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William Le Queux
1864-1927
 

William Tufnell Le Queux was born in London. He was an art student in Paris but drifted soon into journalism. He worked mainly on the foreign desk of The Globe evening newspaper. In 1893 he turned to full-time writing. Not all of his books are crime novels but the booklist will contain all of his novels.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
  1) Guilty Bonds  1891
  2) Strange Tales of a Nihilist (Also published as: A Secret Service: Being Strange Tales of a Nihilist) (short stories)  1892
  3) The Great War in England in 1897  1894
  4) Stolen Souls (short stories)  1895
  5) The Temptress  1895
  6) Zoraida  1895
  7) The Great White Queen  1896
  8) Devil's Dice  1897
  9) The Eye of Istar  1897
 10) A Madonna of the Music Halls (Also published as: A Secret Sin; or, The Madonna of the Music Halls)  1897
 11) Whoso Findeth a Wife  1897
 12) If Sinners Entice Thee  1898
 13) Scribes and Pharisees  1898
 14) The Bond of Black  1899
 15) The Day of Temptation  1899
 16) England's Peril  1899
 17) The Veiled Man (short stories)  1899
 18) The Secrets of Monte Carlo (short stories)  1899
 19) An Eye for an Eye  1900
 20) In White Raiment  1900
 21) Of Royal Blood  1900
 22) Wiles of the Wicked  1900
 23) The Court of Honour  1901
 24) The Gamblers  1901
 25) Her Majesty's Minister  1901
 26) The Under-Secretary  1902
 27) The Unnamed  1902
 28) The Seven Secrets  1903
 29) Three Glass Eyes  1903
 30) The Tickencote Treasure  1903
 31) Secrets of the Foreign Office (short stories)  1903
 32) As We Forgive Them  1904
 33) The Closed Book  1904
 34) The Hunchback of Westminster  1904
 35) The Idol of the Town  1904
 36) The Man from Downing Street  1904
 37) The Red Hat  1904
 38) The Sign of the Stranger  1904
 39) Behind the Throne  1905
 40) The Czar's Spy  1905
 41) The Mask  1905
 42) Sins of the City  1905
 43) The Spider's Eye  1905
 44) The Valley of the Shadow  1905
 45) Who Giveth This Woman?  1905
 46) Confessions of a Ladies' Man (short stories)  1905
 47) The House of the Wicked  1906
 48) The Invasion of 1910  1906
 49) The Mysterious Mr Miller  1906
 50) The Mystery of a Motor-Car  1906
 51) Whatsoever a Man Soweth  1906
 52) The Woman at Kensington  1906
 53) The Count's Chauffeur (short stories)  1907
 54) The Great Court Scandal  1907
 55) The Great Plot  1907
 56) The Secret of the Square  1907
 57) Whosoever Loveth: Being the Secret of a Lady's Maid  1907
 58) The Crooked Way  1908
 59) The Looker-On  1908
 60) The Pauper of Park Lane  1908
 61) Stolen Sweets  1908
 62) The Woman in the Way  1908
 63) The Lady in the Car (short stories)  1908
 64) Fatal Thirteen  1909
 65) The Red Room  1909
 66) The House of Whispers  1909
 67) Spies of the Kaiser (short stories)  1909
 68) Lying Lips  1910
 69) Treasure of Israel (US Title: The Great God Gold)  1910
 70) The Unknown Tomorrow  1910
 71) Hushed Up!  1911
 72) The Money-Spider  1911
 73) The Indiscretions of a Lady's Maid (short stories)  1911
 74) Revelations of the Secret Service (short stories)  1911
 75) The Death-Doctor (short stories)  1912
 76) Fatal Fingers  1912
 77) The Mystery of Nine  1912
 78) Without Trace  1912
 79) The Lost Million  1913
 80) The Price of Power  1913
 81) The Room of Secrets  1913
 82) Mysteries (short stories)  1913
 83) The German Spy  1914
 84) The Four Faces  1914
 85) The Hand of Allah (Also published as: The Riddle of the Ring)  1914
 86) Her Royal Highness  1914
 87) The Maker of Secrets  1914
 88) Sons of Satan  1914
 89) The White Lie  1914
 90) At the Sign of the Sword  1915
 91) The Double Shadow  1915
 92) The Mysterious Three  1915
 93) The Mystery of the Green Ray (Also published as: The Green Ray)  1915
 94) The Sign of Silence  1915
 95) The White Glove  1915
 96) The German Spy System from Within  1915
 97) Annette of the Argonne  1916
 98) The Broken Thread  1916
 99) The Man about Town  1916
100) Number 70, Berlin  1916
101) The Place of the Dragons  1916
102) The Spy Hunter (short stories)  1916
103) The Zeppelin Destroyer  1916
104) "Cinders" of Harley Street (short stories)  1916
105) The Way to Win  1916
106) The Breath of Suspicion  1917
107) The Devil's Carnival  1917
108) No Greater Love  1917
109) Two in a Tangle  1917
110) Beryl of the Biplane (short stories)  1917
111) The Bomb-Makers (short stories)  1917
112) Donovan of Whitehall (short stories)  1917
113) The Rainbow Mystery (short stories)  1917
114) The Scandal-Monger (short stories)  1917
115) Behind the German Lines  1917
116) The Secrets of Potsdam (short stories)  1917
117) More Secrets of Potsdam (short stories)  1917
118) Further Secrets of Potsdam (short stories)  1917
119) Hushed Up at German Headquarters (short stories)  1917
120) Rasputin the Rascal Monk  1917
121) The Catspaw  1918
122) The Little Blue Goddess  1918
123) The Minister of Evil  1918
124) The Sister Disciple  1918
125) The Stolen Statesman  1918
126) The Yellow Ribbon  1918
127) Sant of the Secret Service  1918
128) Bolo the Super-Spy  1918
129) The Lure of Love  1918
130) The Secret Life of the Ex-Tsaritza  1918
131) The Hotel X (short stories)  1919
132) The Secret Shame of the Kaiser (short stories)  1919
133) Cipher Six  1919
134) The Doctor of Pimlico  1919
135) The Forbidden Word  1919
136) The King's Incognito  1919
137) Rasputin in London  1919
138) Secrets of the White Tsar  1919
139) The Heart of a Princess  1920
140) The Intriguers  1920
141) No 7, Saville Square  1920
142) The Red Widow; or, The Death-Dealers of London  1920
143) The Terror of the Air  1920
144) Whither Thou Goest  1920
145) Mysteries of a Great City (short stories)  1920
146) In Secret (short stories)  1920
147) Society Intrigues I Have Known (short stories)  1920
148) The Elusive Four (short stories)  1921
149) The Luck of the Secret Service (short stories)  1921
150) The Secret Telephone (short stories)  1921
151) The Fifth Finger  1921
152) The Lady-in-Waiting  1921
153) Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo  1921
154) The Open Verdict  1921
155) The Power of the Borgias  1921
156) This House to Let  1921
157) The Golden Face  1922
158) Three Knots  1922
159) The Voice from the Void  1922
160) The Young Archduchess  1922
161) The Gay Triangle (short stories)  1922
162) Tracked by Wireless (short stories)  1922
163) Landru: His Secret Love Affairs  1922
164) Where the Desert Ends  1923
165) The Bronze Face (US Title: Behind the Bronze Door)  1923
166) Fine Feathers  1924
167) Bleke, the Butler (short stories)  1924
168) The Stretton Street Affair  1924
169) A Woman's Debt  1924
170) The Crystal Claw  1924
171) The Blue Bungalow  1925
172) The Broadcast Mystery  1925
173) The Marked Man  1925
174) The Valrose Mystery  1925
175) Hidden Hands (US Title: The Dangerous Game)  1926
176) The Black Owl  1926
177) The Fatal Face  1926
178) The Letter 'E' (US Title: The Tattoe Mystery)  1926
179) The Mystery of Mademoiselle  1926
180) The Scarlet Sign  1926
181) The Chameleon (US Title: Poison Shadows)  1927
182) The House of Evil  1927
183) The Lawless Hand  1927
184) The Office Secret  1927
185) Blackmailed  1927
186) Double Nought (US Title: The Crime Code)  1927
187) The Crimes Club (short stories)  1927
188) Concerning This Woman  1928
189) The Rat-Trap  1928
190) The Secret Formula  1928
191) The Sting  1928
192) Twice Tried  1928
193) The Peril of Helen Marklove (short stories)  1928
194) The Amazing Count  1929
195) The Crinkled Crown  1929
196) The Golden Three  1930
197) The Factotum (short stories)  1931

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