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Miss or Mrs. –by: Wilkie Collins

Natalie Graybrooke is in love with her cousin Launcelot Linzie, but engaged to Mr. Turlington, an older man who covets her fortune and whom she detests. Turlington is the executor of Natalie's father's estate. When Natalie secretly marries her cousin, Turlington arranges to have Natalie's father murdered, to gain control of his fortune.

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MISS OR MRS.?

by Wilkie Collins

PERSONS OF THE STORY.

Sir Joseph Graybrooke. . . . . . . . . .(Knight) Richard Turlington . . . . (Of the Levant Trade) Launcelot Linzie . .(Of the College of Surgeons) ...

File No. 113

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FILE NO. 113

By Emile Gaboriau

I

In the Paris evening papers of Tuesday, February 28, 1866, under the head of Local Items , the following announcement appeared:

"A daring robbery, committed against one of our most eminent bankers, M. Andre Fauvel, caused great excitement this morning throughout the neighborhood of Rue de Provence.

"The thieves, who were as skilful as they were bold, succeeded in making an entrance to the bank, in forcing the lock of a safe that has heretofore been considered impregnable, and in possessing themselves of the eno...

The Box with Broken Seals

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THE BOX WITH BROKEN SEALS

BY

E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM

1919

CHAPTER I

James Crawshay, Englishman of the type usually described in transatlantic circles as "some Britisher," lolled apparently at his ease upon the couch of the too resplendent sitting room in the Hotel Magnificent, Chicago. Hobson, his American fellow traveler, on the other hand, betrayed his anxiety by his nervous pacing up and down the apartment. Both men bore traces in their appearance of the long journey which they had only just completed.

"I think," Crawshay decided, yawning, "that I shall...

The Somnambulist and the Detective The Murderer and the Fortune Teller

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ALLAN PINKERTON'S

GREAT DETECTIVE STORIES.

1. THE MOLLIE MAGUIRES AND DETECTIVES.

2. STRIKERS, COMMUNISTS, AND DETECTIVES.

3. CRIMINAL REMINISCENCES AND DETECTIVES.

4. THE MODEL TOWN AND DETECTIVES.

5. THE SPIRITUALISTS AND DETECTIVES.

6. THE EXPRESSMEN AND DETECTIVES.

7. THE SOMNAMBULIST AND DETECTIVES.

8. CLAUDE MELNOTTE AS A DETECTIVE.

9. THE MISSISSIPPI OUTLAWS AND DETECTIVES.

10. GYPSIES AND DETECTIVES.

11. BUCHOLZ AND DETECTIVES.

12. THE RAILROAD FORGER AND DETECTIVES.

13. BANK ROBBERS AND DETECTIVES.

14. THE BURGLAR'...

That Affair at Elizabeth

A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (

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THAT AFFAIR AT ELIZABETH

BY BURTON E. STEVENSON

AUTHOR OF "THE MARATHON MYSTERY," "THE HOLLADAY CASE," ETC.

NEW YORK HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY 1907

COPYRIGHT, 1907, BY HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

Published October, 1907

THE QUINN & BODEN CO. PRESS RAHWAY, N. J.

CONTENTS

I. AN URGENT SUMMONS

II. A ...

Huntingtower –by: John Buchan

Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer, plans a walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story.

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HUNTINGTOWER

BY

JOHN BUCHAN

To W. P. Ker.

If the Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford has not forgotten the rock whence he was hewn, this simple story may give an hour of entertainment. I ...

Fantmas –by: Marcel Allain

Fant^omas is the first of 32 novels penned from 1911 to 1913 by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre. The title character is a ruthless thief and killer, a bloodthirsty successor to LeBlanc's Arsène Lupin. The first five novels were made into silent film serials. The character and the movies caught the eye of the French Surrealists who admired the primal violence of Fant^omas, as well as his portrayal in the films, which are considered landmarks in French Cinema. In Fant^omas, the Marquise de Langrune is savagely murdered and Inspector Juve, who is obsessed with capturing Fant^oma...

Mary Louise in the Country –by: L. Frank Baum

The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his Edith Van Dyne pseudonym, then continued by at least three others, all using the same pseudonym. Baum wrote the first four books in the series, possibly with help from his son, Harry Neal Baum, on the third.

The books are concerned with adolescent girl detectives— a concept Baum had experimented with earlier, in The Daring Twins (1911) and Phoebe Daring (1912). The Bluebird series began with Mary Louise, originally written as a tribute to Baum...

The Brand of Silence

Harrington Strong was a pseudonym used by author Johnston McCulley, creator of the character Zorro and many others. The Brand of Silence – A Detective Story finds Sidney Prale returning to New York after ten years during which he sought his fortune. But he finds New York a very changed place, and even more distressing, he finds that his old friends are now turning their backs on him, his old haunts no longer welcome him, and there seems to be a conspiracy against him.

Why can’t he receive service in hotels, restaurants, and theaters that he once frequented? Who is working again...

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