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The Blue Lights

A detective story

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Author: Frederic Arnold Kummer (Arnold Fredericks)
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,451 / 181 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,420
Added to site: 2012.01.18
mnybks.net#: 31210
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on you. He has the utmost faith in your abilities. He knows your familiarity with Paris--the work you have done there, in the past. He believes that, by intrusting the matter to a fellow countryman, he will get his boy back again. He hasn't much faith in foreign detectives. He's set his heart on having you start for Paris at once. I can't go back and tell him that you have refused." Mr. Hodgman spoke in a loud and earnest voice, due to his very evident excitement. Neither he nor Duvall noticed that Grace had approached them, and was standing in the open doorway of the house.

Before the detective had an opportunity to reply, Grace spoke. "What is it, Richard?" she inquired, quietly.

Duvall rose, presented Mr. Hodgman to his wife, and bade her sit down. Then, in a few words, he acquainted her with the circumstances which led to the latter's visit.

"Think of that poor mother, alone there in Paris," Hodgman supplemented. "Think of her suffering, her anxiety. I realize how much we are asking,

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2012.09.01
S M
**...

A detective husband and wife are both working on a kidnapping case. Somewhat lame. No surprises anywhere. The lead pair appears more inept than the perfect couple in love and genius detectives they are supposed to be.


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