Author:Carolyn Wells

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Carolyn Wells
(1862–1942)
American author and poet who wrote a total of more than 170 books. During the first ten years of her career, she concentrated on poetry, humor and children's books. Later on, she devoted herself to the mystery genre. She is best remembered for her mystery books, especially The Clue (1909), and her light verse which include several classic limericks. — Excerpted from Carolyn Wells on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Carolyn Wells

Works[edit]

(Partial list)


Adult fiction[edit]

  • Fleming Stone mysteries
    • The Clue (1909) no scan
    • The Gold Bag (1911)
    • A Chain of Evidence (1912) Project Gutenberg
    • The Maxwell Mystery (1913)
    • Anybody But Anne (1914)
    • The White Alley (1915)
    • The Curved Blades (1915)
    • The Mark of Cain (1917)
    • Vicky Van (1918)
    • The Diamond Pin (1919)
    • Raspberry Jam (1920) Project Gutenberg
    • The Mystery of the Sycamore (1921) Project Gutenberg
    • The Mystery Girl (1922) Project Gutenberg
    • Feathers Left Around (1923)
    • Spooky Hollow (1923)
  • Alan Ford
    • The Bride of a Moment (1916)
    • Faulkner's Folly (1917)
  • Pennington Wise
    • The Room with the Tassels (1918)
    • The Man Who Fell Through the Earth (1919)
    • In the Onyx Lobby (1920)
    • The Come-Back (1921)
    • The Luminous Face (1921)
    • The Vanishing of Betty Varian (1922)
    • The Affair at Flower Acres (1923)
    • Wheels Within Wheels (1923)
  • Other novels
    • Abeniki Caldwell: A Burlesque Historical Novel (1902)
    • The Emily Emmins Papers (1907) Project Gutenberg
    • Ptomaine Street: A Tale of Warble Petticoat (1921)
    • The Deep Lake Mystery Project Gutenberg
  • Anthologies (as editor)
    • A Nonsense Anthology (1910)
    • A Parody Anthology (1904)
    • Such Nonsense, An Anthology (1918)
    • The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year (1931, 1932)
    • The Book of Humorous Verse Project Gutenberg

Children's fiction[edit]

  • The Dorrance family
    • The Dorrance Domain (1905)
    • Dorrance Doings (1906)
  • Two Little Women
    • Two Little Women (1915)
    • Two Little Women and Treasure House (1916)
    • Two Little Women on a Holiday (1917)
  • Other novels*
    • Folly in Fairyland (1901)
    • In the Reign of Queen Dick (1904)
    • Dick and Dolly (1909)
    • Dick and Dolly's Adventures (1910)
    • The Story of Betty (1911)

Collections of other stories[edit]

  • Children of Our Town From the Collections at the Library of Congress

Nonfiction[edit]

    • On Finishing Collector (1926)
    • The Technique of the Mystery Story (1913)

About[edit]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1942, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.