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The Diamond Coterie

By Lawrence L. Lynch
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  • THE NEW DETECTIVE STORY.
  • THE Diamond Coterie
    • Author of "Shadowed by Three" "Madeline Payne," Etc.
      • CHICAGO: HENRY A. SUMNER AND COMPANY. 1884.
        • Copyright, 1882, by
        • DONNELLEY, LOYD & CO., CHICAGO.
        • Copyright, 1884, by R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS, CHICAGO.
        • R. R. Donnelley & Sons, The Lakeside Press, Chicago.
      • Copyright, 1882, by
      • DONNELLEY, LOYD & CO., CHICAGO.
      • Copyright, 1884, by R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS, CHICAGO.
      • R. R. Donnelley & Sons, The Lakeside Press, Chicago.
      • "Really this is a sad affair."
    • CHICAGO: HENRY A. SUMNER AND COMPANY. 1884.
      • Copyright, 1882, by
      • DONNELLEY, LOYD & CO., CHICAGO.
      • Copyright, 1884, by R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS, CHICAGO.
      • R. R. Donnelley & Sons, The Lakeside Press, Chicago.
    • Copyright, 1882, by
    • DONNELLEY, LOYD & CO., CHICAGO.
    • Copyright, 1884, by R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS, CHICAGO.
    • R. R. Donnelley & Sons, The Lakeside Press, Chicago.
    • "Really this is a sad affair."
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • The Diamond Coterie.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • TWO SHOCKS FOR W——.
    • TWO SHOCKS FOR W——.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • W—— INVESTIGATES.
      • "I have a clue."
    • W—— INVESTIGATES.
    • "I have a clue."
    • CHAPTER III.
      • A SAMPLE OF THE LAMOTTE BLOOD.
      • "I am ready to do that at any and all times."
    • A SAMPLE OF THE LAMOTTE BLOOD.
    • "I am ready to do that at any and all times."
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • SYBIL'S LETTER.
      • "John Burrill! Why, he is a Brute!"
      • So he dines at Wardour Place.
      • "Who are you?"
    • SYBIL'S LETTER.
    • "John Burrill! Why, he is a Brute!"
    • So he dines at Wardour Place.
    • "Who are you?"
    • CHAPTER V.
      • THE DEDUCTIONS OF A DETECTIVE.
      • "Ah! this phial is one of a set."
    • THE DEDUCTIONS OF A DETECTIVE.
    • "Ah! this phial is one of a set."
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • DOCTOR HEATH AT HOME.
      • "Are we alone?"
    • DOCTOR HEATH AT HOME.
    • "Are we alone?"
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • A FALLING OUT.
      • The tramp turned and looked back.
      • "Doctor Heath flatters himself."
    • A FALLING OUT.
    • The tramp turned and looked back.
    • "Doctor Heath flatters himself."
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • ONE DETECTIVE TOO MANY.
      • "Here is this man again."
    • ONE DETECTIVE TOO MANY.
    • "Here is this man again."
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • DEDUCTIONS OF DETECTIVE NUMBER TWO.
      • "Poor Frank, don't let this overcome you."
    • DEDUCTIONS OF DETECTIVE NUMBER TWO.
    • "Poor Frank, don't let this overcome you."
    • CHAPTER X.
      • EVAN.
      • "Why, Evan, you look ghostly!"
    • EVAN.
    • "Why, Evan, you look ghostly!"
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • THE END OF THE BEGINNING.
      • "You must not have a third attack."
    • THE END OF THE BEGINNING.
    • "You must not have a third attack."
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • THE BEGINNING OF THE END.
      • "Conny, it has come."
    • THE BEGINNING OF THE END.
    • "Conny, it has come."
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • CONSTANCE'S DIPLOMACY.
    • CONSTANCE'S DIPLOMACY.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • JOHN BURRILL, ARISTOCRAT.
      • "I am happy to know you."
    • JOHN BURRILL, ARISTOCRAT.
    • "I am happy to know you."
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • DIAMONDS.
      • "I have never once been tempted to self-destruction."
    • DIAMONDS.
    • "I have never once been tempted to self-destruction."
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • IN OPEN MUTINY.
      • Only a moment did Sybil listen.
      • "It is not in his power or yours to alter my decision."
    • IN OPEN MUTINY.
    • Only a moment did Sybil listen.
    • "It is not in his power or yours to alter my decision."
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • THE PLAY GOES ON.
      • Evan saw Sybil and Frank canter away.
    • THE PLAY GOES ON.
    • Evan saw Sybil and Frank canter away.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • JOHN BURRILL, PLEBEIAN.
      • "Then take that, and that."
    • JOHN BURRILL, PLEBEIAN.
    • "Then take that, and that."
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • NANCE BURRILL'S WARNING.
      • "It's the other one," he muttered.
    • NANCE BURRILL'S WARNING.
    • "It's the other one," he muttered.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • CONSTANCE AT BAY.
      • "Stay a moment, sir."
    • CONSTANCE AT BAY.
    • "Stay a moment, sir."
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • APPOINTING A WATCH DOG.
      • "I'll be hanged if I can understand it."
    • APPOINTING A WATCH DOG.
    • "I'll be hanged if I can understand it."
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • THE WATCH DOG DISCHARGED.
      • "I hope you'll excuse me."
      • "Well, Roarke, are you ready for business?"
    • THE WATCH DOG DISCHARGED.
    • "I hope you'll excuse me."
    • "Well, Roarke, are you ready for business?"
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • FATHER AND SON.
      • "If you ever see me again, you'll see me sober."
    • FATHER AND SON.
    • "If you ever see me again, you'll see me sober."
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • A DAY OF GLOOM.
      • "You promise never to marry Francis Lamotte?"
    • A DAY OF GLOOM.
    • "You promise never to marry Francis Lamotte?"
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • THAT NIGHT.
    • THAT NIGHT.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • PRINCE'S PREY.
      • The cottage stands quite by itself.
      • "Prince, come away, sir!"
    • PRINCE'S PREY.
    • The cottage stands quite by itself.
    • "Prince, come away, sir!"
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • A TURN IN THE GAME.
      • "Why, boy! Bless me."
    • A TURN IN THE GAME.
    • "Why, boy! Bless me."
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • INTRODUCING MR. SMITH.
      • "Any of the stiff's friends in this gang?"
    • INTRODUCING MR. SMITH.
    • "Any of the stiff's friends in this gang?"
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • OPENLY ACCUSED.
      • "Did you ever see that knife before?"
    • OPENLY ACCUSED.
    • "Did you ever see that knife before?"
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • AN OBSTINATE CLIENT.
      • They find Corliss at the Sheriff's desk.
    • AN OBSTINATE CLIENT.
    • They find Corliss at the Sheriff's desk.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • BEGINNING THE INVESTIGATION.
      • "Softly, Sir; softly; reflect a little."
    • BEGINNING THE INVESTIGATION.
    • "Softly, Sir; softly; reflect a little."
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • AN APPEAL TO THE WARDOUR HONOR.
      • "Sybil Lamotte shall die in her delirium."
    • AN APPEAL TO THE WARDOUR HONOR.
    • "Sybil Lamotte shall die in her delirium."
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • I CAN SAVE HIM IF I WILL.
      • "Constance Wardour, you love Clifford Heath."
    • I CAN SAVE HIM IF I WILL.
    • "Constance Wardour, you love Clifford Heath."
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • A LAST RESORT.
    • A LAST RESORT.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • A STRANGE INTERVIEW.
      • "Another, Miss Wardour, is—yourself."
    • A STRANGE INTERVIEW.
    • "Another, Miss Wardour, is—yourself."
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • TWO PASSENGERS WEST.
      • "Mr. Belknap, it is I."
    • TWO PASSENGERS WEST.
    • "Mr. Belknap, it is I."
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • SOME EXCELLENT ADVICE.
    • SOME EXCELLENT ADVICE.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • BELKNAP OUTWITTED.
      • "Cap'n, you're a good fellow."
      • "My friend, come down off that."
    • BELKNAP OUTWITTED.
    • "Cap'n, you're a good fellow."
    • "My friend, come down off that."
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • "WILL LOVE OUTWEIGH HONOR?"
      • "That hope is ended now."
    • "WILL LOVE OUTWEIGH HONOR?"
    • "That hope is ended now."
    • CHAPTER XL.
      • "TOO YOUNG TO DIE."
    • "TOO YOUNG TO DIE."
    • CHAPTER XLI.
      • SIR CLIFFORD HEATHERCLIFFE.
      • "Prisoner at the bar, are you guilty or not guilty?"
    • SIR CLIFFORD HEATHERCLIFFE.
    • "Prisoner at the bar, are you guilty or not guilty?"
    • CHAPTER XLII.
      • A TORTURED WITNESS.
      • "It was found beside the body of John Burrill."
    • A TORTURED WITNESS.
    • "It was found beside the body of John Burrill."
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • JUSTICE, SACRIFICE, DEATH.
      • They come slowly forward.
      • There is a flash—a loud report.
    • JUSTICE, SACRIFICE, DEATH.
    • They come slowly forward.
    • There is a flash—a loud report.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • A SPARTAN MOTHER.
    • A SPARTAN MOTHER.
    • CHAPTER XLV.
      • TOLD BY A DETECTIVE.
      • Bathurst telling the story.
    • TOLD BY A DETECTIVE.
    • Bathurst telling the story.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
      • THE STORY OF LUCKY JIM.
    • THE STORY OF LUCKY JIM.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
      • AFTER THE DRAMA ENDED.
        • THE END.
      • THE END.
    • AFTER THE DRAMA ENDED.
      • THE END.
    • THE END.
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