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Always a Cold Deck (A Harry Reese Mystery, Book 1) by Robert Bruce Stewart

By Robert Bruce Stewart

“It used to be interpreting this e-book that made my stopover at to Buffalo imperative.” — William McKinley

“Of all of the first novels we've reviewed this yr, this is often the main nascent.” — Publishers Meekly

In July 1900, hapless coverage investigator Harry Reese travels to Buffalo to seem right into a suspicious fireplace. but if Harry uncovers a smuggling ring, the case morphs into whatever extra sinister, and he’s confronted with a brand new set of questions. What’s turn into of the infamous ringleader? And was once the lacking Charles Elwell killed for the assurance cash? Or is he alive and sharing within the proceeds? to discover the solutions, Harry travels to Canada and again within the corporation of a political boss’s conniving stooge and a curious younger lady who seems engaging in an research of her personal. It’s a byzantine odyssey, within which Harry can by no means verify of anyone’s loyalties, least of all these who’ve employed him.

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Mr. Hume Brown appears rather to lean to this opinion, in the second volume of his ‘History of Scotland,’ and Dr. Masson, in his valuable edition of the ‘Register of the Privy Council,’ is also dubious. Mr. Louis Barbé, in his ‘Tragedy of Gowrie House,’ holds a brief against the King. Thus I have been tempted to study this ‘auld misterie’ afresh, and have convinced myself that such historians as Sir Walter Scott, Mr. Frazer Tytler, and Mr. Hill Burton were not wrong; the plot was not the King’s conspiracy, but the desperate venture of two very young men.

Thomson of Duddingston, I have to thank the kindness of Mrs. Blackwood-Porter. The painting, probably of about 1820, when compared with the photograph of to-day, shows the destruction wrought by wind and weather in the old fortalice. My obligations to Sir James Balfour Paul (Lyon King of Arms) for information on points of Heraldry ought to be gratefully acknowledged. Since this book was written, the author has had an opportunity to read an Apology for the Ruthvens by the late Andrew Bisset. This treatise is apt to escape observation: it is entitled ‘Sir Walter Scott,’ and occupies pp.

A shoulder of mutton, a fowl, and a solitary grouse were all that the Earl’s caterer could procure, except cold meat: obviously a poor repast to set before a king. It is said that the Earl had meant to leave Perth in the afternoon. When James reached the stage of dessert, Gowrie, who had waited on him, entered the hall, and invited the suite to dine. When they had nearly finished, Gowrie returned to them in the hall, and sent round a grace-cup, in which all pledged the King. ’ Gowrie then called for the key of the garden, on the banks of the Tay, and he, Lindores, the lame Dr.

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