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Adventure. Thrillers. Mystery. Detective. Book 14: 1. The Daughters of the Night; 2. The Gaunt Stranger or Police Work; 3. A King by Night; 4. The Strange Countess.
1. The Daughters of the Night
Jim Bartholomew is a young manager of a branch of the South Devon Farmers' Bank with a love of hunting, horses and a dislike of routine. What does he have in common with Margot, the beautiful Mrs Markham and a handsome American? And what do the Daughters of the Night - the three Roman deities who brought punishment to evil-doers - have to do with this tale?
2. The Gaunt Stranger or Police Work
A notorious killer, long believed to have died in Australia, returns to England seeking revenge for the death of his sister. The "Ringer" threatens to murder the criminal mastermind Maurice Meister. Detective Inspector Alan Wembury is assigned to the case and despite his strong dislike for Meister attempts to protect him with the reluctant assistance of another criminal, Sam Hackett, who has been released from prison as he is the only man able to identify the "Ringer". Even with his help Wembury struggles to unmask their target before the time at which Meister is due to be killed.
3. A King by Night
Mystery novel, centering around the latest in a series of murders. The plot thickens until the last two chapters, when all is revealed Recommended for Edgar Wallace fans and fans of old-time, classic crime thrillers.
4. The Strange Countess
A classic mystery with a lovely girl, a stalker, a Holmes-like detective and a plot with many twists and turns.