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The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings

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L. T. Meade was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith (1854-1914), a prolific writer of girls stories in late 19th century England. Her most famous book was, A World of Girls, published in 1886. She was also the editor of a popular girl's magazine Atlanta. She also co-authored a number of notable mystery novels with Robert Eustace. Eustace Robert Barton ...more
Hardcover, 383 pages
Published 1899 by Ward, Lock & Co.
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Dfordoom
Jul 14, 2012 Dfordoom rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-mystery
The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings is a series of linked short stories involving what may well be the world’s first female diabolical criminal mastermind, Madame Koluchy.

Written in 1899, it was one of many collaborations in the mystery genre between L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace. L. T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith) was a popular writer of stories for girls while Robert Eustace specialised in thrillers with a medical or legal bent.

The narrator, Norman Head, had as a young man met Mada
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Jul 10, 2015 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, mystery, 2015
A rather good classic mystery or maybe I should say a series of mysteries... The ending is a bit abrupt, but I'll still recommend it.
James
Mar 16, 2011 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you like Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu series, you will enjoy these stories. A little lighter but a nice read/listen.
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Not quite as engaging as Sorceress of the Strand, but fun regardless!
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A forgotten classic...
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Mrs. L.T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Toulmin Smith), was a prolific children's author of Anglo Irish extraction. Born in 1844, Meade was the eldest daughter of a Protestant clergyman, whose church was in County Cork. Moving from Ireland to London as a young woman, after the death of her mother, she studied in the Reading Room of the British Museum in preparation for her intended career as a ...more
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