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Collins, Wilkie! Collins, Wilkie (2008)
The Woman in White. (First published 1859) Oxford University Press
This upper-class Victorian love story is certainly one of the greatest literary thrillers. For slow, delicious reading. More...
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Sarah Waters! Sarah Waters (2002)
Fingersmith. Riverhead Trade; 1st edition
This hypnotic suspense novel is a sumptuous slice of lesbian Victoriana, featuring pickpockets (finger smiths), grim prisons, lunatic asylums, and stolen fortunes. More...
       
Hillary Waugh! Hillary Waugh (1999)
Last Seen Wearing (Firsst published in 1952). Pan Books
This classic novel is probably the first police procedural. The story takes place in the 1950s, but is as fresh as if it happened just yesterday. More...
Wilkie Collins! Wilkie Collins (2009)
The Moonstone. (First published in 1868) CreateSpace
Like no other, this classical masterpiece of a mystery novel captures 19th century characters and atmosphere. "The first and greatest of English detective novels." (T. S. Eliot) More...
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Ed McBain! Ed McBain (1981)
King's Ransom. (87th Precinct Mystery) Signet
Stupid, but ruthless thugs try to kidnap the son of a rich tycoon, but mistakenly take the son of his chauffeur. This wise-cracking police procedural from Ed McBain, the inventor of the genre (and script writer for Hitchcock's The Birds), is as fresh as if it was written yesterday. More...
Thomas H. Cook! Thomas H. Cook (1997)
The Chatham School Affair. Bantam
Elizabeth Channing is teaching art at a small boys' school located in the Cape Cod village of Chatham when she falls in love with a fellow teacher who is unhappily married. The inevitable tragedy ends in a surprise. More...
       

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