Contents Charing Cross Mystery (1923) In the Mayor's Parlour (1922) In the Days of Drake (1897) The Herapath Property (1921) Mr. Poskitt's Nightcaps (1911) The Root of All Evil The Chestermarke Instinct (1921) The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation (1922) The Borough Treasurer (1921) Scarhaven Keep (1922) The Talleyrand Maxim (1920) The Middle of Things (1922) The Paradise Mystery (1921) The Middle Temple Murder (1919) The Orange-Yellow Diamond (1921) Dead Men's Money (1920) Ravensdene Court (1922) The Safety Pin (1924) The Ivory God (1907) The Herapath Property (1921)- Numerous complications lead from the murder of Jacob Herapath and the search for his will. The Chestermarke Instinct (1921)- John Horbury, manager of Chestermarke's bank, in the old-world English village of Scarnham, vanishes overnight. The task of finding him taxes the skill of one of Scotland Yard's best men. A rather well written detective story. The Borough Treasurer (1921)- Blackmail, murder and the secret of an ancient quarry go to make a very exciting yarn. Scarhaven Keep (1922)- When the great actor, Bassett Oliver, who was a martinet for punctuality, failed to turn up to a rehearsal which he himself had called, his business manager guessed that something had happened. It had. But it took more than one set of brains to discover the truth, and another set of very curious circumstances was mixed up in it. Copplestone, the young dramatist, helping to solve the mystery, found himself suddenly in love; and the solution and his happiness were discovered together. The Talleyrand Maxim (1920)- "A crackerjack mystery tale; the story of Linford Pratt, who earnestly desired to get on in life, by hook or by crook--with no objection whatever to crookedness, so long as it could be performed in safety and secrecy."--Knickerbocker Press. The Middle of Things (1922)- In the heart of London, John Ashton--the man from Australia--has been murdered. It seems clear that the motive was not robbery, and as he apparently had no acquaintances in town, the exposure of the murderer appears hopeless. Nevertheless, Mr. Fletcher accomplishes it in a story that keeps the reader in suspense until the very last word. This talented author has no rival to-day in ingenuity. The Paradise Mystery (1921)- "As a weaver of detective tales Mr. Fletcher is entitled to a seat among the elect. His numerous followers will find his latest book fully as absorbing as anything from his pen that has previously appeared."—New York Times. The Middle Temple Murder (1919)- The body of a man is found on the steps to Middle Temple Lane near London's courts of law, and a journalist and a young lawyer are drawn into the ensuing investigation. The Orange-Yellow Diamond (1921)- Very nice people do sometimes get mixed up with a murder. In this novel Fletcher introduces us to some extremely likeable folks, although they have no social position at all. They are the betwixt and betweens; neither the devotees of gilded folly who get careless with revolvers nor squalid outcasts who are too handy with the hatchet. They are just folks. Dead Men's Money (1920)- Nothing is what it seems to be in this classic mystery -- starting with the first dead body, found during a clandestine, mid-night meeting.