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Mystery/Detective

The Staircase at the Heart's Delight

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The Staircase at the Heart's Delight is written by Anna Katharine Green. This was, that upon the body of each of the above-mentioned persons there were found, not only valuables in the shape of money and jewelry, but papers and memoranda of a nature calculated to fix the identity of the drowned man, in case the water should rob him of his personal characteristics.

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The Square Emerald

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The Square Emerald is written by Edgar Wallace. She looked blankly towards the desolation of the gardens, a place of bare-limbed trees and shivering shrubs--stared, as though she expected to see some fog wraith take a definite and menacing shape, and give tangible form to the shadows that menaced reason and life.

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The Sorceress of the Strand

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The Sorceress of the Strand is written by L.T. Meade. Our hands met in a warm clasp, and a moment later I found myself sitting close to my old friend, who had fagged for me in the bygone days, and whom I had not seen from the moment when I said goodbye to the "Hill" in the grey mist of a December morning twenty years ago.

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The Singing Bone

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The Singing Bone is written by R. Austin Freeman. The sitting-room was in darkness, save for the dull glow of the expiring fire, but, entering before his guest, Silas applied a match to the lamp that hung from the ceiling. As the flame leaped up, flooding the little interior with light, the two men regarded one another with mutual curiosity.

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The Sign of Silence

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The Sign of Silence is written by William le Queux. The flat--quite a small one, though very expensive as he had once remarked to me--was furnished throughout with elegance and taste. Upon its walls everywhere hung curios and savage arms, which he had brought from various parts of the world. The drawing-room was furnished entirely in Arab style, with cedar-wood screens, semi-circular arches, low, soft divans and silken rugs.

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The Shadow of the Rope

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The Shadow of the Rope is written by E.W. Hornung. It was a little London house, with five floors from basement to attic, and a couple of rooms upon each, like most little houses in London; but this one had latterly been the scene of an equally undistinguished drama of real life, upon which the curtain was even now descending. Although a third was whispered by the world, the persons of this drama were really only two.

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The Secret of the Tower

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The Secret of the Tower is written by Anthony Hope. Not a bit! I should have liked to have you anyhow, but I can make you much more comfortable with the P.G. money. And your maid too--she looks as if she was accustomed to the best! By the way, need she be quite so tearful? She's more tearful than you are yourself.

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The Second Latchkey

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The Second Latchkey is written by C.N.. There was time still to change her mind. She had only to turn now ... jump into an omnibus ... jump out again at the familiar corner, and everything would be as it had been. Life for the next five, ten, maybe twenty years, would be what the last five had been.

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The Scarlet Thread

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The Scarlet Thread is written by Jacques Futrelle. One night he looked for the night lamp, but it had disappeared--at least he couldn't find it--so he lighted the gas again. The fact of the gas having twice before gone out had been dismissed as a serious possibility. Next morning at five o'clock a bell boy, passing through the hall, smelled gas and made a quick investigation.

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The Safety Pin

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The Safety Pin is written by J.S. Fletcher. Whenever one of the twelve clients came, Shelmore was always busy, and the client was kept waiting a little, the time of waiting being adjusted by the clerk in accordance with his own estimate of the client's value and importance.

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