A young, ambitious lawyer, Jack Masefield has his own problems and suspicions. He is in love with a beautiful young Clair and is convinced that her guardian, the famous criminologist Spencer Anstruther, is himself a criminal and plays some kind of mysterious game, and that posters on the streets are part of his scheme. This book captures from the start. And each page that you flip reveals new and new secrets.
There are several families, without any secrets or rumors, and the Amory were no exception to this rule. Servants in the house and people in the village used to talk about Lady Amory with a significant look or smile, depending on the circumstances. Sir Gabriel Amory spent most of his time in the south of France and was not in England for many years, while his wife was not seen until he died. All wealth passed to her. It will soon turn out that Lady Amory is not as „clean” a...
The Devil’s Advocate, like some Fred M. White stories, begins with a love story. On arrival at Hierfield, David Macrae meets Philippa Goldfinch and falls in love with her. However, it was not easy to win her heart from the beginning. David Macrae is a pretty successful writer. The story begins so beautiful, romantic. But, will it end the same good way?
Fred M. White wrote a story on a historical basis. Belgium is just a pawn in a game of chess, in which Germany has played continuously for the last 40 years. And now England was waiting. Black Monday was overtaken. Germany violated its solemn promise to Belgium, and England was at war with Germany, and the greatest conflict in the history of the world began.
Newton Moore, the perfect detective, as Sherlock Holmes, and perhaps better. Moore talks about Russian adventures, German spy masters, killer Indian powerful, Balkan intrigues, rifles. Events occur before the outbreak of the First World War. This is another creation of Fred M. White, where espionage is an integral part.
The title of the story is misleading. There is no court, and no one is convicted, although the eminent specialist of Harley Street who essays the role of villain richly deserves to be. We meet some pretty charming people, as well as two extremely unpleasant people, and if the web of mystery is held together in places by a somewhat generous share of obtuseness on the part of the persons concerned it is not for us to complain, since we become aware of the defect only after th...
Sir Devereux’s name had stood deservedly high in the annals of the Indian Army. He was more than a soldier and a strategist, his name was known everywhere where good work was done. Sometimes he was tough and strict, his code of honor was simple and sincere. He never considered his people fighting vehicles, but treated them like members of his family. The horror that has arrived, will soon change everything.
This dark story is full of mystery and unsolved mysteries. It was the first real day of Spring, and most people lingered out of doors till the bare branches of the trees melted in the gloaming, and it was possible to see and hear no more, save for the promise of the little black herald singing madly from the blackthorn. In certain places, the lights were grouped into masses, because they lit up a trio of Louis Quatorze card tables, where twelve people played bridge. From ti...
Infrequently puzzles can be solved. However, the main character, inspector Norcliff, is trying to solve this problem. The inspector had no resemblance to the average detective fiction; Indeed, he represented the exterior much more like a successful middle-aged businessman, than a hunter of his fellow creatures. He was the best in the business. Therefore, he was ready to take on a new business with great enthusiasm.
Lanson Place has always been famous for its magnificent history and beauty. Today, Lanson Place consists of half a dozen rooms, simple shells, hidden behind thick shafts of stone covered with climbing plants. Twenty years ago, a catastrophic fire destroyed most of Lanson Place. This is a tragic story about a cunning family. Two generations of reckless Dorns had wrecked the fortunes of the family and brought themselves to the verge of ruin.
An old-fashioned frivolous firm for a long time, which more progressive competitors talk about with good-natured contempt, they were still in the markets of the business world. They called themselves ordinary merchants selling mixed goods from all over the world, and, as people say, Mortimer Croot, the current sole owner, was considered a person of integrity and being. He had been manager and confidential clerk to an ailing owner, and when the latter was no more Croot quite...
John Charlock had found out that all he had longed and hoped for since the early days was nothing more than vexation of spirit. Charlock made his way upwards. He had known what it was to starve. He often slept in parks. And now everything has changed, and he has become almost unsurpassed as a portrait painter. Glory and happiness came to him thanks to his brush and pencil. And at the same time, he seems to have found the only woman who could make him happy.
A simple story to read, but as always fascinating and make you plunge into a new story written by Fred M. White. A simple man with financial problems is recruited by a rich old man to spy on a scam who robbed his diamonds. Such an adventure has never ended in anything good. But this story may end differently.
It is difficult to make a choice and make the right choice. Our hero was in such a situation. Helpless businessman forced to sell his daughter to marry. Though his daughter is against this idea, because she does not like her husband at all. But she must for the sake of her father and his money. Will she be in such slavery all her life?
A story about two guys who defended the honor of their university in rowing. There were only two men in the narrow craft; and as they were double sculling, with long clean sweep, making a musical click of oars in the rowlocks, there was not much opportunity for conversation They moved with a regular rapid rhythm, until they were almost in the shadow of the bridge. But can they get to their goal? After all, many obstacles will be in their way.
Roy Kindermere hated one thing more than anything else: the business of „Man from Blankney”, whom he was forced to make a living. He had no choice because he quarreled with the last of his relatives. Mrs. Leverson is ready to pay Roy to attend her party, where guests can meet with the heir of Count Kindale. And Roy, desperate for money, readily joined this scheme.
The main characters of this story are a wealthy lawyer named Jim Gourdon and his tanned, adventurous friend Gerald Wenner traveling the world who amazes Gurdon and readers with his own story about the alleged millionaire Fenwick, his daughter, and some other noteworthy characters. After all, Fenwick has recently become a millionaire, it seems that posing as another. And his daughter is full of past secrets.
Wendover is a journalist with Fleet Street’s Daily Herald. He, like any other journalist, is at the epicenter of events. On the day in question his mind is occupied with a criminal conspirator and a slim blonde beauty. Not knowing what he will face, but he sets off on the most important journey of his life, with the hope of uncovering a crime.
Philip Lashbrook – a conscientious sergeant, the best in the business. As always, he returned home, but decided not to remove the officer’s badge. He is called by some stranger who discovered the corpse. The officer’s suspicions immediately fall on a stranger who sharply denies that he is the murderer. But will the officer’s suspicions be correct?
What is it like to know that you will die soon? Our main character knew that. 22-year-old Mary Dashwood knew that she had only a few minutes left to live. Her horse was galloping wildly when she heard the man’s smooth, firm voice. But the man had not come for Mary. Instead, he’d come with a deathbed message and a long-standing grudge.
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