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The reading online is in a popup window that reads as an ordinary book. There are some classics that can be found elsewhere, but there are also many unique entries here.

The adult oriented books require registration to read or download. These are chapters from novels as well as short stories.

All are available for free reading online. These are original works from generally unpublished authors. BooksShouldBeFree has a large collection of classic Mystery audio books available for download in very good quality MP3 or as text for reading. Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.

Updated hourly. ClassicLiteratureLibrary offers several detective stories by Dickens and Poe as well as several Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger books by Doyle for online viewing. Classicly has free classic novels in its Mystery category as well as in the Detective , Espionage and Thriller categories. These are classic works in the public domain.

Where there is an introductory paragraph, books may be found by mousing over a books name. Also, some times these do not link to the proper book, but a search of the book name will lead to a correct link. Thanks to Tyler G for this suggestion. Crime Fiction Lover has two articles each linked to the other providing links to free copies of classic crime fiction novels.

They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time including since your last visit. They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the site offerings, alone or not at all site only.

They have over 6, free ebooks listed. There were free ebooks listed at the time of this post. DailyLit has 33 full free ebooks in its Mystery category and 4 full free ebooks in its Thriller category. These are delivered in installments to your email, hence the "Daily" lit.

Digital Book Index has links to several hundred free Mystery novels.

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Since these are links offsite, download and viewing options vary, though their listing does indicate the format available for each work. The doctor felt very happy and the fact that he'd cured Mrs. Clinton didn't account for all of his happiness Tommy tells the tale of a strange death, foretold by the gypsy.

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He planned to kill himself to avoid Fate, but would Fate win in the end despite his carefully planning? Squalling children, poverty, discomfort; the everlasting excessive demands on her time, her patience, and her endurance — this was life!

And the life she sought to escape, but would troubles in the big city convince her otherwise? Though women are generally considered experienced in chicanery and intrigue, they are really not good at constructive plotting. Certainly not where murder is involved. Perhaps it is because they have had too much authority in the home.

What they say is accepted by children and husband without argument so they become convinced that the outside world will accept any story they tell in the same fashion. And there is their first big mistake. But what was he doing here in Alexandria; what ill-omened quest was responsible for his presence — what crime did he contemplate?


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There was evidence of considerable anxiety, but this state was repeatedly interrupted by involuntary outbursts of reassurance, almost of satisfaction. It has a bearing on that antagonism—which we've just seen instanced—that exists between the artistic and the business mind.

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