The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont

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Author: Robert Barr (Luke Sharp)
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,880 / 230 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,083
Added to site: 2008.10.10
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I - The Finding of the Fated Five Hundred
II - The Scene in the Sale Room
III - The Midnight Race down the Seine
IV - The Oddities of the English
V - The Siamese Twin of a Bomb Thrower
VI - A Rebuff and a Response
VII - In The Grip of the Green Demon
VIII - The Fate of the Picric Bomb
IX - The Dinner for Seven in the Temple
X - The Clew of the Silver Spoons
XI - "O My Prophetic Soul, My Uncle!"
XII - Lord Chizelrigg's Missing Fortune
XIII - The Futility of a Search Warrant
XIV - Mr. Spenser Hale of Scotland Yard
XV - The Strange House in Park Lane
XVI - The Queer Shop in Tottenham Court Road
XVII - The Absent-Minded Coterie
XVIII - The Sad Case of Sophia Brooks
XIX - A Commission from Lord Rantremly
XX - The Ghost with the Clubfoot
XXI - The Secret of a Noble House
XXII - Liberating the Wrong Man
XXIII - The Fascinating Lady Alicia
XXIV - Where the Emeralds Were Found

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onting me. Here was a man about whom we knew nothing whatever. I had come to the instant conclusion that he was a prince of criminals, and that a sinister design, not at that moment fathomed by me, was on foot to get possession of the jewels. The handing up of the cheque was clearly a trick of some sort, and I fully expected the official to return and say the draft was good. I determined to prevent this man from getting the jewel box until I knew more of his game. Quickly I removed from my place near the door to the auctioneer's desk, having two objects in view first, to warn the auctioneer not to part with the treasure too easily; and, second, to study the suspected man at closer range. Of all evil-doers the American is most to be feared; he uses more ingenuity in the planning of his projects, and will take greater risks in carrying them out than any other malefactor on earth.

From my new station I saw there were two men to deal with. The bidder's face was keen and intellectual; his hands refined, lad

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2014.12.03
Elena
*****

Funny and enjoyable, an ironic main character, an anti-detective, or maybe just accursed by bad luck, but when he tries and they let him, a very efficient one.
Curious, original, comical, lets you pass some pleasant hours.


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