A Successful Shadow

A Detective's Successful Quest

Author: Harlan Page Halsey (Old Sleuth)
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,720 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
LoC Category: PR
Series: Jack Alvarez
Downloads: 1,218
Added to site: 2008.08.03
mnybks.net#: 21646
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Those of our readers who read our narrative "Two Wonderful Detectives," will more especially enjoy the further adventures of Jack Alvarez. To those who did not read that narrative we will state that this remarkable detective had just solved a great mystery--one of the most remarkable detective feats ever accomplished.

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an hour later alighted at a station, and rapidly he walked along the road for a couple of miles, when he arrived at a little graveyard. He entered the cemetery and almost ran to a little grave, and dropping down he fixed his eyes on the tombstone, and there he read:

"AMALIE CANFIELD. "Born, ---- ----. Died, December --, 18--."

The detective rose to his feet, his handsome face all aglow, and he again muttered:

"Here is a mystery--a little mystery--but it can be explained. One or the other Amalie died. It's my opinion Amalie Stevens lives, and after all I have at last found the heir to a million. I lose the fortune, but the true heiress will get it. Yes, I'll swear I am on to the final solution, the most successful shadow I shall ever make. It is the greatest catch of my life--yes, although I lose half a million, and I'd rather lose a million than to learn that I have been misled. I must go slow--yes, very slow--but as it stands I believe I've struck it at last."

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