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The Midnight Queen –by: May Agnes Fleming

May Agnes Fleming is renowned as Canada's first best-selling novelist. She wrote 42 novels, many of which have only been published posthumely.

The Midnight Queen is set in London, in the year of the plague 1665. Sir Norman Kingsley visits the soothsayer "La Masque" who shows him the vision of a beautiful young lady. Falling madly in love with her, he is astonished to find her only a short time later and saves her from being buried alive. He takes her home to care for her, but while he fetches a doctor, she disappears. Sir Kingsley and his friend Ormistan embark on an adventure to solve ...

Armadale –by: Wilkie Collins

The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. Many years are skipped over. The son, mistreated at home, runs away from his mother and stepfather, and takes up a wandering life under the assumed name of Ozias Midwinter.”

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ARMADALE

By Wilkie Collins

TO

JOHN ...

The Amateur Cracksman –by: Ernest William Hornung

“I’d tasted blood, and it was all over with me. Why should I work when I could steal? Why settle down to some humdrum uncongenial billet, when excitement, romance, danger and a decent living were all going begging together” – A. J. Raffles, The Ides of March.

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THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN

BY

E. W. HORNUNG

TO A. C. D. THIS FORM OF FLATTERY

THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN

CONTENTS

THE IDES OF MARCH A COSTUME PIECE GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS LE PREMIER PAS WILFUL MURDER NINE POINTS OF THE LAW THE RETURN MATCH THE GIFT OF THE EMPEROR

THE IDES O...

The Man Who Knew Too Much –by: G. K. Chesterton

Robbery, murder and treason. Strange happenings in quiet English villages. A book critic who happens to find a corpse with its head crushed, an Irish freedom fighter framed for a crime, the disappearance of a valuable coin, a strange dispute over a property claim and a host of other intriguing situations make up the contents of G K Chesterton's collection of short stories The Man Who Knew Too Much.

For fans of Chesterton's immortal clerical sleuth, Father Brown, these stories are equally delightful and intricately wrought. The man who knows too much is in fact, the protagon...

The Monk of Hambleton –by: Armstrong Livingston

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THE MONK OF HAMBLETON

By

ARMSTRONG LIVINGSTON

NEW YORK

RAE D. HENKLE CO. Inc. Publishers

1928

COPYRIGHT, 1928,

By RAE D. HENKLE Co. INC.

Manufactured in the United States

THE AUTHOR

Armstrong Livingston was born in New York City and was educated at St. George's School, Newport, R. I; and in Europe. He began a writing career in 1918. He has traveled extensively and for the past two years he and Mrs. Livingston have made their home in Algiers with occasional trips to Paris and London. He is the author of the following ...

Mufti

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E text prepared by Al Haines

MUFTI

by

HERMAN CYRIL McNEILE

("Sapper")

Author of

"No Man's Land," "Men, Women and Guns," "The Human Touch," "The Lieutenant and Others," "Sergeant Michael Cassidy," etc.

Hodder and Stoughton London New York Toronto MCMXIX

To P. B. D.

MUFTI

PROLOGUE

I

The officer lying back in the home made chair tilted the peak of his cap over his eyes and let his book slip gently to the ground. A few moments later, after various unavailing waves of the hand, he pulled out a handkerchi...

The Destroyer A Tale of International Intrigue

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THE DESTROYER

A TALE OF INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE

[Illustration]

BY

BURTON E. STEVENSON

Author of "The Holladay Case," "The Marathon Mystery," "The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet," etc.

NEW YORK DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 1921

COPYRIGHT, 1913

BY DODD, MEAD & COMPANY

THE DESTROYER

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE TWENTY FIFTH OF SEPTEMBER 1

II FRANCE IN MOURNING 14

III TWO GREAT MEN MEET 31

...

The Voice in the Fog

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THE VOICE IN THE FOG

by

HAROLD MACGRATH

Author of The Man on the Box, Hearts and Masks, The Million Dollar Mystery, etc.

With Illustrations by A. B. Wenzell

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers The Bobbs Merrill Company

1915

[Frontispiece: Kitty Killigrew]

TO

CAV. GIOVANNI PICCININI

IN MEMORY OF MANY HAPPY FLORENTINE DAYS

THE VOICE IN THE FOG

CHAPTER I

Fog.

A London fog, solid, substantial, yellow as an old dog's tooth or a jaundiced eye. You could not look through it, nor yet gaze up and down it, nor over it; and you only thought you sa...

An Historical Mystery

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AN HISTORICAL MYSTERY

(The Gondreville Mystery)

By Honore De Balzac

Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley

DEDICATION

To Monsieur de Margone.

In grateful remembrance, from his guest at the Chateau de Sache.

De Balzac.

AN HISTORICAL MYSTERY

PART I

CHAPTER I. JUDAS

The autumn of the year 1803 was one of the finest in the early part of that period of the present century which we now call "Empire." Rain had refreshed the earth during the month of October, so tha...

The Hand in the Dark

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THE HAND IN THE DARK

BY ARTHUR J. REES

AUTHOR OF "THE SHRIEKING PIT"

NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY LONDON: JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEAD Copyright, 1920

PRESS OF THE VAIL BALLOU COMPANY BINGHAMTON, N. Y., U. S. A.

THE HAND IN THE DARK

CHAPTER I

Seen in the sad glamour of an English twilight, the old moat house, emerging from the thin mists which veiled the green flats in which it stood, conveyed the impression of a habitation falling into senility, tired with ...

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