The Storm Breaks
by Arthur Gask
Publisher: Herbert Jenkins Ltd. 1949
Number of pages: 235
An attractive and aristocratic-looking girl of apparently quite ordinary origin has always had good reason to believe she was not the daughter of her mother's husband. Losing both her parents, she seeks her fortune in London, makes her way into the social world and marries into a titled family. Then, through no fault of her own, she becomes involved in the death of a scoundrel who was attempting to blackmail her.
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by Arthur Gask - Herbert Jenkins Ltd.
The man was shot just before half-past ten, and the gardener heard the rifle fired and called out to someone he saw running in the direction of the Priory! Then just after half-past ten, the butler heard the front door of the Priory being shut ...
by Arthur Gask - The Courier-Mail
Larose is called from retirement to solve a mystery -- a mystery more baffling than those which have made his name. Six murders in seven weeks and Scotland Yard is helpless. The crimes give no clue -- not even a similarity of method to connect them.
by Arthur Gask - The Advertiser
I had seen the wretch I was following participate in a brutal murder, and every instinct of good citizenship in me was insisting that he should not get away unpunished... Perhaps we waited 30 seconds face to face. His lips had closed tight together.
by Arthur Gask - Herbert Jenkins
From all that is happening around us we may any day, any hour, any one of us, be among the victims of dark crime. The long arm of the law has ceased to function and life and property are now apparently the playthings of any miscreant who comes along.