The Adventure of the "Gloria Scott"

A short story from British Library Crime Classic Deep Waters. This story recounts Sherlock Holmes’s very first case. Having previously treated his deduction skills as a hobby at...

A Question of Timing

A short story from British Library Crime Classic Deep Waters. Narrated in the first person by Robert Beringer, a writer of sea stories, A Question of Timing describes how he...

The Eight-Mile Lock

A short story from British Library Crime Classic Deep Waters. Detective John Bell plans to have a well-earned rest when he is invited to holiday with his friends the Ridsdales,...

Honeymoon with Death

After a whirlwind romance and dream wedding, the new Mrs Ramsforth is whisked away to an idyllic Greek island by her adoring husband. But as soon as they arrive at their luxurious...

Death Has Deep Roots

At the Central Criminal Court, an eager crowd awaits the trial of Victoria Lamartine, an active participant in the Resistance during the war. She is now employed at the Family...

The Black Mountains

The Hall family live under the brooding shadow of the Black Mountains, in the mining town of Hillsbridge. Charlotte, James and their seven children are independent spirits, united...

Death in Captivity

A man is found dead in an escape tunnel in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp. Did he die in an accidental collapse – or was this murder? Captain Henry “Cuckoo” Goyles, master...

Points of Danger

East Anglia, 1861. Alone in a first-class carriage, the Swarbricks are robbed at gunpoint. But when the universally-admired Swarbrick fights back, the train robber takes more than...

Shroud of Evil

DI Horton of Portsmouth CID is assigned the case of a missing person: Jasper Kenton, a private investigator. Kenton’s partner seems reluctant to help them, and Horton concludes...

The Wall

A story from Night in the Front Line, a collection of Second World War short stories. The Wall vividly captures the horror and reality of the Blitz with a first-hand recollection...

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