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A Nest of Spies: Fant?mas Saga

This eBook edition of "A Nest of Spies" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Europe is on the verge of The Great War and the Fant?mas puts his evil genius in the service of Kaiser's Germany. A certain foreign power is engaged in Paris and Fant?mas colludes with them, providing vital national and military secrets for Germany. Fearless detective Juve is, as always, one step behind.

Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery

Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery is a great story for all ages, a fun and quick read of suspense and action. The G-Man strikes again! A pulse-pounding international action mystery from the overflowing mind of spy-master Graham Dean!

Beasts and Super-Beasts

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"Years after his first appearance, Fant?mas is still scary." ??The Washington Post"A brilliant criminal ? a great romp." ??San Francisco ChronicleA noblewoman is hacked to death in her chateau, a Russian princess is boldly robbed in a posh hotel, and a lord's lifeless body is found stuffed inside a trunk. Everyone recognizes the deeds of Fant?mas, a master of disguise whose daring and diabolical crimes paralyze Parisians with terror. One man has sworn to bring the phantom killer to justice: Inspector Juve, who ventures from dark alleys to brilliant salons in his relentless pursuit of the evil genius.The first in a series of wildly popular French thrillers, Fant?mas created a sensation in pre-WWI Europe. The original pulp fiction, its appeal transcended every level of society. Cocteau, Colette, and Picasso were avid readers, and subsequent generations of artists, writers, and musicians have drawn inspiration from this enduringly stylish and suspenseful novel.

Florentine Dagger: A Novel for Amateur Detectives, The

Exotic, strange, and powerful, this thrilling mystery will keep you guessing until the end. "The five illustrations contained in the following pages are the work of the new phenomenal black and white artist, Wallace Smith. In making the drawings Mr. Smith chose to illustrate the spirit of the text rather than its letter. The result is this series of Renaissance pictures whose dark opulence curiously interprets the moods of the story's hero, Prince Julien de Medici ? of Broadway."? (1923 - Ben Hecht)

Gone Fishing

This is a classic science fiction short story by James H. Schmitz that first appeared in Analog Science Fact and Fiction. The following passage is part of its intriguing intro: 'There is no predictable correlation between intelligence and ethics, nor is ruthlessness necessarily an evil thing. And there is nothing like enforced, uninterrupted contemplation to learn to distinguish one from another....' This work is part of our Vintage Sci-Fi Classics Series, a series in which we are republishing some of the best stories in the genre by some of its most acclaimed authors, such as Isaac Asimov, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Robert Sheckley. Each publication is complete with a short introduction to the history of science fiction.

House by the River, The

When Stephen Byrne strangled his housemaid in a fit of rage to silence her screams, he felt no compulsion to admit his crime and pay for his misdemeanour. Instead he enlisted the help of his friend to help dispose of the body and then pointed the finger at this same friend in a callous attempt to steal the man?s lover. And so a hateful bond is born out of a once loyal friendship ? a bond formed to quell all accusations. Yet as this chilling story of murder, betrayal and revenge reaches its thrilling climax, it seems that the price must be paid for the screams that were silenced in the house by the river.

Kim (Adventure Classic) – Illustrated Edition: A Novel From One of the Most Popular Writers in England, Known for the Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Captain Courageous, Stalky & Co, Plain Tales From the Hills, Soldier’s Three, the Light That Failed

This carefully crafted ebook: "Kim (Adventure Classic) - Illustrated Edition" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Kim (Kimball O'Hara) is the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor Irish mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore. He occasionally works for Mahbub Ali, a Pashtun horse trader who is one of the native operatives of the British secret service. Kim is so immersed in the local culture, few realise he is a white child, though he carries a packet of documents from his father entrusted to him by an Indian woman who cared for him. The story unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. It is set after the Second Afghan War which ended in 1881, but before the Third, probably in the period 1893 to 1898. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India. "The book presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and the road." Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Kingdom of the Blind

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Lion Loose

This is a classic science fiction short story by James H. Schmitz that first appeared in Analog Science Fact and Fiction. The following passage is part of its intriguing intro: 'The most dangerous of animals is not the biggest and fiercest?but the one that's hardest to stop. Add intelligence to that ... and you may come to a wrong conclusion as to what the worst menace is....' This work is part of our Vintage Sci-Fi Classics Series, a series in which we are republishing some of the best stories in the genre by some of its most acclaimed authors, such as Isaac Asimov, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Robert Sheckley. Each publication is complete with a short introduction to the history of science fiction.

Long Live the King!: Spy Mystery Novel

The Crown Prince Ferdinand William Otto is a young boy destined to succeed a throne and become a king one day. Prince desires a more normal life since he is surrounded by constant intrigues, but there are plots against the throne and a group of terrorists conspire to take his crown.

Madame X: A Story of Mother-Love

A tragic story of infidelity, murder, and a mother?s love in turn-of-the-century France. When Jacqueline Floriot?s husband, Louis, finds her in the arms of another man, she and her lover flee the house. Two years later, Jacqueline returns, hoping to reunite with her young son, Raymond. But Louis, overcome with jealous rage, sends her out into the cold of winter without so much as a glimpse of her child. His merciless act sets off a tragic chain of events as Jacqueline sinks into a life of depravity, drugs, and prostitution. ? Twenty years later, Raymond is a lawyer, working alongside his father. When he finds himself representing a woman accused of murder, a woman known only as Madame X, he has no way of knowing that he defends his own mother?or that she may have committed her alleged crime out of love for her son. ? Based on Alexandre Bisson?s 1908 play of the same name, J.?W. McConaughy?s novel brilliantly depicts a harrowing tale. ?This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Miracle Gold (Vol. 3 of 3) a Novel

Miracle Gold (Vol. 3 of 3) A NovelThe reason why the dwarf didn't either take the gold or hand over Timmons to the police was because he hadn't all he wanted. When he got Timmons asleep he left him somewhere and went back to wind his clock just to show he wasn't up to anything. What was it Timmons hadn't? Why, papers, of course. Timmons hadn't any papers about Stamer or any of them, and the only thing Leigh would have against Timmons, if he gave him up then, would be the gold, out of which by itself they could make nothing! That was the whole secret! Leigh knew the time when Timmons would come to his senses to a minute, and had him out in the street half a mile from the house before he knew where he was.If confirmation of this theory were required had not Timmons told him that Leigh carried a silver bottle always with him, and that he was ever sniffing up the contents of the bottle? Might not he carry another bottle the contents of which, when breathed even once, were more powerful, ten times more powerful, than chloroform?This explanation admitted of no doubt or even question. But if a clincher were needed, was it not afforded by what he had heard the landlord and frequenters of the Hanover say last night about this man's clock? They said that when the clock was wound up by night the winding up _always_ took place in the half hour between midnight and half-past twelve, and furthermore that on no occasion but one, and that one when Leigh was out of town, that one and singular occasion being the night before his visit to the Hanover, had a soul but the dwarf been seen in the clock room or admitted to it.This affair must be looked after at once. It admitted of no delay. He would go to the Hanover and early enough to try some of their rum hot, of which he had heard such praises last night.This was the substance of Stamer's thinking, though not the words of his thought.On his way to Chetwynd Street he thought: "He wants to get evidence against Timmons, and he wants to get evidence against _me_ for the police. If he doesn't get it from Timmons pockets next Thursday, he'll get it some other way soon, and then Timmons and I will be locked up. That must be prevented. He is too clever for an honest, straightforward man like Timmons. It isn't right to have a man like that prying into things and disturbing things. It isn't right, and it isn't fair, and it must be stopped, and it shall be stopped soon, or my name isn't Tom Stamer. I may make pretty free in this get-up. It belonged to a broken-down bailiff, and I think I look as like a broken-down bailiff as need be. When Timmons didn't guess who I was, I don't think anyone else will know, even if I met a dozen of the detectives."

Mr Justice Maxell

When Cartwright and Maxell visit the theatre in Tangiers, Cartwright boldly liberates the Irish singer Miss O'Grady from her infamous surroundings, so angering the theatre owner's son and the Spaniard Jose Ferreria. Then the news from El Mograb is good so Cartwright leaves to arrange the necessary finance. In the Crown room of the Law Courts, Mr Justice Maxell is asked by the Attorney General if he is doing business with Cartwright. 'No,' he lies.

Poirot Investigates (Poirot)

The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings... First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond... then came the ?suicide? that was murder... the mystery of the absurdly chaep flat... a suspicious death in a locked gun-room... a million dollar bond robbery... the curse of a pharoah?s tomb... a jewel robbery by the sea... the abduction of a Prime Minister... the disappearance of a banker... a phone call from a dying man... and, finally, the mystery of the missing willl. What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!

Rastignac the Devil

This is a classic science fiction short story by Philip Jos? Farmer. Set three centuries in the future around a far off star, there live humans and two other sentient hominids, the reptiles and the amphibians. All three life forms wear living cloaks, known as skins. These skins allow them to communicate with each other via telepathy, and provide them with empathy and a conscience ? one which gives them electric shocks should they step out of line. Rastignac takes exception to the skins and embarks on a mission to overthrow them. This work is part of our Vintage Sci-Fi Classics Series, a series in which we are republishing some of the best stories in the genre by some of its most acclaimed authors, such as Isaac Asimov, Harry Harrison, and Robert Sheckley. Each publication is complete with a short introduction to the history of science fiction.