Classic Mysteries (general)

Judge Dee expected a relaxing few days off when he arrived in Rivertown on his way home. What he found instead was a gruesome murder, the theft of a pearl necklace, and a court intrigue that threatened the foundation of the Chinese empire.

Direct download: NecklaceAndCalabash2.mp3
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Maigret's first recorded case finds him trying to track a criminal known as "Pietr the Latvian" - who may be a murderer or who may be a murder victim.

Direct download: PietrTheLatvian.mp3
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The British Library Crime Classics series brings back a mystery by John Bude, a once-popular, now almost completely forgotten author, whose entertaining books deserve a new generation of readers.

Direct download: CornishCoastMurder.mp3
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Asey Mayo, the "Codfish Sherlock," tackles a murder case at a charity auction on Cape Cod, where the bidders hoped to find hidden treasure - and came up with a corpse instead.

Direct download: GoingGoingGone.mp3
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All of Dorothy L. Sayers' short stories are collected here - stories with the aristocratic Lord Peter Wimsey, stories with traveling salesman Montague Egg, and a variety of stories of mystery and suspense from one of the best writers of England's Golden Age of Detective Fiction.

Direct download: DorothyLSayersCompleteStories.mp3
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The murder of Mrs. Rockcliff was a terrible thing. But perhaps even more terrible was the disappearance of the victim's newborn baby - the fifth such disappearance in Mitford. Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte - Bony, to his friends - knew that the baby-snatchings had to take precedence over solving the murder.

Direct download: MurderMustWait.mp3
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An "old battle-ax" of a narrator, Adelaide Adams, tells this story about murder in a hotel in an American southern city. It's a masterpiece of the "Had I But Known" school, told with charm, wit and humor.

Direct download: MurderALaRichelieu.mp3
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What would you do if you had written an unpublished mystery - and somebody used the method of murder in real life that you had created in your mystery? Radio writer Bill Tracy had to figure out who was stealing his ideas - and translating them into real murders.

Direct download: MurderCanBeFun.mp3
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The art dealer's will had disappeared. Ellery Queen figured it had to be in the dead man's coffin. But when they opened the coffin, they found a lot more than they had bargained for. A classic Ellery Queen puzzle to challenge the reader.

Direct download: GreekCoffinMystery.mp3
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A horseback ride in Central Park proves deadly for a popular model - and Hildegarde Withers and Inspector Piper will find that the noble sport of horse racing plays a critical role in the search for a solution.

Direct download: PuzzleOfTheRedStallion.mp3
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