Slip into a different time with these eight classic mystery novels by women. Murders, clues, mysterious disappearances, suspicious butlers, wealthy widows, and crumbling manors abound. Bestsellers in their own time, these titles earned their place in this collection based on their enduring appeal. Enter another world with these exciting mysteries.
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THE EIGHT NOVELS:
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
In this classic British mystery,Tommy and Tuppence, an out-of-work couple, hire themselves out as adventurers. Their first client is the mysterious Mr. Whittington, who draws them into an international intrigue that goes to the highest level of government. Set just after World War I, this is a must for all Agatha Christie fans.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's first published novel introduced Hercule Poirot, one of her most famous characters. Set in a large country manor, this classic of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction features a murder, a large cast of characters, red herrings, plot twists, a wealthy widow, and much more.
The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katherine Green
Considered the "mother of U.S. mystery novels", Green was one of the first to publish mysteries in the United States. Shrewd detective Mr. Gryce must contend with the death of a wealthy merchant and the two nieces who adopted -- one who gets everything, one nothing. Suspects abound in this classic mystery.
A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katherine Green
Police Detective Mr. Gryce looks into the disappearance of a young maid in the household of a famous diplomat. Who was the young girl, and where did she go? Expect twists and turns!
The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Often called "the American Agatha Christie", Mary Roberts Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "the butler did it" (though she did not actually use those words) and the founder of the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing. In this thrilling novel, attorney Lawrence Blakely takes a train journey to deliver precious documents. Along the way he encounters murder, romance, and the mystery of who is after his papers -- and why.
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
"This is the story of how a middle-aged spinster lost her mind, deserted her domestic gods in the city, took a furnished house for the summer out of town, and found herself involved in one of those mysterious crimes that keep our newspapers and detective agencies happy and prosperous." So begins this charming mystery involving a memorable heroine and a large country house that seems haunted but when people start dying, Miss Rachel Innes is determined to find out why.
Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Ominous happenings at the White Cat, a political club, will draw you in to the twists and turns in this delightful novel. A bachelor attorney falls in love with a politician's engaged daughter and reluctantly becomes involved in a murder and disappearance. Clues are everywhere, but how do they fit together?
The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Based on the Jack the Ripper murders, this mystery novel involves a London family who thinks their upstairs lodger may be a killer. Made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, this is a novel not to be missed.