The Red Room

The Red Room

William Le Queux

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Short Stories

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Behind the Throne

Behind the Throne

William Le Queux

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Short Stories

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.“Of course the transaction is a purely private one. There is, I suppose, no chance of the truth leaking out? If so, it might be very awkward, you know.” “None whatever. Your Excellency may rely upon me to deal with these people cautiously. Besides, they have their own reputation to consider—as well as ours.” “And how much do you say they offer?” asked His Excellency in Italian, so that the English servants, if they were listening, should not understand. “If you accept their conditions as they stand, they pay one hundred thousand francs—four thousand pounds sterling—into your account at the Pall Mall branch of the Credit Lyonnais on Monday next,” replied the other in the same language. “And your share, my dear Angelo?” “That is apart. I have arranged it.”
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The Mysterious Three

The Mysterious Three

William Le Queux

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Short Stories

William Tufnell Le Queux was born in London on 2 July 1864. His father, also William of Chateauroux, Indre, was a French draper’s assistant and his mother was English.He was educated in Europe and studied art under Ignazio Spiridon in Paris. He walked extensively in France and Germany and supported himself for a time writing for French newspapers. It was one of his sensational stories in ‘The Petit Journal’ that attracted the attention of the French novelist Emile Zola and it was supposedly he who encouraged Le Queux to become a full-time writer...
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