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Great Cases of Detective Burns: The Monroe-head Counterfeit

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Author: Dana Gatlin
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,036 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,263
Added to site: 2009.12.07
mnybks.net#: 25969
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door we were nearly scared to death by some sort of racket in an inner room. On investigation, we found it to be only a buzzer set off by opening the door, a contrivance for notifying the counterfeiters when anyone was coming, so that they could hide away any contraband articles that were in sight. We didn't get out of the building until six in the morning. The outside street door, which had heretofore been left unlocked, was, for some reason or other, on this particular night locked. I opened it all right with a skeleton key, but in locking the door the key stuck. And we had to get out without leaving a trace, or there'd be no chance of future work and all our past work would have been in vain. 

Discovery of the Counterfeit Plate

"After that, every day at noon, when Taylor and Bredell went to lunch, I visited their place. As I turned the corner of Ninth Street, I got my cue from the way the window-shade was arranged at the window where the operatives were watching: if it was pulle

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