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50 Mystery and Detective masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 1 Kindle Edition $0.49

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[Amazon.ca] 50 Mystery and Detective masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 1 Kindle Edition $0.49

For some reason, this was posted by ZingamO and ended up in Expired Hot Deals. It's still live. https://www.amazon.ca/Mystery-Detective ... 087Z3V47B/
Note: This is Kindle Edition only. 9247 pages

Amazon has this compilation of 50 mystery and detective works for sale at $0.49.

List of books included:

In a Grove [Ryūnosuke Akutagawa]
Fantômas [Marcel Allain]
The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont [Robert Barr]
The Woman in Black [E.C. Bentley]
The Island Mystery [George A. Birmingham]
Four Max Carrados Detective Stories [Ernest Bramah Smith]
The Wisdom of Father Brown, The Innocence of Father Brown [G.K Chesterton]
The Secret Adversary [Agatha Christie]
The Mysterious Affair at Styles [Agatha Christie]
No Name [Wilkie Collins]
The Woman in White [Wilkie Collins]
Hunted Down [Charles Dickens]
The Trial for Murder [Charles Dickens]
The Mystery of Cloomber [Arthur Conan Doyle]
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]
The Spider [Hanns Heinz Ewers]
The Middle Temple Murder [Joseph Smith Fletcher]
Dead Men's Money [Joseph Smith Fletcher]
The Red Thumb Mark [R. Austin Freeman]
The Cat's Eye [R. Austin Freeman]
The Honor of the Name [Émile Gaboriau]
The Man Who Ended War [Hollis Godfrey]
The Rome Express [Arthur Griffiths]
Arson Plus [Samuel Dashiell Hammett]
Desperate Remedies [Thomas Hardy]
Green Tea [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
The Seven Secrets [William Le Queux]
Eight Strokes of the Clock [Maurice Leblanc]
The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux]
The Lodger [Marie Adelaide Lowndes]
The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel [A. E. W. Mason]
The Mysterious Card Unveiled [Cleveland Moffett]
The Mysterious Card [Cleveland Moffett]
The Evil Shepherd [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]
The Double Four [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]
The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective [Catherine Louisa Pirkis]
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt [Edgar Allan Poe]
The Murders in the Rue Morgue [Edgar Allan Poe]
The Black Cat [Edgar Allan Poe]
The Fall of the House of Usher [Edgar Allan Poe]
The Green Eyes of Bâst [Sax Rohmer]
Whose Body? [Dorothy Leigh Sayers]
The Lady, or the Tiger? [Frank R. Stockton]
Catherine: A Story [William Makepeace Thackeray]
Tom Sawyer, Detective [Mark Twain]
An Antarctic Mystery [Jules Verne]
The Daffodil Mystery [Edgar Wallace]
The Angel of Terror [Edgar Wallace]
The Master Criminal [Merrick White]
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I haven’t read a mystery novel since the hardy boys. Now all I need is flights to resume so I can get down to a beach somewhere hot and burn through these.
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smacd wrote: $0.1225 each!
you mean $0.0098 each? 0.98cents/book right?
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I'm pretty sure these are all in the public domain considering they're all from like the 19th century or earlier.

Doesn't feature any of the novels you find on the list of top mystery novels that are from the 20th century from the English golden age of crime (mainly the stuff by Agatha Christie and the pretentious Dorothy Sayers but I'd also suggest Ngaio Marsh and Rex Tout and Margery Allingham).

And I think some Agatha Christie novels are in the public domain now including The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
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eugene188 wrote: you mean $0.0098 each? 0.98cents/book right?
No, He only likes 4, so 49 cents divided by 4 = 12.25 cents for each one that he likes.
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PHuth2 wrote: I'm pretty sure these are all in the public domain considering they're all from like the 19th century or earlier.

Doesn't feature any of the novels you find on the list of top mystery novels that are from the 20th century from the English golden age of crime (mainly the stuff by Agatha Christie and the pretentious Dorothy Sayers but I'd also suggest Ngaio Marsh and Rex Tout and Margery Allingham).

And I think some Agatha Christie novels are in the public domain now including The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
Yes, these are all books in the public domain. The attraction is in having them all together in one easy download for less than 50 cents.
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Thanks OP.

Looks like a good selection.

If you're interested in copyright-free ebooks, this is a good place to look:

Project Gutenberg
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wudtsilake wrote: Thanks OP.

Looks like a good selection.

If you're interested in copyright-free ebooks, this is a good place to look:

Project Gutenberg
I am interested, and I didn't know where to look! That solves that mystery ..
If I robbed the place I would be out by now....
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PHuth2 wrote: I'm pretty sure these are all in the public domain considering they're all from like the 19th century or earlier.

Doesn't feature any of the novels you find on the list of top mystery novels that are from the 20th century from the English golden age of crime (mainly the stuff by Agatha Christie and the pretentious Dorothy Sayers but I'd also suggest Ngaio Marsh and Rex Tout and Margery Allingham).

And I think some Agatha Christie novels are in the public domain now including The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
Agree on these being on public domain (anyone interested just google "archive").
However its not worth the time and hassle so just pay the 50cents.
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why not, for $0.49. will be a good addition to my collection. Just downloaded, it's formatted nicely and good investment LOL
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I don't know where you can search for all the free ebooks in amazon but at least they have some info about free ebook on the internet (strange): page and tells you where to get all the free books (in the vicinity of +2m books?).
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PHuth2 wrote: I'm pretty sure these are all in the public domain considering they're all from like the 19th century or earlier.

Doesn't feature any of the novels you find on the list of top mystery novels that are from the 20th century from the English golden age of crime (mainly the stuff by Agatha Christie and the pretentious Dorothy Sayers but I'd also suggest Ngaio Marsh and Rex Tout and Margery Allingham).

And I think some Agatha Christie novels are in the public domain now including The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
If you mean Rex Stout, I totally agree. Nero and Archie FTW. Too Many Cooks, Yummy.
Read them in my twenties and again whenever I find one at Goodwill.
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Query: What is the date by which I need to have read them?
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Inkslinger wrote: Query: What is the date by which I need to have read them?
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Inkslinger wrote: Query: What is the date by which I need to have read them?
They stay on your Kindle device until you delete them. You've purchased them.
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Stupid question, can I download this and convert it to another format?
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Medellin wrote: Stupid question, can I download this and convert it to another format?
My understanding is that most ebooks bought from Amazon are crippled with DRM (last week I would have said all, but I read about one book in the last day or two). So no you won't be able to convert them without finding a way to crack the DRM. Many of the books are available free on their own (as mentioned earlier in the thread). This package is just a convenience for 49 cents.
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cpfan wrote: My understanding is that most ebooks bought from Amazon are crippled with DRM (last week I would have said all, but I read about one book in the last day or two). So no you won't be able to convert them without finding a way to crack the DRM. Many of the books are available free on their own (as mentioned earlier in the thread). This package is just a convenience for 49 cents.
Yes. These books are probably available on Project Gutenberg but it would be nice to have this on my non-Kindle ereader

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