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Thieves' Wit

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Title:Thieves' Wit
Footner, Hulbert   
(43 of 50 for author by title)
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Published:   1918
Publisher:A. L. Burt Company
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, mystery

A pearl necklace of substantial value has been stolen, and a novice Confidential Agent has been called in to attempt to locate them. But there is more afoot than this. A villain seeks to thwart the romance of the owner of the necklace and her fiance by framing the would-be lover and disgracing him forever in her eyes. How the persistent Detective forestalls the wicked plot makes up the story, along with a love interest of his own. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:136 Info

Author Bio for Footner, Hulbert

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Hulbert Footner (1879–1944) was a Canadian writer of non-fiction and detective fiction.

His most successful creation was the beautiful and brilliant Madame Rosika Storey and her plain assistant who explains the evolving solutions to her boss’ cases. His Madame Storey mysteries fit the flapping 1920s like the long lizard gloves that graced her arms and did well supporting his traveling family’s lifestyle. His Rosika Storey cases appeared in Argosy All-Story Weekly every year from 1922 through 1935.--Wikipedia.

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