The Christmas Card Crime

A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. A locked-room mystery that will delight Agatha Christie fans. Dramatist Trevor Lowe...

The Magic of Muhammed Din

A story from The Prisoner’s Defence, a collection of First World War short stories. This adventure story follows a German agent to India as he attempts to agitate the Muslim...

The Prisoner's Defence

A story from The Prisoner’s Defence, a collection of First World War short stories. When Captain John Fowler discovers his trusted lover is a spy, he must make the ultimate...

As It Is Written A Strange Story

A story from The Prisoner’s Defence, a collection of First World War short stories. "As It Is Written" is set in a British munitions factory during a blackout. It explores the...

Death Surge

A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew, Johnnie Oslow, is missing cuts short Detective Inspector Horton’s sailing trip. Summoned back to the...

Is There Life Outside the Box?

Peter Davison became a national treasure for having his arm up a cow in his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small. Then in 1981 he secured his place in science...

Scarweather

1913. John Farringdale, with his cousin Eric Foster, visits the famous archaeologist Tolgen Reisby. At Scarweather—Reisby's lonely house on the windswept northern coast of...

Heirs and Assigns

November, 1928. Family and friends have gathered at the Shropshire country home of Penrose Llewellyn to celebrate the retired wealthy businessman's 60th birthday. But the morning...

Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm

“He could feel it in the blackness, a difference in atmosphere, a sense of evil, of things hidden.” Amy Snowden, in middle age, has long since settled into a lonely life in...

A Scream in Soho

Soho during the blackouts of the Second World War. When a piercing scream rends the air and a bloodied knife is found, Detective Inspector MacCarthy is soon on the scene. He must...

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