The Man in Lower 10 by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1909)

Washington, DC, lawyer Lawrence Blakely has been inveigled by his partner, Richey McKnight, into taking the train to Pittsburgh in order to confirm that a set of important papers are indeed forgeries. Having completed his business, Blakely procures a berth for the return journey onboard the Washington Flier. During night Blakely leaves his berth and …

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What I Read On My Summer Vacation

Foul weather curtailed any wanderings during our staycation (hot, sticky, humid, rainy, wet...bleh!). Other than the husband tricking the dog and I out of our comfy chairs with a promise of Korean BBQ for lunch, and then making us go for a walk up on the Peaks first, we went nowhere. But obviously, I did …

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Death Takes Small Bites by George H. Johnston (1948)

Newspaperman Cavendish C. Cavendish (known as Jed to his friends) is driving the wants Burma Road, or as he calls it “The Road of Adventure that hasn’t got any adventure anymore.” His beliefs are soon challenged when, after giving a lift to Charmain Anthony, they are caught in a landslide, almost plunge off a bridge …

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