This stunning set of six best-selling British Library Crime Classics have been printed in hardback exclusively for Folio and are only available to buy here.
The Cornish Coast Murder is a classic mystery novel from the Golden Age of British crime fiction penned by Ernest Elmore under the pseudonym of John Bude.
An eclectic collection of London-based crime capers from some of the genre’s greatest writers, including Arthur Conan Doyle and Margery Allingham.
This collector’s slipcased edition of J. R. R. Tolkien’s third Middle-earth book is lavishly illustrated by Alan Lee.
A rural idyll is shattered by a mysterious disappearance in The Hog’s Back Mystery – a story of intrigue from Freeman Wills Crofts.
A superb example of country-house crime, The Santa Klaus Murder is reprinted for the first time since its original publication in 1936.
A fast-paced locked-room mystery with clever hooks and twists, Murder of a Lady has a deserving place in the Golden Age of crime writing.
The guests at a hunting party become the hunted in Thirteen Guests, penned by J. Jefferson Farjeon, an unsung talent of the Golden Age of crime.
Anthony and Cleopatra is not only one of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, but also a powerful political drama. It is among the most poetic of all the high Shakespearean tragedies. Published by Oxford University Press.
Unconventional and witty, this play tells the tale of the most playful of romances. It is Shakespeare's ground-breaking comedy. Published by Oxford University Press.
Shakespeare's last tragedy, telling the story of Caius Marcius, a proud Roman General in the tumultuous days of the early republic. Published by Oxford University Press.
Introducing the beloved comic character of Falstaff, this play tells of political intrigue and rebellion in the court of Henry Bolingbroke. Published by Oxford University Press.
This is the second part of Shakespeare's retelling of Henry Bolingbroke's troubled reign, in which his son, the future Henry V, comes to terms with his royal destiny. Published by Oxford University Press.
Shakespeare's greatest play; the tragedy of Hamlet has become the most widely published work in the world, after the Bible. Published by Oxford University Press.
The Merchant of Venice contains some of Shakespeare’s most finely crafted, multi-faceted characters and is among the most intriguing of his comedies. Published by Oxford University Press.
As Shakespeare's shortest play, Julius Caesar is an enduring analysis of conspiracy, betrayal and assassination. Published by Oxford University Press.
Recalling the verse from St Matthew's Gospel: ’With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again,’ this play presents thought-provoking conundrums about justice, liberty and mercy. Published by Oxford University Press.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an enchanting meditation on the nature of love, gender politics and the supernatural. It is one of the most frequently performed of all Shakespeare’s comedies. Published by Oxford University Press.
This exuberant comedy is full of sparkling repartee, thanks to the witty characters of Beatrice and Benedick; theirs is one of the best-loved relationships in literature. Published by Oxford University Press.
Written at the request of Queen Elizabeth, who wanted to see Falstaff again, this is the only Shakespeare comedy set wholly in his home country. Published by Oxford University Press.
The visceral power of this great tragedy has resonated through the centuries, ensuring it remains one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Published by Oxford University Press.
One of Shakespeare's most confounding plays. Co-written with George Wilkins, its tragic story is lightened by a dynamic cast of characters and their risque dialogue. Published by Oxford University Press.
This hilarious story of romance and rivalry is thought to be Shakespeare’s first play, written before he moved to London. Published by Oxford University Press.
A comic masterpiece featuring a lovesick nobleman, a maiden in disguise and an extraordinary love triangle. No one in this play is truly insane, but accusations of madness abound as the confusion unfolds. Published by Oxford University Press.
Complex, personal and unsurpassably lyrical; rediscover one of Shakespeare's most finely nuanced plays. Published by Oxford University Press.
Shakespeare's first foray into the revenge tragedy. Its horrors are notorious, but its powerful poetry of grief is the work of a true tragic poet. Published by Oxford University Press.
Entertaining and thought-provoking, this influential tale of a fiery tempered woman and her suitor reflects the struggle for power within every couple. Published by Oxford University Press.