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Bad Medicine

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Bad Medicine is written by Robert Sheckley. The silence was wonderful. Caswell stood up, yawned, stretched and massaged the back of his neck. He stood in front of the humming black machine and gave it a long leer. "You couldn't cure me of a common cold," he told it.Stiffly he walked the length of the living room and returned to the Regenerator.

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Will o' the Wisp Mystery

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Will o' the Wisp Mystery is written by Norman Duncan. He was a merry, well-favored boy of fifteen or thereabouts, the son of Nick's old skipper, Tom Callaway, who was lost with the Will O' the Wisp off the Labrador coast, when Nathaniel was a lisping child.

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The Woman in the Alcove

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The Woman in the Alcove is written by Anna Katharine Green. I was not made for love. But if I had been; had I been gifted with height, regularity of feature, or even with that eloquence of expression which redeems all defects save those which savor of deformity, I knew well whose eye I should have chosen to please, whose heart I should have felt proud to win.

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The Woman in Black

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The Woman in Black is written by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The fortune left by his grandfather, who had been one of those chieftains, on the smaller scale of his day, had descended to him with accretion through his father, who during a long life had quietly continued to lend money and never had margined a stock.

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The Widow Lerouge

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The Widow Lerouge is written by Emile Gaboriau. They stated that for two days past no one had seen the Widow Lerouge, one of their neighbours, who lived by herself in an isolated cottage. They had several times knocked at the door, but all in vain. The window-shutters as well as the door were closed; and it was impossible to obtain even a glimpse of the interior.

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The Mystery of Valentine Stanlock

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The Mystery of Valentine Stanlock is written by William Murray Graydon. It was late on the afternoon of the last day of the year. The weather was clear and cold. The day before, rain had followed a heavy snowfall, and now, as the final glimmer of the sun shone on the winding road that led from the summit of Knob Hill to the village of Mehoopany, the scene was dazzling and blinding to the eyes.

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The Mystery of the Steel Disc

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The Mystery of the Steel Disc is written by Broughton Brandenburg. Business was just beginning for the day. I could see at a glance over the men behind the brass screens that they as a whole did not as yet know that the bank was a loser by a million. The cashier's door was open, and he was just smoothing out his morning mail in the calmest of manners.

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The Mystery of a Studio

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The Mystery of a Studio is written by Jacques Futrelle. Then Hatch began real work on the story. First he saw the bank clerk, Victor Willis, who Miss Stanford had said loved Grace Field, and whom Hatch suspected Miss Stanford loved. He found Willis a grim, sullen-faced young man of twenty-eight years, who would say nothing.

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The Crowned Skull

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The Crowned Skull is written by Fergus Hume. The millionaire was a man of bronze, grey as an old wolf, with shaggy hair fringing a bald head, and shaggy eyebrows overhanging piercing grey eyes. His long beard was also shaggy, but his skin, in spite of his sixty years, was fresh and pink as that of the girl who gazed at him. With the contempt for appearance in which wealthy men indulge on occasions, he wore a shabby suit of black.

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The Castle of the Shadows

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The Castle of the Shadows is written by Alice Muriel Williamson. According to the calendar it was winter; but between Mentone and the frontier town of Ventimiglia, on the white road inlaid like a strip of ivory on dark rocks above the sapphire of the Mediterranean, it was fierce summer in the sunshine.

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