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A man is certain his friends are about to play a practical joke on him ...
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A magistrate is visited by a doctor who hides a dark secret behind his penetrating pale blue eyes.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Suzanne stays at the bedside of her dying sister, who she has lived with her whole life.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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So you think he's mad? Nervous? True! - but you should see how wisely he carries out his plan.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man takes his enemy to taste a rare wine - which he happens to keep at the far end of a vast, damp cellar.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A case which leaves a Lady of notoriously loose morals in a nunnery and her lover - a brilliant physician - in a vegetative state.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The last crime of the notorious thief Flambeau was a Christmas crime, a cheery, cosy, English middle-class crime.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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What do an horrific dream and the name 'Catharine Larue' have to do with a man found dead in the hills around the Nappa Valley?
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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In this homage to Poe, two rival scholars are brought together when one discovers an important early Christian burial ground.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A young engineer is charged with transporting secret documents across the English channel - but criminal elements are on his trail and things soon start to go wrong.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Threatening notes are sent to a brilliant inventor, apparently from a former rival for the affections of a young lady.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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Confined to a room in an exclusive club during an important dinner, Father Brown notices some unusual sounding footsteps.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An apparently impossible scenario involving the diappearance of three people from and the appearance of a totally unknown - dead - fourth on a moving train.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A young Lady employs Holmes to negotiate with London's most notorious blackmailer.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A job advert with a bizarre set of requirements leads a young entomologist off on a mysterious adventure.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars