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The Red Seal –by: Natalie Sumner Lincoln

Nothing is what it seems to be as events unfold in this entertaining mystery by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Red seals and red herrings abound and will keep you guessing all the way through the final chapter!

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THE RED SEAL

by Natalie Sumner Lincoln

CHAPTER I. IN THE POLICE COURT

Te Assistant District Attorney glanced down at the papers in his hand and then up at the well dressed, stockily built man occupying the witness stand. His manner was conciliatory.

"According to your testimony, Mr. Clymer, the prisoner, John Sylvester, was honest and reliable, and ...

Wylder s Hand –by: Joseph Sheridan LeFanu

The marriage of Mark Wylder and Dorkas Brenden is supposed to end a history of arguments between the two families. However, both people involved do not seem to like the idea. Before the wedding, Mark disappears. But to where? And how will the people around him react to his disappearance?

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WYLDER'S HAND

A NOVEL

by

J. SHERIDAN LE FANU

First published 1864

CONTENTS

CHAP.

I. RELATING HOW I RODE THROUGH THE VILLAGE OF GYLINGDEN WITH MARK WYLDER'S LETTER IN MY VALISE

II. IN WHICH I ENTER THE DRAWING ROOM

III. OUR DINNER PARTY AT BRANDON

IV. IN WHICH W...

Hilda Wade, A Woman With Tenacity of Purpose –by: Grant Allen

In this early detective novel, the detective is Hilda Wade. She is a very capable nurse, but there is something mysterious about her from the moment she arrives at the hospital. Upon meeting her, Dr. Hubert Cumberledge greatly admires her and becomes a devoted friend. It turns out that Hilda has one purpose in life, and in pursuit of that purpose she will travel across the world, from London to South Africa, Rhodesia, India, Nepaul, Tibet and back. With Cumberledge's support, her extraordinary logic and clear thinking lead her on through deadly perils. But will that be enough to accomplish the...

The Black Robe –by: Wilkie Collins

The church has lost out on a valuable piece of land through wars and transfers. Father Benwell is determined to reclaim that property by the conversion of the owner, Lewis Romayne. Enter beautiful Stella, who captures the heart of Romayne. Should Stella capture the love and devotion of Romayne, Father Benwell's scheme would fail, and that is something that he can not allow. Complicating things is the fact that both Romayne and Stella are hiding their own terrible secrets.

The Black Robe is an 1881 epistolary novel by famed English writer, Wilkie Collins. The book centers around the mis...

The Eye of Osiris –by: R. Austin Freeman

The Eye of Osiris is an early example from the Dr. Thorndyke series of detective stories written by R. Austin Freeman. In these stories, the author drew on his extensive medical and scientific knowledge for his main character, a medico-legal expert who relies on forensic evidence and logical deduction in solving cases. In this case, Thorndyke steps in to investigate the disappearance of one John Bellingham, an English gentleman and amateur Egyptologist, who has vanished under very mysterious circumstances. Thorndyke’s involvement in the case arises from a both purely professiona...

A Strange Disappearance –by: Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories (no doubt assisted by her lawyer father).

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A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE

By Anna Katharine Green

OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR

The House of the Whispering Pines Miss Hurd. An Enigma Leavenworth Case That Affair Next Door Strange Disappearance Lost Man's Lane Sword of Damocles ...

The Daffodil Mystery –by: Edgar Wallace

Set in England at the turn of the 20th century, Wallace’s crime novel The Daffodil Mystery follows the mysterious circumstances under which shop owner Lyne has been murdered. Accordingly, it is up to detective Jack Tarling and his trusted Chinese assistant to solve the case and reach an appropriate and just resolution. Moreover, the happenings within the novel are intensified by the colorful set of characters, which are marked by their plausible façade and contribute to the novel’s appeal.

The crime novel opens when womanizer Thornton Lyne, also a wealthy heir and own...

The Bradys Beyond Their Depth The Great Swamp Mystery

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Secret Service

Old and Young King Brady, Detectives.

Issued Weekly By Subscription $2.50 per year. Entered as Second Class Matter at the New York Post Office, by Frank Tousey.

No. 95. New York, November 16, 1900. Price 5 Cents.

THE BRADYS BEYOND THEIR DEPTH; OR THE GREAT SWAMP MYSTERY.

BY A NEW YORK DETECTIVE.

[Illustration: The two desperadoes were completely surprised by the sudden appearance of the two noted detectives. "The jig is up, boys," said Old King Brady, as he covered his man.]

Good Watch for One Dollar!

A STEM WINDER AND STEM SET...

The Silver Butterfly

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[Illustration]

THE SILVER BUTTERFLY

By MRS. WILSON WOODROW

With Illustrations by HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY

INDIANAPOLIS THE BOBBS MERRILL COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright 1908 The Bobbs Merrill Company October

PRESS OF BRAUNWORTH & CO. BOOKBINDERS AND PRINTERS BROOKLYN, N. Y.

CHAPTER I

Hayden was back in New York again after several years spent in the uttermost parts of the earth. He had been building railroads in South America, Africa, and China, and had maintained so many lodges in this or that wilderness that he really feare...

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