Thursday, 3 March 2016
About some Luke Allan books
Here are some descriptions of 'Luke Allan' books from descriptions in 'The Ghost Murder'.
Yorkshire Observer: “A dramatic and absorbing love story.” 2s. 6d. net
WHAT THIS STORY IS ABOUT
In his new role of thriller-writer, Luke Allan threatens to eclipse the Luke Allan of ‘Western’ fame. Blue Pete—Half-Breed, The Blue Wolf and The Lone Trail are cowboy stories which remain evergreen in the public memory, but The Man on the Twenty-Fourth Floor, which appeared last season, and The Ghost Murder are thrillers that must steal much of the thunder of his earlier successes.
The Ghost Murder tells how a bogus invitation sent eleven ill-assorted people to a gloomy house on a desolate island: how murder was committed, and how any one of those present might well have struck the death blow.
It is an excellent thriller in which the element of mystery is admirably sustained.
By the Same Author
THE MAN ON THE TWENTY-FOURTH FLOOR
On the twenty-fourth floor of the
the man with the limp lived in
mysterious seclusion. The great modern city which slept nightly at his feet
knew nothing of this man or of the power he wielded. His was a desperate
game—deep and mysterious—but what was it? Transit Building
Gloucester Citizen: “From the first page one is conscious of an atmosphere of suspense and mystery which holds good throughout the book. ... A first class thriller.” 7s. 6d. net
“Hall” Ridout comes into some money, and he and Milly Boyle leave
and take a villa in Mallorca. Later they move
to San Semola, where they meet Virginia Crossen and Standish Burnham—and trouble.
Claude Maughan, an Englishman, finding his late uncle has been swindled in a Canadian land deal, sets out to punish the land agent, Daniel Corfield. As soon as he arrives at
he gets involved in the intricacies of Canadian life, and his adventures begin.
A fine, stirring yarn. 2s. 6d. net Medicine Hat
A story of the great North-West, which grips the interest and thrills the reader until the last page, when the terrifying howl of the Blue Wolf is stilled. 1s. 0d. net
Another novel of the great North-West. In this story Luke Allan gives us the delightful little tenderfoot journalist, Morton Standford, who blunders into a drama full of thrills and incident. 2s. 6d. net
The story of Blue Pete and his favourite horse, Whiskers, of the rustlers, the quick-shooting cowboys and the Royal North-West Mounted Police, is full of thrills and hairbreadth escapes. 2s. 6d. net
Blue Pete, half-breed, cowboy-rustler-detective, did not die after all. On the contrary, he lived to enjoy many thrilling adventures with his little horse, Whiskers. 2s. 6d. net
Blue Pete is a fascinating character: you never know what he is going to do next. As a detective he was the terror of all wrong-doers, and there wasn’t much that he would miss with a revolver. A book of breathless excitement and adventure. 2s. 6d. net
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- ► 2015 (35)
- ► 2014 (55)
- ► 2013 (41)
- ► 2012 (88)
- ► 2011 (104)
- ► 2010 (43)
- ► 2009 (40)
- ► 2008 (48)
- As an armed forces brat, we lived in Rockcliff (Ottawa), Namao (Edmonton), Southport (Portage La Prairie), Manitoba, and Dad retired to St. Margaret's Bay, NS.
Working with the Federal Govenment for 25 years, Canadian Hydrographic Service, mostly. Now married to Gail Kelly, with two grown children, Luke and Denyse. Retired to my woodlot at Stillwater Lake, NS, on the rainy days I study the life and work of A. Hyatt Verrill 1871-1954.