Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter   By:

Book cover

First Page:

The Great Detective Story.

MADELINE PAYNE, THE DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER.

by

LAWRENCE L. LYNCH,

(Of the Secret Service.)

Author of "Shadowed by Three," "The Diamond Coterie," "Out of a Labyrinth," etc., etc.

[Illustration: "Yes," she cried, wildly, "I know; you need not say it" page 219.]

Chicago: Alex. T. Loyd & Co. 1888.

Copyright, 1883, Donnelley, Loyd & Co., Chicago.

Copyright, 1883, Alex. T. Loyd & Co., Chicago.

Copyright, 1884, Alex. T. Loyd & Co., Chicago.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. MAN PROPOSES 9 II. THE OLD TREE'S REVELATIONS 16 III. THE STORY OF A CRIME 25 IV. THE DIE IS CAST 44 V. A SHREWD SCHEME 54 VI. A WARNING 64 VII. A STRUGGLE FOR MORE THAN LIFE 75 VIII. THREADS OF THE FABRIC 98 IX. GONE! 104 X. BONNIE, BEWITCHING CLAIRE 113 XI. A GLEAM OF LIGHT 121 XII. A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAD 130 XIII. MISS ARTHUR'S FRENCH MAID 137 XIV. WHEELS WITHIN WHEEL 143 XV. CORA AND THE FRENCH MAID MEASURE SWORDS 155 XVI. FACE TO FACE 167 XVII. GATHERING CLUES 184 XVIII. THE HAND OF FRIENDSHIP WIELDS THE SURGEON'S KNIFE 191 XIX. A DUAL RENUNCIATION 203 XX. STRUGGLING AGAINST FATE 215 XXI. HAGAR AND CORA 229 XXII. TO BE, TO DO, TO SUFFER 239 XXIII. SETTING SOME SNARES 244 XXIV. A VERITABLE GHOST 251 XXV. SOME DAYS OF WAITING 257 XXVI. NOT A BAD DAY'S WORK 265 XXVII. CLAIRE TURNS CIRCE 272 XXVIII. THE CURTAIN RISES ON THE MIMIC STAGE 279 XXIX. A STARTLING EPISODE 291 XXX. WAITING 299 XXXI. MR. PERCY SHAKES HIMSELF 303 XXXII. A SILKEN BELT 310 XXXIII. CROSS PURPOSES 316 XXXIV. A SLIGHT COMPLICATION 322 XXXV. "THOU SHALT NOT SERVE TWO MASTERS" SET AT NAUGHT 332 XXXVI. MR. LORD'S LETTER 337 XXXVII. "I HAVE COME BACK TO MY OWN!" 341 XXXVIII. CORA UNDER ORDERS 356 XXXIX. MYSTIFIED PEOPLE 367 XL. DAVLIN'S "POINTS." 378 XLI. THE DAYS PASS BY 385 XLII. A STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM 389 XLIII. THE DOCTOR'S WOOING 397 XLIV. A FRESH COMPLICATION 403 XLV. MRS. RALSTON'S STORY 409 XLVI. CORA "STIRS UP THE ANIMALS." 416 XLVII. THE BEGINNING OF THE END 423 XLVIII. THE SWORD OF FATE 427 XLIX. AS THE FOOL DIETH 442 L. "AND THEN COMES REST." 447

[Illustration: "Lucian Davlin was among the arrivals, and at the end of the depot platform stood the dainty phæton of Mrs. John Arthur." page 229.]

MADELINE PAYNE,

THE DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER.

CHAPTER I.

MAN PROPOSES.

"H'm! And you scarcely remember your mother, I suppose?"

"No, Lucian; I was such a mere babe when she died, I have often wondered what it would be like to have a mother... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books