Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877 – February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist born in Montreal, Quebec. He worked as a civil engineer on the Canadian Pacific Railway. He later wrote a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale. Jimmie Dale is a wealthy playboy by day, with a Harvard education and membership to New York City’s ultra-exclusive private club St. James. But at night he puts on a costume and becomes The Grey Seal, who enters businesses or homes and cracks safes, always leaving a diamond shaped, grey paper “seal” behin...
Christmas Eve. Guests round a fireside begin telling each other ghost stories. One of them relates a true incident involving the governess of his little nephew and niece. Strange events begin to take place, involving the housekeeper, a stranger who prowls round the grounds, a mysterious woman dressed in black and an unknown misdemeanor committed by the little nephew.
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James was published in 1893 and it remains one of the best-known and admired works of this great American writer. One of the factors that makes it so appealing is that the structu...
First Page:The Darrow Enigma
by Melvin L. Severy
THE EPISODE OF THE DARKENED ROOM CHAPTER I CHAPTER II CHAPTER III CHAPTER IV
THE EPISODE OF THE SEALED DOCUMENT CHAPTER I
THE EPISODE OF RAMA RAGOBAH CHAPTER I CHAPTER II
THE EPISODE OF THE PARALLEL READERS CHAPTER I CHAPTER II CHAPTER III
THE EPISODE OF THE TALETALE THUMB CHAPTER I CHAPTER II CHAPTER III CHAPTER IV CHAPTER V
THE EPISODE OF THE DARKENED ROOM
What shall we say when Dre...
First Page:JENNIE BAXTER JOURNALIST
By Robert Barr
Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine.
I. JENNIE MAKES HER TOILETTE AND THE ACQUAINTANCE OF A PORTER
II. JENNIE HAS IMPORTANT CONFERENCES WITH TWO IMPORTANT EDITORS
III. JENNIE INTERVIEWS A FRIGHTENED OFFICIAL
IV. JENNIE LEARNS ABOUT THE DIAMONDS OF THE PRINCESS
V. JENNIE MEETS A GREAT DETECTIVE
VI. JENNIE SOLVES THE DIAMOND MYSTERY
VII. JENNIE ARRANGES A CINDERELLA VISIT
First Page:THE STAIRCASE AT THE HEARTS DELIGHT.
By Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
Copyright, 1894, by Anna Katharine Green
AS TOLD BY MR. GRYCE.
"In the spring of 1840, the attention of the New York police was attracted by the many cases of well known men found drowned in the various waters surrounding the lower portion of our great city. Amo...
First Page:THE LA CHANCE MINE MYSTERY
WITH FRONTISPIECE BY
GEORGE W. GAGE
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY
Copyright, 1920 , BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.
All rights reserved
Published March, 1920
[Illustration: "I STOOD UP AND DROVE FOR ALL I WAS WORTH, AND THE GIRL BESIDE ME SHOT, AND HIT!" FRONTISPIECE. See page 76. ]
THE LA CHANCE MINE MYSTERY
I. I COME HOME: AND THE WOLVES HOWL 1
II. MY DREAM: AND DUDLEY'S GIR...
Dime-store novelist William Magee has gone to Baldpate Inn to do a little soul-searching in an attempt to write a serious work. Thinking he will be alone and uninterrupted, Magee arrives at the inn in the dead of winter. But he discovers that there are six other keys to Baldpate Inn, and the holders of those keys enliven his stay with bribery, shootings and plenty of mystery.
First Page:SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE
BY EARL DERR BIGGERS
Buccaneer Books NEW YORK
Copyright 1913 by The Bobbs Merrill Company
Library of Congress C...
First Page:MY LADY'S MONEY
by Wilkie Collins
AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF A YOUNG GIRL
PERSONS OF THE STORY
Lady Lydiard (Widow of Lord Lydiard)
Isabel Miller (her Adopted Daughter)
Miss Pink (of South Morden)
The Hon. Mrs. Drumblade (Sister to the Hon. A. Hardyman)
The Hon. Alfred Hardyman (of the Stud Farm)
Mr. Felix Sweetsir (Lady Lydiard's Nephew)
Robert Moody (Lady Lydiard's Steward)
Mr. Troy (Lady Lydiard's Lawyer)
Old Sharon (in the Byways of Legal Bohemia)
Tommie (Lady Lydiard's Dog)
PART THE FIRST.
First Page:THE MAN WHO KNEW
AUTHOR OF "THE CLUE OF THE TWISTED CANDLE," "KATE PLUS 10," ETC.
WITH A FRONTISPIECE BY WILLIAM A. KIRKPATRICK
[Illustration: Publisher's logo]
BOSTON SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY PUBLISHERS
Copyright, 1918 BY SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY (INCORPORATED)
[Illustration: "The girl had risen to her feet and was shrinking back to the wall." See page 333. ]
I THE MAN IN THE LABORATORY 9 II THE GIRL WHO CRIED 27 III ...
First Page:THE SHERIDAN ROAD MYSTERY
PAUL AND MABEL THORNE
I THE SHOT II DETECTIVE SERGEANT MORGAN III INVESTIGATION IV THE APARTMENT ACROSS THE HALL V PECULIAR FACTS VI THE CABLE FROM LONDON VII MR. MARSH VIII A DEFINITE CLUE IX THE LAST LETTER X T...