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A Self-Made Thief

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Title:A Self-Made Thief
Author:
Footner, Hulbert   
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The Shanty Sled
The Sealed Valley
Published:   1929
Publisher:Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Tags:Canadiana, crime, fiction, mystery, thriller
Description:

“It’s a cinch to stick up a bank nowadays...!” boasted Frank Heberdon, socially prominent young lawyer. Goaded by his friends into making the attempt he just escapes capture due to the help of a beautiful and mysterious girl.

A strange and inescapable force lures Frank on to this life of crime, and he finds his lovely rescuer in a denizen of the underworld where they join forces.

The development of Frank's criminal career and the way he goes from theft and blackmail to drugs and finally murder makes as thrilling and absorbing a tale as Hulbert Footner ever wrote—with a smashing surprise at the very end.—fantasticfiction.com. [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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