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In "The Automobile Girls at Washington: Checkmating the Plots of Foreign Spies" by Laura Dent Crane, readers are taken on an exciting journey full of adventure, mystery, and espionage.

The story follows a group of young and fearless girls named Ruth, Alice, and Helen, who possess a deep love for automobiles. Their passion not only fuels their adventurous spirit but also brings together a diverse group of people with various skills and talents. As their reputation for solving mysteries grows, they find themselves called upon to assist in uncovering a network of foreign spies operating in the nation's capital.

Crane masterfully crafts a fast-paced and engaging narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The characters are well-developed, and their distinct personalities shine through, enabling readers to connect with them emotionally. From the determined and resourceful Ruth to the quick-witted and clever Alice, each girl brings a unique perspective to the story, adding depth and richness.

The author's vivid descriptions transport the reader to the bustling streets of Washington, D.C., allowing them to immerse themselves in the time period and experience the world through the eyes of the young detectives. Crane expertly weaves historical events into the narrative, adding an extra layer of intrigue and grounding the story in reality. Through her detailed research and attention to historical accuracy, she successfully paints a vivid picture of the social and political landscape of the era.

The plot is well-structured, with twists and turns that will leave readers guessing until the very end. The pacing is tight, with every scene contributing to the overall suspense and momentum. Crane masterfully builds tension, seamlessly blending the girls' personal lives with the high-stakes spy game that unfolds around them.

In "The Automobile Girls at Washington," Crane brilliantly combines elements of mystery, espionage, and friendship to create a captivating story that will appeal to readers of all ages. This book is not only entertaining but also offers a glimpse into a fascinating period in history. With its well-rounded characters, engaging plot, and rich historical context, this is a must-read for fans of adventure and mystery novels. Crane's writing style is accessible and engaging, ensuring that readers will be hooked from the very first page until the thrilling conclusion.

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or, Checkmating the Plots of Foreign Spies



Author of The Automobile Girls at Newport, The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires, The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson, The Automobile Girls at Chicago, The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach, etc.


[Illustration: A Fat Chinese Gentleman Stood Regarding Her. (Frontispiece)]



I. A Chance Meeting II. Cabinet Day in Washington III. Mr. Tu Fang Wu IV. At the Chinese Embassy V. Sub Rosa VI. The Arrest VII. Mollie's Temptation VIII. At the White House IX. Bab's Discovery X. The Confession XI. In Mr. Hamlin's Study XII. Barbara's Secret Errand XIII. A Foolish Girl XIV. "Grant No Favors!" XV. Bab Refuses to Grant a Favor XVI. Barbara's Unexpected Good Luck XVII. The White Veil XVIII. A Tangled Web or Circumstance XIX. Harriet in Danger XX. Foiled! XXI. The Discovery XXII. Oil on the Troubled Waters XXIII. Suspense and the Reward XXIV. Home at Laurel Cottage



Barbara Thurston stood at the window of a large old fashioned house, looking out into Connecticut Avenue. It was almost dark... Continue reading book >>

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