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Allan's Wife
Allan's Wife Sented by Emma

Allan's Wife by H. Rider Haggard, first published in December 1889, is a classic tale that has been loved by many for generations, a great addition to the collection

Murder in the Gunroom
Murder in the Gunroom Sented by Sarah Gerdes

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

The Brand Of Silence
The Brand Of Silence Sented by Steve Bark

This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, we have worked towards: 1. Type-setting & Reformatting:

The Voice in the Fog
The Voice in the Fog Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Harold MacGrath (September 4, 1871 - October 30, 1932) was a bestselling American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Also known occasionally as Harold McGrath, he was born in Syracuse, New York.

The Puppet Crown
The Puppet Crown Sented by Rebecca

About the Author- Harold MacGrath (September 4, 1871 - October 30, 1932) was a bestselling American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Also known occasionally as Harold McGrath, he was born in Syracuse, New York.

The Grey Cloak
The Grey Cloak Sented by Daniel

Madame shall become a widow!" said the man in the mask, diving forward with his rapier at the enraged husband.

The Drums Of Jeopardy
The Drums Of Jeopardy Sented by Steve Bark

Dr. Boris Karlov seeks revenge on the Russian Royal family who he blames for the death of his daughter, a ballet dancer. He is sent away to prison but years later manages to get out during the Russian revolution. The royal family escapes to America where Karlov begins tracking them down and sending them a piece off a necklace called "Drums of Jeopardy" which means they will die in 24 hours.

Arms and the Woman
Arms and the Woman Sented by Emma

The story is a blending of the romance and adventure of the middle ages with nineteenth century men and women; and they are creations of flesh and blood, and not mere pictures of past centuries.

A Splendid Hazard
A Splendid Hazard Sented by Christopher

Harold MacGrath (September 4, 1871 - October 30, 1932) was a bestselling American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Also known occasionally as Harold McGrath, he was born in Syracuse, New York. As a young man, he worked as a reporter and columnist on the Syracuse Herald newspaper until the late 1890s when he published his first novel, a romance titled Arms and the Woman.

The Spider
The Spider Sented by Steve Bark

"When the student of medicine, Richard Bracquemont, decided to move into room #7 of the small Hotel Stevens, Rue Alfred Stevens (Paris 6), three persons had already hanged themselves from the cross-bar of the window in that room on three successive Fridays."

Dr. Nikola Returns
Dr. Nikola Returns Sented by Musa

In this second of Boothby's Dr. Nikola novels, adventurer Wilfred Bruce meets Dr. Nokola, who wants to hire Bruce to help him penetrate a secluded Chinese monastic society to obtain the occult secret for immortality.

The Lust of Hate by Guy Newell Boothby

In this the third of Boothby's Dr. Nikola novels, Nikola applies his almost hypnotic persuasion to convince an out-of-luck Australian, formerly from England, named Gilbert Pennethorne to assist Nikola unwittingly in an evil scheme.

A Bid for Fortune or Dr Nikola's Vendetta

This is the first in Boothby's series of Dr. Nikola novels. It opens with the manager of a fine London restaurant preparing for a dinner reserved in an odd letter originating from Brazil 3 months prior, for 4 persons in a private room, where 3 guests will arrive showing cards with a red dot.

An African Millionaire
An African Millionaire Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - My name is Seymour Wilbraham Wentworth.

The Wisdom of Father Brown
The Wisdom of Father Brown Sented by Rebecca

The great Orion Hood’s scientific triumphs had deprived him of many things—some said of his health others of his God; but they had not wholly despoiled him of his sense of the absurd.

The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Knew Too Much Sented by Sarah Gerdes

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a compilation of eight detective stories by the English philosopher and prolific writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton. The protagonist of these stories is the man of the title, Horne Fisher, an upper-class detective whose investigative gifts often put him in uncomfortable situations where he has to take difficult decisions. In stories like “The Face in the Target” and “The Vengeance of the Statue,” which are all told by a third-person narrator, Fisher uses his deductive faculties and theatrical representations to absolve the innocent and incriminate the guilty.

The Innocence of Father Brown
The Innocence of Father Brown Sented by Rebecca

In 1911, G. K. Chesterton published this first collection of twelve short stories featuring Father Brown, a priest turned detective who combines philosophical and spiritual reasoning with scientific observation to solve crimes. In doing so, Chesterton laid the foundation for future detective figures in literature, such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Ellery Queen, and Nero Wolfe.

The Donnington Affair
The Donnington Affair Sented by Sarah Gerdes

In the October 1914 issue of the British magazine The Premier, Sir Max Pemberton published the first part of this story, inviting a number of writers, including Chesterton, to use their talents to solve the mystery of the murder described. Chesterton's solution followed in the form of a Father Brown story in the November issue.

Peter the Brazen
Peter the Brazen Sented by Christopher

Peter Moore, wireless operator of the Vandalia, notices strange happenings onboard ship. What do these strange radio messages mean?

The Club of Queer Trades
The Club of Queer Trades Sented by Sarah Gerdes

British writers have long enjoyed inventing preposterous clubs with eccentric members, unusual qualifications for membership and zany rules of behavior. The brilliant and gifted G. K. Chesterton was no exception, and the entertaining short stories in this volume revolve around just such an institution. In The Club of Queer Trades, candidates qualify for admission by creating a thoroughly original profession and proving they can make a living from it.

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