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Classic Short Mysteries

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
First story to feature a "detective", by the father of the modern mystery

Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Free complete text to the original Sherlock Holmes Adventures

Classic Christmas Mysteries Short Stories

Dancing Dan's Christmas by Damon Runyon
A few old guys are gathered at the speakeasy the night before Christmas, wishing each other well over a few hot Tom and Jerrys. A tale as twisty as the design on a candy cane.

A Chaparral Christmas Gift by O. Henry
A Christmas romance in the Old West. Gun slingers, revenge, and loyalty tied together with one of O. Henry's famous twist endings.

The Thieves Who Couldn't Help Sneezing by Thomas Hardy
Christmas Eve in a grand house, with a warm welcome for strangers. Here Mr. Hardy shows he, too had a light side.

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes solves another crime with impossible clues. This one involves a famous diamond and a Christmas goose.