An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay
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An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay

By Grant Allen
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"A genre classic, Grant Allen's AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE is the perfect addition to our mini library of classic crime fiction. Wealthy, confident, and handsome, Charles Van Drift is not accustomed to being swindled and his brush with Colonel Clay both rattles and infuriates him. As his South African diamond fortune takes hit after hit from the quick-witted master of disguise, Allen leaves even the reader guessing: whom can you trust? Van Drift grows more suspicious of those around him and a few too many misguided accusations shake the millionaire's confidence. Colonel Clay is in his head. Gary Hoppenstand contributes an introduction discussing the reception of the work when it was first serialized in THE STRAND and the significance of Colonel Clay as the first recurring gentleman rogue"--

Table of Contents
  • An African Millionaire
  • Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay
    • First published in 1897
  • CONTENTS
    • I
    • THE EPISODE OF THE MEXICAN SEER
    • II
    • THE EPISODE OF THE DIAMOND LINKS
    • III
    • THE EPISODE OF THE OLD MASTER
    • IV
    • THE EPISODE OF THE TYROLEAN CASTLE
    • V
    • THE EPISODE OF THE DRAWN GAME
    • VI
    • THE EPISODE OF THE GERMAN PROFESSOR
    • VII
    • THE EPISODE OF THE ARREST OF THE COLONEL
    • VIII
    • THE EPISODE OF THE SELDON GOLD-MINE
    • IX
    • THE EPISODE OF THE JAPANNED DISPATCH-BOX
    • X
    • THE EPISODE OF THE GAME OF POKER
    • XI
    • THE EPISODE OF THE BERTILLON METHOD
    • XII
    • THE EPISODE OF THE OLD BAILEY
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