The Sleuth of St. James Street

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Xlibris Corporation LLC, 2001 - Fiction - 248 pages
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... And he held the scroll out to the heat of the fire. The vellum baked slowly, and as it baked, the black Chinese characters faded out and faint blue ones began to appear.   Marquis read the secret message in his emotionless drawl:

"`The American is destroyed, and his accursed work is destroyed with him. Send the news to Bangkok and west to Burma. The treasures of India are saved."'

So begins, "The Sleuth of St. James Street" - a riveting Victorian mystery adventure by Melville Post.  Can you solve the crime before time runs out?

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About the author (2001)

Melville Davisson Post (1869 1930) was an American author, born in Harrison County, West Virginia. He studied law at West Virginia University, where he graduated in 1892. In 1903 he married Ann Bloomfield Gamble Schofield, with whom he had a son, but the child died in infancy and soon after his son s death Post left law practice and took to writing fiction. He was a prolific and successful writer and is best known for his mystery and crime stories.

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