The Paternoster Ruby

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,970 / 212 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,223
Added to site: 2007.08.02
mnybks.net#: 17799
Origin: gutenberg.org

Steven Paget was found cruelly murdered just after he had broken the what corner of a rival financier, and hidden in his home was the Paternoster Ruby for which he had outbid that rival years before. The unraveling of the mystery is materially aided by a girl whose courage and charm will win the heart of every reader. (Originally published as a five-part series in All-Story magazine.)

Show Excerpt

I thought the idea not a bad one, and said so. Stodger was off up the stairs like a shot. He went nimbly round the prostrate figure on the landing without so much as a look toward it, and disappeared.

He and another man appeared, after a while, at the back of the hall, having evidently availed themselves of a rear stairway.

I surveyed the private secretary with much interest, and must even now confess, after no inconsiderable study of the human face, that I have never since beheld one that was so utterly baffling.

He was a slender man of medium height, and of an age that might have been anything between twenty and fifty; his eyes, hair, brows, and lashes were all of a uniform shade of pale yellow--excepting that the eyes had a greenish tint--while his face and thin, nervous hands wore a dead, unwholesome pallor.

The effect was extraordinary. The ageless face looked as if it did not know how to conform to or mirror any inward emotion; and furthermore, one was never precisely positiv

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Hollywood Assassin
by M.Z. Kelly
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
'Doc.' Gordon
by Mary Wilkins Freeman
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
The Attic Murder
by S. Fowler Wright
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
'Laramie'
by Charles King
The Accused
by Harold R. Daniels

See more popular titles from this genre.