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Beasts of New York

by Jon Evans

Jon Evans is a fool to give this away for free. This story is every bit as entertaining as any Harry Potter adventure or modern fiction thriller. Download it. Read it. Print it. Give it to everyone you know.

Reviewed on 2009.08.05

The Great Prince Shan

by E. Phillips Oppenheim

Kind of hard to tell exactly what was supposed to make this suspenseful, or romantic, or mysterious - but it was interesting to see a pre-WWII take on the direction of world politics, from the dramatic point of view. Giant airships (zepplins?) were the wave of the future! China, Russia and Germany, secretly allied against England and America, with a pair of attractive Brits as our only hope...

Reviewed on 2005.10.16

Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

by E.W. Hornung

Pretty good -- a little bit conflicted, with a gentleman thief and his gambling addict friend committing crimes against the super-rich or foolish high-society types. If nothing else it puts Lawrence Block's "Bernie Rhodenbarr" stories into context.

Reviewed on 2005.07.04

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