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Midnight

Midnight by Octavus Roy Cohen
By: (1891-1959)

The crime seemed to have lost itself in the sleety cold of the December midnight upon which it was committed. The trails were not blind–there were simply no trails. The circumstances baffled explanation–a lone woman entering an empty taxicab; a run to a distant point in the city; the discovery of the woman’s disappearance, and in her stead the sight of the dead body of a prominent society man–that, and the further blind information that the suit-case which the woman had carried was the property of the man whose body was huddled horribly in the taxicab.

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MIDNIGHT

BY OCTAVUS ROY COHEN

Author of "THE CRIMSON ALIBI," "GRAY DUSK," ETC.

1921

TO DR. MILES A. WATKINS

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I OUT OF THE STORM

II THE SUIT CASE IS OPENED

III "FIND THE WOMAN"

IV CARROLL HAS A VISITOR

V MISS EVELYN ROGERS

VI REGARDING ROLAND WARREN

VII THE VALET TALKS

VIII CARROLL MAKES A MOVE

XI ICE CREAM SODA

X A DISCOVERY

XI LOOSE ENDS

XII A CHALLENGE

XIII NO ALIBI

XIV THE SUIT CASE AGAIN

XV A TALK WITH HAZEL GRESHAM

XVI THE WOMAN IN THE TAXI

XVII BARKER ACCUSES

XVIII "AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH "

XIX LABYRINTH

XX A CONFESSION

XXI CARROLL DECIDES

XXII THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED

CHAPTER I

OUT OF THE STORM

Taxicab No. 92,381 skidded crazily on the icy pavement of Atlantic Avenue. Spike Walters, its driver, cursed roundly as he applied the brakes and with difficulty obtained control of the little closed car. Depressing the clutch pedal, he negotiated the frozen thoroughfare and parked his car in the lee of the enormous Union Station, which bulked forbiddingly in the December midnight... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 31, 2015
Subject: intereresting story
I find it differently and recommend it.Narrator is perfect.
Reviewer: - May 4, 2015
Subject: Midnight
A very good story, improved further by the quality narration by Roger Melin.
Reviewer: - October 7, 2013
Subject: Enjoyable
Entertaining story. Great reader. Thank you Roger Melin.


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