Are you looking for classic mystery novels in the public domain? If Yes, we have crunched out the public domain to unveil 10 classic mystery novels that will have you on the edge of your seat till the very last. Here are top 10 classic mystery novels in the public domain collated out of hard work;
The Leak by Jacques Futrell
The Leak by Jacques Futrell is a detective tale that centers on the lead investigator, Professor Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen, PhD, LL.D, F.R.S., M.D., M.D.S., otherwise known as “The Thinking Machine” for his logical approach towards crime.
The Old Man In The Corner by Baroness Orczy
The Old Man in The Corner is a story of an unnamed armchair detective sitting in the corner of a cozy London tea shop. The eccentric old man uses pure deduction to solve a series of gruesome murder case and cases deadly blackmail.
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Christie’s Secret Adversary is her second published detective fiction novel. The book focusses on two characters namely Tommy and Tuppence who meets to start their own business as the Young Adventurer. The Young Adventurers are hired for a job that leads them into many unwanted situations.
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
This mystery novel by Mary Robert follows dowager Rachel Innes as she thwarts a series of strange crimes at a summer house she rented with her nephew and niece.
The Insidious Dr Fu Machu by Sax Rohmer
The character Dr Fu Machu is referred to as the greatest genius who the powers of evil have put on the earth for centuries. According to the book, this character has become synonymous with evil criminal.
Trent’s Last Case by E.C Bentley
Trent’s “Last Case” is a response published in 1913 as an answer to Conan Doyle. As a result of Bentley’s annoyance against Holmes perfection, he created artist-cum-journalist Philip Trent, who, to many is known for what he gets wrong.
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Published in 1915, written by John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps is credited with popularizing if not inventing the type of thriller called “the man on the run” which is now a Hollywood staple.
Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
Emile Gaboriau “the father of all current detective fiction” according to Andre Cude is a nineteenth-century French detective fiction writer. He portrays the first case of Monsieur Lecoq, an energetic Young policeman, by Gaboriau who also appears in other novels.
Mortmain by Arthur Cheney Train
Mortmain is one of our favorite on the top 10 chart in which a wacky surgeon rather than the victim in the story steals the show. However, his bizarre experiments as depicted in the book is a story to remember.
The Amateur Cracksman by E.W Hornung
With his experience and the influence of his brother-in-law influence, Hornung created a unique form of a crime story, where, in stealing as in sport, it is playing the game that counts with the saying that there is always honour among thieves.