There is always some deviltry afoot in the world, and not a little of it here in our corner itself. Afterward, I was looking forward to a nice lunch before whatever my employer had planned for the day, but apparently he thought ...
Author: Will Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When a bomb destroys the recently formed Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard, all fingers point to the increasingly brazen factions of Irish dissidents seeking liberation from English rule. Volunteering their services to the British government, Barker and Llewelyn set out to infiltrate a secret cell of the Irish Republican Brotherhood known as the Invisibles. Posing as a reclusive German bomb maker and his anarchist apprentice, they are recruited for the group's ultimate plan: to bring London to its knees and end the monarchy forever. Their adventures take them from a lighthouse on the craggy coast of Wales to a Liverpool infested with radicals, and even to the City of Light, where Llewelyn goes undercover with Maire O'Casey, the alluring sister of an Irish radical. Llewelyn again finds himself put to the test by his enigmatic employer, studying the art of self-defense and the brutal sport of hurling -- and, most dangerous of all, being schooled in the deadly science of bomb making.
CHAPTER XXVI DEVILTRY AFOOT Thursday, May 4, 1899, dawned as fair a spring morning as ever set off sacrificial rite or triumphal jubilee — a day of buoyant, delicious airs which set the blood throbbing in the veins and ambition ...
Author: Thomas W. Lawson
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
American businessman THOMAS WILLIAM LAWSON (1857-1925) was notorious for his stock manipulations, but that was nothing to the infamy he achieved when he turned against his partners, Henry H. Rogers and William Rockefeller, in the Amalgamated Copper Mining Company. In this 1906 work-a forgotten classic of muckraking by an insider to the crimes uncovered-Lawson told all about the ruthless practices deployed to create this trust, making no bones abut his own involvement. Pulling no punches, Lawson discusses: [ "juggling with millions of the people's money" [ "bribing a legislature" [ "the magic world of finance" [ "how Wall Street's manipulations affect the country" [ and much more. As the globe reels from 21st-century financial crimes, this is a stunning reminder of lessons of old that went unheeded.
I've sailed the seas and rivers, as boy and man, don't you know, and the only times I've seen the like of this business there's always been some deviltry afoot. You two gentlemen, you'll excuse me for mentioning, seem to be the ranking ...
Author: Mayer Alan Brenner
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Fantasy takes a “zany and very, very clever” turn in the second Dance of Gods adventure from the author of Spell of Catastrophe (Kliatt). The port town of Oolsmouth used to be a quiet, peaceful trading city. But with Maximillian the Vaguely Disreputable, Shaa, the Great Karlini, and the Creeping Sword all about to converge there, it seems unlikely to stay that way. The usual power struggles—gods vs. mortals vs. gods-know-who in the everlasting Dance of Gods—are brewing in Oolsmouth, and tension is building. But the ship carrying Shaa and the Great Karlini into town has been hijacked, the Creeping Sword has already missed the boat (literally), and Max has taken a detour to try to discover the secrets of a hopefully long-dead sorcerer. These delays have got everyone wondering: will they make it to Oolsmouth in time for the showdown? More importantly: do they want to? “A lot of confusion, mayhem, action and adventure—but better yet, a sense of the humorous that doesn’t rely on puns.” —Bakka Bookie Sheet “Brenner writes in a quick-paced style which perfectly matches his plot twists . . . A book rich in people, places and complications and one which is enjoyable either by itself or in tandem with the first in the series.” —Quantam
There is some deviltry afoot, and apparently no one is safe. Don't say a word to anybody about it, but drop over to see me as soon as you possibly can." "Yes," I agreed, "that does interest me. When are you going over?
John was no fool in such things. Well, slip a pistol into your pocket from the locker, George, and take the deck. “Or, stay! You're weary. Go sleep, and bar your door; there's deviltry afoot somewhere. I'll take this watch.
Author: H. Bedford-Jones
Publisher: Delphi Classics
The ‘King of the Pulps’, H. Bedford-Jones was a Canadian-American writer, who penned a prolific and diverse output of fiction, including historical, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, crime and Western stories. An author of a rare and inventive genius, Bedford-Jones produced hundreds of compelling tales, writing several at the same time, for a host of magazines across the western world. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Bedford-Jones’ works ever compiled, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bedford-Jones’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * Over 50 novels and novelettes, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare short stories available in no other collection * Easily locate the stories you want to read * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The John Solomon Series The Gate of Farewell (1914) John Solomon — Supercargo (1914) Solomon’s Quest (1915) The Case of the Kidnapped Duchess (1935) The Case of the Deathly Barque (1935) The John Barnes Series Spy against Europe (1935) Free-Lance Spy (1935) The Sphinx Strikes (1935) Vincent Connor Series Vincent Connor Stories The Sphinx Emerald Series Sphinx Emerald Stories Other Novels and Novellas The Cross and the Hammer (1912) Ghost Hills (1913) Flamehair the Skald (1913) The Conquest (1914) A Discord in Avalon (1914) Blood Royal (1914) Rajah of Hell Island (1917) Nuala O’Malley (1918) Bob Bowen Comes to Town (1918) The Opium Ship (1919) The House of Skulls (1919) The Second Life of Monsieur the Devil (1920) The Ship of Shadows (1920) Pirates’ Gold (1920) The Mesa Trail (1920) Arizona Argonauts (1920) The Boy Scouts of the Air at Cape Peril (1921) The Temple of the Ten (1921) The Mardi Gras Mystery (1921) Yellow Intrigue (1921) Treasure Royal (1922) The Second Mate (1922) Written in Red (1922) Down the Coast of Barbary (1922) Blood of the Eagle (1922) The Sheriff of Pecos (1923) Splendour of the Gods (1924) Madagascar Gold (1924) The Star Woman (1924) Cactus and Rattlers (1924) The Arizona Callahan (1924) The Barren Islands (1924) South, West and North (1924) Profit Intangible (1925) D’Artagnan (1928) The Thrust of a Finger (1932) Pearls from Macao (1933) The Deathly Island (1934) Colonel Flea (1930) The Brute’s Emeralds (1935) He Who Sets a Trap (1947) The Short Stories Miscellaneous Short Stories Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks
By their magic they changed the appearance of all—" "Then there is further deviltry afoot." said Kull, "for if there be true men in the councils of Valusia they should be in the real council room now. Come swiftly.
Author: Robert E. Howard
This carefully crafted ebook: "Fantastical Tales - The Ultimate Collection of Sword & Sorcery Action-Adventures, Time Travel & Mythical Worlds" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Howard created Conan the Barbarian, a character whose cultural impact has been compared to such icons as Batman, Count Dracula, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Tarzan. Table of Contents: 'Conan the Barbarian' Stories: Cimmeria The Hyborian Age — Conan's World The Frost Giant's Daughter (Gods of the North) The God in the Bowl The Tower of the Elephant Rogues in the House Shadows in the Moonlight (Iron Shadows in the Moon) Black Colossus Queen of the Black Coast The Slithering Shadow (Xuthal of the Dusk) A Witch Shall Be Born The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle Shadows in Zamboula (Man-Eaters of Zamboula) The Pool of the Black One Beyond the Black River The Black Stranger Red Nails Jewels of Gwahlur (The Teeth of Gwahlur) The Phoenix on the Sword The Scarlet Citadel The Hour of the Dragon (Conan the Conqueror) Kings of the Night The 'Solomon Kane' Stories: Red Shadows Skulls in the Stars Rattle Of Bones The Moon of Skulls The Hills of the Dead The Footfalls Within Wings in the Night Solomon Kane's Homecoming - A Poem The 'Bran Mak Morn' Stories: Kings of the Night Worms of the Earth The Children of the Night The 'Turlogh Dubh O'Brien' Stories: The Dark Man The Gods of Bal-Sagoth The 'James Allison' Stories: The Valley of the Worm The Garden Of Fear Other Fantasy Stories: Almuric People of the Dark Black Canaan Spear and Fang The Voice of El-Lil Witch from Hell's Kitchen
And though that meant even blacker deviltry afoot than he had suspected up to now, Scotty suddenly felt like shouting. A discovery like that was something to shout about. And something to see about, too. Bill was back at the ranch ...
Author: Lynn Westland
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Archie Lynn Joscelyn (1899 - 1985) was a 2012 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee. Born in Montana, he spent most of his life in that state, penning hundreds of novels and short stories dealing with western life and adventure. King of the Rodeo was originally published in 1942.
“Professor Kennedy,” he whispered, “there is some deviltry afoot. The Russian autocracy would stop at nothing. Kharkoff has probably told you of it. I am so weak—” He groaned and sank back, overcome by a chill that seemed to rack his ...
Author: Arthur B. Reeve
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
The Craig Kennedy Scientific Detective Megapack collects 25 novels and stories. 14 are Craig Kennedy tales, plus there is 1 additional story from the same author and 10 by contemporaries of Arthur B. Reeve. They all share the same spirit of detection. Included are: INTRODUCTION: ABOUT ARTHUR B. REEVE AND HIS CRAIG KENNEDY STORIES THE SILENT BULLET, by Arthur B. Reeve THE WAR TERROR, by Arthur B. Reeve THE TREASURE-TRAIN, by Arthur B. Reeve GUY GARRICK, by Arthur B. Reeve THE SOCIAL GANGSTER, by Arthur B. Reeve THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE, by Arthur B. Reeve THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE, by Arthur B. Reeve THE POISONED PEN, by Arthur B. Reeve THE EAR IN THE WALL, by Arthur B. Reeve GOLD OF THE GODS, by Arthur B. Reeve THE DREAM DOCTOR, by Arthur B. Reeve THE FILM MYSTERY, by Arthur B. Reeve CONSTANCE DUNLAP, by Arthur B. Reeve THE MASTER MYSTERY, by Arthur B. Reeve THE CONSPIRATORS, by Arthur B. Reeve WITHOUT WITNESSES, by L. T. Meade and Clifford Halifax A MASTER OF MYSTERIES, by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace THE SECRET OF EMU PLAIN, by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace THE TRAGEDY OF A THIRD SMOKER, by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne MISS BRACEGIRDLE DOES HER DUTY, by Stacy Aumonier THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, by Brander Matthews THE FLYING DEATH, by Samuel Hopkins Adams THROUGH THE WALL, by Cleveland Moffett THE COPPER BULLET, by John Russell Fearn JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES, by R. Austin Freeman And don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for more entries in the Megapack series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, adventure, westerns, ghost stories, mysteries -- and much, much more!
Author: Frederick Ferdinand MoorePublish On: 2022-11-13
You can bet Thirkle will know how to find the gold again without asking Buckrow for the bearings. There is some deviltry afoot, and my best guess is that the pirates ain't getting along none too well among themselves with that treasure.
Author: Frederick Ferdinand Moore
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"Captain Riggs had a trunk full of old logbooks, and he said any of them would make a better story than the Kut Sang. The truth of it was, he didn't want me to write this story. There were things he didn't wish to see in type, perhaps because he feared to read about himself and what had happened in the old steamer in the China Sea..." Frederick Ferdinand Moore was an American author, sailor and war correspondent.
Author: Mary Roberts RinehartPublish On: 2013-08-13
“There is some deviltry afoot,” he persisted. “You are not safe here, Miss Van Gorder.” But if he was persistent in his attitude, so was she in hers. “I've been safe in all kinds of houses for sixty-odd years,” she said lightly.
Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
A supervillain stalks the countryside, and it will take a spinster to bring him to heel For months, the city has lived in fear of the Bat. A master criminal hindered by neither scruple nor fear, he has stolen over one million dollars and left at least six men dead. The police are helpless, the newspapers know nothing—even the key figures of the city’s underworld have no clue as to the identity of the Bat. He is a living embodiment of death itself, and he is coming to the countryside. There, he will encounter the only person who can stop him: adventurous sixty-five-year-old spinster Cornelia Van Gorder. Last in a long line of New York society royalty, Cornelia has found old age to be a bore, and is hungry for a bit of adventure. She’s going to find it—in a lonely old country house where every shadow could be the Bat.