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Bid For Fortune; Or, Dr Nikola's Vendetta

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Guy Newell Boothby (1867 – 1905) was a prolific Australian writer. He moved to London in 1894 and became most well-known for his Dr.Nikola mysteries. This book is the first in a series of five and introduces the good doctor himself. Dr Nikola Is a criminal mastermind with an occult twist and like much fiction of that era this book and the following are more about how others fall under his spell and into his web. Here we have an adventure and love story that sweeps us from Australia, the South Seas, the Middle East and rural Hampshire with our lovestruck hero constantly battling against Dr Nikola and his cohorts. The sense of mystery and the exotic settings are exceptionally well portrayed and give the book a nostalgic appeal for the days of imperialists and hardened empire builders.

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A BID FOR FORTUNE

DR. NIKOLA'S VENDETTA

By GUY BOOTHBY

Author of "Dr. Nikola," "The Beautiful White Devil," etc., etc.

WARD, LOCK & CO., LIMITED LONDON, MELBOURNE AND TORONTO 1918

[Illustration: "Again she turned her face from me."]

CONTENTS.

Part I.

PROLOGUE Dr. Nikola

CHAPTER I. I determine to take a Holiday, Sydney, and what Befel me there

CHAPTER II. London

CHAPTER III. I Visit my Relations

CHAPTER IV. I Save an Important Life

CHAPTER V. Mystery

CHAPTER VI. I Meet Dr. Nikola again

CHAPTER VII. Port Said, and what Befel us there

CHAPTER VIII. Our Imprisonment and Attempt at Escape

CHAPTER IX. Dr. Nikola permits us a Free Passage

Part II.

CHAPTER I. We reach Australia, and the Result

CHAPTER II. On the Trail

CHAPTER III. Lord Beckenham's Story

CHAPTER IV. Following up a Clue

CHAPTER V. The Islands, and what we found there

CHAPTER VI... Continue reading book >>


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