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The Extraordinary Adventures of ARSENE LUPIN, Gentleman-Burglar: New Edition

It was a strange ending to a voyage that had commenced in a most auspicious manner. The transatlantic steamship `La Provence' was a swift and comfortable vessel, under the command of a most affable man. The passengers constituted a select and delightful society. The charm of new acquaintances and improvised amusements served to make the time pass agreeably. We enjoyed the pleasant sensation of being separated from the world, living, as it were, upon an unknown island, and consequently obliged to be sociable with each other. Have you ever stopped to consider how much originality and spontaneity emanate from these various individuals who, on the preceding evening, did not even know each other, and who are now, for several days, condemned to lead a life of extreme intimacy, jointly defying the anger of the ocean, the terrible onslaught of the waves, the violence of the tempest and the agonizing monotony of the calm and sleepy water?

The Golden Scorpion
The Golden Scorpion Sented by Steve Bark

His name was Fo-Hi, and he was the Oriental mastermind behind the greatest criminal organization the world has ever known. His plan: nothing less than world domination -- and he will use any tool, from poisons to knives to beautiful women, to meet his sinister goals.

The Devil Doctor
The Devil Doctor Sented by Sarah Gerdes

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

The Crystal Stopper
The Crystal Stopper Sented by Sarah Gerdes

The two boats fastened to the little pier that jutted out from the garden lay rocking in its shadow. Here and there lighted windows showed through the thick mist on the margins of the lake. The Enghien Casino opposite blazed with light, though it was late in the season, the end of September. A few stars appeared through the clouds.

Sax Rohmer - Tales of Chinatown

Ten stories of Macabre Mystery by the creator of the famous Dr. Fu Manchu. Includes the excellent ghost story Tcheriapin and a creeping hand story called The Hand of Mandarin Qung.

The Amateur Cracksman
The Amateur Cracksman Sented by Jacob

The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung features his most famous character, A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief in late Victorian Great Britain.

No Hero
No Hero Sented by Rebecca

Has no writer ever dealt with the dramatic aspect of the unopened envelope? I cannot recall such a passage in any of my authors, and yet to my mind there is much matter for philosophy in what is always the expressionless shell of a boundless possibility.

Murder in the Gunroom
Murder in the Gunroom Sented by Christopher

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.

Mob Rule in New Orleans: Robert Charles and his fight to death, the story of his life, burning human beings alive, other lynching statistics

The bloodiest week which New Orleans has known since the massacre of the Italians in 1892 was ushered in Monday, July 24, by the inexcusable and unprovoked assault upon two colored men by police officers of New Orleans. Fortified by the assurance born of long experience in the New Orleans service, three policemen, Sergeant Aucoin, Officer Mora and Officer Cantrelle, observing two colored men sitting on doorsteps on Dryades street, between Washington Avenue and 6th Streets, determined, without a shadow of authority, to arrest them. One of the colored men was named Robert Charles, the other was a lad of nineteen named Leonard Pierce. The colored men had left their homes, a few blocks distant, about an hour prior, and had been sitting upon the doorsteps for a short time talking together.

Mr Justice Raffles
Mr Justice Raffles Sented by Christopher

First published in 1909, A Thief in the Night is the first novel detailing the exploits and intrigues of gentleman thief A. J. Raffles in late Victorian England.

Sax Rohmer - Fire-Tongue
Sax Rohmer - Fire-Tongue Sented by Daniel

An impossible murder, an occult detective tale, and a tale within a tale . The story contains several characters:

Dope
Dope Sented by Jacob

Sax Rohmer was the pseudonym used by Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward. Ward was a British novelist born in 1883.

Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment Sented by Daniel

The two years before he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) had been bad ones for Dostoyevsky. His wife and brother had died; the magazine he and his brother had started, Epoch, collapsed under its load of debt; and he was threatened with debtor's prison. With an advance that he managed to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win enough at the roulette table to get himself out of debt. Instead, he lost all his money; he had to pawn his clothes and beg friends for loans to pay his hotel bill and get back to Russia. One of his begging letters went to a magazine editor, asking for an advance on yet another unwritten novel — which he described as Crime and Punishment.

Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts

When I was a boy I strongly desired to be a pirate, and the reason for this was the absolute independence of that sort of life. Restrictions of all sorts had become onerous to me, and in my reading of the adventures of the bold sea-rovers of the main, I had unconsciously selected those portions of a pirate's life which were attractive to me, and had totally disregarded all the rest.

Brood of the Witch-Queen
Brood of the Witch-Queen Sented by Steve Bark

Brood of the Witch-Queen is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.

Bat Wing
Bat Wing Sented by Rebecca

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (1883-1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist.

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