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A Chain of Evidence

by Carolyn Wells

A Manhattan lawyer turns to master detective Fleming Stone to prove his beautiful neighbor innocent of murder in this classic locked-room mystery A respectable young attorney in New York City, Otis Landon has barely settled into his new living quarters when an incident occurs in a neighboring apartment that he cannot, in good conscience, ignore. Robert Pembroke, a vicious, miserly man, has been murdered behind locked doors. The only people who had access to the victim were his servant and his niece. The latter, Miss Janet Pembroke, seems the suspect most likely to have eliminated her uncle with a hatpin, but her obvious distress and gentle demeanor convince Landon she is innocent. Besides, he may be falling in love with her. Obsessed with proving Miss Pembroke's innocence, Landon follows a perplexing chain of evidence that includes a railroad schedule, a key to a safe deposit box, ticket stubs to a music hall performance, and a monogrammed handkerchief. But with time running out and no solution in sight, he must turn to Fleming Stone, the only detective smart enough to make sense of it all. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Clue

by Carolyn Wells

An heiress has been murdered, and only Fleming Stone can see the vital evidence Madeleine Van Norman is the most eligible young woman in the state, a beautiful young lady who is soon to come into her fortune. From her countless suitors, she makes a peculiar choice, agreeing to marry a stuffy man who loves someone else. On the eve of the wedding, Madeleine shuts herself away in a locked room to think about what she is about to do--and in the morning, she is found gruesomely murdered. Every member of the household is a suspect, but no one understands how the killer could have slipped through the locked doors of Madeleine's bedroom. As the town whirls into a tailspin of suspicion and fear, it falls to the brilliant detective Fleming Stone to pick out the person who stabbed Madeleine to death--a baffling mystery that hinges on the discovery of a single, all-important clue. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Gold Bag

by Carolyn Wells

A detective investigating the murder of a millionaire teams up with master sleuth Fleming Stone in this clever mystery from a pioneer of American crime fiction Eager to prove himself as talented a crime-solver as his hero, the famous investigator Fleming Stone, young detective Herbert Burroughs takes on a puzzling case: the murder of wealthy businessman Joseph Crawford, who was killed in the study of his New Jersey home. With no shortage of suspects, the primary clue is a woman's gold bag discovered at the scene of the crime. Burroughs believes the old man's lovely niece is innocent, and he's beginning to fall for her besides. But the young woman has a clear motive: She stands to inherit the bulk of Crawford's fortune--and she admits to owning a gold purse! Her unscrupulous fiancé might be the real culprit, however, or it could be one of the millionaire victim's several disloyal servants. No matter how hard he tries, Burroughs cannot make sense of the clues he unearths, and it soon becomes apparent that only a mind as perceptive as Fleming Stone's can solve this impossible crime. So the student decides to turn to the master--even if it means seeing the object of his heart's desire proven guilty once and for all. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Maxwell Mystery

by Carolyn Wells

A high-class soiree turns deadly in this classic mystery featuring the ingenious investigator Fleming Stone Phillip Maxwell has a rare gift for hosting parties. He fills his spacious estate with a wide range of lively, personable, and attractive revelers, ever the guarantee of a fine time for all. But his latest fete is interrupted when a bullet abruptly and permanently curtails the festivities. The murder weapon is quickly located in the hand of an unconscious woman lying next to the corpse, and the victim is none other than the convivial host himself! Despite the damning evidence implicating the comatose woman, Maxwell's friend Peter King realizes that virtually everyone on the guest list is a suspect. King came to the party hoping to spend time with the delightful Irene Gardner, but he now finds himself saddled with the unenviable task of having to ferret out a killer. His burden is considerably lightened, however, when master detective Fleming Stone arrives to investigate the perplexing crime. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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