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The White Moll

Frank L. Packard

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Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877 – February 17, 1942) born in Montreal, Quebec, was a Canadian novelist. Packard is credited with bridging the gap from the “cozy” style mysteries to the more gritty, hard-boiled style of such writers as Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler. Packard also wrote a series of novels, beginning in 1917, featuring Jimmie Dale. A wealthy playboy by day, at night, Jimmie becomes a crimefighter “The Gray Seal” complete with mask and secret hide-out, “The Sanctuary”. This character certainly influenced later crimefighting characters such as Batman and The Shadow. In The White Moll (1920) Rhoda Gray, “The White Moll”, an angel of mercy who spends her time helping the poor in the slums of New York City, is drawn into the criminal world when she attempts to help Gypsy Nan, who is not what she seems. Accused of a crime and on the run from the police, she must battle the most nefarious criminal gang in the New York underworld to prove her innocence. Populated by such characters as Pierre Dangler, the Pug, Pinkie Bonn, Skeeny, the Sparrow and above all “the Adventurer”, this story contains shoot-outs, car chases, adventure and enough suspense and deception to satisfy the most avid mystery lover. (Summary by Rowdy Delaney)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:12