In The Onyx Lobby

Author: Carolyn Wells
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Excerpt-Well, by the Great Catamaran! I think it's the most footle business I ever heard of! A regulation, clinker-built, angle-iron, sunk-hinge family feud, carried on by two women! Women! conducting a feud! They might as well conduct a bakery!" "I daresay they could do even that! Women have been known to bake—with a fair degree of success!" "Of course, of course,—but baking and conducting a bakery are not identical propositions. Women are all right, in their place,—which, by the way, is not necessarily in the home,—but a family feud, of all things, calls for masculine management and skill." Sir Herbert Binney stood by the massive mantelpiece in the ornate living-room of the Prall apartment. The Campanile Apartment House came into being with the century, and though its type was now superseded by the plain, flat stucco of the newer buildings, yet it haughtily flaunted its elaborate façade and its deeply embrasured windows with the pride of an elder day. Its onyx lobby, lined with massive pillars, had once been the talk of the neighborhood, and the black and white tessellated floor of the wide entrance hall was as black and as white as ever.

The Carolyn Wells Mystery Megapack

Author: Carolyn Wells
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479403105
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Carolyn Wells was an American author of mysteries, verse, humor, and children's books. In 1910 she decided to devote herself to mysteries and became an early master of the genre, creating two memorable sleuths: Pennington Wise and Fleming Stone. Earlier in her career, she penned two humorous stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and a plethora of other great detectives, both of which are included here. Sherlock Holmes mysteries: THE ADVENTURE OF THE CLOTHES-LINE (1912) THE ADVENTURE OF THE "MONA LISA" (1915) Pennington Wise mysteries: THE ROOM WITH THE TASSLES (1918) THE MAN WHO FELL THROUGH THE EARTH (1919) IN THE ONYX LOBBY (1920) THE COME BACK (1921) THE LUMINOUS FACE (1921) THE VANISHING OF BETTY VARIAN (1922) Fleming Stone Mysteries: THE GOLD BAG (1911) A CHAIN OF EVIDENCE (1912) THE CURVED BLADES (1915) THE MARK OF CAIN (1917) VICKY VAN (1918) THE DIAMOND PIN (1919) RASPBERRY JAM (1920) THE MYSTERY OF THE SYCAMORE (1921) THE MYSTERY GIRL (1922) If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 100 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more! (Sort by publication date to see the most recent releases.)

Denver S Early Architecture

Author: James Bretz
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439625018
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In spite of its relentless reputation as a “cow town,” Denver has grown from a dusty prairie burg into a thriving metropolis nestled against the foothills of the great Rocky Mountains. Gold brought the area’s first settlers in the 1850s, and mining camps sprouted up along the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. The first rudimentary structures of canvas, mud, and logs were soon replaced with sturdy buildings made of brick, stone, and wood, in what is now affectionately referred to as “Lodo” or the lower downtown district. City growth worked its way uptown and to the east from this neighborhood of houses, hotels, shops, and commercial buildings, eventually encompassing Capitol Hill. Many well-known people worked and lived in downtown Denver and Capitol Hill, including the infamous Margaret “Molly” Brown of Titanic fame, railroad man David Moffat, merchant prince Charles Boettcher, druggist-turned-entrepreneur Walter Scott Cheesman, and Denver’s notorious lovers, Horace Tabor and his wife “Baby Doe.”

Halo Glasslands

Author: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429997133
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The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground. The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people. Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she's broken some more to save them. Marooned with Chief Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, she finds that the shield world has been guarding an ancient secret—a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind. As Kilo-Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity's violent past begins to catch up with all of them as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth, and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo-Five that will test everyone's loyalty to the limit. Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss is thrilling, action-packed science fiction that longtime Halo fans and newcomers alike will enjoy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Forty Eight Land

Author: Larry Dudley
Publisher: The Hudson Press
ISBN: 0983144826
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Forty-Eight Land by Larry Dudley In June 1940, at the very moment the Nazis are occupying Paris, Roy Hawkins, a young Anglo-American agent working for MI6, receives orders rushing him to 48 Land British Intelligence's slang for the U.S. and its 48 states. Shaken by the fall of France, deeply disillusioned, angered and embittered by the West's failure to head off the Nazis, and fighting burnout, Hawkins learns Britain wants him undercover as an agent in his father's country. Outraged, he initially refuses he will not jeopardize his ability to return to the US but for a friend he agrees to take one temporary assignment. Forced to make himself a stranger in a land he wants to see as home, always on guard, Hawkins finds the America he expected to find is now an alien, topsy-turvey place obsessed with "Fortress America" with a powerful right wing on the rise. His alienation deepens when he trails a Nazi agent to the elite Saratoga racing meet, discovers rot beneath the glamor and glitter, and wonders if there's anyone left who isn't corrupt, including some of the nation's leading financiers and a powerful radio commentator. He's tempted to take a generous offer to join the F.B.I. and walk away. But when he discovers a conspiracy that jeopardizes everything America stands for, he has to act, even though he knows he may lose the great new love he's found.

Carolyn Wells Ultimate Collection 70 Thrillers Mystery Novels Detective Stories Children S Books Poetry Collections More Illustrated

Author: Carolyn Wells
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026869850
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This carefully crafted ebook: CAROLYN WELLS Ultimate Collection “ 70+ Thrillers, Mystery Novels, Detective Stories, Children™s Books, Poetry Collections & More (Illustrated) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Fleming Stone Mysteries The Clue The Gold Bag A Chain of Evidence The Maxwell Mystery Anybody But Anne The White Alley The Curved Blades The Mark of Cain Vicky Van The Diamond Pin Raspberry Jam The Mystery of the Sycamore The Mystery Girl Spooky Hollow Prillilgirl The Bronze Hand Where's Emily Pennington Wise Mysteries The Room with the Tassels The Man Who Fell Through the Earth In the Onyx Lobby The Come-Back The Luminous Face The Vanishing of Betty Varian Other Mysteries The Deep-Lake Mystery Face Cards The Adventure of the Mona Lisa The Adventure of the Clothes-Line Patty Fairfield Series Patty Fairfield Patty at Home Patty's Summer Days Patty in Paris Patty's Friends Patty's Success Patty's Motor Car Patty's Butterfly Days Patty's Social Season Patty's Suitors Patty's Fortune Patty Blossom Patty-Bride Patty and Azalea Marjorie Maynard Series Marjorie's Vacation Marjorie's Busy Days Marjorie's New Friend Marjorie's Maytime Marjorie at Seacote Two Little Women Trilogy Two Little Women Two Little Women and Treasure House Two Little Women on a Holiday Other Novels The Dorrance Domain Betty's Happy Year Dick and Dolly The Staying Guest Ptomaine Street The Emily Emmins Papers The Lover's Baedeker and Guide to Arcady Poetry Mother Goose's Menagerie The Jingle Book A Phenomenal Fauna The Seven Ages of Childhood Children of Our Town Girls and Gayety Christmas Carollin' The Re-Echo club At the Sign of the Sphinx Rubáiyát of a Motor Car The Rubáiyát of Bridge A Ballade of Old Loves Other Works The Eternal Feminine The Technique of the Mystery Story Why Women Read Detective Stories Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American poet and writer of detective and mystery novels, as well as children™s books, best known for her Fleming Stone Detective Stories.