Mask of Death

Author: Paul Ernst
Published: 1936
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,726 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,586
Added to site: 2010.06.20
mnybks.net#: 28218
Origin: gutenberg.org
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A weird and uncanny tale about a strange criminal who called himself Doctor Satan, and the terrible doom with which he struck down his enemies.

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then went purposefully back to the table. She went swiftly from one to another of the frozen, stark figures in their life-like but utterly rigid positions, then back to the door.

Smiling, she left the room, passing five or six people who were about to enter it for a little gambling. She was almost to the elevator shafts when she heard a woman's scream knife the air, followed by a man's hoarse shout that expressed almost as much horror as the scream had done.

Still smiling, utterly composed, she stepped into an elevator--and the elevator boy shivered a bit as he stared at her. He had not heard the scream, did not know that anything was wrong. He only knew that something in this lovely woman's smile sent cold fingers up and down his spine.

* * * * *

It was a grim, white-faced trio that sat in the conference room of the Blue Bay Hotel at eleven next morning.

Chichester nor Gest nor Kroner--none had had a moment's sleep all night. They had been in Doctor Grays' suite with Weem

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(1936) Mystery / Detective


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  • An extraordinary extortion note, signed Dr. Satan.

  • Bad things will happen if money is not forth comming.

  • As proof, people have been placed in a catatonic state.

  • A clever sleuth is needed and quickly.



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