All Mystery Stories Page 2
A Terribly Strange Bed
WILKIE COLLINS Shortly after my education at college was finished, I happened to be staying at Paris with an English friend. We were both young men then, and lived, I am afraid, rather a wild life, in the delightful city of our sojourn. One nig...
A Wish Unexpectedly Gratified
When the bogus-lottery men were driven out of the large cities by the vigor of the postal authorities, they tried for a while to operate from small country towns by collusion with dishonest postmasters. As the delinquencies of the offenders were ...
Addressed To The Advocate Who Defended Him At His Trial
Respected Sir,--On the twenty-seventh of February I was sent, on business connected with the stables at Maison Rouge, to the city of Metz. On the public promenade I met a magnificent woman. Complexion, blond. Nationality, English. We mutually ...
Adventure Of The Black Fisherman
Everybody knows Black Sam, the old negro fisherman, or, as he is commonly called, "Mud Sam," who has fished about the Sound for the last half century. It is now many years since Sam, who was then as active a young negro as any in the province, an...
Adventures In The Secret Service Of The Post-office Department
* The author of the pages that follow was chief special agent of the Secret Service of the United States Post-Office Department during pioneer and romantic days. The curious adventures related are partly from his own observation, and partly from ...
The thing began in the colony room of the Empire Club in London. The colony room is on the second floor and looks out over Piccadilly Circus. It was at an hour when nobody is in an English club. There was a drift of dirty fog outside. Such nigh...
An Aspirant For Congress
A few years ago, the "Hon." John Whimpery Brass, of Georgia, one of the "thoughtful patriots" of the period, who now and then found time to lay aside the cares of statecraft to nurse little private jobs of his own, allured by the seductive offers ...
An Astral Onion
WHEN Tig Braddock came to Nora Finnegan he was red-headed and freckled, and, truth to tell, he re- mained with these features to the end of his life -- a life prolonged by a lucky, if somewhat improbable, incident, as you shall hear. Tig had...
An Erring Shepherd
The ingenuity and perseverance of the fraternity of swindlers is only equaled by the gullibility and patience of their dupes. During the flush times that followed the war, immense fortunes were suddenly acquired by a class of cheats who operated o...
An Heiress From Redhorse
CORONADO, June 20th. I find myself more and more interested in him. It is not, I am sure, his--do you know any noun corresponding to the adjective "handsome"? One does not like to say "beauty" when speaking of a man. He is handsome enough, h...
An Intangible Clue
"Have you studied the case?" "Not I." "Not studied the case which for the last few days has provided the papers with such conspicuous headlines?" "I do not read the papers. I have not looked at one in a whole week." "Miss Strange, your so...
An Old Game Revived
On the 18th of September, 1875, a fellow was arrested in West Virginia who sent the victims whom he proposed to bleed letters whereof the following is a copy:-- "A lady who boarded with me died on last Saturday of apoplexy. She left a trunk ...
An Uncomfortable Bed
One autumn I went to stay for the hunting season with some friends in a chateau in Picardy. My friends were fond of practical joking, as all my friends are. I do not care to know any other sort of people. When I arrived, they gave me a prince...
As Told By Mr Gryce
"In the spring of 1840, the attention of the New York police was attracted by the many cases of well-known men found drowned in the various waters surrounding the lower portion of our great city. Among these may be mentioned the name of Elwood Hende...
I AT A TABLE D'HOTE At the close of February, 1848, I was in Nuremberg. My original intention had been to pass a couple of days there on my way to Munich, that being, I thought, as much time as could reasonably be spared for so small a ci...
The Wrong Sign
The Adventure Of The Cardboard Box
A Mystery With A Moral
A Scandal In Bohemia
A Scandal In Bohemia
Introduction To A Mystery With A Moral
The Gray Madam
The Case Of Mr Foggatt
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
Their Dear Little Ghost
The Red-headed League
The Adventure Of The Three Students