“No Clue! A Mystery Story” finds detective Jefferson Hastings at the home of wealthy but eccentric Arthur Sloane one hot summer night, when two other guests at Sloanehurst stumble across the body of young Mildred Brace lying dead on the lawn. Sloane’s daughter Lucille asks Hastings to help solve the crime, but Hastings gets surprisingly little help from anybody he interviews, including Mr. Sloane himself and even the mother of the victim. With few clues to aid him and nobody beyond suspicion, including himself, seemingly rock solid alibis begin to fall apart, expanding the list of pot...
If you're in the mood for a cracking good classic murder mystery, The Middle of Things by JS Fletcher will certainly come up to expectations!
Richard Viner is your average man on the street who stumbles upon a dead body in a dimly lit alley while taking his usual nightly stroll. When the police arrive, they conclude that this is a case of a robbery gone wrong, as the dead man's valuables are missing. However, as the case progresses, Viner discovers to his consternation, that the prime accused in the case is an old school-mate who is caught pawning items of jewelry belonging...
First Page:LES BATAILLES DE LA VIE
LA GRANDE MARNI`ERE
CENT QUATRE VINGT HUITI`EME 'EDITION
SOCI'ET'E D''EDITIONS LITT'ERAIRES ET ARTISTIQUES
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LA GRANDE MARNI`ERE
Dans un de ces charmants chemins creux de Normandie, serpentant entre les levées, planté...
First Page:Ruth Fielding At College
THE MISSING EXAMINATION PAPERS
BY ALICE B. EMERSON
Author of "Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill," "Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island," Etc.
NEW YORK CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY PUBLISHERS
Copyright, 1917, by Cupples & Leon Company
Ruth Fielding at College
Printed in U. S. A.
[Illustration: "ASHORE! PUT US ASHORE!" RUTH GASPED.]
I. Looking Collegeward
First Page:THE ROVER BOYS IN SOUTHERN WATERS
THE DESERTED STEAM YACHT
By Arthur M. Winfield
Chatterton Peck Company Publishers
Copyright 1907 by The Mershon Company
I. THE ROVER BOYS AND THEIR FRIENDS II. ABOUT A MISSING HOUSEBOAT III. A FRIEND IN NEED IV. HAROLD BIRD'S STRANGE TALE V. STUCK IN THE MUD VI. FIGHTING BOB CATS VII. THE HOUSEBOAT IN THE BUSHES VIII. IN THE SWAMP IX. TWO YOUNG PRISONERS X. THE CHASE ON THE RIVER XI. WHAT THE ROCKETS REVEALED XII. STUCK ON A SNAG XIII. TH...
First Page:THE DEVIL'S PAW
By E. Phillips Oppenheim
The two men, sole occupants of the somewhat shabby cottage parlour, lingered over their port, not so much with the air of wine lovers, but rather as human beings and intimates, perfectly content with their surroundings and company. Outside, the win...
First Page:AVERAGE JONES
By Samuel Hopkins Adams
CHAPTER I. THE B FLAT TROMBONE
Three men sat in the Cosmic Club discussing the question: "What's the matter with Jones?" Waldemar, the oldest of the conferees, was the owner, and at times the operator, of an important and decent newspaper. His heavy face wore the expression of good humored power, characteristic of the experienced and successful journalist. Beside him sat Robert Bertram, the club idler, slender and languidly elegant. The third member of the conference was Jones himself.
Average Jones had come by his nickna...
First Page:THE MIRROR OF KONG HO
By Ernest Bramah
A lively and amusing collection of letters on western living written by Kong Ho, a Chinese gentleman. These addressed to his homeland, refer to the Westerners in London as barbarians and many of the aids to life in our society give Kong Ho endless food for thought. These are things such as the motor car and the piano; unknown in China at this time.
ESTIMABLE BARBARIAN, Your opportune suggestion that I should permit the letters, wherein I have described with undevi...
First Page:The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"But why Turkish?" asked Mr. Sherlock Holmes, gazing fixedly at my boots. I was reclining in a cane backed chair at the moment, and my protruded feet had attracted his ever active attention.
"English," I answered in some surprise. "I got them at Latimer's, in Oxford Street."
Holmes smiled with an expression of weary patience.
"The bath!" he said; "the bath! Why the relaxing and expensive Turkish rather than the invigorating home made article?"
"Because for the last few days...
E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
AUTHOR OF "THE LOST AMBASSADOR," "THE MISSIONER," "THE ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE," ETC.
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY AND HOWARD SOMERVILLE
BOSTON LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY 1911
Copyright, 1907, 1911, BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.
All rights reserved
Published, January, 1911
Printers S. J. PARKHILL & CO., BOSTON, U. S. A.
THE NOVELS OF E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
A Prince of Sinners A Lost Leader Anna the Adventuress The Great Secret The Maste...