The Seven Conundrums

The Seven Conundrums  (1923) 
by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1923 ed. Illustrated by Wallace Morgan

Seven unusual detective stories, linked by the aid of a vaudeville troupe and a mysterious leader who may be either supercrook or detective. —The Bookman, July 1923.


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"So!" she whispered. "They will know from whom that rose comes". Frontispiece

THE
SEVEN CONUNDRUMS

BY
E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY
WALLACE MORGAN

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BOSTON

LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY

1923




Copyright, 1923,
By Little, Brown, and Company.


All rights reserved

Published February, 1923
Reprinted February, 1923

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

Introduction

The Compact 3

Conundrum Number One

The Stolen Minute Book 15

Conundrum Number Two

What Happened at Bath 39

Conundrum Number Three

The Spider’s Parlour 97

Conundrum Number Four

The Courtship of Naida 131

Conundrum Number Five

The Tragedy at Greymarshes 167

Conundrum Number Six

The Duke’s Dilemma 205

Conundrum Number Seven

The Greatest Argument 243

ILLUSTRATIONS

"So!" she whispered. "They will know from whom that rose comes" Frontispiece
There were shrieks from the women, and some of the men, amongst them myself, hurried towards the staircase 65
"Don't be a fool," I answered. "There's a submerged rock right across here" 191
There seemed to be an almost universal gasp of astonishment 216

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.