The Azteck Opal

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,074 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 10,662
Added to site: 2009.10.18
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to me, because the environment is one which is commonly supposed to preclude rather than to invite crime. Yet we have seen that despite the wealth of all concerned, some one has stooped to the commonest of crimes--theft."

"But what has this to do with your collection of jewels?"

"Everything! Jewels--especially those of great magnitude--seem to be a special cause of crime. A hundred-carat diamond will tempt a man to theft, as surely as the false beacon on a rocky shore entices the mariner to wreck and ruin. All the great jewels of the world have murder and crime woven into their histories. My attention was first called to this by accidentally overhearing a plot in a ballroom to rob the lady of the house of a large ruby which she wore on her breast. I went to her, taking the privilege of an intimate friend, and told her enough to persuade her to sell the stone to me. I fastened it into my scarf, and then sought the presence of the plotters, allowing them to see what had occurred. No words passed b

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2015.04.22
Lisa Carr
**...

An astounding jewel disappears from the neck of the hostess during a yachting dinner party. For some reason, the detective involved consults with a wealthy jewel-collecting super sleuth who solves the crime after an incredible amount of stalling to draw out the story.
It is a compassionate look at the struggles of the very wealthy. The sleuth's reason for collecting jewels is complete codswallop.


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