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The Many Coloured Thread By Luke Allan
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This story opens in California from whence the scene is transferred to the picturesque Balearic Islands where the main drama takes place. It reveals the reactions of two young people—wage... More > slaves—who are suddenly released from bondage by a substantial legacy, and shows how the even tenor of their lives was abruptly ended in the most romantic of surroundings. Although they were not married, Milly and Hall lived together, both happy in the knowledge of their mutual love, and content to forget the world and its attendant cares in their newly-created paradise. Yet looming up on the distant horizon a storm-cloud slowly approached, finally to burst in all its fury upon the unsuspecting couple. It is a dramatic and absorbing love story.< Less
Remote Canada 100 Years Ago By Doug Frizzle & W. Lacey Amy
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Lacey Amy’s travel articles from ‘The Canadian Magazine’, 100 years ago including: Magdalen Islands, Quebec; Quidi Vidi, St. John’s, Newfoundland; Allik, Labrador; Medicine... More > Hat, Rockies, Edmonton, Swift Current, Alberta; Canso and the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia; and finally icebergs, published the same month that the Titanic hit one!< Less
The White Camel By Lacey Amy
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The 1920s…An Irish-American woman who has been living in the Latin Quarter of Paris travels to Tunis, Tunisia, in North Africa for “Painting—painting—painting”. But... More > Jasmine Synge at 30 finds romance for the first time in her independent life. A good friend, Dick Harpell has followed her but it is the Arab culture that captures her heart. How long will the romance last?< Less
The Beast By Luke Allan
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The Beast is a romantic Western story which vividly describes the Canadian Rockies before is was civilized by railways. It features two principle characters, a "beast" of a man and his... More > abducted woman. The contrast in their struggles are contrasted against the early West.< Less
Blue Pete at Bay By Luke Allan
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The story: When two hard-case characters rode in from the Badlands, Blue Pete smelt trouble a mile off. Nor was his instinct at fault. Outbreaks of rustling quickly followed the arrival of these men... More > and suspicion turned to certainty when they made for the hills driving Blue Pete’s own steers before them. Although a man of peaceful pursuits, Pete reckoned there were some things no man could do to him and get away with, and stealing his cattle was one of them. His half-breed blood afire, he followed in pursuit and plunged blindly into the trap which had been set for him. Quickly he realized that this was not just a rustler’s ruse but an ingenious trap laid by an old enemy intent on levelling the score between them. Usually, in such circumstances, a man’s only chance is to come out shooting, but this time it didn’t work out quite like that. Truth says: “Blue Pete is the most popular of cowboy characters in fiction. . . . Mr. Allan has the technique of the Wild West at his finger-tips.”< Less
The Black Opal By Luke Allan
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Robbery, kidnapping and murder---where will it end? The mob is threatening control over this Quebec city and it's elite, in the 1930s. The Black Opal of young Ona Hampton is just a symbol of this... More > mystery written by Luke Allan and published in England by Arrowsmith, 1935.< Less
Blue Pete's Dilemma By Luke Allan
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Blue Pete, secretly chosen by the Mounted Police to capture an Indian murderer, in his characteristic way picks up the trail and follows it into the mountains. He becomes involved in a bank-robbery... More > that earns him a new and implacable enemy who dogs his path throughout the chase of the murderer—a perilous, unrelenting chase in the depth of winter. Disguised as an Indian, Blue Pete moves from tribe to tribe, helped and hindered by the red men. He faces zero cold, wild animals, and flying bullets, and all the time he must keep secret the task he works at. Finally, he faces a dilemma where duty and instinct struggle for mastery.< Less
Blue Pete Rides the Foothills By Luke Allan
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Few men reckoned on staying up in the Cypress Hills unless they needed a hide-out real bad. So when Blue Pete heard one night a wolf’s cry from the hills that no wolf had throated, he figured... More > he’d go on up and see who was hollering and why. And that started Pete on the trigger-taut tracking of the toughest and strangest bunch of bank-busters that had menaced Medicine Hat for quite a while. But Pete discovered too much, and the man who did that in the Cypress Hills usually lasted about as long as a stockyard steer. Another grand, action-paced yarn of the ever popular Blue Pete.< Less
Blue Pete and the Kid By Luke Allan
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What this story is about The stranger in town would have been in a bad way had not Blue Pete intervened. Bruiser Salmon, who was dealing out the punishment, didn’t take kindly to Pete’s... More > action but the ‘forty-five’ the half-breed nonchalantly fingered commanded obedience. Salmon swore to get even with Blue Pete. But Pete, scarred from a hundred fights, was not the man to be cowed by threats, especially when he heard the stranger’s tale of a missing heir and of Salmon’s part in a stick-at-nothing plot to gain a fortune. How Blue Pete settled the score and meted out his own kind of justice, is told in this action-paced story of flaying fists and burning bullets.< Less
Blue Pete: Outlaw By Luke Allan
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Once again Blue Pete features in this high-speed Western. As usual, on the side of border justice, he is marked down by his enemies for vengeance; and Pete, taking the law into his own hands, is... More > hunted by the Mounted Police. On the prairies and mountain trails of the border a desperate double duel of wits and guns is fought out but the tough little half-breed finally triumphs in spite of the Mounties misgivings.< Less