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Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch is a suspenseful crime thriller that keeps readers hooked from start to finish. Lynch's skillful storytelling and attention to detail create a vivid world that draws readers in and refuses to let go.

The novel follows the journey of Madeline Payne, a young woman who discovers that her deceased father was a renowned detective. Determined to uncover the truth about his death and follow in his footsteps, Madeline embarks on a dangerous investigation that takes her into the seedy underbelly of her city.

One of the strengths of this book is the well-developed and complex characters. Madeline is a compelling and relatable protagonist who displays both vulnerability and determination. Her journey is filled with obstacles and challenges, and it is easy to become emotionally invested in her story. The supporting cast also adds depth to the narrative, each with their own unique motivations and secrets.

Lynch's writing style is gripping and fast-paced, making it difficult to put the book down. The plot twists and turns, keeping readers guessing until the very end. The author expertly weaves together suspense, action, and emotional depth, creating a multi-faceted story that transcends the typical crime novel.

The setting of the story is another standout element. The vivid descriptions of the city paint a picture that is both atmospheric and gritty. Lynch's attention to detail brings the world to life, allowing readers to feel fully immersed in Madeline's journey.

If there is one criticism, it is that at times the dialogue feels slightly forced and unnatural. Some of the conversations between characters could have benefited from a more organic flow. However, this small flaw does not detract significantly from the overall quality of the book.

In conclusion, Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter is an enthralling crime thriller that will leave readers eager for more. Lynch's storytelling prowess, well-rounded characters, and atmospheric setting combine to create a gripping and memorable read. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed with this captivating debut novel.

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... Continue reading book >>




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