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The Casual Murderer and Other Stories - ebook/epub

The Casual Murderer and Other Stories - ebook/epub
The Casual Murderer and Other Stories - ebook/epub
Hulbert Footner
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Narrated by the character for whom the title is named and set in the late 1600’s, Micah Clarke describes the battle of peasants against the existing king of England in the hopes that they can replace the monarch with his brother who feels he has been unjustly denied the throne. Micah Clarke, a young, innocent peasant joins forces with other peasants, among the Puritans, to fight for this pathetic duke’s cause. It was attempt by Conan Doyle to present the story of the Puritans in a more favorable light than generally thought of in England at the time the book was written – a historical romance about the Monmouth rebellion and ’Hanging Judge’ Jeffries told by a humble adherent of the Duke of Monmouth – the whole story of the rising in Somerset, the triumphant advance towards Bristol and Bath, and the tragic rout at Sedgemoor (1685).
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Oppenheim was famous for his hundreds of spy and espionage novels. This is not one of them. It’s billed as a novel of social intrigue and as a story of revenge without violence and moves quickly. Duke Henry Chatfield with his family, and family lawyer Sir Stephen are riding through central Italy when the car breaks down in Pellini, where, 20 years earlier, the Duke’s brother had a mistress and illegitimate child...

Putting Crime Over - ebook/epub
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A Duet - ebook/epub
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The Hand of Power - ebook/epub
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Edgar Wallace
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The name, „Edgar Wallace”, threads through early twentieth century crime fiction like a stream that turns out to be a lot deeper and wider than you thought. During the 1920’s and 30’s, it was said that one of every four books read in England was written by Wallace, who ultimately produced 173 books and 17 plays. „The Hand of Power” is a tale about the sale of a desk designed by a butler who murdered his wife...

Collected Short Stories Vol. 4: Collected Short Stories. Volume 4 - ebook/epub
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Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction. He is most well-known for his four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring the legendary and eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes. This fourth volume concludes the exciting adventures of the world’s most famous pipe-smoking detective, Sherlock Holmes, collecting works written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...

Pigeons From Hell - ebook/epub
Pigeons From Hell - ebook/epub
Robert E. Howard
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Pigeons from Hell is a short story by Robert E. Howard written in late 1934 and published posthumously by Weird Tales in 1938. The story title derives from an image present in many of Howard’s grandmother’s ghost stories, that of an old deserted plantation mansion haunted by ghostly pigeons.

The Book of all Power - ebook/epub
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Edgar Wallace
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A really top-notch literary thriller from Edgar Wallace. The story is set in Russia and England around the time of WW1. We follow a 22-year-old man on his first assignment for a Russian-English oil company as he becomes embroiled in intrigue and romance involving a beautiful Grand Duchess, American mobster Cherry Bim, and the influential Israel Kensky and his magical book of „all power”. It is through Hay’s eyes that we see the steady erosion...

Fire Over England - ebook/epub
Fire Over England - ebook/epub
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Fire Over England - ebook/epub
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar - ebook/epub
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A Certain Dr. Thorndyke - ebook/epub
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John Osborne is a young gentleman who has left England for some, as of yet, unknown reason. He settles in Adaffia, an ends-of-the-earth type of town on the Gold Coast. Almost immediately he gets into a fight defending the only other white man in town, a drunken trader. And we see that Osborne is a tremendous fighter skilled at ju-jitsu, boxing, wrestling and strategy. These skills will come into play again and again...

Mount Royal - ebook/epub
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The Duke in the Suburbs - ebook/epub
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The Seed of Empire - ebook/epub
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Fred M. White
Ventigo Media

Fred M. White wrote a story on a historical basis. Belgium is just a pawn in a game of chess, in which Germany has played continuously for the last 40 years. And now England was waiting. Black Monday was overtaken. Germany violated its solemn promise to Belgium, and England was at war with Germany, and the greatest conflict in the history of the world began.

The Seed of Empire - ebook/epub
The Seed of Empire - ebook/epub
Fred M. White
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Fred M. White wrote a story on a historical basis. Belgium is just a pawn in a game of chess, in which Germany has played continuously for the last 40 years. And now England was waiting. Black Monday was overtaken. Germany violated its solemn promise to Belgium, and England was at war with Germany, and the greatest conflict in the history of the world began.

The Governor of Chi-Foo - ebook/epub
The Governor of Chi-Foo - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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Edgar Wallace was an English novelist, journalist and playwright, who was an enormously popular writer of detective, suspense stories, and practically invented the modern „thriller”. His popularity at the time was comparable to that of Charles Dickens – one of Wallace’s publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. „The Governor of Chi-Foo” is a rare short story collection...

The Zeppelin’s Passenger - ebook/epub
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A World War I tale of espionage in a fictional „backwater” area in England with no apparent military value called Dreymarsh. The story begins with Dreymarsh residents discovering an observation car from a German zeppelin along with a Homburg hat near Dreymarsh. This discovery triggers a range of events and introduces a myriad of characters which all make for a rather delightful mystery. Oppenheim was famous for his hundreds of spy and espionage...

The Doctor Who Held Hands - ebook/epub
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Eve’s Island - ebook/epub
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The Handsome Young Men - ebook/epub
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Collected Short Stories Vol. 8: Collected Short Stories. Volume 8 - ebook/epub
Collected Short Stories Vol. 8: Collected Short Stories. Volume 8 - ebook/epub
Arthur Conan Doyle
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The eighth issue features the usual assortment of stories and non-fiction. These are the next to last of the series of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes. Some are set before the Great War, the last takes place in 1914. Holmes is retired and refused to take on any more cases, preferring to live out his years in a small rural village. „His Last Bow” is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories (eight in some editions)...

Peter Ruff and the Double Four - ebook/epub
Peter Ruff and the Double Four - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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This is a connected collection of short stories about the leader of a secret society pledged to protect England and their German adversary. In „The Double Four”, Peter is called out of retirement by that organization, which, since his departure, has morphed into a sort of private diplomatic secret service. Peter acquires a title, some nice clothes, and a new archenemy, a German spy, Bernadine...

A King by Night - ebook/epub
A King by Night - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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English crime writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. He wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and numerous articles. In the 1920s, one of Wallace’s publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. He was known during his lifetime for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, „'The Four Just Men'”, „'The Ringer'”, and for creating the Green Archer character...

To Win the Love He Sought - ebook/epub
To Win the Love He Sought - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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This third novel by Oppenheim was published in 1895. It was originally published under the title „A Daughter of the Marionis” and was reprinted several times. The story of a vendetta, makes a capital plot for the novelist who takes characters from Southern life for his story, and in Margharita, „a daughter of the Marionis,” we have a not impossible character. She does not appear till late in the story...

The Man Who Was Nobody - ebook/epub
The Man Who Was Nobody - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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A slick young man buys a jewel with a cheque that bounces. Then two men are searching for James Tynewood, a young tearaway: one is a police inspector, while the other is his solicitor. But Tynewood has mysteriously disappeared... „The Man Who Was Nobody” is an enjoyable lightweight murder mystery thriller that manages to preserve at least some of the characteristic Edgar Wallace atmosphere. During the 1920’s and 30’s...

The Battle of Basinghall Street - ebook/epub
The Battle of Basinghall Street - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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The story of a young man, Lord Sandbrook, who takes revenge against the directors of a company he holds responsible for the deaths of his father and mother. The battlefield is Basinghall Street, where the offices of Woolito, Limited, are situated. A textile business is the center of strange machinations – suicides, failures, conflagrations, disaster to various directors, finally a raid on the stock...

The Amethyst Box - ebook/epub
The Amethyst Box - ebook/epub
Anna Katharine Green
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On the night of his wedding, Sinclair flosses a precious curiosity from his collection: an amethyst box, containing a tiny flask of deadly poison and he feels sure it can only be one of two people, his intended wife, or her cousin, Dorothy. He goes to his friend Mr. Worthington and together they fight against time to find who has the poison and stop them using it. Too late, whoever took it has used it and now there is death in the house...

The Island of Terror - ebook/epub
The Island of Terror - ebook/epub
H.C. McNeile
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The protagonist, the real adventurer Jim Maitland returns to England. There he meets a charming girl, Judy Draycott, who needs his help. She tells the story of her brother Arthur, who knew where the treasures were hidden, but he was killed. Judy decides to first get to the treasure and asks Jim to help her.

The Colossus of Arcadia - ebook/epub
The Colossus of Arcadia - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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This late novel of E. Phillips Oppenheim begins as the „Train Bleu” pulls into the railroad station in Monaco. It’s a leisurely spy fiction tale set in Monaco as various members of aristocracy from different countries plus one vacationing American woman find themselves involved with international intrigue. The bulk of the book consists of members of the leisure class drinking cocktails, playing baccarat...

A Bid for Fortune. Or, Dr Nikolas Vendetta - ebook/epub
A Bid for Fortune. Or, Dr Nikolas Vendetta - ebook/epub
Guy Boothby
Ventigo Media

Guy Boothby, an Australian writer, became famous thanks to his famous character the mysterious Dr. Nicolas, who has truly terrible power over people, and a clever con man hiding under the guise of gentlemen. The author deliberately introduces us into the story through a generally outsider who accidentally gets involved in the ups and downs of this story. And the riddle here is not who the criminal is...

A Bid for Fortune - ebook/epub
A Bid for Fortune - ebook/epub
Guy Boothby
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Guy Boothby, an Australian writer, became famous thanks to his famous character – the mysterious Dr. Nicolas, who has truly terrible power over people, and a clever con man hiding under the guise of gentlemen. The author deliberately „introduces” us into the story through a generally outsider who accidentally gets involved in the ups and downs of this story. And the riddle here is not who the criminal is...

The Childerbridge Mystery - ebook/epub
The Childerbridge Mystery - ebook/epub
Guy Boothby
Ventigo Media

This book begins in Australia with a man and two adult children. They decide to return to England, but before leaving, an old enemy of his father appears. Son and daughter are surprised about him. In any case, they all move to England and buy a house, which is supposed to be inhabited by ghosts. All its owners saw them, and some were killed when they saw them. They are located in this village. Jamess son meets a young woman whom he falls in love...