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Tom Sawyer, Detective –by: Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Tom and Huck find themselves with Uncle Silas and his family again (see “Huck Finn”), and much of the drama ends up focusing on Uncle Silas. Like the two preceding novels, the story is told using the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn.

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TOM SAWYER, DETECTI...

The Bat –by: Mary Roberts Rinehart

The novelization of the play of the same name that had an initial run of 867 shows on Broadway and has been performed all over the world and been made into three movies over a span from 1926 to 1959. An intricate mystery, with a wide cast of characters. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd)

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The Bat

by

Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood

CONTENTS

ONE THE SHADOW OF THE BAT TWO THE INDOMITABLE MISS VAN GORDER THREE PISTOL PRACTICE FOUR THE STORM GATHERS FIVE ALOPECIA AND RUBEOLA SIX DETECTIVE ANDERSON TAKES CHAR...

God s Country

James Curwood wrote many adventures of the far north. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. The success of his novels afforded him the opportunity to return to the Yukon and Alaska for several months each year that allowed him to write more than thirty such books.

The Canadian North is often referred to as “God’s Country”

God’s Country is a tale of adventure, mystery and romance!

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God's Country And the Woman

By

James Oliver Curw...

32 Caliber

The recent interest that's being generated in the pulp fiction writers of the 1920s has lead to many of the books of that genre being resurrected and read once again. For modern-day readers, these represent what are now called “airport-lounge reads” and ideal for those few hours that you have to kill waiting in an airport or railway station, while traveling or on holiday, when you don't want anything too heavy to weigh you down!

Pulp fiction, so called because the books were generally printed on cheaper paper made from recycled wood pulp, had certain characteristics. The novel...

Never-Fail Blake

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Supertales of Modern Mystery

NEVER FAIL BLAKE

by

ARTHUR STRINGER

[Frontispiece: "Then why can't you marry me?"]

Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie New York Copyright, 1913, by The Bobbs Merrill Company

NEVER FAIL BLAKE

I

Blake, the Second Deputy, raised his gloomy hound's eyes as the door opened and a woman stepped in. Then he dropped them again.

"Hello, Elsie!" he said, without looking at her.

The woman stood a moment staring at him. Then she advanced thoughtfully toward his table desk.

"Hello, Jim!" she answered, as she san...

The Crooked House –by: Brandon Fleming

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Note: Images of the original pages are available through Internet Archive/American Libraries. See http://www.archive.org/details/crookedhouse00flemiala

THE CROOKED HOUSE

by

BRANDON FLEMING

New York Edward J. Clode

Copyright, 1921, by Edward J. Clode Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I A STRANGE RIDDLE 9

II THE CROOKED HOUSE 19

III THE ENDLESS GARDEN 33

IV DESTRUCTION ...

Mrs. Raffles –by: John Kendrick Bangs

Mrs. Raffles, widow of the now deceased A. J. Raffles (who was the gentleman thief pursued at one time by Sherlock Holmes), continues the family legacy of crime—but this time in America. These stories are narrated by her cohort, Harry “Bunny” Manders, previously the devoted friend and sidekick of A.J. Raffles before his death.

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MRS. RAFFLES

Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

Narrated by Bunny

Edited by

JOHN KENDRICK BANGS

Illustrated by Albert Levering

[Illustration: "'IT'S FINE, BUNNY,' SHE CRIED"]

New York and London ...

The Shape of Fear

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THE SHAPE OF FEAR

AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES

By Elia Wilkinson Peattie

Original Transcriber's Note:

I have omitted signature indicators and italicization of the running heads. In addition, I have made the following changes to the text:

PAGE LINE ORIGINAL CHANGED TO 156 1 where as were as 156 4 mouth mouth. 165 5 Wedgwood Wedgewood 166 9 Wedgwood Wedgewood 167 6 surperfluous superfluous 172 11 every ever 173 17 Bogg Boggs

CONTENTS

THE SHAPE OF FEAR

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The Case of the Lamp That Went Out –by: Auguste Groner

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THE CASE OF THE LAMP THAT WENT OUT

By Augusta Groner

Translated by Grace Isabel Colbron

INTRODUCTION TO JOE MULLER

Joseph Muller, Secret Service detective of the Imperial Austrian police, is one of the great experts in his profession. In personality he differs greatly from other famous detectives. He has neither the impressive authority of Sherlock Holmes, nor the keen brilliancy of Monsieur Lecoq. Muller is a small, slight, plain looking man, of indefinite age, and of much humbleness of mien. A naturally retiring, modest disposition, and two external causes...

The Chink in the Armour

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THE CHINK IN THE ARMOUR

BY MRS. BELLOC LOWNDES

AUTHOR OF "THE END OF HER HONEYMOON," "THE LODGER," Etc.

1912

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP

" But there is one chink in the chain armour of civilized communities. Society is conducted on the assumption that murder will not be committed. "

The Spectator.

THE CHINK IN THE ARMOUR

CHAPTER I

A small, shiny, pink card lay on the round table in Sylvia Bail...

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