Mystery Tribune Classic Mysteries are collections of Novels and short stories selected on the basis of two criteria: (1) their excellence as mystery and suspense fiction and (2) their historic value in shaping one of the most important genres of fiction.
The series features some of the finest work by the best known names in mystery fiction field, including grand masters such as John Dickson Carr, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, S. S. Van Dine among others. The finest work of pioneers in crime fiction are carefully selected from the pool of public domain literature and are provided to Mystery Tribune readers free of charge. This section of the website is updated regularly and you can access our new upcoming work here in Kindle and PDF format. We are proud to bring these excellent works of fiction to your attention, and hope that you will enjoy reading them as much as we did.
Detective Philo Vance Mysteries (from S. S. Van Dine)
The Benson Murder Case is the first novel in the Philo Vance series of mystery novels by S.S. Van Dine, which became a best-seller. New York dilettante Philo Vance decides to assist the police in investigating the death of another man-about-town because he finds the psychological aspects of the crime of interest and feels that they would be beyond the capacities of the police, even those of his friend District Attorney Markham.