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Action Reeve, Arthur B: The Stolen War Secret (1914), v1

Published in "Adventure Magazine" in December 1914, but not subsequently in book form, this short novel (42,000 words) tells of a spy ring in the earliest months of the first world War, intent on the theft of a secret device for radio-controlling military aircraft (predicting military drones!). Craig Kennedy, the scientific detective, is soon involved. The cover is made up from an illustration in "Adventure" magazine showing a test of the remote controlled aircraft. ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Craig Kennedy, Adventure Magazine


Other Fiction Hillern, W. v.: Aus eigener Kraft. V1 [German] 22.1.2019

Auch wenn im literarischen Gedächtnis späterer Zeit weniger der Autorenname als ein bestimmtes Werk, nämlich "Die Geier-Wally", überlebt hat: mit dem Roman "Aus eigener Kraft" gelang Wilhelmine von Hillern 1870 in der "Gartenlaube" der große Durchbruch beim Publikum. Das Werk wurde 1872 in einer dreibändigen Buchausgabe veröffentlicht. Im biographischen Artikel der Neuen Deutschen Biographie (9, 1972) schreibt Gisela Bisterfeld über die Autorin mit einigem Recht: "Die Sprache ihrer Romane hat...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Kraft, Wie, Recht, Boden, Einstellung, Romane, Gartenlaube, Autorin, Geier Wally, Wilhelmine von Hillern, Neuen Deutschen Biographie, Gisela Bisterfeld, Buchausgabe, Zeitschriftenfassung


Other Fiction Blüthgen, Victor: Aus gährender Zeit. V1 [German] 22.1.2019

Dieser Roman (im Untertitel nennt Victor Blüthgen ihn "Erzählungen", um das Schwergewicht auf das berichtende Element in Bezug auf die 1848er Jahre zu legen) von ca. 300 Seiten erschien 1887 in Fortsetzungen in der Zeitschrift "Die Gartenlaube". Für den 1844 geborenen Autor (der seinerzeit übrigens vorwiegend als Lyriker in Erscheinung trat) sind die Revolutionsjahre nur mehr eine "gährende Zeit". Der Roman, der 1901 bezeichnender Weise sogar im erzieherisch bedeutsamen Reclam-Verlag erschien, d...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Weise, Eisen, Staat, Passagen, Erzählungen, Fortsetzungen, Bezug, der Zeitschrift, Blüthgen Victor, Victor Blüthgen, Erscheinung


Poetry Kommerell, Max: Gesammelte Gedichte [german]. V1. 20. Januar 2019

Max Kommerell (1902-1944) war Literaturwissenschaftler und Dichter. Dieses eBuch basiert auf dem Band Gedichte, Gespräche, Übertragungen, der 1973 im Walter-Verlag Olten und Freiburg erschien. Es enthält alle zu Kommerells Lebzeiten erschienenen Gedichte sowie Gedichte aus dem Nachlaß. Nicht aufgenommen habe ich die Gespräche aus der Zeit der deutschen Wiedergeburt, da darin noch allzusehr der Ton Georges hörbar ist und es sich dabei mehr um versifizierte Dialoge handelt als um lyrische Gedicht...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Freiburg, George, Gesammelte Gedichte, Max Kommerell, Literaturwissenschaftler, Walter Verlag Olten, Michelangelo Übertragungen Kommerells Gedichte, Verbindung von Leichtigkeit, Einfluß Georges, Gesammelte Gedichte Max Kommerell


Short Fiction The Edgar Wallace Collection Vol 11, v1

This series of amusing short stories was not collected until 2015, although nine of them had appeared in a Wallace collection called "The Undisclosed Client and Other Stories". They are the tales of Police Constable Lee, on the beat in Notting Dale, which was then a notoriously deprived slum squeezed between Notting Hill to the east, Shepherds Bush to the west, and Holland Park to the south. (Modern real estate agents like to pretend the modern gentrified Notting Dale is fashionable Notting ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Bush, Lee, Wallace, Simmons, Esquire, Notting Hill, Holland Park, Edgar Wallace, Notting Dale, Jewey, Laggin, Fireless Telegraphy, Great Cross Examination


Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (031) - Eine leere Streichholz. V1.0 [German] 18.01.2019

Eine leere Streichholzschachtel. In die Zeit unseres Aufenthaltes in der hinterindischen Hafenstadt Singapore fällt auch unser Abenteuer mit der leeren Zündholzschachtel. Ich will es an dieser Stelle einfügen, obwohl es mit unserem Kampfe gegen Eugenie Malcapier, unsere rotblonde Feindin, nur lose zusammenhängt. Immerhin beleuchtet es die verbrecherische Vielseitigkeit dieses schönen Weibes noch heller und gibt dem Leser eine interessante Ergänzung des Charakterbildes dieser fraglos hochintelli...
Tags: Books, Singapore, ePub Books, Christine, Leser, Dann, Kellner, Walzer, Zettel, Platte, Kabel Walther, Melodie, Abenteuer, Der Schatz, Harald Harst, Hafenstadt Singapore


Action Oppenheim, E Phillips: Miss Brown of X Y O (1927); v1

Inspired by the General Strike of 1926, this novel follows the adventures of young Miss Brown, typiste, who inadvertantly gets caught up in a struggle between a subversive group led by Russians who are trying to explode a similar confrontation into a violent revolution, and a tiny Scotland Yard unit attempting to frustrate the Russians. Attached Files Miss Brown of XYO - E Phillips Oppenheim.epub (433.4 KB)
Tags: Books, Scotland, ePub Books, Brown, Phillips, Oppenheim, Phillips Oppenheim


Other Fiction Sternberg, Alexander von - Diane, ein Roman, Band1 1842 [German] V.1_16_Jan_2019

Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, Erzähler und Journalist, meist unter dem Namen A. v. Sternberg, geb. 21. April 1806 auf Gut Noistfer bei Reval, lebte seit 1830 in Deutschland, gest. 24. Aug. 1868 zu Dannenwalde in Mecklenburg; schrieb soziale und biographische Romane (Diane, 3 Bde., 1842, Royalisten, 1848, P. P. Rubens, 1862) und Novellen. (vgl. dtv-Lexikon Bd.19 v. 20, München 1970). Der Roman handelt von Diane, der Tochter einer Adelsfamilie. Das zu Beginn wenig mehr als sechs ...
Tags: Books, Berlin, ePub Books, Diane, Judith, Sternberg, Hilfe, Mecklenburg, Sternberg Alexander von Diane, zu Dannenwalde, Romane Diane, Diane der Tochter, Adelsfamilie Das, Halleschen Tor der Wirtin


Other Fiction Schücking, Levin: Das Capital. V1 [German]16.1.2019

"Das Capital", mal nicht von Marx, sondern von einem der meist gelesenen deutschsprachigen Erzähler der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jh., Levin Schücking - ein kurzer Roman (1875) aus der Industriewelt der deutschen Gründerjahre. Das Werk erscheint hier in der Fassung des Zeitschriftendrucks der "Gartenlaube", und zwar nach der Digitalisierung durch wikisource, wofür ich hier meinen Dank ausspreche. Das Cover zeigt einen Ausschnitt aus dem Aquarell ›Fabriksareal‹ von Erwin Pender. ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Marx, Gartenlaube, Erwin Pender


Other Fiction Bremer, Fredrika: Nina. V1 [German] 16.1.2019

Die hierzulande so gut wie unbekannte schwedische Autorin Fredrika Bremer, die den Roman "Nina" im Jahre 1835 in ihrer Heimat erstveröffentlichte, genießt in Schweden den Status einer Initiatorin der nationalen Frauenemanzipation, und durch Übersetzung ihrer Werke ins Englische fanden diese im gesamten angelsächsischen Sprachraum einen bemerkenswerten Widerhall, was 1851 sogar dazu führte, dass ein County im US-Staat Iowa ihr zu Ehren den Namen "Bremer County" erhielt. Wenn man "Nina" heute mit...
Tags: Books, US, Iowa, ePub Books, Nina, Bremer County, Schweden, Bremer Fredrika, Autorin Fredrika Bremer, Ehren den Namen, Johan Gustaf Sandberg, Bremer Fredrika Nina


Other Fiction Bell, Ellis: Der Sturmheidhof. V1 [German] 16.1.2019

Hinter dem Namen Ellis Bell verbarg sich bei der Erstveröffentlichung ihres Romans "Wuthering Heights" eine der begabten Brontë-Sisters, Emily Brontë; und der "Sturmheidhof" ist nichts anderes als eben dieser Roman, dessen Titel im Allgemeinen in deutschen Übersetzungen als "Sturmhöhe" firmiert; "Umwitterte Höhen" (in der Übersetzung von Alfred Wolfenstein) hat frodok 2017 hier hochgeladen. Die Übersetzung von Gisela Etzel aus dem Jahre 1908, die auch die Örtlichkeiten konsequent eindeutscht -...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Emily Bronte, Titel, Wuthering Heights, Hinter, Alfred Wolfenstein, Bell Ellis, Namen Ellis Bell, Gisela Etzel, Percy Tarrant Insbesondere, Buchdeckel Schriftzug, Bell Ellis Der Sturmheidhof


Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (030) - Der Stern von Siam. V1.0 [German] 15.01.2019

Der Stern von Siam. Die Sirene des »Stern von Siam« heulte ihren Abschiedsgruß über die Gärten, Häuser und zahllosen Tempel von Bangkok hin. Schwerfällig setzte sich dann der alte klapperige Raddampfer in Bewegung der den prahlerischen Namen »Stern von Siam« wahrlich nicht verdiente. Wir standen neben dem Eigentümer und Kapitän dieses altehrwürdigen Transportmittels, dem rotnasigen Engländer Tompson, auf der Kommandobrücke. Tompson fühlte sich sehr geehrt, daß zwei so berühmte Leute wie der Li...
Tags: Books, Singapore, ePub Books, Bangkok, Morgen, Jahren, Wasser, Zimmern, Bewegung, Kabel Walther, Winde, Osten, Harald Harst, Der Stern von Siam, Der Stern von Siam Die Sirene, Stern von Siam


Short Fiction Hoffmann, E.T.A.: The Jesuits' Church in G-, v1, 15 Jan 2019

This version of The Jesuits' Church in G- is taken from Tales from the German, which contains 17 stories by several German authors translated by John Oxenford (1812-1877) and C.A. Feiling for the Chapman and Hall 1844 edition. Three of the stories were by E.T.A. Hoffman, and were translated by John Oxenford. This story is told in the first person by the author, and tells of a man working at a Jesuit church who is blessed and tormented by his sense of the sublime, and his remarkable abilities as...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Chapman, Hoffman, Hoffmann, John Oxenford


Mystery and Crime Train, Arthur: The Confessions of Artemas Quibble (1911); v1

Sub-titled: BEING THE INGENUOUS AND UNVARNISHED HISTORY OF ARTEMAS QUIBBLE, ESQUIRE, ONE-TIME PRACTITIONER IN THE NEW YORK CRIMINAL COURTS, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE DIVERS WILES, TRICKS, SOPHISTRIES, TECHNICALITIES, AND SUNDRY ARTIFICES OF HIMSELF AND OTHERS OF THE FRATERNITY, COMMONLY YCLEPT "SHYSTERS" OR "SHYSTER LAWYERS Easy to read, good fun, by a former New York District Attorney who went on to a prolific writing career. The stylish cover illustrates the bridge between The Tombs (...
Tags: Books, New York, ePub Books, Manhattan, Criminal Courts


Mystery and Crime Oppenheim, E Phillips: The Channay Syndicate (1927), v1

This is a variation on the "Monte Cristo" theme, a man unjustly jailed by the machinations of others, who returns from jail to seek personal justice. It is told in 10 chapters, an introductory, followed by a chapter each for the syndicate members, and a wrap-up. Could be read as a novel, or as a short story collection, a technique much used by Oppenheim, and by Edgar Wallace too. 1: Gilbert Channay Takes The Air 2: Mark Levy Pays 3: Lord Isham's Gamble 4: Martin Fogg Persists 5: The Inquisi...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Air, Monte Cristo, Oppenheim, Mark Levy, Isham, Edgar Wallace, Phillips Oppenheim, Oppenheim E Phillips, Gilbert Channay, Martin Fogg, Eric Rodes


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: Advice Limited (1936), v1

Clara, Baroness Linz, a young Englishwoman lately widowed by the death of her Austrian aristocrat husband, sets up in London as ADVICE LIMITED, resolving family and other difficulties. Eleven cases. 1: Thirty-Nine Wooden Boxes 2: An Olympian Debacle 3: Broken Engagements 4: Too Many Dukes 5: The Ritz Hotel Conference 6: Between The 8th Green And The 9th Tee 7: Help For Mr. Goldman 8: The Lonely Man 9: A Family Misunderstanding 10: The Listening Lady 11: A Gift From The Gods ...
Tags: Books, London, ePub Books, Goldman, Phillips Oppenheim, Oppenheim E Phillips, Clara Baroness Linz


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: Crooks in the Sunshine (1932), v1

An American gang relocates to Antibes on the Riviera, with their leader establishing himself as a genial good type among the expatriate community there. Ten tales of predation and conflict, in the underbelly of the Riviera. 1: The Salvation of Mr. Timothy Ryan 2: The Table Under The Tree 3: Fifty-Fifty 4: No Red Ribbon For The Commodore 5: The Obstinate Duke 6: The Seven Taverns of Marseilles 7: Commodore Jasen Watches His Step 8: The Ghosts of Suicide Corner 9: Lord Dratten's Land De...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Marseilles, Riviera, Antibes, Timothy Ryan, Phillips Oppenheim, Oppenheim E Phillips, Obstinate Duke


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: Nicholas Goade, Detective (1927); v1

Ten linked short stories featuring Scotland Yard man Nicholas Goade, holidaying in the south-west of England and being drawn into various cases. 1: The Coroner's Dilemma 2: The Two Spinsters 3: The Salving of Mr. Stanley Witt 4: The Temporary Insanity of Nicholas Goade 5: Wild Man's Logic 6: The Dean's Daughter 7: The Honourable Murderer 8: Jezebel of Valley Farm 9: The Beautiful Sisters of Wryde 10: The Passing of John the Hermit Attached File...
Tags: Books, England, ePub Books, John, Scotland Yard, Phillips, Oppenheim, Phillips Oppenheim, Nicholas Goade, Stanley Witt


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: General Besserley's Second Puzzle Box (1939), v1

General Besserley, USA, former Secret Service, Ret'd, but still with important connections at high level back home, has settled down on the Riviera, where he has a number of adventures and puzzles. This is the second (and last) collection of his adventures. 1: The Duchess Gave a Party 2: Business for Father 3: General Besserley Runs the Gauntlet 4: The Unprepossessing Danseuse 5: The Husband of O-Nan-Sen 6: The Trifling Lapse of the Mayor of St. Marac 7: Fifty Thousand Francs and a Marri...
Tags: Books, Usa, ePub Books, Riviera, Andrew Mason, Marie Louise, Phillips Oppenheim, Oppenheim E Phillips, Besserley, Secret Service Ret, St Marac


Mystery and Crime Oppenheim, E Phillips: The Colossus of Arcadia (1938); v1

Classic Oppenheim novel: the setting is Monte Carlo, and in the late 1930s with Europe's peace becoming more precarious by the day, there are spies and counterspies, well-heeled refugees. In short, there is trouble in Arcadia. I couldn't find a good original cover so I made this one from a part of 1930s Monaco travel poster Attached Files The Colossus Of Arcadia - E Phillips Oppenheim.epub (480.3 KB)
Tags: Europe, Books, ePub Books, Monaco, Arcadia, Monte Carlo, Oppenheim, Oppenheim E Phillips, Arcadia E Phillips Oppenheim


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: Michael's Evil Deeds (1923), v1

Originally published as a series of connected short stories, in Red Book Magazine in 1921, this is a typical episodic novel which involves a prolonged duel between Michael Sayers, crook, and Norman Greyes, policeman. The narrative makes use of multiple narrators: Sayers, Greyes or another as each story requires. (The fact that there are only a small number of chapters tells an alert reader that these are essentially short stories, as a typical Oppenheim novel runs to 25-35 chapters.) 1. The Und...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Michael, Phillips, Oppenheim, Michael Sayers, Phillips Oppenheim, Norman Greyes, Sayers Greyes, Kiss Of Judas, Menwood Road Bank Robbery, Monsieur Lutarde


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: General Besserley's Puzzle Box (1935), v1

General Besserley, USA, former Secret Service, Ret'd, but still with important connections at high level back home, has settled down on the Riviera, where he has a number of adventures and puzzles. 1. The Man Who Thought He Was a Pauper 2. The Lady in the Grey Wig 3. The Man Who Harnessed the Laws of Chance 4. The Phantom Fleet 5. The Devil's Wind 6. The Mysterious Pirandettis 7. The Butterfly in the Death Chamber 8. Giants in the Countinghouse 9. The Bride of the Shining Hour ...
Tags: Books, Usa, ePub Books, Giants, Riviera, Phillips Oppenheim, Oppenheim E Phillips, Besserley, Secret Service Ret


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: Slane's Long Shots (1930); v1

Originally published as a series of short stories in Collier's Weekly. I could find no decent cover so made one of my own using my imaginary imprint "Black Museum" and one of the superb Colliers illustrations from 1930. A collection of stories featuring Slane, the aristocratic amateur detective. 1: Who Killed Montague Brest? 2: The Little Marquis 3: Mariote's Hour of Agony 4: The Thirteenth Card 5: The Man Without a Tie 6: Neap-Tide Madness 7: Not Slane's Star Turn 8: Gentleman Bill 9:...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Bill, Colliers, Phillips, COLLIER, Oppenheim, Black Museum, Slane, Phillips Oppenheim, Montague Brest, Little Marquis


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: The Milan Grill Room (1940), v1

Ten short stories set in the grill room of the Milan Hotel in London. The second of two books starring Louis, the disabled Maitre d', and Charles Lyson, ex-intelligence agent and now freelance journalist. 1: Marie Louise Will Be There 2: The Kidnapping of Mr. Peter Jardine 3: The Calais Gun 4: The Third Key 5: The Shadow Man 6: £100,000 Risk 7: The Knaves' Messenger 8: A Broken Sabbath 9: The Man in the Grey Suede Gloves 10: Mrs. Masters and Her Playboy ...
Tags: Books, London, ePub Books, Phillips, Louis, Marie Louise, Oppenheim, Milan Hotel, Maitre, Charles Lyson, Peter Jardine, Milan Grill Room E Phillips Oppenheim


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: Sinners Beware (1931), v1

Ten slick short stories set in and around Monaco and La Turbie. 1: .The Café Régal, the Mistral and the Lady 2: Anon, £1,000 3: The Quarrel 4: The Tiger on the Mountains 5: Paddy Collins Flaps His Wings 6: The Imperfect Crime 7: What Sir Stephen Forgot 8: Going, Going, Gone! 9: The Luckiest Young Man in the World 10: Mademoiselle Anna Disappears Attached Files Sinners Beware - E Phillips Oppenheim.epub (258.0 KB)
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Monaco, Oppenheim E Phillips, Paddy Collins Flaps His Wings, Stephen Forgot


Mystery and Crime Donovan, Dick: Riddles Read (1896), v1

Dick Donovan is the pseudonym of British author James Edward Preston Muddock (28 May 1843 – 23 January 1934) who created a private detective, also named Dick Donovan, in the 1890s. This collection of short stories dates from 1896. 1: In the Shadow of Sudden Death 2: The Doom of the Star-gazer 3: The Strange Story of Some State Papers 4: The Problem of Dead Wood Hall 5: Trapped 6: The Riddle of Beaver's Hill 7: A Railway Mystery 8: A Desperate Game ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Donovan Dick, Dick Donovan, James Edward Preston Muddock


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E. Phillips: Jennerton and Co Ltd (1929); v1

Jennerton and his son form Jennerton and Co, Ltd, a private detection agency in London. Ten stories of their adventures. 1: Three Birds with One Stone 2: Judgment Postponed 3: The Tax Collector 4: The Lion’s Den 5: The Yankeedoodle Kid 6: Waiting for Tonks 7: Numbers One and Seven 8: Tawsitter’s Millions 9: The Man with Two Bags 10: The Great Bear Attached Files Jennerton and Co, Ltd - E Phillips Oppenheim.epub (356.7 KB)
Tags: Books, London, ePub Books, Co Ltd, Oppenheim E Phillips, Jennerton and Co Ltd, Jennerton, Tawsitter


Mystery and Crime Donovan, Dick: A Detective's Triumphs (1891), v1

Dick Donovan is the pseudonym of British author James Edward Preston Muddock (28 May 1843 – 23 January 1934) who created a private detective, also named Dick Donovan, in the 1890s. This collection of short stories dates from 1891, and is I think the first. 1: The Mystery Of Surgeon-Major Palmer 2: In A Smuggler's Den 3: Tracked By A Footprint 4: The Story Of A Daring Deed 5: The Great Ruby Robbery 6: Breaking Up A Gang Of Desperadoes 7: Trapping A Thief-Trainer 8: A Precious Pair Of Sc...
Tags: Books, Palmer, ePub Books, Donovan Dick, Dick Donovan, James Edward Preston Muddock


Mystery and Crime Donovan, Dick: Suspicion Aroused (1893), v1

Dick Donovan is the pseudonym of British author James Edward Preston Muddock (28 May 1843 – 23 January 1934) who created a private detective, also named Dick Donovan, in the 1890s. This collection of short stories dates from 1893. 1. Spoiling Their Game 2. At the Dawn of Day 3. The Great Diamond Frauds 4. A Widow's Mite 5. The Fatal Forty 6. The Marfield Mystery 7. Foiled 8. The Story of Billy the Bagman 9. A Desperate Venture 10. The True Story of Percy Mapleton Lefroy 11. The Melv...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Donovan Dick, Dick Donovan, James Edward Preston Muddock, True Story of Percy Mapleton Lefroy


Mystery and Crime Donovan, Dick: Found and Fettered (1894), v1

Dick Donovan is the pseudonym of British author James Edward Preston Muddock (28 May 1843 – 23 January 1934) who created a private detective, also named Dick Donovan, in the 1890s. This collection of short stories dates from 1894. 1. The Taking of Treskin, the Russian Assassin 2. Labour Lost 3. Hengald the Dreamer 4. The Crime of the Lonely Marshes 5. Mrs. Wynniatt's Skeleton 6. The Deed of Dead Man's Moor 7. The Story of an Anarchist Plot and How It Was Frustrated 8. The Strange Tenan...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Donovan Dick, Dick Donovan, James Edward Preston Muddock, Labour Lost