Category: crime

The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan

Source: PodiobooksLength: Approx. 9 hrs Reader: Nathan Lowell The book: Literature that is innovative can be challenging and mind-changing. With the

“Markheim” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 44 minutesReader: William Coon The story: In desperate need of money on Christmas Day, Markheim approaches a

“Rashomon” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Source: peopleTalk (mp3)Length: 16 minReader: Sadao Ueda The story: If you’ve heard of this story before, it’s probably from the

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Source: Maria Lectrix (zipped mp3s)Length: 8 hours, 8 minutesReader: Maureen O’Brien The book: Agatha Christie gets a bad reputation for

“Justice Delayed” by Decoder Ring Theatre

Source: Decoder Ring Theatre (mp3)Length: 25 minutesReader: Full cast The story: Decoder Ring Theatre produces a modern take on old-time-style

Fantomas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre

Source: LibriVox (zipped mp3s or M4B)Length: 10 hrs, 11 minReader: Alan Winterrowd The book: Literature is full of great detectives; less so

“Booktaker” by Bill Pronzini

Source: AudioGo (part 1 | 2)Length: 1 hour, 40 minReader: Nick Sullivan The story: The “Nameless Detective” is the protagonist

“The Seven of Hearts” by Maurice Leblanc

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 1 hour, 5 minutesReader: Tim Bulkeley The story: Maurice Leblanc, a contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, created

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Source: Project Gutenberg, courtesy of (high-quality mp3s: parts 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

Source: Lit2go (iTunes U link)Length: Over 30 hoursReader: Rick Kistner The book: Set during the exile and return of Napoleon, The Count