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The Poison Belt By Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Poison Belt was the second story, a novella, that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about Professor Challenger. Written in 1913, roughly a year before the outbreak of World War I, much of it takes... More > place in a single room in Challenger's house in Sussex – rather oddly, given that it follows The Lost World, a story set largely outdoors in the wilds of South America. This would be the last story written about Challenger until the 1920s, by which time Doyle's spiritualist beliefs had begun to influence his writing.Challenger sends telegrams asking his three companions from The Lost World — Edward Malone, Lord John Roxton, and Professor Summerlee – to join him at his home outside London, and instructs each of them to 'bring oxygen'. On arrival they are ushered into a sealed room, along with Challenger and his wife. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poison_Belt Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Bobbsey Twins in the Country By Laura Lee Hope
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Tired of small text? Tired of small books? This high quality book called: The Bobbsey Twins in the Country By: Laura Lee Hope features a large 12pt font and high quality typesetting. Hint: You can... More > preview this book by clicking on "preview" locating under the cover of this book.< Less
The Hollow Needle; Further adventures of Arsene Lupin By Maurice Leblanc
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Major Maurice Le Blanc-Smith DFC (23 February 1896 – 29... More > October 1986) was a British World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.Le Blanc-Smith's great-grandfather was Henry Le Blanc (1776-1855), born in Cavenham, Suffolk, one of 13 children of Thomas Le Blanc (1743–1801) and Felicia, née Pelham (1747–1840). The Le Blanc's trace their ancestry back to France. In 1792 Henry joined the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot and served in India, Scotland, Ireland and South Africa, before losing a leg to a Spanish cannonball while serving as a major in the Expedition to the Río de la Plata in 1806. He was invalided home to serve as lieutenant colonel of the 5th Royal Veteran Battalion in Guernsey, then as Captain of Invalids and Hospital Major at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Leblanc-Smith< Less
Bar-20 Days By Clarence Edward Mulford
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Clarence Edward Mulford (3 February 1883 – 10 May... More > 1956) was the creator of the character Hopalong Cassidy and who wrote many works of fiction and nonfiction.Mulford was born in Streator, Illinois. He created Hopalong Cassidy in 1904 while living in Fryeburg, Maine, and the many short stories and 28 novels were adapted to radio, feature film, television, and comic books, often deviating significantly from the original stories, especially in the character's traits. While many of his stories depicted Cassidy and other men of the Bar-20 ranch, he also wrote novels (and short stories) of other Westerners, starting with Johnny Nelson in 1920. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_E._Mulford< Less
Tom Swift and His Airship By Victor Appleton
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Tom Swift and His Airship, or, The Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud, is Volume 3 in the original Tom Swift novel series published by Grosset & Dunlap.In Tom Swift and His Airship, Tom Swift has... More > finished his latest invention- the Red Cloud, a fast and innovative airship. Tom is anxious for a cross-country trial, but just before he and his friends take off, the Shopton bank is robbed. No sooner is Tom in the air than he is blamed for the robbery. Suddenly, he's a wanted fugitive but doesn't know why until he's half-way across the country. With no safe harbor or friend on the land below, Tom must race back to Shopton to clear his name before he's shot out of the sky. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Swift_and_His_Airship Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Valley of Fear By Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first... More > published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915. The first book edition was copyrighted in 1914, and it was first published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915, and illustrated by Arthur I. Keller.The novel starts when Sherlock Holmes receives a mysterious ciphered message from an agent to Professor Moriarty using the pseudonym Fred Porlock. Together Holmes and Watson decipher Porlock's message which relates that a man named John Douglas, residing at Birlstone, is in danger. Soon inspector Alec MacDonald of Scotland Yard ask Holmes to help in the case. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Valley_of_Fear Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Crystal Stopper By Maurice Leblanc
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The Crystal Stopper is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The novel appeared in serial form in the French newspaper Le Journal... More > from September to November 1912 and was released as a novel subsequently. Maurice Leblanc was inspired by the infamous Panama scandals of 1892 and 1893. The novel borrows from Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Purloined Letter the idea of hiding an object in plain sight.During a burglary at the home of Deputy Daubrecq a crime is committed and two accomplices of Arsène Lupin are arrested by the police. One is guilty of the crime, the other innocent but both will be sentenced to death. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Stopper Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Mystery of the Yellow Room By Gaston Leroux
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The Mystery of the Yellow Room (in French Le mystère de la chambre jaune) by Gaston Leroux, is one of the first locked-room mystery crime fiction novels. It was first published in France in... More > the periodical L'Illustration from September 1907 to November 1907, then in its own right in 1908. [citation needed]It is the first novel starring fictional reporter Joseph Rouletabille and concerns a complex, and seemingly impossible, crime in which the criminal appears to disappear from a locked room. Leroux provides the reader with detailed, precise diagrams and floorplans illustrating the crime scene. The emphasis of the story is firmly on the intellectual challenge to the reader, who will almost certainly be hard pressed to unravel every detail of the situation. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystery_of_the_Yellow_Room Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Second Jungle Book By Rudyard Kipling
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The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of... More > which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. All of the stories were previously published in magazines in 1894-5, often under different titles. The original book is now worth $3.4 million.Each story is followed by a related poem Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Jungle_Book Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Sign of the Four By Arthur Conan Doyle
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How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the... More > second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective.The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sign_of_the_Four Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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