Grace and Mercy are very different women, but are both caught up in the war between Germany and France. When Grace is hit by a loose shell, Mercy seizes the chance to escape her past as a fallen woman and convict by assuming Grace's identity and travelling to England.
This book follows a nameless, eccentric old man, sitting in the corner of a cozy London tea shop, using pure deduction to solve a series of baffling crimes--from gruesome murders and cases of deadly blackmail, to daring thefts and brilliant deceptions.
A collection of ten stories by Collins. Framing these tales is the situation of a young lady staying with three old brothers in Wales. The son of one of the brothers is in love with her, but he is away. In order to entice the lady to stay until the young man can return home, the brothers agree to tell a story each evening.
With the theft of the sacred slipper, worn by the great Prophet himself, came a wave of outrageous horror. The truth emerged behind these inhuman outrages was a secret group of fanatics--Assassins--trained from childhood to wreak havoc on all who dared disturb their sacred relics.
Three attempts on Russian General Trebass's his life have failed, but the Czar is determined to keep him alive. The Czar assigns the redoubtable, French detective reporter, Rouletabille to the case. It quickly becomes apparent that one of the General's own retinue is in league with the assassins! Why?