Doktor Nikola by Guy Newell Boothby

“A novel containing a more ingenious, exciting, and absorbing romance has not appeared upon our book table this season.”

Author: Guy Newell Boothby
Published: 1915
Language: Danish
Wordcount: 86,443 / 255 pg
LoC Category: PR

Downloads: 1,368
Added to site: 2010.05.24 27880

Genre: Thriller

og traadte ind i et lille Værelse til venstre. Døren blev straks lukket efter mig. Der var ingen i Værelset, og jeg havde saaledes Lejlighed til at undersøge det efter Behag og drage mine Slutninger, før Dr. Nikola kom. Værelset var som sagt ikke stort, og paa et Par Undtagelser nær var der ikke noget særligt mærkeligt ved Møblementet. Til venstre, naar man kom ind, var der et Vindue, og imellem det og Døren stod der en høj Reol, som var fyldt med Værker om næsten alle mulige Ting, lige fra Bimetallismens elementære Grundsætninger til abstrakt Konfucianisme. Der var en tyk Maatte paa Gulvet og en tung Portiere for en Udgang lige over for den Dør, jeg var kommet ind af. Paa Væggen hang der adskillige smukke Billeder, men jeg lagde Mærke til, at de alle behandlede Emner som f. Eks. Sauls Besøg hos Heksen i Endor, en Forestilling af de ægyptiske Troldmænd for Farao og Forva

The Night Operator by Frank L. Packard

In “The Night Operator” you will follow with spellbound interest a panorama of rushing mountain rivers and dangerous curves, of brave men responsible for the safety of others, who meet their obligations with high hearts and abounding courage. When the book is read, you will recall with delight “Toodles,” the spunky little night operator; “Royal Carlton,” the big superintendent; “Regan,” the purposeful master-mechanic, and “Tim O’Toole,” the valorous Irishman, and say to yourself, “Packard has done it again — written another breathless adventure story.” Although not a detective story, “The Night Operator,” because of its thrilling adventures, will appeal to all readers and lovers of a story full of action and life.

Author: Frank L. Packard
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,305 / 267 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 1,428
Added to site: 2010.09.05 28910

Genres: Fiction and Literature, Thriller

in to pick up the fares from the last stop. In due course he halted before the inebriated one with the glittering tie-pin in the smoking compartment of the parlor car.

“Ticket, please,” said Hawkeye.

“Too busy to buysh ticket,” the man informed him, with heavy confidence. “Whash fare Loon Dam to Big Cloud?”

“One-fifty,” said Hawkeye curtly.

The man produced a roll of bills, and from the roll extracted a two-dollar note.

Hawkeye handed him back two quarters, and started to punch a cash-fare slip. He looked up to find the man holding out one of the quarters insistently, if somewhat unsteadily.

“What’s the matter?” demanded Hawkeye brusquely.

“Bad,” said the man.

A drummer grinned; and an elderly gentleman, from his magazine, looked up inquiringly over his spectacles.

“Bad!” Hawkeye brought his elbow sharply around to focus his lamp on the coin; then he leaned over and rang it on the window sill–only it wouldn’t ring. It was indubitably bad. Hawkeye

Arsène Lupin gentleman-cambrioleur by Maurice LeBlanc

Author: Maurice LeBlanc
Published: 1907
Language: French
Wordcount: 61,242 / 241 pg
LoC Category: PQ

Downloads: 6,205
Added to site: 2010.06.18 28180

Genre: Thriller

. mon voisin de table… mon compagnon de cabine…

–Et cela va durer encore cinq fois vingt-quatre heures! s’écria le lendemain miss Nelly Underdown, mais c’est intolérable! J’espère bien qu’on va l’arrêter.

Et s’adressant à moi:

–Voyons, vous, monsieur d’Andrézy, qui êtes déjà au mieux avec le commandant, vous ne savez rien?

J’aurais bien voulu savoir quelque chose pour plaire à miss Nelly! C’était une de ces magnifiques créatures qui, partout où elles sont, occupent aussitôt la place la plus en vue. Leur beauté autant que leur fortune éblouit. Elles ont une cour, des fervents, des enthousiastes.

Élevée à Paris par une mère française, elle rejoignait son père, le richissime Underdown, de Chicago. Une de ses amies, lady Jerland, l’accompagnait.

Dès la première heure, j’avais posé ma candidature d

Dark Mirror by Louis Joseph Vance

A psychic tale of dual personality and the underworld, told in Mr. Vance’s typical way, which means that each chapter unfolds more suspense, and that excitement vies with love interest for the rule of the reader’s imagination.

Author: Louis Joseph Vance
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,340 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.6
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 2,804
Added to site: 2009.10.26 25642
Genres: Fiction and Literature, Thriller

ad the secret of perceiving in her. In this, indeed, resided the true reason for her fear of meeting Mario: he was disastrous to her peace of mind, her self-complacence; when she listened to him, satisfaction departed and in its stead came inquietude, with the wish to be what he would have her be, what intuition told her she could be if she would but set herself to overcome her own resistance.

She searched his face in wonder. When he disturbed her so profoundly, why did she like him so much? What was it that gave him power to charm her wits away, discontent her with all that had otherwise seemed excellent and complete, make nothing of the steel of her set purpose? Was it his love alone?

He loved her, she was satisfied of that, but with such forbearance, such consideration, tenderness and understanding as left her incredulous. In the Street love was another thing entirely, a fiercer, cruder business, brusque and selfish without disguise-some- tiling open, direct and casual, but as essential as me

Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy

Hardy’s first novel.

Author: Thomas Hardy
Published: 1874
Language: English
Wordcount: 143,159 / 406 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63
LoC Category: PR

Downloads: 3,184 3209

Genres: Fiction and Literature, Thriller

appeared to him no less than perfection throughout–transcending her rural rivals in very nature. Graye did a thing the blissfulness of which was only eclipsed by its hazardousness. He loved her at first sight.

His introductions had led him into contact with Cytherea and her parents two or three times on the first week of his arrival in London, and accident and a lover’s contrivance brought them together as frequently the week following. The parents liked young Graye, and having few friends (for their equals in blood were their superiors in position), he was received on very generous terms. His passion for Cytherea grew not only strong, but ineffably exalted: she, without positively encouraging him, tacitly assented to his schemes for being near her. Her father and mother seemed to have lost all confidence in nobility of birth, without money to give effect to its presence, and looked upon the budding consequence of the young people’s reciprocal glances with placidity, if not actual favour.


The Destroyer by Burton E. Stevenson

Mysterious explosions are not all uncommon phenomena. Going back a few years, an event which attracted the attention of the entire word, the sudden blowing up of the French battleship La Liberte has never been cleared up. In a novel of great originality, Mr. Stevenson advances a theory of much plausibility as to the reason for this explosion.

Author: Burton E. Stevenson
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,265 / 272 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.9
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 1,963
Added to site: 2009.08.08 24932

Genre: Thriller

father,” she answered, in a low voice, and poured his coffee.

He ate rapidly and as though very hungry; but the girl made only a pretence of eating. At last the man looked at her.

“We leave at once,” he said. “We are to take the first boat for America. Are you not glad?”

“Very glad, father.”

“Why is it you so love America, Kasia?” he asked.

“You also love it, father. It is the land of freedom–even for us poor Poles, it is the land of freedom!”

“The land of freedom!” he echoed. “And I love it, as you say. It is because of that I hasten back; I have in store for her a great honour, which will make her more than ever the land of freedom! For she is not free yet, Kasia–not for poor Poles, nor for poor Jews, nor for the poor of any nation. The poor cannot know freedom–not anywhere in the whole world. They must labour, they must sweat, they may not rest if they would live, for the greater part of what they earn is stolen from them. But I will change all that! Oh, you kn

Madeline Payne, the Detective’s Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch

Author: Lawrence L. Lynch (Emma Murdoch Van Deventer)
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 118,312 / 348 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 1,815
Added to site: 2008.08.30 21927

Genres: Fiction and Literature, Thriller

fallen trunk, and springing upward, caught a bending limb, and was soon seated cosily aloft, smiling at the thought of what Lucian would say could he see her there. Long she pondered, silent, motionless. Finally, stirring herself and shaking lightly an overhanging friendly branch she exclaimed:

“That will be best! I’ll stay here for the present. I’ll tell step-papa that I love Lucian, and will never marry his friend, Amos Adams, the old fright! I’ll try and be very calm, and as dutiful as maybe. Then, if he turns me out, very well. If he shuts me up–” Her eyes flashed and she laughed; but there was little of mirth in the laughter–“Why, then, I would lead him a life, I think! Yes, I’ll bid Lucian good-by, for a little while, and I’ll try and not miss him too much, for–Oh!”

She had been very busy with her own half-spoken thoughts, else she must have sooner discovered their approach, for now they were almost underneath her, and they were no less personages than her step-father, John Ar

Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim

When Lord Wolfenden saw, in the supper-room of the Milan Restaurant, a beautiful woman and became acquainted with her by saving the life of her elderly companion, the mysterious Mr. Sabin, as they leave the restaurant, he little knew the web of intrigue into which he was entering. It was impossible not to love the unknown, and it seemed equally impossible to marry her when her identity was known, but Mr. Oppenheim can be depended upon to give his plots that turn which is as admirable as it is unexpected, and this is one of the best of his many good and exciting books.

Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 112,444 / 323 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79
LoC Category: PR

Downloads: 15,345
Added to site: 2011.03.23 30084

Genres: Thriller, Fiction and Literature

and wife, I should think,” he said thoughtfully, “yet one never can tell!”

Involuntarily they all three glanced towards the man. He was well preserved and his little imperial and short grey moustache were trimmed with military precision, yet his hair was almost white, and his age could scarcely be less than sixty. In his way he was quite as interesting as the girl. His eyes, underneath his thick brows, were dark and clear, and his features were strong and delicately shaped. His hands were white and very shapely, the fingers were rather long, and he wore two singularly handsome rings, both set with strange stones. By the side of the table rested the stick upon which he had been leaning during his passage through the room. It was of smooth, dark wood polished like a malacca cane, and set at the top with a curious, green, opalescent stone, as large as a sparrow’s egg. The eyes of the three men had each in turn been arrested by it. In the electric light which fell softly upon the upper part of it, the sto