Public domain means an item belongs, in its entirety, to the public. These items no longer fall under traditional copyright laws because their creators are no longer living. In the U.S., a piece of writing falls under copyright from the moment it is written till 70 years after the author's death. The public domain items below can be read for free at any time, but make sure you still use proper citations in your course projects when referring to the texts.
Edgar Allan Poe:
Murders in the Rue Morgue - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2147/2147-h/2147-h.htm
The Purloined Letter - https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2148/2148-h/2148-h.htm
Arthur Conan Doyle:
A Scandal in Bohemia, Five Orange Pips AND
The Adventure of the Speckled Band - https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1661/1661-h/1661-h.htm
The Blue Cross, The Secret Garden AND
The Flying Stars - https://www.gutenberg.org/files/204/204-h/204-h.htm
Dorothy L. Sayers:
Murder Must Advertise - http://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/sayers-advertise/sayers-advertise-00-h.html
Below is a list of required readings that are available to you on the iPads in the library. When you visit the library, check out an iPad and tap on the Kindle app. Navigate to the top left corner of the Kindle app, and tap on the icon (it will look like three small lines stacked on top of each other) that opens the left sidebar menu. Select the "Collections" option from the menu, and you will find your readings stored in the "Detective Fiction" collection.
The ice has gone missing from the hockey rink in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center! University Police arrive on the scene in the morning, and see a trail of footprints leading away from the rink, but at the parking lot the footprints disappear.
Here are some interesting occurrences that have been happening on campus. Read the clues and then tell us who you think committed the crime.