Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo

Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo

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Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo by William le Queux

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1921

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232

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Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo

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The Master of Mystery waves his magic wand again. In this book the strange inter-relationships between the "upper crust" and the underworld are revelaed with convincing realism. Besides the elusive "Mademoiselle," we come in tantalizing conact with the "Sparrow," the incredible super criminal whose emissaries and operatives baffle the greatest detectives of Europe.

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it is a secret she will, I fear, never reveal, unless --unless I compel her."

"And how can you compel her?" asked the elder of the two men, whose dark hair was slightly tinged with grey. "It is difficult to compel a woman to do anything," he added.

"I mean to know the truth!" cried Hugh Henfrey fiercely, a look of determination in his eyes. "That woman knows the true story of my father's death, and I'll make her reveal it. By gad--I will! I mean it!"

"Don't be rash, Hugh," urged the other.

"Rash!" he cried. "It's true that when my father died so suddenly I had an amazing surprise. My father was a very curious man. I always thought him to be on the verge of bankruptcy and that the Manor and the land might be sold up any day. When old Charman, the solicitor, read the will, I found that my father had a quarter of a million lying at the bank, and that he had left it all to me--provided I married Louise!"

"Well, why not marry her?" queried Brock lazily. "You're always so mysterio

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Young English heir Hugh Henfrey is unknowingly the target of a complex criminal conspiracy. Assistance appears to come his way from an unlikely source, the mysterious criminal mastermind known as "The Sparrow". As schemes and counter-schemes develop, who is friend and who is enemy?



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An exciting tale set in the glamorous demi-monde of Europe in the 1920s. Exceptionally well-plotted and characterised, the narrative is gripping to the end. Only the rather stilted dialogue writing lets it down.
This book is such a product of its time. An innocent and naive young man is caught in a web of deception and has to rely on the wit of the Sparrow (a Robin Hood-like Moriarty) to save him from the noose that is tightening around him. I enjoyed it and will read more by LeQueux
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