First Page:THE SECRET SHARER
By Joseph Conrad
On my right hand there were lines of fishing stakes resembling a mysterious system of half submerged bamboo fences, incomprehensible in its division of the domain of tropical fishes, and crazy of aspect as if abandoned fore...
Lizzie Greystock, a fortune-hunter who ensnares the sickly, dissipated Sir Florian Eustace, is soon left a very wealthy widow and mother. While clever and beautiful, Lizzie has several character flaws; the greatest of these is an almost pathological delight in lying, even when it cannot benefit her. Before he dies, the disillusioned Sir Florian discovers all this, but does not think to change the generous terms of his will. The diamonds of the book’s title are a necklace, a Eustace family heirloom that Sir Florian gave to Lizzie to wear. Lizzie attempts to hold onto them, much to the irri...
Ernest William Hornung (June 7, 1866 – March 22, 1921) was an English author.
Hornung was the third son of John Peter Hornung, a Hungarian, and was born in Middlesbrough. He was educated at Uppingham during some of the later years of its great headmaster, Edward Thring. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years where he working as a tutor at Mossgiel station. Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most of his literary work from A Bride from the Bush published in 1899, to Old Offenders and a fe...
A wealthy, middle-aged spinster arrives at the mansion she's rented for the summer while her own town house is being renovated. The mansion is the home of a millionaire local banker, who has left for California with his wife and stepdaughter. But all is not peace and relaxation in the vast villa. Before long, the spinster's house help is frightened out of her wits by various strange noises. What follows is a spooky tale of mysterious disappearances, murder, apparitions and weird goings on.
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart is her first published novel and was ...
First Page:THE NEW DETECTIVE STORY.
THE DIAMOND COTERIE
BY LAWRENCE L. LYNCH
AUTHOR OF "SHADOWED BY THREE" "MADELINE PAYNE," ETC.
CHICAGO: HENRY A. SUMNER AND COMPANY. 1884.
Copyright, 1882, by DONNELLEY, LOYD & CO., CHICAGO.
Copyright, 1884, by R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS, CHICAGO.
R. R. Donnelley & Sons, The Lakeside Press, Chicago.
[Illustration: "Really this is a sad affair."]
CHAPTER I. Two Shocks for W
First Page:THE MOTOR GIRLS ON CRYSTAL BAY
Or The Secret of the Red Oar
By MARGARET PENROSE
Copyright, 1914, by Cupples & Leon Company
CHAPTER PAGE I. A Worried Girl 1 II. Freda'S Story 15 III. Crystal Bay 26 IV. The Red Oar 36 V. Two Men 47 VI. The "Chelton" ...
First Page:Transcriber's Notes:
Some changes have been made to correct typographical errors and inconsistencies.
The author's use of a mixture of US and UK English spelling has been retained.
[Illustration: Book cover]
THE CASTLE OF THE SHADOWS
Books by C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON
THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR THE PRINCESS PASSES MY FRIEND THE CHAUFFEUR LADY BETTY ACROSS THE WATER ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHER MY LADY CINDERELLA THE CAR OF DESTINY THE CHAPERON THE PRINCESS VIRGINIA SET IN SILVER ETC., ETC.
The Castle of the Sh...
First Page:第一回 彭公授任三河縣 路遇私訪裡江寺
浩浩乾坤似海，昭昭日月如梭。福善禍淫報難脫，人當知非改過。貴賤前生 已定，有無空自奔波。從今安分養天和，吉人自有長樂。 －－《西江月》話說這一曲《西江月》，引出我國一部奇書新聞故事來。 康熙佛爺自登基以來，河清海晏，五穀豐登，萬民歡樂，國泰民安。在崇文 門東單牌樓頭條衚衕，住著一位名士，乃四川成都府駐防旗人，姓彭名定求，更 名彭朋，字友...