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That Affair at Elizabeth

Burton E. Stevenson

Book Overview: 

A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course).

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .the whip was the only weapon that could touch her—and it must be wielded mercilessly.

"Mrs. Lawrence wishes to see you," she said again, and I fancied there was defiance in the eyes she turned upon me for the merest instant.

"In a moment. Was it you who found the note your mistress left for Mr. Curtiss?"

"Yes, sir," and she glanced at me again, this time with a quick suspicion.

"It was on her dressing-table, I believe?"

"Yes, sir."

"How did you happen to find it?"

"I just happened to see it, sir."

"It was lying in plain sight?"

"Yes, sir."

"Not concealed in any way—nothing lying over it?"

She hesitated an instant, and shot me another quick glance before she answered.

"I believe not, sir," she said at last.

"Of course it wouldn't be concealed," I said reassuringly. "Miss Lawrence probably left it where she thought it would be most quickly s. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This book was first published in 1911 and has apparently stayed well hidden from the public’s eye. I was pleasantly surprised when I started this book as it presented a mystery and dilemma that keeps the reader’s attention. When a bride mysteriously disappears just hours before she is to be wed, que

Read the book. Didn't see any typos as the original version. it's cleaned up and sorted and it's a great read! Give it a go.

Very cleverly written mystery. I had my theories as I was reading but the author led me away from what I thought and back again. I really felt like I was being led on a chase to find out what had happened. Very well done!