The Wonderful Scheme of Mr. Christopher Thorne, by Harry Stephen Keeler (epub/Kindle/pdf)
When Kwan Yung, Chinese inventor, gets cheated out of $32,000, it sets off a whirlwind set of circumstances that will affect financier Christopher Thorne, his beautiful daughter, Alicia, and his loyal employee, Philip Erskine -- for better or for worse! Throw in a brain-teaser and you’ve got the makings for one of the most complex webwork mysteries to escape the mind of Harry Stephen Keeler. You also get a third solution to the Marceau Case, which has baffled Scotland Yard. The action ranges from Chicago to New York to New Orleans in this classic work by Chicago’s own Harry Stephen Keeler.