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The Riddle of the Purple Emperor

Thomas W. Hanshew

Orphan Lady Margaret Cheyne returns home on her eighteenth birthday to live with her embittered maiden aunt and to take up her inheritance of the family jewels. The Cheyne jewels include a pendant featuring the Purple Emperor, a priceless jewel looted from a temple during the Indian Mutiny. During her time at school in Paris, Lady Margaret has met and fallen in love with Sir Edgar Brenton, the son of an old flame of her aunt and a neighbour in the village of Hampton, where Cleek's adored Ailsa Lorne has also taken up residence. Lady Margaret's return leads to a mysterious and sinister chain of events, which Cleek and Superintendent Maverick Narkom of Scotland Yard attempt to unravel, with, of course, the help of the irrepressible and ever-hungry Dollops, Cleek's cockney sidekick. This full-length mystery is a welcome return for Hamilton Cleek, whom we first met in Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Orphan Lady Margaret Cheyne returns home on her eighteenth birthday to live with her embittered maiden aunt and to take up her inheritance of the family jewels. The Cheyne jewels include a pendant featuring the Purple Emperor, a priceless jewel looted from a temple during the Indian Mutiny. During her time at school in Paris, Lady Margaret has met and fallen in love with Sir Edgar Brenton, the son of an old flame of her aunt and a neighbour in the village of Hampton, where Cleek's adored Ailsa Lorne has also taken up residence. Lady Margaret's return leads to a mysterious and sinister chain of events, which Cleek and Superintendent Maverick Narkom of Scotland Yard attempt to unravel, with, of course, the help of the irrepressible and ever-hungry Dollops, Cleek's cockney sidekick. This full-length mystery is a welcome return for Hamilton Cleek, whom we first met in Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces. (Summary by Ruth Golding)
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Orphan Lady Margaret Cheyne returns home on her eighteenth birthday to live with her embittered maiden aunt and to take up her inheritance of the family jewels. The Cheyne jewels include a pendant featuring the Purple Emperor, a priceless jewel looted from a temple during the Indian Mutiny. During her time at school in Paris, Lady Margaret has met and fallen in love with Sir Edgar Brenton, the son of an old flame of her aunt and a neighbour in the village of Hampton, where Cleek's adored Ailsa Lorne has also taken up residence. Lady Margaret's return leads to a mysterious and sinister chain of events, which Cleek and Superintendent Maverick Narkom of Scotland Yard attempt to unravel, with, of course, the help of the irrepressible and ever-hungry Dollops, Cleek's cockney sidekick. This full-length mystery is a welcome return for Hamilton Cleek, whom we first met in Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:09