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Mystery Reads

Who Done It? Read a Mystery and find out!

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Welcome to Classic Mysteries

Classic Mysteries

The Classic Mysteries are the traditional types that set the standard for future authors - think the Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple stories. Classic Mysteries very often have no violence or gore, but instead focus on the complex puzzle to be solved, usually by an amateur sleuth with amazing detective abilities. 

Most Classic Mysteries are also British and Cozy Mysteries.

Revisit These Classics

If you like Edgar Allan Poe...

Try these modern takes on his classic style: