If you're looking for a definition of the word "eclectic," I can offer you one in three words: Ramble House publishers. This small and very independent press publishes all kinds of books, including some fine mysteries. Fender Tucker, who runs the place, publishes all of Rupert Penny's Golden Age novels, for example, as well as reams of Harry Stephen Keeler books (I've never read any, but I promise to get around to it very soon and report back).
More to the point, at this holiday season, when you or someone you love may be looking for great e-books as stocking stuffers for that new, or old-and-treasured, e-reader, Ramble House's entire backlist is now available in several popular ebook formats at just six bucks a book.
Which brings me to my main point: I've posted here about "Rim of the Pit," by Hake Talbot, one of the best "impossible crime" books I've ever read. It rivals John Dickson Carr in its ingenuity and its atmosphere; it requires a lot of bravery to read it at home alone on a stormy night. It opens with the line: "I came up here to make a dead man change his mind." And it just keeps getting better - impossible murder, seances, footprints that begin and end in unbroken fields of snow, a giant flying...something...what's not to like?
My point is, if you have an ebook reader that takes either EPUB (Nook and, I think, Sony?) or MOBI format, you can get it now from Ramble House for six bucks. It may be the best six bucks you ever spent on a traditional, well-written, truly terrifying mystery. Check out the "back cover map" - one of the best of its kind - here. Email Ramble House for details on how to get the ebook version - email@example.com