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The Riddle Ring

Justin McCarthy (1830-1912)

1. 01 - Chapter 1: Jim Conrad's Find
2. 02 - Chapter 2: The Slave of the Ring
3. 03 - Jim's New Acquaintances
4. 04 - Albert Edward Waley
5. 05 - Mr. Waley's Chief
6. 06 - Clelia Vine
7. 07 - Mr. Marmaduke Coffin
8. 08 - Someone Has Blundered
9. 09 - Mr. Waley as Recruiting-Sergeant
10. 10 - 'I Could Have Loved You, but...'
11. 11 - The Sweet Sorrow of Parting
12. 12 - Back to London
13. 13 - Sir Francis Rose
14. 14 - 'That Lady is Not Now Living'
15. 15 - 'Will You Stand in with Us?'
16. 16 - A Letter and a Meeting
17. 17 - An Epoch-making Day
18. 18 - Jim is an Unwelcome Messenger
19. 19 - 'Hast Thou Found Me Out, O Mine Enemy?'
20. 20 - 'Thy Kindness Freezes'
21. 21 - 'Why Summon Him - and Trust Not Me?'
22. 22 - What Mr. Waley Did with Himself
23. 23 - What the Chief Did with Himself
24. 24 - 'What is to be Done First?'
25. 25 - What is to be Done Next?
26. 26 - A Leap in the Dark
27. 27 - The Ring Returned

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Summary

This romantic mystery - or mysterious romance - tells the tale of jilted lover, Jim Conrad, who discovers an unusual gold ring while on a visit to Paris. What is the story of the ring? Why is Clelia Vine so sad? Who is the nameless 'chief'? And how is a dour English barber in a Parisian salon mixed up in all this?The novel, published in 1896, was written by Justin McCarthy, an Irish nationalist, Liberal historian, novelist and politician. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

Reviews

Bernie

- The Riddle Ring

A good story, essentially a love story with a small mystery included. Ruth Golding does an excellent narration.