50 Eternal Masterpieces of Detective Stories Vol: 2 (Golden Deer Classics)

50 Eternal Masterpieces of Detective Stories Vol: 2 (Golden Deer Classics)

by Wilkie CollinsJoseph Smith Fletcher G.K Chesterton and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 10/07/2019

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This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names A Royal Prisoner [Marcel Allain] The Man Who Knew Too Much,The Man Who Was Thursday: a Nightmare [G.K Chesterton] The Hound of the Baskervilles,The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Nebuly Coat [John Meade Falkner] The Chestermarke Instinct,The Middle of Things,The Orange-Yellow Diamond,The Paradise Mystery [Joseph Smith Fletcher] Helen Vardon's Confession,The Singing Bone{R. Austin Freeman] File No.113, Monsieur Lecoq,The Lerouge Case,The Mystery of Orcival [Émile Gaboriau] The Riddle of the Frozen Flame [Thomas W. Hanshew] A Thief in the Night ,Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman, The Amateur Cracksman [Ernest William Hornung] Malcolm Sage, Detective [Herbert George Jenkins] The Room in the Dragon Volant, Wylder's Hand [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] The Stretton Street Affair [William Le Queux] The Crystal Stopper [Maurice Leblanc] The Voice in the Fog [Harold MacGrath] Anderson Crow, Detective [George Barr McCutcheon] Ashton-Kirk, Investigator [John T. McIntyre] Martin Hewitt, Investigator, The Red Triangle [Arthur Morrison] The Black Box [Edward Phillips Oppenheim] The Burglar's Fate and The Detectives [Allan Pinkerton] The Sleuth of St. James's Square [Melville Davisson Post] The Hand in the Dark, The Shrieking Pit [Arthur John Rees] More Tish, The Case of Jennie Brice [Mary Roberts Rinehart] Bat Wing, The Hand of Fu-Manchu, The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, The Sins of Séverac Bablon [Sax Rohmer] The Brand of Silence [Harrington Strong] Number Seventeen,The Stowmarket Mystery,The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley [Louis Tracy] The Lone Wolf [Louis Joseph Vance] Raspberry Jam [Carolyn Wells] The Mystery of the Barranca [Herman Whitaker] Peter the Brazen [George F. Worts] The Big Bow Mystery [Israel Zangwill] Also Available : 50 Mystery and Detective masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 1

ISBN:
9782377938674
9782377938674
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
10-07-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oregan Publishing
Wilkie Collins

William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the son of a successful and popular painter. On leaving school, he worked in the office of a tea merchant in the Strand before reading law as a student at Lincoln's Inn. However his real passion was for writing and, in 1850, he published his first novel, Antonina.

In 1851, the same year that he was called to the bar, he met and established a lifelong friendship with Charles Dickens. While Collins' fame rests on his best known works, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, he wrote over thirty books, as well as numerous short stories, articles and plays. He was a hugely popular writer in his lifetime. An unconventional individual, he never married but established long-term liaisons with two separate partners. He died in 1889.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers.

Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army.

His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835, in the tiny village of Florida, Missouri.

Writing grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and the mighty Mississippi River, Mark Twain explored the American soul with wit, buoyancy, and a sharp eye for truth. He became nothing less than a national treasure.

Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist and playwright best known for his epic adventures, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

A true visionary and master storyteller, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and he is often regarded as the 'Father of Science Fiction.'

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and became the most popular novelist of the Victorian era.

A prolific writer, he published more than a dozen novels in his lifetime, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and Hard Times, most of which have been adapted many times over for radio, stage and screen.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'.

He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write.

His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life.

And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction.

John Meade Falkner

John Meade Falkner (1858-1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War I.

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