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The Adventures of Jimmie Dale –by: Frank L. Packard

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...

The Turn of the Screw –by: Henry James

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...

The Darrow Enigma –by: Melvin Linwood Severy

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The Darrow Enigma

by Melvin L. Severy

CONTENTS

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

CHAPTER I

What shall we say when Dre...

Jennie Baxter, Journalist

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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.

CONTENTS

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

VIII. JE...

Staircase at the Heart s Delight –by: Anna Katharine Green

Detective Ebenezer Gryce tells the story of the case with which he begun his career in 1840. Several wealthy men were drowned and washed ashore in New York City, and the first clue leads to a dubious money lender...

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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...

The La Chance Mine Mystery –by: Susan Morrow Jones

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THE LA CHANCE MINE MYSTERY

BY

S. CARLETON

WITH FRONTISPIECE BY

GEORGE W. GAGE

BOSTON

LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY

1920

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

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. I COME HOME: AND THE WOLVES HOWL 1

II. MY DREAM: AND DUDLEY'S GIR...

Seven Keys to Baldpate –by: Earl Derr Biggers

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.

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SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE

BY EARL DERR BIGGERS

Buccaneer Books NEW YORK

Copyright 1913 by The Bobbs Merrill Company

Library of Congress C...

My Lady s Money

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MY LADY'S MONEY

by Wilkie Collins

AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF A YOUNG GIRL

PERSONS OF THE STORY

Women:

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)

Men

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)

Animal

Tommie (Lady Lydiard's Dog)

PART THE FIRST.

TH...

The Man Who Knew

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THE MAN WHO KNEW

BY

EDGAR WALLACE

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. ]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE MAN IN THE LABORATORY 9 II THE GIRL WHO CRIED 27 III ...

The Sheridan Road Mystery

A shot rings out in the middle of the night in a quiet Chicago neighborhood. Patrolman Murphy is directed to an apartment where a man says the shot came from. The apartment is locked and apparently empty. Was there a murder here? And if so, where is the victim?

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THE SHERIDAN ROAD MYSTERY

by

PAUL AND MABEL THORNE

CONTENTS

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...

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