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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes Series True Crime Stories Edgar Wallace: Four Just Men P.-C. Lee The Angel of Terror… Marie Belloc Lowndes: The Lodger The End of Her Honeymoon… Auguste Groner: Detective Joe Muller Cases: The Case of the Golden Bullet The Case of the Registered Letter The Case of the Lamp That Went Out The Case of the Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study Mary Roberts Rinehart: Tish Carberry Series The Breaking Point… Arthur J. Rees: The Hampstead Mystery The Hand in the Dark… Louis Tracy: Detectives White & Furneaux Mysteries Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective Claude Bruce Detective-Inspector Clancy… Sax Rohmer: Detective Gaston Max Dr. Fu Manchu Series… E. Phillips Oppenheim: The Evil Shepherd The Cinema Murder The Avenger The Survivor G. K. Chesterton: Father Brown The Man Who Knew Too Much… Arthur B. Reeve: Craig Kennedy The Dream Doctor The War Terror… Richard Marsh: Crime and the Criminal The Master of Deception.. Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White No Name… Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget The Purloined Letter The Gold Bug… Émile Gaboriau: Monsieur Lecoq… Agatha Christie: The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary Carolyn Wells: Fleming Stone Mysteries The Clue The Gold Bag A Chain of Evidence The Maxwell Mystery Anybody But Anne The White Alley William Le Queux: Devil's Dice If Sinners Entice Thee Hushed Up! A Mystery of London Marcel Allain...
 

Colwyn had never seen anything quite so eccentric in a public room as the behaviour of the young man breakfasting alone at the alcove table in the bay embrasure, and he became so absorbed in watching him that he permitted his own meal to grow cold, impatiently waving away the waiter who sought with obtrusive obsequiousness to recall his wandering attention by thrusting the menu card before him.

To outward seeming the occupant of the alcove table was a good-looking young man, whose clear blue eyes, tanned skin and well-knit frame indicated the truly national product of common sense, cold water, and out-of-door pursuits; of a wholesomely English if not markedly intellectual type, pleasant to look at, and unmistakably of good birth and breeding. When a young man of this description, your fellow guest at a fashionable seaside hotel, who had been in the habit of giving you a courteous nod on his morning journey across the archipelago of snowy-topped tables under the convoy of the head waiter to his own table, comes in to breakfast with shaking hands, flushed face, and passes your table with unseeing eyes, you would probably conclude that he was under the influence of liquor, and in your English way you would severely blame him, not so much for the moral turpitude involved in his excess as for the bad taste, which prompted him to show himself in public in such a condition. If, on reaching his place, the young man's conduct took the additional extravagant form of picking up a table-knife and sticking it into the table in front of him, you would probably enlarge your previous conclusion by admitting the hypotheses of drugs or dementia to account for such remarkable behaviour....

e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited thriller collection, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Excerpt from Content: Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes Series True Crime Stories Edgar Wallace: Four Just Men P.-C. Lee The Angel of Terror… Marie Belloc Lowndes: The Lodger The End of Her Honeymoon… Auguste Groner: Detective Joe Muller Cases: The Case of the Golden Bullet The Case of the Registered Letter The Case of the Lamp That Went Out The Case of the Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study Mary Roberts Rinehart: Tish Carberry Series The Breaking Point… Arthur J. Rees: The Hampstead Mystery The Hand in the Dark… Louis Tracy: Detectives White & Furneaux Mysteries Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective Claude Bruce Detective-Inspector Clancy… Sax Rohmer: Detective Gaston Max Dr. Fu Manchu Series… E. Phillips Oppenheim: The Evil Shepherd The Cinema Murder The Avenger The Survivor G. K. Chesterton: Father Brown The Man Who Knew Too Much… Arthur B. Reeve: Craig Kennedy The Dream Doctor The War Terror… Richard Marsh: Crime and the Criminal The Master of Deception.. Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White No Name… Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget The Purloined Letter The Gold Bug… Émile Gaboriau: Monsieur Lecoq… Agatha Christie: The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary Carolyn Wells: Fleming Stone Mysteries The Clue The Gold Bag A Chain of Evidence The Maxwell Mystery Anybody But Anne The White Alley William Le Queux: Devil's Dice If Sinners Entice Thee Hushed Up! A Mystery of London Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre: The Phantom Detective E. C. Bentley: Trent's Last Case A. A. Milne: The Red House Mystery Anna Maynard Barbour: That Mainwaring Affair At the Time Appointed A. E. W. Mason: Detective Gabriel Hanaud: At the Villa Rose The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel Cleveland Moffett: Through the Wall Louis Joseph Vance: The Lone Wolf… Murray Leinster: Murder Madness
The voice of the clergyman intoned the last sad hope of humanity, the final prayer was said, and the mourners turned away, leaving Mrs. Turold to take her rest in a bleak Cornish churchyard among strangers, far from the place of her birth and kindred.

The fact would not have troubled her if she had known. In life she had been a nonentity; in death she was not less. At least she could now mix with her betters without reproach, free (in the all-enveloping silence) from the fear of betraying her humble origin. Debrett’s Peerage was unimportant in the grave; breaches of social etiquette passed unnoticed there; the wagging of malicious tongues was stopped by dust.

Her husband lingered at the grave-side after the others had departed. As he stood staring into the open grave, regardless of a lurking grave-digger waiting to fill it, he looked like a man whose part in the drama of life was Care. There was no hint of happiness in his long narrow face, dull sunken eyes, and bloodless compressed lips. His expression was not that of one unable to tear himself away from the last glimpse of a loved wife fallen from his arms into the clutch of Death. It was the gaze of one immersed in anxious thought.

The mourners, who had just left the churchyard, awaited him by a rude stone cross near the entrance to the church. There were six—four men, a woman, and a girl. In the road close by stood the motor-car which had brought them to the churchyard in the wake of the hearse, glistening incongruously in the grey Cornish setting of moorland and sea....

 

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