Librivox Mystery Bookshelf

Weird Menace Pulps and Supernatural Detection


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Inevitably, the detective and mystery stories would overlap the genre of supernatural or weird science stories. (see Mike Grost)

F. Marion Crawford

Man Overboard - Novel


The Owl's Ear - Short Story - section 11

The Invisible Eye - Short Story - section 12

The Waters of Death - Short Story - section 11

John Meade Falkner

The Lost Stadivarius - Novel

Lafcadio Hearn

A Strange Tale of Cannibalism - Short story - 3rd story in collection

Fergus Hume

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab - Novel

Madam Midas - Novel

The Second Customer & the Amber Beads - Short story - 8th story in collection

The Secret Passage - Novel

Eleanor M. Ingram

The Thing From the Lake - Novel

W. W. Jacobs

The Monkey's Paw - Short story - 1st story in collection

Marie Belloc Lowndes

The Lodger - Novel

Richard Marsh

The Beetle - Novel

Rita (E. M. Gollan)

The Mystery of the Turkish Bath - Novel

Sax Rohmer

The Mysterious Mummy - Short story - 9th story in collection

The Return of Fu Manchu - Novel

The Hand of Fu Manchu - Novel

Bat Wing - Novel


- Mike Grost's recommended reading

- A Hayworth-Queen Cornerstone

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