Fans of British Mysteries are in for a treat with Volume 4 of British Mystery Multipacks.
Our biggest selection yet! Fourteen mystery classics from maestros of mystery Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sax Rohmer, Kate Chopin and A. E. W. Mason.
THE SECRET ADVERSARY by Agatha Christie
Jobless and penniless, Thomas Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley place an ad in the paper marketing themselves as adventurers, leading to an encounter that starts their career as spies for an unnamed British intelligence agency.
TALES OF CHINATOWN by Sax Rohmer
All ten stories are presented here:
THE DAUGHTER OF HUANG CHOW
THE PIGTAIL OF HI WING HO
THE HOUSE OF GOLDEN JOSS
MAN WITH THE SHAVEN SKULL
THE WHITE HAT
THE DANCE OF THE VEILS
THE HAND OF THE MANDARIN QUONG
THE KEY OF THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
AT THE VILLA ROSE by A. E. W. Mason
A heinous crime has been committed at the Villa Rose in Aix-les-Bains, France. A wealthy woman has been savagely murdered and the young Englishwoman who was her companion has disappeared. Authorities suspect that the Englishwoman played a role in the crime, but her fiancé, Harry Wethermill, is unconvinced and hires a private French detective in an attempt to prove her innocence.
From the author of The Four Feathers.
“A real page turner - One of the best 'fair play' detective novels of all time.”
AN EGYPTIAN CIGARETTE by Kate Chopin
This short but haunting short story is included as a divertissement. It is a superb example of fin de siecle despair and a favorite of mystery anthologies.
A STUDY IN SCARLET by Arthur Conan Doyle
The first Sherlock Holmes story!
Dr. Watson, a military surgeon lately returned from the Afghan War, needs a flat-mate and a diversion. Holmes needs a foil. And thus a great collaboration begins. Watson and Holmes move to a now-famous address, 221B Baker Street, where Watson is introduced to Holmes's eccentricities as well as his ability to deduce information about his fellow beings. Somewhat shaken by Holmes's egotism, Watson is nonetheless dazzled by his seemingly magical recall skills. Then murder. Facing a deserted house, a twisted corpse with no wounds, a mysterious phrase drawn in blood on the wall, and the buffoons of Scotland Yard--Lestrade and Gregson--Holmes measures, observes, picks up a pinch of this and a pinch of that, and generally baffles his faithful Watson. Later, Holmes explains: "In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward.... There are few people who, if you told them a result, would be able to evolve from their own inner consciousness what the steps were which led up to that result." Holmes is in that elite group.