I Say No

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The Floating Press, Oct 1, 2010 - Fiction - 640 pages
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In the mood for a tightly plotted whodunit? Check out "I Say No" from Wilkie Collins, an author recognized as one of the most important figures in the development of the detective fiction genre. A unlikely heroine takes on the role of detective and uncovers the truth about her family's troubled history.
 

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Contents

Chapter XXXVII The Lady Wants You Sir
367
BOOK THE FOURTHTHE COUNTRY HOUSE
376
Chapter XXXVIII Dancing
377
Chapter XXXIX Feigning
388
Chapter XL Consulting
396
Chapter XLI Speechifying
404
Chapter XLII Cooking
414
Chapter XLIII Sounding
425

Chapter VIII Master and Pupil
83
Chapter IX Mrs Rook and the Locket
91
Chapter X Guesses at the Truth
104
Chapter XI The Drawing Masters Confession
111
BOOK THE SECONDIN LONDON
122
Chapter XII Mrs Ellmother
123
Chapter XIII Miss Letitia
132
Chapter XIV Mrs Mosey
142
Chapter XV Emily
151
Chapter XVI Miss Jethro
158
Chapter XVII Doctor Allday
167
Chapter XVIII Miss Ladd
174
Chapter XIX Sir Jervis Redwood
183
Chapter XX The Reverend Miles Mirabel
186
Chapter XXI Polly and Sally
196
Chapter XXII Alban Morris
203
Chapter XXIII Miss Redwood
211
Chapter XXIV Mr Rook
227
Chapter XXV J B
237
Chapter XXVI Mother Eve
249
Chapter XXVII Mentor and Telemachus
262
Chapter XXVIII Francine
269
Chapter XXIX Bony
279
Chapter XXX Lady Doris
291
Chapter XXXI Moira
300
BOOK THE THIRD NETHERWOODS
314
Chapter XXXII In the Gray Room
315
Chapter XXXIII Recollections of St Domingo
325
Chapter XXXIV In the Dark
337
Chapter XXXV The Treachery of the Pipe
348
Chapter XXXVI Change of Air
357
Chapter XLIV Competing
432
Chapter XLV MischiefMaking
443
Chapter XLVI Pretending
453
Chapter XLVII Debating
461
Chapter XLVIII Investigating
472
BOOK THE FIFTHTHE COTTAGE
479
Chapter XLIX Emily Suffers
480
Chapter L Miss Ladd Advises
489
Chapter LI The Doctor Sees
501
Chapter LII If I Could Find a Friend
508
Chapter LIII The Friend is Found
520
Chapter LIV The End of the Fainting Fit
529
BOOK THE SIXTHHERE AND THERE
532
Chapter LV Mirabel Sees His Way
533
Chapter LVI Alban Sees His Way
538
Chapter LVII Approaching the End
547
BOOK THE SEVENTHTHE CLINK
553
Chapter LVIII A Council of Two
554
Chapter LIX The Accident at Belford
561
Chapter LX Outside the Room
573
Chapter LXI Inside the Room
579
Chapter LXII Downstairs
593
Chapter LXIII The Defense of Mirabel
601
Chapter LXIV On the Way to London
609
BOOK THE LASTAT HOME AGAIN
613
Chapter LXV Cecilia in a New Character
614
Chapter LXVI Albans Narrative
617
Chapter LXVII The True Consolation
630
Postscript Gossip in the Studio
634
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Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.

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