White Birches was virtually impregnable. An old, expansive estate that had been in the Arnold family for generations, it was surrounded by a tall stone wall with broken glass embedded in the top, while the mansion itself had the latest in alarms and locks. So when the owner, Justin Arnold disappears during the course of a house party he was giving for his fiancee it poses a complete mystery. Was it a joke, a kidnaping, or murder, or was the explanation more mundane. But when Arnold fails to reappear, foul play appears more likely. The walls and alarms would make an outside force seem unlikely, throwing suspicion on the guests. But which of them is responsible, the private secretary, the cousin who stands to inherit the estate and fortune, or the fiancee who finds her affection have wandered? With no clues in hand, it falls to the famous detective, Fleming Stone to unravel the mystery of . . . The White Alley.
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About the Author
Carolyn Wells, June 18, 1862 March 26, 1942 was an American writer and poet. She was best known for her books of poetry and humor until around 1910 she read one of Anna Katherine Green's mysteries and took up the genre. Many of her mysteries featured the detective Fleming Stone. She was married to Hadwin Houghton, heir to the Houghton-Mifflin publishing company. She was a collector of poetry by other authors, and, upon her death, she bequeathed her collection of the works of Walt Witman to the Library of Congress.
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Justin Arnold is a man who has it all - except for one thing. He has lots of money, an expansive home which he inherited, a loyal staff of servants, many good friends, and a beautiful fiance that he loves very much. However, Justin knows that his fiance doesn't love him and is marrying him for his money. The morning after a big party celebrating his engagement, Justin is missing and presumed dead. Where is his body? How did an intruder get into the house which is a fortress with a burglar alarm? Why would anyone kill him? Welcome to another Carolyn Wells "locked room" mystery with the very skillful detective Preston Stone. Enjoy!