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The plot of Fast Company revolves around some dirty business going on in New York's rare book trade. A frame-up and an elaborate scheme for stealing, altering and re-selling valuable books are the main plot-drivers in this fast-paced mystery.

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Rare book dealer Joel Glass with help from his wife, Garda discovers that working for insurance companies recovering valuable stolen books is more remunerative than depression-era bookselling. One would not think that so much gunplay, knife-throwing, fist-fighting, kidnapping, head-conking, pistol-whipping, bookstealing and fem-fataling was going on in the 's New York rare book milieu. One plot point that really annoyed me was that, one day after a character is shot in the shoulder, he manages to free himself from being tied up, beats up a crook and jumps out of a second story window.

It's almost as if Page forgot that the character had been shot. Still, it was good enough to win Dodd Mead's Red Badge Prize and it got him to Hollywood where three movies were made based on the lead characters of Fast Company. Quayne owns a detective agency in Piccadilly Circus the Q.

Creighton is his assistant. Quayne is usually called "Chief" by his employees and "QQ" by his friends. The two stories I read Fourth Degree and Diamond were mediocre but the series had potential. I wonder if anyone has read all six of the Quayne stories? Most interestingly, I found a Quentin Quayne parody published in a Canadian boys private school magazine sometime in the late 's.

It was quite amusing and the chap who wrote it poked some good-natured fun at Austin's characters and writing style. I may post it here at a later date. Lawrence L. Lynch psd. Van Deventer Lynch wrote 24 novels between and They seem to range from mysteries to detective stories to adventure tales to romances Her works appear to have been popular at one time both in the US and England. Her father was Lionel Payne, a celebrated detective nicknamed "The Expert" for his ability to unravel complicated mysteries.

Lionel was shot and killed by a criminal when Madeline was an infant. Her mother remarried a few years later, then soon after, died of heart disease. Her mother made a poor choice for her second marriage because Madeline's stepfather proved to be both cruel and greedy. Madeline, recently graduated from a convent boarding school, returns home home being a country house in a small town a two hour train ride outside of New York City for the first time in several years.

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Her stepfather wants nothing to do with her and, in fact, has concocted a scheme to marry Madeline off to an old geezer acquaintance to satisfy a gambling debt. In the short time Madeline has been home, her youthful good looks have captured the interest of a handsome stranger who suggests an elopement to NYC.

The naive Madeline agrees to the elopement. Just before departing, Madeline discovers that she, not her stepfather, is the true heir to the country house and small fortune left by her mother. Madeline vows vengeance on the man who made her mother's last years a hardship and kept her inheritance a secret. The New York Times newspaper online. Retrieved 1 May King Ghidorah - Toho Kingdom".

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Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Memoirs of the Twentieth Century. A guardian angel travels back to the year , with letters from and A good fairy sends people forward to the year AD. Only women are soldiers. A man falls asleep on a mountain side and wakes twenty years in the future.


He finds he has been forgotten, his wife has died and his daughter is no longer a child. The heartless Ebenezer Scrooge , an old miser, is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past , Present and Yet to Come , in order to teach him the consequences of his selfish ways. The Clock that Went Backward. A clock takes people back in time. The first story to use a machine for time travel.

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Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau. Looking Backward : — In the late 19th century, Julian West falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes years later. A Dream of John Ball. The Chronic Argonauts. An inventor takes a companion in his time machine. The companion narrates the story of their subsequent adventures. Golf in the Year A man falls asleep in and wakes up in the year Trains are supersonic, and golf and politics are the only activities not yet dominated by masculinized women. An inventor creates a time machine and travels to the year , AD.

There, humans have evolved into two species, Morlocks and Eloi. The Defence of Duffer's Drift. A military tactics manual, framed as a series of six dreams by "Lieutenant Backsight Forethought" about the defence of a river crossing in the Boer War. His tactics in the early dreams are disastrous, but BF learns something each time, until in the final defence he is successful. The Story of the Amulet. A mysterious artifact brings British children to Babylon, Roman Gaul and other ancient civilizations, and to a future British utopia. Enoch is transported forward from to to find out whether he became a great writer.

His tale involves a Faustian pact. The Excursions of Mr. Armageddon A. A strange cave gas transports Anthony Rogers to AD. This story was the basis of the comic strip Buck Rogers. An archaeologist is transported from Rome, in the time of Mussolini, back to the 6th century and tries to prevent the fall of the Roman Empire. A circular paradox -character is brought to the future where he later operates a time machine to bring himself to the future.

All-Star Comics The Justice Society of America uses a time ray to travel years into the future to secure an effective defense against bomb attacks. A desperate attempt is made to find the origin point of a knife whose metal has extreme properties brought to the world by a time traveler. Scientists invent a substance which allows time travel. Future humanity has branched into species for different tasks. They also visit the past.

The story was adapted into a film in Moore and Henry Kuttner. Time travellers from the future experience wonderful seasons and spectacular events in the past. A villain murders a scientist who invented a time machine, and tries to use it to alter history so modern technology cannot defeat his bid to conquer America.