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A Gallant Grenadier

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A Gallant Grenadier is written by Frederick Sadleir Brereton. "Ah, he's waiting all right for his master!" exclaimed Phil, with a short grunt of satisfaction. "Good dog!--the best in the whole of Riddington. Now, you fellows," he went on, after having greeted his canine friend with a pat.

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The Crime of the Boulevard

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The Crime of the Boulevard is written by Jules Claretie. The story is a lively detective story, and the book opens with a murder and closes with the revelation of the name of the murderer. A picture on the retina of the eye of the murdered man was at first thought to be a clue by which the assassin's name could be discovered.

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The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

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The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard is written by Anatole France. When I left the train at the Melun station, night had already spread its peace over the silent country. The soil, heated through all the long day by a strong sun--by a "gros soleil," as the harvesters of the Val de Vire say--still exhaled a warm heavy smell.

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Crime and Punishment

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Crime and Punishment is written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. From the Russian master of psychological characterizations, this novel portrays the carefully planned murder of a miserly, aged pawnbroker by a destitute Saint Petersburg student named Raskolnikov, followed by the emotional, mental.

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An Artist in Crime

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An Artist in Crime is written by Rodrigues Ottolengui. Detective Jack Barnes is pitted against a would-be "gentleman" criminal in this thriller by "one of the most neglected authors in the entire history of the detective story."

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In Desert and Wilderness

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The renowned Polish novelist, inspired by his travels through Africa, gives us a fascinating book recounting adventures and experiences of two children during an escape from Khartoum after the death of General Gordon, and their flight through Africa to the Indian Ocean.

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The Reef

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The Reef is written by Edith Wharton. Set in and around London, "The Reef" is a story of complex morality and its intricately woven place in society. This narrative primarily follows George Darrow and Anna Leath, a young gentleman and a widowed lady who plan to marry.

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The Custom of the Country

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The Custom of the Country is written by Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton's satiric anatomy of American society in the first decade of the twentieth century appeared in 1913; it both appalled and fascinated its first reviewers, and established her as a major novelist. The Saturday Review wrote that she had 'assembled.

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The Frontier

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The Frontier is written by Maurice LeBlanc. The room, a sort of hall occupying the centre of the house, with beams of timber showing and a huge chimney covered with gleaming brasses, the room was bright and cheerful and open at both fronts: to the east, on the terrace, by a long bay; to the west, by two windows, on the garden, which it overlooked from the height of a first floor.The walls were covered with War Office maps, Home Office maps, district maps.

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