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Last Stroke

Last Stroke by Lawrence L. Lynch
By: (1853-1914)

Written by Chicago socialite, Emma Murdock Van Deventer, under the nom de plume of Lawrence L. Lynch, this detective story opens with the mysterious disappearance of schoolmaster, Mr. Brierly. The under-teacher and students set about finding him, but when his body is found, the mystery only deepens. Was it murder? What was the motive? He appeared to have no enemies.

First Page:

THE LAST STROKE

A DETECTIVE STORY

BY LAWRENCE L. LYNCH

(E. MURDOCH VAN DEVENTER)

Author of " No Proof ," " Moina ," &c., &c.

LONDON: WARD, LOCK & CO., LIMITED, WARWICK HOUSE, SALISBURY SQUARE, E.C. NEW YORK AND MELBOURNE.

CONTENTS.

PAGE CHAPTER I. SOMETHING WRONG 1

CHAPTER II. FOUND 12

CHAPTER III. NEMESIS 28

CHAPTER IV. FERRARS 39

CHAPTER V. IN CONSULTATION 52

CHAPTER VI. "WHICH?" 64

CHAPTER VII. RENUNCIATION 75

CHAPTER VIII. TRICKERY 90

CHAPTER IX. A LETTER 101

CHAPTER X. THIS HELPS ME 117

CHAPTER XI. DETAILS 127

CHAPTER XII. "FERRISS GRANT" 135

CHAPTER XIII. THE "LAKE COUNTY HERALD" 148

CHAPTER XIV. A GHOST 157

CHAPTER XV. REBELLION 175

CHAPTER XVI. "OUT OF REACH" 185

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