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The Mystery Novel from Sherlock Holmes to the Beginning of the Golden Age


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After Holmes appeared, the scientific detective became all the rage. Either the detective went forth armed with his ruler and his magnifying glass, or he sat at home and thought about evidence which had been gathered by others. All of this was building up to the appearance of the Golden Age of mystery fiction.

Many writings by authors of this period are available online and are free. Search at Many Books, Project Gutenberg, or Just Free Books. Amazon's Kindle is now available for PC and Mac conputers for free which is another way to access these older mystery novels. There are other sources of free books listed at Free Mystery, Detective, Thriller and Crime Fiction Books Online

From 1887 to 1913

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