The Winning Clue
by James Hay
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap 1919
When a woman's voice, pitched to the high note of utter terror, rang out on the late morning quiet of Manniston Road, Lawrence Bristow looked up from his newspaper quickly but vaguely, as if he doubted his own ears. He was reading an account of a murder committed in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and the shrieks he had just heard fitted in so well with the paragraph then before his eyes that his imagination might have been playing him tricks.
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by Richard Harding Davis - ManyBooks
Classic mystery and detective fiction of the Late Victorian era. Very atmospheric little puzzler set in London on a night of impenetrable fog. Surprise ending. Perfect story for curling up on the couch on a rainy or foggy night.
by J.S. Fletcher - A.A. Knopf
A good mystery by J.S. Fletcher, written in early 20th century style. The body of a man is found on the steps to Middle Temple Lane near London's courts of law, and a journalist and a young lawyer are drawn into the ensuing investigation.
by Rodrigues Ottolengui - G.P. Putnam's Sons
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by Willard F. Baker - Cupples & Leon Company
Bob Dexter had been through many strenuous experiences to be turned aside at the thought of a dead man. It was right in the line of Bob's ambition. He had determined to become a detective, and here seemed right at hand a mystery that needed solving.