Classic Mysteries

The voyage of the fishing trawler Ocean had been an unlucky trip - even before the captain was murdered. Was the ship under the evil eye?

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British laws about taxes and estates are not generally thought of in terms of murder - but somebody seems to be eliminating lawyers working on a complicated tax case. It's another of Sarah Caudwell's romps through the legal profession.

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Police Constable Richardson was in the right place at the right time to help his superiors solve a tricky murder case. This early police procedural sees the meteoric rise of a young policeman's career.

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Inspector Cockrill had hoped the tour of Europe would be a relaxing vacation. Murder - and a local police force looking for a scapegoat - made it a tour to remember in all the wrong ways.

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Originally serialized in 1862-63, Julian Symons and many others consider it to be the first detective novel, as it leads the reader through an insurance investigator's efforts to discover the truth about the evil Baron R., suspected wife-killer.

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Sergeant Beef tackles a case where the murderer confessed - but didn't bother to say who had been killed, or where the body might be.

Direct download: CasewithoutACorpse.mp3
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A Scotland Yard detective teams up with an enterprising newspaper reporter to tackle a seemingly impossible murder. 

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Did Lord Bygrave just wander off by himself? Or was there a more sinister explanation for his disappearance?

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A most literate mystery about a suspicious suicide...bigamy...and a tantalizing rumor about an incredibly valuable document.

Direct download: LongFarewell.mp3
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The four women were insignificant - almost nobody even knew they were gone. It was up to Hildegarde Withers to discover the ugly truth about what had happened to the missing ladies - and why.

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