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Black Stars Campaign - A Detective Story Johnston McCulley

Black Stars Campaign - A Detective Story

Johnston McCulley

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ISBN : 9781406723434
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252 pages
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CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I. NEWS FOR THE SHERIFF .... n II. A SHOCK FOR THE CITY 17 III. THE NEW HEADQUARTERS .... 26 IV. OVER THE TELEPHONE 36 V. TRAILED 47 VI. WHAT KOWEN FOUND 56 VII. VERBECK INVESTIGATES 63, VIII. MYSTERY AND AN ALARM .... 71 IX.MoreCONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I. NEWS FOR THE SHERIFF .... n II. A SHOCK FOR THE CITY 17 III. THE NEW HEADQUARTERS .... 26 IV. OVER THE TELEPHONE 36 V. TRAILED 47 VI. WHAT KOWEN FOUND 56 VII. VERBECK INVESTIGATES 63, VIII. MYSTERY AND AN ALARM .... 71 IX. ORDERS AND LETTERS 78 X. A DOUBLE CRIME 8 XI. MORE MYSTERY 94 XII. ANOTHER TELEPHONE CALL . . . 101 XIII. INSIDE THE MUSEUM 107 XIV. MISSING MASTERPIECES 116 XV. SOME FISHERMEN 124 XVI. HOT BREAD 132 XVII. MUGGS SEES His MAN 141 XVIII. MUGGS MEETS DISASTER .... 147 1G62109 CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE XIX. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ... ., 155 XX. ON THE TRAIL 163 XXI. A TENSE MOMENT, . .. 172 XXII. ON THE ROOF ...... . . . 183 XXIII. MUGGS GIVES A TIP 192 XXIV. ON THE TRAIL ., ., m 202 XXV. END OF THE TRAIL . 209 XXVI. THE BIG BLOW . . . B1 .- m 218 XXVII. MUGGS TAKES A CHANCE n, . 227 XXVIII. THE ALARM .., .. 235 XXIX. CAUGHT IN THE NET w .- 244 XXX. MUGGS ARRIVES., 249 XXXI. AN EMPTY NET . w ., , 250 XXXII. THE LETTER . . w . ..., . 254 BUCK STARS CAMPAIGN CHAPTER I NEWS FOR THE SHERIFF OHERIFF KOWEN looked up from his desk in -J amazement as the stenographer ushered in the woman. The name on her card had told him nothing, and he had expected to be confronted by some middle-aged, washed-out, tired wife and mother who would make a request to visit the jail and talk with an erring relative. What he did see when he raised his eyes and cleared his throat preparatory to indulging in his professional attitude, was a handsomely gowned, beautiful woman of perhaps thirty years, a woman who appeared to be exceedingly cultured and refined. Sheriff Kowen got out of his chair quickly, and placed one at the end of the desk for his visitor. Then he seated himselfagain, and looked across to her. She appeared to be nervous, almost distraught, on the verge of tears. My dear Miss Blanchard, Sheriff Kowen said, glancing at the card the stenographer had handed to him, and for once forgetting his usual gruff manner, is there any way in which I may be of service to you I scarcely know how to approach the subject she replied. The sheriff noticed that her voice was all that he had expected it would be a voice that was modulated to the correct society pitch. Such a thing as as this is well, I am not used to it. Just take your time, and tell me in your own way, said the sheriff. You have er some sort of a complaint to make Yes, that is it. In the first place, we do not reside in this city regularly. We have a suite at a private hotel my mother, my brother and myself. It is about my brother that I wish to see you. He is er in trouble Not exactly that, but please tell me, first, Mr. Kowen, it is against the law to operate a gambling house, is it not It most certainly is Kowen exclaimed. When I was first elected, I fought gambling houses got quite a reputation for working along that line. I fought the cheap ones, and I fought the pretentious dress-suit establishments cleaned them out Pardon me, Mr. Kowen, but one remains else it is a new one that has opened recently. Whats that the sheriff cried, sitting up straighter in his chair...