Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

In Secret

Cover image for


Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,289 / 226 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,668 1630

A mystery on the Swiss border during the War.

Show Excerpt

ce Service, Naval Intelligence Service, Neutrality Squads of the Customs, and the Postal Inspection. Then there's the State Service and the police and several other services. And there is no proper co-ordination, no single head for all these agencies. The result is a ghastly confusion and shameful inefficiency.

"This affair which I am investigating is a delicate one, as you know. Any blundering might lose us the key to what may be a very dangerous conspiracy. So I prefer to operate entirely within the jurisdiction of our own Service--"

"What you propose to do is OUTSIDE of our province!" he interrupted.

"I'm not so sure. Are you?"

"Well--hum--hum!--what is it you propose to do to-night?"

"I should like to consult my Chief of Division."

"Meaning me?"

"Of course."



"Where are you just now, Miss Erith?"

"At home. Could you come to me?"

Vaux shivered again.

"Where d-do you live?" he asked, with chattering teeth.

She gave him the number of a private house on

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****

Disclaimer - I could only make it through about a third of this book - so it is possible that I have missed out on a great masterpiece but somehow I doubt it. I encountered a bit of espionage and romance during my attempt (this book may set an all time record for blush scenes.) The author also includes a somewhat preachy anti-alcohol message. I found a few points of interest but for the most part it was tedious reading.


An amazingly fun mystery, with plenty of twists and surprises. You'll like the lovely and brilliant heroine, Miss Erith.



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Serenity Woods
Besides writing great romance novels, Serenity Woods enjoys juggling, archaeology and celebrating Christmas next to the pool. She lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her husband and teenage son and likes to write books about everyday people, with the issues that affect them. As our author of the day, Woods talks about her Christmas Boxset, Three Wise Men, why she is not a fan of alpha males and reveals what readers can expect from her pen next.
Read full interview...