Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria to suspect her husband is hiding a dark secret in his past and she discovers that he has been using a false name. He refuses to discuss it leading them to curtail their honeymoon and return to London where Valeria learns that he was on trial for his first wife's murder by arsenic. He was tried in a Scottish court and the verdict was 'Not Proven' rather than 'not guilty' implying hi...
The flood brings in not only the muddy waters but a series of suspicious clues that convinced Mrs. Pitman, a boarding house keeper, that a murder has been committed at her boarding house. Jennifer Ladley aka Jennie Brice is missing and with the help of Mr. Holcombe, a quirky gentleman with a passion for mysteries, they embark on a quest for the truth behind the disappearance of Jennie Brice.
First Page:THE CASE of JENNIE BRICE
By MARY ROBERTS RINEHART
A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery.
First Page:THE PARADISE MYSTERY
By J. S. Fletcher
CHAPTER I. ONLY THE GUARDIAN
American tourists, sure appreciators of all that is ancient and picturesque in England, invariably come to a halt, holding their breath in a sudden catch of wonder, as they pass through the half ruinous gateway which admits to the Close of Wrychester. Nowhere else in England is there a fairer prospect of old world peace. There before their eyes...
Inspired by a true life story, Lady Audley's Secret is the story of a woman's overwhelming ambition and passion for social success. When the first book came out in 1862, Victorian readers were shocked and outraged by its portrayal of aspects like bigamy, insanity, yearning for social status and the will to commit murder to achieve one's goals.
The novel belongs to a genre that became very popular during that era. Known as “sensation novels” they can probably be equated to today's pulp fiction. It was received with huge enthusiasm by readers and most critics of the day and the...
First Page:[Frontispiece: The gem lay between them, a splash of crimson flame]
The Paternoster Ruby
By CHARLES EDMONDS WALK
Author of "The Silver Blade," "The Yellow Circle," etc.
WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOR
BY J. V. McFALL
A. L. BURT COMPANY
A. C. McCLURG & CO.
Published, October 22, 1910
Entered at Stationers' Hall, London, England
M. H. W.
I THE SHERIDAN PARK MYSTERY II THE PRIVATE SECRETARY III SOME DISCOVERIES IV TH...
First Page:The Great Detective Story.
MADELINE PAYNE, THE DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER.
LAWRENCE L. LYNCH,
(Of the Secret Service.)
Author of "Shadowed by Three," "The Diamond Coterie," "Out of a Labyrinth," etc., etc.
[Illustration: "Yes," she cried, wildly, "I know; you need not say it" page 219.]
Chicago: Alex. T. Loyd & Co. 1888.
Copyright, 1883, Donnelley, Loyd & Co., Chicago.
Copyright, 1883, Alex. T. Loyd & Co., Chicago.
Copyright, 1884, Alex. T. Loyd & Co., Chicago.
First Page:[Transcriber's note: All typographical errors have been corrected. All other inconsistencies in the text, including an unfinished sentence, have been left as is.]
A MONK OF CRUTA
E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM,
Author of "The Peer and the Woman," "A Millionaire of Yesterday," Etc., Etc.
NEW YORK: J. S. OGILVIE PUBLISHING COMPANY, 57 ROSE STREET.
COPYRIGHT, 1894, BY F. TENNYSON NEELY.
A MONK OF CRUTA.
I. "THE BLACK ROBED PHANT...