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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Outwardly Seth didn’t react as he watched Mrs. Hatfield misplay the four spade contract, but inwardly he groaned. True, she made it, but most of the other pairs would make it with an overtrick.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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If I can just keep walking, I can burn off some of this nervous energy. I need to walk until I’m exhausted, until I can convince myself that this rapid, stuttering heartbeat of mine is the result of exercise.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He steals with swift, simple hands in the yellow Roman sun. The crowds are bulging, swollen, and he bobs amongst them as silent as a jellyfish.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Hot on the trail of master criminal Flambeau, the head of the Paris police arrives in London, where he begins to notice small things out of place.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A decapitated body is found during a dinner party at the house of the Chief of the Paris Police, in the walled garden. Father Brown is a guest ...
- Length: 19 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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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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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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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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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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Ed runs an errand for Mr. Rollo.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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When Chuck Walaach enters the Elvis Look-Alike Competition, something has to give.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An investigator is put on the case when a mad philologist steals a new weapon.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man seeks Holmes' advice after his wife becomes terrified at the appearance of a series of drawings of dancing men.
- Length: 27 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Just as he is about to be arrested for the murder of a client, a young lawyer pays a visit on Holmes and begs him to help prove his innocence.
- Length: 27 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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An ill-tempered ex-ship's-captain is brutally murdered, pinned agaist the wall of his garden shed by a harpoon.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Lestrade consults Holmes when a number of busts of Napoleon are smashed at various locations around London.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars