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Summary of the Book 'The York Mystery':
Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozlia Mria Jozefa Borbla Emmuska Orczy de Orczi was a British novelist playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.
Excerpts from the Book 'The York Mystery':
... woman's heart. Lady Arthur Skelmerton! That name recalled one of the most bewildering, most mysterious passages in the annals of undiscovered crimes. ... ... If you have ever been to York you will have noticed the fine houses which have their drive and front entrances in the road called 'The ... ... which it was generally believed-as he was very lucky-was a regular source of income to him. Peppercorn, however, after his brilliant ... ... hurry up, sharp the brute is giving me the slip!' But the brute did not seem inclined to do anything of the sort he certainly extricated ... ... for the Tuesday after the murder. Lord Arthur had been obliged to stay in York a few days, as his evidence would be needed. That fact gave ... ... constables gave the same version of the incident, and both were positive as to the time when it occurred. Medical evidence went to prove that ... ... penny from him. 'It's the only money I've made to-day,' he says to me. 'I mean to get it.' 'You won't,' I says. 'I ... ... people, all hurrying after the day's excitements, he himself happened to be standing close the hedge which marks the boundary of Lord Arthur Skelmerton's ... ... 'Yes, my good man .... or?' 'Or I'll let Sir John have a good look at that little bill I had of yours a couple of years ago. If you'll ... ... its significance-more, its truth-had become glaringly apparent. Closely cross-examined, he adhered strictly to his statement and having finished ... ... the party to give me 'is card,' continued Mr. Chipps, 'as I didn't know, perhaps, that 'is lordship might wish to see 'im, but I kept 'im standing ... ... been left in the wound, was now produced in court. After a little hesitation Chipps identified it as the property of his master, Lord Arthur Skelmerton. ... ... occurrence for racing men to have certain acquaintances whom they would not wish their wives to know anything about.' 'Then it did not strike ... ... might in some way be shaken by the prosecution, but with military precision and frigid calm he repeated his important statements amidst a general ... ... night. Until 10.46 Lord Arthur was playing cards a quarter of an hour later the police were on the scene, and the murder had been committed. ... ... impenetrable mysteries. THE YORK MYSTERY CHAPTER IX. A BROKEN-HEARTED WOMAN THE man in the corner called for another ... ... a few minutes' time wherein to make an assignation with Lavender, promising him money, no doubt, in exchange for the compromising bills. ... ... to his master a few minutes elapse, and when the footman once again tells Lavender that his lordship won't see him. the latter says 'Very well,' ... ... Other books that may be interesting to you:Baroness Orczy : Lady Molly Of Scotland YardA Fictional Guide to Scotland is a collection of short stories ... ... long before the brother dies... of a bullet between the eyes! Strangely, the study has been locked from the inside, and Mark Ablett... >>read more<