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Cleek of Scotland Yard

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Hamilton Cleek is back - or is he?

Margot, Queen of the Apaches (the notorious French criminal gang) has been released on bail and vanished, Mr. Narkom has a series of inexplicable murders to solve, there is talk of revolution in Mauravania. And Cleek is missing.

Hold on to your hats for another thrilling ride as spying, murder, horse-napping, bombs and political intrigue rear their ugly heads. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

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[Illustration: "My only kingdom is here ... in this dear woman's arms. Walk with me, Ailsa ... as my queen and my wife."]

The International Adventure Library

Three Owls Edition


Detective Stories


T. P. Hanshew

Author of "Cleek the Master Detective", "Cleek's Government Cases" etc.

W. R. Caldwell & Co. New York

Copyright, 1912, 1913, 1914, by Doubleday, Page & Company

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian.

Cleek of Scotland Yard


The Affair of the Man Who Vanished

Mr. Maverick Narkom, Superintendent at Scotland Yard, flung aside the paper he was reading and wheeled round in his revolving desk chair, all alert on the instant, like a terrier that scents a rat.

He knew well what the coming of the footsteps toward his private office portended; his messenger was returning at last.

Good! Now he would get at the facts of the matter, and be relieved from the sneers of carping critics and the pin pricks of overzealous reporters, who seemed to think that the Yard was to blame, and all the forces connected with it to be screamed at as incompetents if every evildoer in London was not instantly brought to book and his craftiest secrets promptly revealed... Continue reading book >>

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