X. Jones—Of Scotland Yard

X. Jones—Of Scotland Yard

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

One of Keeler's best, this is the second half of the notorious Marceau case, where a strangler baby dangling from an autogyro may have done the deed. Written in 1935 at the peak of Keeler's powers. Xenius Jones, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, gave the exact date he would reveal the details of the infamous André Marceau murder. Then Alec Snide, an American reporter, broke the case before he did! But Jones insists that Snide is 100% wrong—and he's got the 4-dimensional proof of it! In the second "dossier novel" of this remarkable murder case, Harry Stephen Keeler once again proves that no one could handle a complicated plot as he could.Note for the culturally sensitive: Most of Harry Stephen Keeler's works are not politically correct by contemporary standards. Please keep in mind the time in which it was written as you read it.
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John Joness Dollar

John Jones's Dollar

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

John Jones\'s Dollar is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Harry Stephen Keeler is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Harry Stephen Keeler then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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The Riddle of the Yellow Zuri

The Riddle of the Yellow Zuri

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

Here is fiction that is stranger than truth. It contains one of the most perplexing and labyrinthine mysteries ever conceived by the human mind.In the open market in Chicago, a tiger snake could have been bought by a circus for $10. But the particular snake for which Jake Jennings was willing to pay a small fortune was the key to a great mystery.The grand climax is an absolute surprise, and no reader will be able to say, 'I knew it from the beginning'.
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The Man with the Crimson Box

The Man with the Crimson Box

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

A man stood on a street­corner with a crimson hatbox in his hand. An archbishop approached him and asked what was in the box."Wah Lee's skull. I cracked Vann's pete," is the enigmatic reply. From this simple encounter stems the trial of the century. The crimson box does indeed hold the skull of a long-dead Chinaman (or is it?), and the man did break into D.A. Vann's safe (or did he?) One thing is certain: a man died when the safe was cracked, and now somebody has to pay.And it just may be the man's lawyer, Elsa Moffit, attorney-at-law with no cases under her belt — yet!
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The Man with the Wooden Spectacles

The Man with the Wooden Spectacles

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

The trial of the man apprehended with a crimson hatbox containing a skull continues with the shenanigans of the Moffit brothers, Silas and Saul, trying to thwart the efforts of Elsa Colby, the young defense lawyer who must win her first case — or it will be her last!Elsa finds herself visiting the darkest parts of Chicago in her quest to prove that when her client told the archbishop that the box contained "Wah Lee's skull," he didn't know the box actually had a skull inside.This classic mystery tale by webwork master Harry Stephen Keeler is every bit as confusing as it sounds — until Keeler pulls it all together!
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Sing Sing Nights

Sing Sing Nights

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

Three men in Sing Sing - all writers - awaiting execution for the same crime. The body of the victim held only two bullets—one of the men is innocent. How can they find out before morning which one of them is to sign the pardon blank? Sing Sing Nights is a startling example of Mr. Keeler's uncanny power to unravel the most involved plots and during the unraveling deepen the mystery until the very end of the story.
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The Fourth King

The Fourth King

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

"The Thirteen Kings of Crooked Chicago Finance!" That's what the terrorist calling himself THE STAR OF THE NIGHT called the thirteen richest moguls of Chicago when he sent them threatening letters which included decks of cards missing certain kings. Now it's up to technical draftsman Jason Folwell to solve a most perplexing mystery, and only Harry Stephen Keeler could have imagined the webwork machinations behind this most unusual tale involving the machinations of big business and the heartless men who rule the game.
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The Washington Square Enigma

The Washington Square Enigma

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

A dash from an empty house at the sight of a murdered man with a dragon-topped hatpin protruding from one eye! An escape from the police on the back of a speeding roadster. The discovery that its driver, a curly-haired, beautiful girl, clutches in one hand the headless body of that same fatal dragon-topped hatpin!This is the first climax of breathless action that winds about the figure of Ford Harling, penniless derelict in Chicago, and plunges him into the heart of another famous web-work plot of Harry Stephen Keeler. He is caught in a maelstrom of circumstances that whirl about a stolen ruby, counterfeit bills, a nocturnal visit to a cemetery, and a peculiarly baffling murder involving a lovely heiress.It is the fastest-moving mystery ever written by Harry Stephen Keeler, expert in bafflement and tantalizing clues.
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The Case of the Lavender Gripsack

The Case of the Lavender Gripsack

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

After a thousand pages and more sidetrips through the backwoods of Chicago than you can imagine, the story of the man standing on the corner with the crimson hatbox is completed. Finally we find out why the defendant, when asked by the archbishop what was in the box, replied "Wah Lee's skull. I cracked Vann's pete." But not without some of the most incredible courtroom hijinks in the history of jurisprudence. And it's told as only Harry Stephen Keeler could tell it — in four long books.
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Find the Clock

Find the Clock

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

What a contretemps! Young Jeff Darrell, ace reporter for the Morning Call, is the best investigative reporter in town, but now that the world-famous Marvin Feldock has joined the rag, all of Jeff's work must be published in Feldock's name. And to add to the insult, the notorious murderer, the Blond Beast of Bremen, is rumored to be in town, and everyone knows that Jeff flubbed his last best chance to capture the Beast. When Napoleon Foy, the local Chinese laundryman, gets involved you know you're in for a wild, thickly-plotted odyssey through Chicago, the London of the West—an odyssey that only Harry Stephen Keeler could have written.
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The Spectacles of Mr. Cagliostro

The Spectacles of Mr. Cagliostro

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

This is one of Mr. Keeler's finest mystery novels, developing his 'Webwork plot' construction - an intricate edifice built up on one of the most startling and ingenious ideas in mystery literature.Through the diabolical scheme to separate a man from his inheritance, Mr. Keeler throws a fascinating sidelight upon a criminal use of modern psychology.Real—thrilling mystery—told by a master of mystery stories.
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The Man with the Magic Eardrums

The Man with the Magic Eardrums

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

A man standing in a darkened room notices that someone is breaking in via the window. He waits until the intruder is inside then holds him at gunpoint. The two then embark on the most audacious conversation any author has ever had the nerve to write. By the end of the book you'll be exhausted by the tales each man tells, each more unbelievable than the last. The climax will leave you gasping!
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The Box from Japan

The Box from Japan

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

At the time of its publication, 1932, this was the longest mystery ever written. Would you believe, 313,000 words — many of them in a strange Hispano-German dialect. It's a simple story about world war in 1942 between an alliance between Germany, Japan, and Mexico against the US and the rest of the world. 3D TV figures prominently, as well as a cactus that proves to be the world's most perfect food source. A remarkable novel, far ahead of its time!
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The Amazing Web

The Amazing Web

Harry Stephen Keeler

Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

How the Trigger-Finger of a Man Long Dead Sent Another Man To His DeathIn this gigantic mystery story, Mr. Keeler has employed atavism in his plot, a thing that has probably never before been attempted in mystery fiction. Starting in pirate days with the bitter enmity between Captain Kidd and Captain Quarlbush whom Kidd marooned on a desert island for mutiny and thus deprived of a share in the spoils, Mr. Keeler conjures up in modern times a descendant of each of them and shows how in a mysterious way Quarlbush was finally avenged.Standing one day before a strange beautiful Chinese cabinet, in which he was seeking some priceless papers, Kidd's descendant falls dead. With many dramatic suspenses, Mr. Keeler tells the story of how Captain Quarlbush, bent upon revenge, secretly built the beautiful Chinese cabinet, which he plotted to fall into Kidd's hands. This is the basis of the primary plot to which are interlaced many other plots in this incomparable book.
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