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Laurie of the “Plainsman”

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Title:Laurie of the “Plainsman”
Footner, Hulbert   
(22 of 50 for author by title)
Madame Storey (Madame Storey #1)
The Kidnapping of Madame Storey and Other Stories (Madame Storey)
Published:   1910
Publisher:Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, short story

When young Laurie Gray strolls into the office of the struggling, small-town, Western Canadian newspaper, the Plainsman, her charm and beauty soon land her a job as a reporter.

Her guile and skill soon win her a place in the minds of the populace, as well as the heart of the Editor Frank Ardry. Her cunning use of the power of the press to trample the efforts of a crooked politician to stifle the newspaper make for enjoyable reading. [Suggest a different description.]

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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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