The Danvers Novels

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THE DANVERS JEWELS

"Look here, Middleton," the old man went on; "I am dying, and I know it. "I'm watched! I know I'm watched!" he said in a whisper, his pale eyes turning slowly in their sockets. "I shall be killed for them if I keep them much longer, and I won't be hurried into my grave. I'll take my own time."

Sir John turned the bag inside out upon the table.

Such jewels I had never seen. They fell like cut...

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THE DANVERS JEWELS

"Look here, Middleton," the old man went on; "I am dying, and I know it. "I'm watched! I know I'm watched!" he said in a whisper, his pale eyes turning slowly in their sockets. "I shall be killed for them if I keep them much longer, and I won't be hurried into my grave. I'll take my own time."

Sir John turned the bag inside out upon the table.

Such jewels I had never seen. They fell like cut flame upon the marble table -- green and red and burning white. A large diamond rolled and fell upon the floor. I picked it up and put it back among the confused blaze of precious stones, too much astonished for a moment to speak.

THE DANVERS JEWELS!

Middleton's charge? To deliver this precious bag of jewels from India to a man named Ralph Danvers.

But the very next day Sir John was horribly murdered!

Would Middleton be able to deliver the bag to its destination safely? What were their dark secret?

Here, in a classic late Victorian novel of mystery and suspense lies a surprising -- and delicious answer!

THE DANVERS NOVELS!

In the engrossing classic The Danvers Jewel and its exquisite sequel, Sir Charles Danvers, Mary Cholmondeley, an early champion of the Woman's Movement, delivers a double dose of the kind of drawing room suspense entertainment that surely influenced the immortal Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781606640777
  • Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
  • Publication date: 6/17/2008
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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