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Year

Farjeon, B. L. The Nine of Hearts Warwick Argus British 1890
Farjeon, B. L. The Nine of Hearts Newcastle Morning Herald British 1895
Cumberland, Stuart C. [Pseud.] A Fatal Affinity South Australian Chronicle British 1889
Unknown The Bennion Mystery Eastern Districts Chronicle Unknown 1880
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Morning Bulletin Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Capricornian Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Horsham Times Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Singleton Argus Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Western Star and Roma Advertiser Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Burra Record Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Benalla Ensign Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Border Watch Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Manaro Mercury Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Kapunda Herald Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Riverine Grazier Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Shoalhaven Telegraph Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Queensland Times Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Gympie Times Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Devon Herald Unknown 1884
Matthews, R. E. A Witness for the Defence Port Adelaide News Unknown 1884
Carter, Nick A Mistaken Man. A Short Detective Story Portland Guardian American 1895
Carter, Nick A Mistaken Man. A Short Detective Story Euroa Advertiser American 1895
Carter, Nick A Mistaken Man. A Short Detective Story Narracoorte Herald American 1895
Ellis, Edward Sylvester The Tragedy of Haunted Hollow Maitland Mercury American 1889
Sutcliffe, J. Marsden The Romance of an Insurance Office Adelaide Observer American 1890
Bryden, H. A. The Mahalapsi Diamond Western Star and Roma Advertiser British 1896
Farjeon, B. L. Great Porter Square Goulburn Southern Argus British 1885
Sutcliffe, J. Marsden A Martyr to Justice  Evening News American 1894
Smith, James Walter Sir Denis O’Donoghue. A Reminiscence of the English Bar Adelaide Observer British 1880
Smith, James Walter Sir Denis O’Donoghue. A Reminiscence of the English Bar Evening Journal British 1880
Draper, William The Hermit Convict Brisbane Courier Australian 1871
Draper, William The Hermit Convict Queenslander Australian 1871
A Correspondent Ten Hours in the Adelaide Lock-Up with Two Ghosts, Accompanied by Wicked Dreams. How I Got There and How I Got Out Kapunda Herald Unknown 1894
One of Them Within the Walls of Brisbane Gaol Queensland Figaro Unknown 1883
Aegis The Australian Detective; or, An Old Story Retold Evening Journal Unknown 1893
O’Brien, Edward The Lawyer. His Character and Rule of Holy Life Sydney Morning Herald British 1863
O’Brien, Edward The Lawyer. His Character and Rule of Holy Life Sydney Mail British 1863
Unknown The Italian Peasant Windsor and Richmond Gazette Unknown 1892
Unknown The Italian Peasant Petersburg Times Unknown 1892
Smart, Hawley Vanity’s Daughter Brisbane Telegraph British 1893
Griffiths, Arthur Number Ninety-nine Cairns Post British 1887
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Burra Record Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Benalla Ensign Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Horsham Times Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Warwick Argus Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Border Watch Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Singleton Argus Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Manaro Mercury Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Riverine Grazier Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Mackay Mercury Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Shoalhaven Telegraph Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Devon Herald Australian 1883
Stephen, Harold W. H. Ettie’s Error: An Australian Story Gympie Times Australian 1883
Farjeon, B. L. A Tale of the Marshes Launceston Examiner British 1896
Tinson, Henry My Last Detective Case Morning Bulletin British 1882
Tinson, Henry My Last Detective Case Capricornian British 1882
Warden, Florence A Sensational Case Brisbane Telegraph British 1895
Warden, Florence A Sensational Case Evening Journal British 1895
Carter, Nick Sealed Orders; Or, The Triple Mystery Camperdown Chronicle American 1895
Carter, Nick Sealed Orders; Or, The Triple Mystery Portland Guardian American 1895
Carter, Nick Sealed Orders; Or, The Triple Mystery Euroa Advertiser American 1895
Carter, Nick Sealed Orders; Or, The Triple Mystery Horsham Times American 1895
Carter, Nick Sealed Orders; Or, The Triple Mystery Narracoorte Herald American 1895
Du Boisgobey, Fortune The Red Lottery Ticket Newcastle Morning Herald French 1897
Montague, Charles Howard Written in Red; Or, The Conspiracy in the North Case. A Story of Boston Euroa Advertiser American 1891
Montague, Charles Howard Written in Red; Or, The Conspiracy in the North Case. A Story of Boston Oakleigh Leader American 1891
Montague, Charles Howard Written in Red; Or, The Conspiracy in the North Case. A Story of Boston Port Elliot Southern Argus American 1891
Unknown What a Woman Will Do: A Detective Story Evening News Unknown 1893
Pigott, William Tracking a Murderer, or, The Affair at Walworth Grange Western Mail Unknown 1896
Hudson, W. C. The Diamond Button Oakleigh Leader American 1892
Hudson, W. C. The Diamond Button Elsternwick Leader American 1892
Hudson, W. C. The Diamond Button Warwick Argus American 1891
Unknown Geoffrey Faulkner’s Sin Maitland Mercury Unknown 1893
Grey, James From Convict to Countess Clarence and Richmond Examiner Unknown 1899
Tinson, Henry A Cast of the Net: The Story of a Detective Officer Morning Bulletin British 1879
Tinson, Henry A Cast of the Net: The Story of a Detective Officer Capricornian British 1879
Tinson, Henry A Cast of the Net: The Story of a Detective Officer Burra Record British 1884
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Alexandra and Yea Standard British 1891
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Traralgon Record British 1891
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Portland Guardian British 1891
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Euroa Advertiser British 1891
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Oakleigh Leader British 1891
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Benalla Ensign British 1891
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Bacchus Marsh Express British 1891
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Port Elliot Southern Argus British 1891
Henty, G. A. A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia Port Melbourne Standard British 1891
Myddleton, Maurice F. Solved by the Spirits. A Tale Kapunda Herald Unknown 1877
Green, Anna Katharine Hand and Ring Cairns Post American 1887
Green, Anna Katharine Hand and Ring Freeman’s Journal American 1891
Carter, Nick My Gifted Young Friend Portland Guardian American 1895
Carter, Nick My Gifted Young Friend Euroa Advertiser American 1895
Carter, Nick My Gifted Young Friend Narracoorte Herald American 1895
Unknown The Frozen Witness: A Scotch Detective Story Bowral Free Press Unknown 1894
Grassie, James John, the Bishop: A Tale of the Dark Days of Tasmania Border Watch Australian 1877
Unknown The River’s Secret Adelaide Observer Unknown 1882
Unknown The River’s Secret Evening Journal Unknown 1882
Middleton, Colin In Search of Gold Maitland Mercury Unknown 1896
Hume, Fergus The Red-Headed Man Barrier Miner British 1899
Hume, Fergus The Red-Headed Man Adelaide Observer British 1899
E. C. M. Experiences of a Detective Goulburn Herald Unknown 1865
E. C. M. Experiences of a Detective Australasian Unknown 1865
Brame, Charlotte The Mystery of Colde Fell Goulburn Evening Penny Post British 1899
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime Traralgon Record French 1894
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime Morwell Advertiser French 1894
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime Mornington Standard French 1892
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime Coburg Leader French 1892
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime Williamstown Chronicle French 1892
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime North Melbourne Gazette French 1896
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime Prahran Telegraph French 1891
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime Chronicle, South Yarra Gazette French 1892
Richepin, Jean The Masterpiece of Crime Mornington Standard French 1893
Collins, Wilkie The Dead Alive Melbourne Leader British 1874
Moyes, W. H. The God-Stone Clarence and Richmond Examiner British 1894
Hume, Fergus The Third Volume Adelaide Observer British 1895
Hume, Fergus The Third Volume Evening Journal British 1895
Cobb, Weldon J. The New Man or The Mystery of Old Clever, Detective Bendigo Advertiser American 1892
Hennessey, J. D. The Sea Cliff Towers Mystery North Queensland Register Australian 1897
Hennessey, J. D. The Sea Cliff Towers Mystery Murrurundi Times Australian 1898
Hunter, Fred Hermione, or, The Foundling of St Antoine: A Romance of the Continent Illustrated Sydney News American 1867
Frith, Henry The Hand of Destiny, or the Mysterious Tenant of Francton Holme Brisbane Telegraph British 1889
Halsey, Harlan P. O’Neil McDarragh, The Irish Detective; Or, The Strategy of a Brave man Evelyn Observer American 1891
Halsey, Harlan P. O’Neil McDarragh, The Irish Detective; Or, The Strategy of a Brave man Emu Bay Times American 1891
Halsey, Harlan P. O’Neil McDarragh, The Irish Detective; Or, The Strategy of a Brave man Coburg Leader American 1891
Halsey, Harlan P. O’Neil McDarragh, The Irish Detective; Or, The Strategy of a Brave man Maffra Spectator American 1891
Halsey, Harlan P. O’Neil McDarragh, The Irish Detective; Or, The Strategy of a Brave man Yackandandah Times American 1891
Halsey, Harlan P. O’Neil McDarragh, The Irish Detective; Or, The Strategy of a Brave man Narracoorte Herald American 1891
Speight, T. W. Brought to Book Camperdown Chronicle British 1893
Speight, T. W. Brought to Book Kyabram Union British 1893
Speight, T. W. Brought to Book Oakleigh Leader British 1893
Speight, T. W. Brought to Book Warragul Guardian British 1893
Speight, T. W. Brought to Book Northern Star British 1893
Speight, T. W. Brought to Book Petersburg Times British 1893
Walworth, Jeannette H. The Silent Witness Newcastle Morning Herald American 1897
Thomas, V. L. An Australian Anarchist Sydney Truth Unknown 1896
Unknown Lady Deverell’s Diamonds Launceston Examiner Unknown 1898
Lockett, Jeannie The Garston House Tragedy Australian Town and Country Australian 1888
Carter, Nick A Matter of Love and Business: A Detective Story Traralgon Record American 1898
Carter, Nick A Matter of Love and Business: A Detective Story Colac Herald American 1898
Carter, Nick The Old Detective’s Pupil; or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square Maitland Mercury American 1887
Unknown Tracking Him Down Maitland Mercury Unknown 1894
Unknown Case 2739 Maitland Mercury Unknown 1899
Marshall, Edward The Second Cabin Passenger: A Tale of the Atlantic Launceston Examiner American 1896
Goode, George W. The Post Office Detective; or; The Mystery of the Mail Maitland Mercury American 1882
Gaboriau, Emile Five Women; or, A Desperate Deed Newcastle Morning Herald French 1876
Unknown A Manchester Mystery Illustrated Sydney News Unknown 1870
Wood, Ellen Roland Yorke Brisbane Courier British 1870
Wood, Ellen Roland Yorke Queenslander British 1870
C. W. C. The Billycan of Gold. A Christmas Story Adelaide Observer Unknown 1882
C. W. C. The Billycan of Gold. A Christmas Story Evening Journal Unknown 1882
Harland, Henry Mrs Peixada Newcastle Morning Herald American 1898
Quinn, P. E. The Story of a Jewelled Belt Illustrated Sydney News Australian 1893
Quinn, P. E. The Story of a Jewelled Belt Melbourne Advocate Australian 1892
Burton, Frederick R. The Camorra Adelaide Observer American 1891
Burton, Frederick R. The Camorra Evening Journal American 1891
Jerome, Jerome K.; Phillpotts, Eden, Moore, F. Frankfort, Benson, E. F., Pain, Barry The Mystery of Black Rock Creek: A Story by Several Authors Launceston Examiner Unknown 1898
Bradley, Charles The Red Cripple: A Tale of the Midnight Express Queenscliff Sentinel Australian 1891
Hume, Fergus The Death Card; Or, The Lady from Nowhere. A Detective Story Referee British 1899
Fletcher, Henry The North Shore Mystery Sunday Times Australian 1895
Farjeon, B. L. The Mystery of M. Felix Evening Journal British 1891
McKenzie, Donald J. The Wall Street Wonder, Or, The Hindoo Detective Maitland Mercury American 1886
Camors, Rene de An Accessory after the Fact (Le Complice) Barrier Miner French 1891
Burnage, William Aubrey Bertha Shelley. The Lily of the Hunter Valley! (An Australian Story of Forty Years Ago.) Newcastle Morning Herald Australian 1875
Wright, T. The China House Burglary Morning Bulletin Unknown 1886
Wright, T. The China House Burglary Capricornian Unknown 1886
Unknown The Story of the Old Wolf Launceston Examiner Unknown 1842
Borlase, James Skipp Recalled to Life; or, What a Woman Did for Love. A Tale of the Old World and the New Evening News British 1892
Borlase, James Skipp Recalled to Life; or, What a Woman Did for Love. A Tale of the Old World and the New Brisbane Telegraph British 1891
Hopkins, John Baker The Queen of the Roses Launceston Examiner British 1896
Foster, J. Monk Mystery of the Florida Mine Brisbane Telegraph British 1895
Sergeant, Adeline A Life Sentence Evening Journal British 1895
Townley, Houghton His Own Accuser Evening News British 1895
Townley, Houghton His Own Accuser National Advocate British 1895
Townley, Houghton His Own Accuser Newcastle Morning Herald British 1894
Farjeon, B. L. For the Defence: A Realistic and Sensational Story of Human Nature Warwick Argus British 1891
Farley, Rice A Double Dealer Illustrated Sydney News Australian 1890
McDermott, P. L. The Jullabad Tragedy South Bourke and Mornington Journal Unknown 1888
McDermott, P. L. The Jullabad Tragedy Queenscliff Sentinel Unknown 1888
McDermott, P. L. The Jullabad Tragedy Seymour Express Unknown 1888
Allen, Grant The Great Ruby Robbery: A Detective Story Western Star and Roma Advertiser Canadian 1895
Green, Anna Katharine The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer’s Story South Australian Chronicle American 1884
Green, Anna Katharine The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer’s Story Freeman’s Journal American 1886
Green, Anna Katharine The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer’s Story Illawarra Mercury American 1885
Farjeon, B. L. The House of White Shadows Brisbane Courier British 1883
Farjeon, B. L. The House of White Shadows Queenslander British 1883
Farjeon, B. L. The House of White Shadows Launceston Examiner British 1882
Farjeon, B. L. The House of White Shadows Evening Journal British 1883
Hudson, W. C. The Man with a Thumb Evening News American 1891
Du Boisgobey, Fortune The Felon’s Bequest : A Novel of the Prison and the Boudoir Newcastle Morning Herald French 1889
Grant, James Acton Lloydd’s Fortune Goulburn Southern Argus British 1884
Richards, Hedley The Master of Old Court Place, or, Martin Barron’s Treachery Camperdown Chronicle British 1896
Richards, Hedley The Master of Old Court Place, or, Martin Barron’s Treachery Broadford Courier British 1896
Toudouze, Gustave The Tell-Tale Skull Kyabram Union French 1892
Toudouze, Gustave The Tell-Tale Skull Mornington Standard French 1892
Toudouze, Gustave The Tell-Tale Skull Coburg Leader French 1892
Toudouze, Gustave The Tell-Tale Skull Williamstown Chronicle French 1892
Toudouze, Gustave The Tell-Tale Skull North Melbourne Gazette French 1895
Toudouze, Gustave The Tell-Tale Skull Chronicle, South Yarra Gazette French 1892
Toudouze, Gustave The Tell-Tale Skull Prahran Telegraph French 1893
Chomley, C. H. The Last Fare: A Melbourne Detective Story Melbourne Argus Australian 1897
Marsh, Richard The Mystery of Phillip Bennion’s Death Australian Town and Country British 1897

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