Page 2 of 5112345...102030...Last »

The Pagan Madonna –by: Harold MacGrath

The Pagan Madonna, one of Harold MacGrath's numerous novels, set in Shanghai, tells a story of intrigue, murder, and illicit art “collecting.” The paths of Jean Norman, a Red Cross nurse from the United States, Ling Foo, a shifty pawn shop keeper, and Anthony Cleigh, millionaire art collector, cross and recross in growing intrigue over a string of beads. It is a world where “. . . every move you make is governed by Chance--the Blind Madonna of the Pagan . . . .” (Introduction by Don Jenkins)

First Page:

BOOKS BY HAROLD MACGRATH

ADVENTURES OF KATHLYN ARMS AND THE WOMAN ...

The Trees of Pride –by: G. K. Chesterton

Three trees, known as the Peacock trees, are blamed by the peasants for the fever that has killed many. Squire Vane scoffs at this legend as superstition. To prove them wrong, once and for all, he takes a bet to spend the night in the trees. In the morning he has vanished. Is he dead, and if so who has killed him? The poet? The lawyer? The woodsman? The trees?

First Page:

THE TREES OF PRIDE

by Gilbert K. Chesterton

THE TREES OF PRIDE:

I. THE TALE OF THE PEACOCK TREES II. THE WAGER OF SQUIRE VANE III. THE MYSTERY OF THE WELL IV. THE CHASE AFTER THE TRUTH

THE TREES...

The Lost Stradivarius –by: John Meade Falkner

The Lost Stradivarius (1895), by J. Meade Falkner, is a short novel of ghosts and the evil that can be invested in an object, in this case an extremely fine Stradivarius violin. After finding the violin of the title in a hidden compartment in his college rooms, the protagonist, a wealthy young heir, becomes increasingly secretive as well as obsessed by a particular piece of music, which seems to have the power to call up the ghost of its previous owner. Roaming from England to Italy, the story involves family love, lordly depravity, and the tragedy of obsession

First Page:

...

The Breaking Point –by: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart -- "America's Agatha Christie," as she used to be called -- set this story in a New York suburban town, shortly after the end of the first world war. Dick Livingstone is a young, successful doctor, who in the course of events becomes engaged to Elizabeth Wheeler. But there is a mystery about his past, and he thinks himself honor-bound to unravel it before giving himself to her in marriage. In particular, a shock of undetermined origin has wiped out his memory prior to roughly the last decade. Rinehart, who presumably had been reading, or reading about, the then popular Si...

The Grell Mystery

Mr Robert Grell, millionaire and socialite, is found murdered in his study on a stormy evening. It’s up to Heldon Foyle, the detective, to unravel the mystery.

First Page:

THE GRELL MYSTERY

BY FRANK FROEST

[Illustration: Publisher's logo]

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY FRANK FROEST

COPYRIGHT, 1914, BY EDWARD J. CLODE

THE GRELL MYSTERY

CHAPTER I

Outside the St. Jermyn's Club the rain pelted pitilessly upon deserted pavements. Mr. Robert Grell leaned his arms on the table and stared steadily out through the steaming window panes f...

The Fortieth Door –by: Mary Hastings Bradley

Romance, sinister strangers, plenty of skulduggery, mysterious beauties cloaked in veils, dungeons and crypts, dreadfully wrapped mummies and evil doings will all envelope you in this book. If you're looking for a truly satisfying read, The Fortieth Door by Mary Hastings Bradley is definitely your pick!

Born in 19th century Chicago, Mary Hastings Bradley studied English literature at Smith and after her graduation, she found herself at loose ends. When a cousin invited her to join her on a trip to Egypt, Mary gladly agreed. Here the atmosphere and ancient architecture inspi...

Panther Eye

First Page:

Mystery Stories for Boys

PANTHER EYE

[Illustration: "She's tied. There's terror in her eyes...."]

Mystery Stories for Boys

PANTHER EYE

By ROY J. SNELL

The Reilly & Lee Co. Chicago

Copyright 1921 By The Reilly & Lee Co.

All Rights Reserved

Made in U. S. A.

Panther Eye

...

The Coast of Chance –by: Esther Chamberlain

First Page:

THE COAST OF CHANCE

By

ESTHER AND LUCIA CHAMBERLAIN

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

CLARENCE F. UNDERWOOD

[Illustration: FLORA GILSEY.]

NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

COPYRIGHT 1908

THE BOBBS MERRILL COMPANY

APRIL

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE VANISHING MYSTERY 1

II A NAME GOES ROUND A TABLE 24

III ENCOUNTERS ON PARADE 63

IV FLOWERS BY THE WAY 82

V ON GUARD 93

VI BLACK MAGIC ...

Against Odds –by: Lawrence L. Lynch

Believed to have been written by Chicago socialite, Emma Murdock Van Deventer, this detective story set at the World's Fair follows Carl Masters as he is in pursuit of international criminals Greenback Bob and Delbras. Conmen, lost handbags, jewel robberies, an adventuress... not to mention two missing young men and a murder, all come under the detective's eye. ( Lynne Thompson)

First Page:

AGAINST ODDS

A Detective Story

BY

LAWRENCE L. LYNCH ...

The Evil Shepherd

First Page:

THE EVIL SHEPHERD

By E. Philips Oppenheim

CHAPTER I

Francis Ledsam, alert, well satisfied with himself and the world, the echo of a little buzz of congratulations still in his ears, paused on the steps of the modern Temple of Justice to light a cigarette before calling for a taxi to take him to his club. Visions of a whisky and soda his throat was a little parched and a rubber of easy going bridge at his favourite table, were already before his eyes. A woman who had followed him from the Court touched him on the shoulder.

"Can I speak to you...

Page 2 of 5112345...102030...Last »
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
2004-2016 thebooksage.com. All Rights Reserved.