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The Innocence of Father Brown By G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
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Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur sleuth created in the early 20th century by English novelist G. K. Chesterton.Father Brown is featured in a series of short stories where... More > he solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature. The character was loosely based by Chesterton on Father John O'Connor (1870–1952), a parish priest in Bradford, who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922.Chesterton portrays Father Brown as a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil. In "The Head of Caesar" he is "formerly priest of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London". Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Brown Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Saboteurs on the River By Mildred A. (Mildred Augustine) Wirt
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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: Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson (July 10, 1905 – May 28,... More > 2002) was an American journalist and author of children's books. She is best remembered for writing some of the earliest Nancy Drew mysteries and for creating the detective's adventurous personality. Benson wrote under the Stratemeyer Syndicate pen name, Carolyn Keene, from 1929 to 1947 and contributed to 23 of the first 30 originally published Nancy Drew mysteries which became bestsellers.Benson was born Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa to Lillian and Dr. J. L. Augustine. Benson earned her degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1925. She later returned to the University and in 1927, became the first student there to earn a master's degree in journalism. She was married to Asa Wirt, who worked for the Associated Press. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Benson< Less
Whispering Walls By Mildred A. (Mildred Augustine) Wirt
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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: Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson (July 10, 1905 – May 28,... More > 2002) was an American journalist and author of children's books. She is best remembered for writing some of the earliest Nancy Drew mysteries and for creating the detective's adventurous personality. Benson wrote under the Stratemeyer Syndicate pen name, Carolyn Keene, from 1929 to 1947 and contributed to 23 of the first 30 originally published Nancy Drew mysteries which became bestsellers.Benson was born Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa to Lillian and Dr. J. L. Augustine. Benson earned her degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1925. She later returned to the University and in 1927, became the first student there to earn a master's degree in journalism. She was married to Asa Wirt, who worked for the Associated Press. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Benson< Less
The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu By Sax Rohmer
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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: Arthur Henry Ward (15 February 1883 – 1 June 1959), better... More > known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.Born in Birmingham to a working-class family, Arthur Ward initially pursued a career as a civil servant before concentrating on writing full-time. He worked as a poet, songwriter and comedy sketch writer for music hall performers before creating the Sax Rohmer persona and pursuing a career writing weird fiction. [citation needed]Like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, Rohmer claimed membership to one of the factions of the qabbalistic Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Rohmer also claimed ties to the Rosicrucians, but the validity of his claims has been questioned. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sax_Rohmer< Less
The Mysterious Affair at Styles By Agatha Christie
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of the First World War, in 1916, and first published by John Lane in the United States in October... More > 1920 and in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head (John Lane's UK company) on 21 January 1921. The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6). [citation needed]Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysterious_Affair_at_Styles Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Behind the Green Door By Mildred A. (Mildred Augustine) Wirt
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Behind the Green Door is a 1972 American feature-length pornographic film, widely considered one of the genre's "classic" pictures and one of the films that ushered in The Golden Age of... More > Porn. Featuring Marilyn Chambers, who became a mainstream celebrity, it was one of the first hardcore films widely released in the United States and the first feature-length film directed by the Mitchell brothers. It was adapted from an anonymous short story of the same title, which was circulated by means of numerous carbon copies. The story's title makes reference to the 1956 hit song "Green Door". Though the main focus of the film, Chambers does not have a single word of dialogue in the entire film. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behind_the_Green_Door Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Guilt of the Brass Thieves By Mildred A. (Mildred Augustine) Wirt
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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: Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson (July 10, 1905 – May 28,... More > 2002) was an American journalist and author of children's books. She is best remembered for writing some of the earliest Nancy Drew mysteries and for creating the detective's adventurous personality. Benson wrote under the Stratemeyer Syndicate pen name, Carolyn Keene, from 1929 to 1947 and contributed to 23 of the first 30 originally published Nancy Drew mysteries which became bestsellers.Benson was born Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa to Lillian and Dr. J. L. Augustine. Benson earned her degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1925. She later returned to the University and in 1927, became the first student there to earn a master's degree in journalism. She was married to Asa Wirt, who worked for the Associated Press. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Benson< Less
Swamp Island By Mildred A. (Mildred Augustine) Wirt
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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: Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson (July 10, 1905 – May 28,... More > 2002) was an American journalist and author of children's books. She is best remembered for writing some of the earliest Nancy Drew mysteries and for creating the detective's adventurous personality. Benson wrote under the Stratemeyer Syndicate pen name, Carolyn Keene, from 1929 to 1947 and contributed to 23 of the first 30 originally published Nancy Drew mysteries which became bestsellers.Benson was born Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa to Lillian and Dr. J. L. Augustine. Benson earned her degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1925. She later returned to the University and in 1927, became the first student there to earn a master's degree in journalism. She was married to Asa Wirt, who worked for the Associated Press. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Benson< Less
Ruth Fielding At College; or, The Missing Examination Papers By Alice B. Emerson
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The Amateur Cracksman By E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
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The Amateur Cracksman was the original short story collection by E.W. Hornung featuring his most famous character, A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief in late Victorian Great Britain. It was first... More > published in 1899. The book was very well received and spawned three follow-ups: two more short story collections, The Black Mask (1901) and A Thief in the Night (1904), as well as a full-length novel, Mr. Justice Raffles in 1909.Arthur Raffles is a prominent member of London society, and a national sporting hero. As a cricketer he regularly represents England in Test matches. He uses this as a chance to commit a number of burglaries, primarily stealing valuable jewelry from his hosts. In this he is assisted by his friend, the younger, idealistic Bunny Manders. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amateur_Cracksman Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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