Book List in Order: 37 titles

  • Braxfield, who had been butler to Sir Anthony Markenmore, Baronet, of Markenmore Court, for thirty years, was a man of method. All his life he had cultivated the habit of doing certain things at certain times: the older he grew (and he was now a litt...


  • The first Camberwell and Chaney detective case, in which young Camberwell is in employ of an elderly and wealthy gentleman at Wrides Park. The tranquility of the life at Wrides is shattered when a stranger rough intrudes, demanding to the owner, Mr N...


  • The Cartwright Gardens Murder is another of those stories of crime which have made Mr. Fletcher one of the most popular writers of the day. There is a great deal of character study in it, as well as a baffling plot, and, at the end, a striking surpri...


  • Jackie Farnish has grown up in a grindingly poor household, and as she reaches adulthood she resolves to do whatever is necessary to claw her way out of poverty. She is loved by her childhood playmate Joe Bartle, but takes him for granted and feels t...


  • J.S. Fletcher was a British author who wrote over 200 books. Fletcher wrote on many subjects but his most famous work was detective fiction as he was considered one of the best in the “Golden Age of Detective Fiction”....


  • Mr. Rivington is tall, slender and willowy; Mr. Wells is stoutly built and looks as if nothing could break him. Mr. Rivington is a dreamer who loves art and can pursue his cultured interests thanks to the inheritance his uncle has left him; Mr. Wells...


  • J. S. Fletcher (b. 1863, d. 1935) was a prolific British author and journalist. He wrote over 230 titles, both fiction and non fiction. He was one of foremost writers of detective fiction during the Golden Age of murder mystery novels....


  • I'll never rest until I've seen his murderer hanged! But Dick Blake didn't know what he was letting himself in for. Not only did he have to contend with the strangely complicated network of intrigue which surrounded the passionate, neurotic Malvery...


  • J. S. Fletcher (b. 1863, d. 1935) was a prolific British author and journalist. He wrote over 230 titles, both fiction and non fiction. He was one of foremost writers of detective fiction during the Golden Age of murder mystery novels....







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    When the manager of a small bank in the English village of Scarnham failed to appear to open the bank on a Monday morning, it was assumed to be a matter of a missed train. But when the bank's owners reported missing securities and Lady Ellersdeane's ...


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    On that particular November evening, Viner, a young gentleman of means and leisure, who lived in a comfortable old house in Markendale Square, Bayswater, in company with his maiden aunt Miss Bethia Penkridge, had spent his after-dinner hours in a fas...


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    When an elderly pawnbroker is murdered in the London parish of Paddington, a young, down on his luck writer is accused of the crime. But then it's found the pawnbroker had had in his possession an extraordinary South African diamond worth over eighty...


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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and writer. He wrote about 200 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the “Golden Age”. Fletche...


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    Bassett Oliver, the famed actor, has gone missing. When Oliver fails to show for a rehearsal, aspiring playwright Richard Copplestone finds himself sent to the small village of Scarhaven on the northern coast of England to track down the actors movem...






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    According to Wikipedia: Joseph Smith Fletcher (7 February 1863 - 30 January 1935) was a British journalist and writer. He wrote about 200 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detectiv...


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    A young barrister witnesses the sudden death of one of two fellow passengers on the London Underground between St. James's Park and Charing Cross. The second passenger disappears without trace and foul play is suspected.He laid down the letters and p...


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    According to Wikipedia: Joseph Smith Fletcher (7 February 1863 - 30 January 1935) was a British journalist and writer. He wrote about 200 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detectiv...


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    Included: "Light o'Love," "The Last of the Drings," "The Gold Bodkin," "The Vow," "Ere the Sun Went Down," "Poor Daniel," "Parted," "The Omen," "The Eve of the Wedding," "Hagar and Ishmael," "Luke's Love," "The Act of God," "The Beatific Vision," "Th...


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    When Jacob Herapath, the wealthy property developer, is found dead in his office, a revolver at his side and a bullet wound to the head, the time of death is placed a midnight. Remarkably, his driver left him off at his home an hour later where he co...


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    Though he is today best remembered for the mysteries he began writing later in his literary career, English author J. S. Fletcher got his start in fiction as a writer of historical tales. In the Days of Drake immerses readers in the heady era of sixt...


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    The mayor (who recently won by one vote) is killed in a locked room. His cousin vows to figure out the mystery of who killed him. There are entanglements involving city officials and his proposed reforms plus jealousy related to relationships. Lots o...


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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and writer. He wrote about 200 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the "Golden Age"....


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    Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - On that particular November evening, Viner, a young gentleman of means and leisure, wh...






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    While walking home late one evening, Frank Spargo, assistant editor of London's WATCHMAN newspaper, sees a dead body that the police have just discovered in Middle Temple Lane, that has no identification. At first it appears that this might simply be...


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    "What is it, Varner?" asked Bryce calmly. "Something happened?"The man swept his hand across his forehead as if he were dazed, and then jerked his thumb over his shoulder."A man!" he gasped. "Foot of St. Wrytha's Stair there, doctor. Dead -- or if no...


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    Marshall Allerdyke is driving through the night from London to Hull in response to an urgent telegram from his cousin. As he nears Hull, a beautiful woman stops his car to ask for directions to Scotland. Odd time to be traveling so far and in such a ...


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    J. S. Fletcher was an English newspaperman and author of more than 200 fiction and non-fiction books. Yet, he was not known to the American reader until 1926 when Editor Edmund Brown discovered Fletcher and introduced him to America. The son of a ...


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    An elderly man called Deane is murdered in an English town. Inspector Mellapont thinks it's a simple robbery, but others disagree, and Deane's business partner, an attractive young girl named Miss Pretty, offers a reward for information. No fewer tha...



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    Joseph Smith Fletcher wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction and was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the "Golden Age." "It's old Mr. Bartle, sir," he whispered. "He's in your room ther...


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    Title: The Winding Way. A novel.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known la...