice Raffles - at PGA
    • At the Pistol's Point--Text--

    Fergus HUME (1859-1932)

    • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab(1886) - at PGA
    • The Crowned Skull--Text--
    • The Mystery Queen--Text--
    • Hagar of the Pawn-Shop--Text----HTML
    • There may be other Hume titles on our author list

    Herbert JENKINS (1876-1923)

    • Malcolm Sage, Detective--Text--

    Maurice LE BLANC (1864-1941)

    • The Crystal Stopper - at PGA
    • The Eight Strokes of the Clock - at PGA
    • The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (1907) - at PGA
    • The Teeth of the Tiger - at PGA
    • The Hollow Needle - at PGA

    Sheridan LE FANU (1814-1873)

    • Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh (1864) - at PGA
    • Wylder's Hand (1869)- at PGA
    • Checkmate (1871)

    Gaston LEROUX (1868-1927)

    • The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1908) - at PGA
    • The Secret of the Night - at PGA


    Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Modern English - at PGA

    • Rudyard Kipling - My Own True Ghost Story; The Sending of Dana Da; In the House of Suddhoo; His Wedded Wife
    • A. Conan Doyle - A Case of Identity; A Scandal in Bohemia; The Red-Headed League
    • Egerton Castle - The Baron's Quarry
    • Stanley J. Weyman - The Fowl in the Pot
    • Robert Louis Stevenson - The Pavilion on the Links
    • Wilkie Collins - The Dream Woman
    • Anonymous - The Lost Duchess; The Minor Canon; The Pipe; The Puzzle; The Great Valdez Sapphire

    Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Old Time English - at PGA

    • Charles Dickens - The Haunted House; No. I Branch Line: The Signal Man
    • Edward George Bulwer-Lytton - The Haunted and the Haunters; The House and the Brain; The Incantation
    • Thomas de Quincey - The Avenger
    • Charles Rober Maturin - Melmoth the Wanderer
    • Laurence Sterne - A Mystery with a Moral
    • William Makepeace Thackeray - On Being Found Out; The Notch on the Ax
    • Anonymous - Bourgonef; The Closed Cabinet

    Marie Adelaide Belloc LOWNDES (1868-1947)

    • TheLodger - at PGA

    Charles MARTEL (pseudonym of Thomas DELPH)

    • The Diary of an Ex-Detective (1860)

    A E W MASON (1865-1948)

    • At the Villa Rose (1910) - at PGA
    • The House of the Arrow--Text--
    • The Prisoner in the Opal--HTML
    • The Courtship of Morrice Buckler--Text--
    • The House in Lordship Lane--Text--

    Arthur MORRISON (1863-1945)

    • Collected Detective Stories--Text--
    • The Thing In the Upper Room--Text----HTML
    • The Case of Laker, Absconded--Text----HTML
    • Martin Hewitt, Investigator--from PGA
    • Tales of Mean Streets (1894)--Text--
    • The Hole in the Wall (1902)--Text--

    Baroness ORCZY (1865-1947)

    • The Old Man in the Corner (1909) --Text
    • Unravelled Knots (sequel to The Old Man in the Corner)--Text
    • Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (1910)--Text----HTML


    • The Expressman and the Detective (1874)
    • The Gypsies and the Detective (1879)


    • Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective - at PGA

    Catherine Louisa PIRKIS (1841-1910)

    • The Experiences of Loveday Brooke Lady Detective (1894)--HTML

    Edgar Allan POE (1809-1849)

    Chevalier C Auguste Dupin stories:

    • The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)- at PGA
    • The Mystery of Marie Rogêt (1843) - at PGA
    • The Purloined Letter (1845)- at PGA

    Other Works:

    • Thou Art the Man (1844)- at PGA

    Melville Davison POST (1869-1930)

    • Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries--Text--
    • The Sleuth of St James Square - at PGA
    • The Strange Schems of Randolph Mason (1896)
    • The Man of Last Resort [a.k.a. The Clients of Randolph Mason] (1897)
    • The Corrector of Destinies (1908)

    Arthur J Rees

    • The Hand in the Dark--Text----HTML
    • The Shrieking Pit--Text----HTML
    • The Moon Rock--Text----HTML
    • The Hampstead Mystery--Text----HTML

    Arthur B REEVE (1880-1936)

    • The Silent Bullet (a.k.a. The Black Hand) (1912)- at PGA
    • The Dream Doctor (1914) - at PGA
    • The Master Mystery (1919)- at PGA
    • The Film Mystery - at PGA

    William RUSSELL

    • Recollections of a Detective Police-Officer (1856)
    • The Experiences of a Real Detective (1860)

    SAPPER (Herman Cyril McNEILE) (1888-1937)

    Bulldog Drummond Books:

    • Bulldog Drummond: His Four Rounds with Carl Peterson:
      * Bulldog Drummond (1920)--HTML
      * The Black Gang (1922)--HTML
      * The Third Round (1924)--HTML
      * The Final Count (1926)--HTML
    • Temple Tower
    • The Female of the Species (1928)--HTML
    • The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1932)--HTML
    • Knock-Out
    • Bulldog Drummond at Bay
    • Challenge
    • There may be other Sapper titles on our author list

    Melvin Linwood SEVERY (b.1863)

    • The Darrow Enigma - at PGA

    M P SHIEL (1865-1947)

    • Prince Zaleski

    George SIMS

    • Dorcas Dere Detective: Her Adventures (1897)

    Chester K STEELE

    • The Golf Course Mystery - at PGA
    • The Mansion of Mystery - at PGA
    • The Diamond Cross Mystery - at PGA

    Frank R STOCKTON (1834-1902)

    • The Lady, or the Tiger? - at PGA

    Emile C TEPPERMAN (1899-1951)

    • Murder Monster (1934)--Text--HTML
    • To Find a Dead Man--Text--HTML
    • Death To the Avenger--Text--HTML
    • Cargo of Doom--Text--HTML
    • Calling Justice Inc.--Text--HTML
    • Manchu Skull--Text----HTML
    • In This Corner--Death--Text----HTML
    • Raiders of the Red Death--Text----HTML
    • A Cue For The Corpse--Text--HTML
    • A Half Interest in Hell--Text--HTML
    • Married for Murder--Text--HTML
    • War Masters From The Orient--Text--HTML
    • The Suicide Squad--Targets For The Flaming Arrows--Text--HTML
    • The Suicide Squad Reports For Death--Text--HTML
    • The Suicide Squad and the Murder Bund--Text--HTML
    • The Suicide Squad--Dead Or Alive--Text--HTML

    Josephine TEY (a.k.a. Gordon DAVIOT) (1896-1952) (both are pseudonyms of Elizabeth MACKINTOSH)

    • Go to Tey's general listing.

    Louis TRACY (1863-1928)

    • The Albert Gate Mystery - at PGA

    VOLTAIRE (1694-1778)

    • Zadig - at PGA

    Edgar WALLACE (1875-1932)

    Mr J G Reeder stories - The complete set:

    • Room 13 (1924)--Text--
    • The Mind of Mr J G Reeder (1925)--Text--
    • Terror Keep (1927)--Text--
    • Red Aces (1929)--Text--
    • Mr J G Reeder Returns (The Treasure House and The Shadow Man) (1932)--Text--
    • The Guv'nor--Text----HTML
    • The Man who Passed--Text----HTML

    'Just Men' stories

    • Four Just Men (1905)--Text----HTML
    • The Council of Justice (1908)--Text----HTML
    • The Just Men of Cordova (1917)--Text--
    • The Law of the Four Just Men (1921)--Text--
    • The Three Just Men (1926)--Text----HTML
    • Again the Three (1928)--Text----HTML

    'Sanders' stories:

    • Sanders of the River (1911)--Text--
    • The People of the River (1912)--Text--
    • Bosambo of the River (1914)--Text--
    • Bones--Being Further Adventures in Mr Commissioner Sanders' Country (1915)-- at PGA
    • The Keepers of the King's Peace (1917)--Text--
    • Lieutenant Bones (1918)--Text--
    • Bones in London (1921) - at PGA
    • Sandi, the King Maker (1922)--not available
    • Bones of the River (1923)--not available
    • Sanders (a.k.a. Mr Commissioner Sanders) (1926)--Text----HTML
    • Again Sanders (1928)--Text----HTML

    Other works:

    • The Door with Seven Locks (1926)--Text--
    • The Avenger (1925)--Text--
    • The Face in the Night (1924)--Text--
    • The Man who bought London (1915)--Text--
    • The Sinister Man (1924)--Text--
    • The Duke in the Suburbs (1909)--Text--
    • The Square Emerald (1926)--Text--
    • The Green Rust (1919)--Text----HTML
    • The Lone House Mystery and Other Stories (1929)--Text--
    • On the Spot--(1931)--Text--
    • The Greek Poropulos (1933)--Text--HTML
    • White Face (1930)--Text----HTML
    • The Crimson Circle (1925)--Text----HTML
    • The Valley of Ghosts (1925)--Text----HTML
    • The Ghost Walker--Text----HTML
    • The Coat of Arms (1931)--Text----HTML
    • The Daffodil Mystery--Text
    • The Angel of Terror--HTML
    • The Clue of the Twisted Candle--Text
    • The Yellow Snake--Text----HTML
    • Blue Hand (1925)--Text--
    • Mr Justice Maxell (1922)--Text--
    • The Flying Squad (1924)--Text--
    • The Clue of the New Pin--Text----HTML
    • The Joker--Text----HTML
    • Planetoid 127 (1927)--Text----HTML
    • The Man at the Carlton--Text----HTML
    • The Forger--Text----HTML
    • The Brigand (1928)--Text--
    • The Clue of the Silver Key--Text----HTML
    • Again the Ringer--Text--
    • When the Gangs Came to London--Text--
    • Flat 2--Text--
    • The Iron Grip--Text--
    • The Twister--Text--
    • Big Foot--Text--
    • There may be other Wallace titles on our author list

    Samuel WARREN

    • Passages from the Diary of a Late Physician (1832)
    • The Experiences of a Barrister (1849)
    • Leaves from the Diary of a Law Clerk (1857)

    Carolyn WELLS (1862-1942)

    • The Technique of the Mystery Story (a non-fiction book about the techniques of mystery story writing)--Text----HTML
    • The Gold Bag - at PGA
    • The Clue (1909)

    Victor L WHITECHURCH (1862-1942)

    • Murder at the Pageant - at PGA

    Israel ZANGWILL (1864-1926)

    • The Big Bow Mystery (1892) - at PGA

    A Chronology of Crime Fiction 1800-1950.

    (From Crime Fiction 1800-2000 by Stephen Knight, Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.)

    The Newgate Calendar: first major collection of crime without detectives
    1794William Godwin, Caleb Williams.
    1798Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland.
    1827Thomas Gaspey(?), Richmond: Scenes from the Life of a Bow Street Runner.
    1827-8Eugene Francois Vidocq, Memoires.
    1828Edward Bulwer, Pelham.
    1830Samuel Warren, Passages from the Diary of a Late Physician.
    1838Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist.
    1841Edgar Allan Poe, .Murders in the Rue Morgue.
    1842-3Edgar Allan Poe, The Mystery of Marie-Roge
    1844Edgar Allan Poe, The Purloined Letter.
    1849William Russell, Recollections of a Police Officer.
    1852William Russell, Recollections of a Policeman.
    1853Charles Dickens, Bleak House.
    1856William Russell, The Recollections of a Detective Police Officer.
    1860Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White.
    1861Ellen Wood, East Lynne.
    1862Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret.
    1864Andrew Forrester Jun., The Female Detective.
    1864W. S. Hayward(?), Revelations of a Lady Detective.
    1865Charles Felix, The Notting Hill Murder.
    1865John B. Williams' (ed.), Leaves from the Note-Book of a New York Detective.
    1866Emile Gaboriau, L'Affaire Lerouge.
    1866Mary Fortune, as 'W.W.' in The Australian Journal, may be the first woman writing self-conciously detective fiction
    1867Seeley Regester (Metta Fuller), The Dead Letter.
    1868Emile Gaboriau, M. Lecoq.
    1868Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone.
    1870Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Dickens's last and unfinished novel was to involve mystery, disguise and--it seems--some detection.
    1874Allan Pinkerton, The Expressman and the Detective.
    1878Anna Katherine Green, The Leavenworth Case.
    1881Emile Gaboriau novels translated into English and published in London.
    1886Fergus Hume, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.
    1887Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet.
    1891Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal in Bohemia
    1892Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
    1892Israel Zangwill, The Big Bow Mystery.
    1894Arthur Morrison, Martin Hewitt, Investigator.
    1894Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.: more stories, but Holmes dies in the last, 'The Final Problem'
    1901-2Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles: Doyle resumes Holmes in The Strand, but sets story back before his death
    1902Arthur Conan Doyle, The Empty House: Doyle revives Holmes in Strand Magazine.
    1907Maurice Leblanc, The Exploits of Arsene Lupin.
    1907Gaston Leroux, The Mystery of the Yellow Room.
    1907Jacques Futrelle, The Thinking Machine.
    1907R. Austin Freeman, The Red Thumb Mark.
    1908Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Circular Staircase.
    1911G. K. Chesterton, The Innocence of Father Brown.
    1913E. C. Bentley, Trent's Last Case.
    1913Carolyn Wells, The Technique of the Mystery Story: first extended discussion of the genre
    1920Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
    1920Freeman Wills Crofts, The Cask.
    1923Dorothy Sayers: Whose Body?
    1923Dashiell Hammett starts publishing tough detective stories in The Black Mask
    1925Earl Derr Biggers, The House without a Key.
    1926Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
    1926S. S. Van Dine, The Benson Murder Case
    1928Arthur Upfield, The House of Cain.: first novel starring the Australian aboriginal detective 'Boney'
    1928Patricia Wentworth, Grey Mask.
    1929Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest.
    1929Gladys Mitchell, Speedy Death.
    1929Ellery Queen, The Roman Hat Mystery
    1929W. R. Burnett, Little Caesar
    1929Mignon Eberhart, The Patient in Room 18.
    1930Margery Allingham, Mystery Mile.
    1930Dorothy Sayers, Strong Poison.
    1930Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage.
    1931Francis Iles, Malice Aforethought.
    1932Raymond Chandler publishes his first private-eye story in Black Mask
    1932Rudolph Fisher, The Conjure-man Dies.
    1933John Dickson Carr, Hag's Nook.
    1933Erie Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Velvet Claws.
    1934James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice.
    1934Ngaio Marsh, A Man Lay Dead.
    1934Rex Stout, Fer de Lance.
    1939Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep.
    1939James Hadley Chase, No Orchids for Miss Blandish.
    1940Cornell Woolrich, The Bride Wore Black.
    1943Margaret Millar, Wall of Eyes.
    1945Lawrence Treat, V as in Victim.
    1947Mickey Spillane, I, The Jury.
    1949Ross Macdonald (as John Macdonald), The Moving Target.
    1950Julian Symons, The Thirty-First of February.

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    Two English Thrillers

    'The Hole in the Wall' by Arthur Morrison and 'The Franchise Affair' by Josephine Tey are both listed on this crime and mystery page.

    Some readers will be aware that 'The Hole in the Wall' was serialised by BBC Television in England, with Nigel Rathborne playing one of the major parts. Few, I venture to suggest, will have read the book. Following its publication in 1902, V S Pritchett described it as 'one of the minor masterpieces of the century,' although the century was then not much advanced. Morrison is, at this time, perhaps better known as a writer of detective fiction, having created the detective Martin Hewett. However, in 'The Hole in the Wall' he did indeed create a minor masterpiece. This tale of murder, thievery, and general villainy, brilliantly evokes the Dickensian squalor and evil of the East End of London in the second half of the eighteenth century.

    The story is told through the eyes of a nine year old boy who goes to live with his grandfather in an old inn, situated beside the Thames. Many of the events are only half understood by the boy but the reader is left in no doubt about what is really going on as the tale moves seamlessly to its violent conclusion.

    'The Franchise Affair', published in 1948, is also set in England and is also concerned with violence and mystery. However the setting and the period are very much removed from those of 'The Hole in the Wall.' Two women, a mother and daughter, living the quiet life in a country house, are accused of kidnapping and beating a fifteen-year-old schoolgirl in order to get her to do work for them. The charge is denied by the women and they engage a local solicitor to act on their behalf. He becomes engrossed in the case and it finally drives him to step outside of the ordered world of a country solicitor.

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    Josephine Tey, who also wrote under the pseudonym of Gordon Daviot, was baptised Elizabeth MacKintosh. A brief quote on the back of a paperback edition of the book credits a reviewer with stating that it is 'one of the most intriguing detective stories ever written.' That might be drawing a long bow but there is no doubt that the book is superbly crafted. As with Morrison's evocation of the East End, Tey's evocation of the setting of her novel is superb and the twists and turns in the plot are made entirely believable by Tey's ability to 'lay the groundwork' for each development well in advance of its occurrence.

    Both of these novels are well worth a read and both ebooks are no further than a mouse-click away. Check them out on this page.

    Updated 3 August 2018

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