The law and the lady /

Valeria Woodville in The Law and the Lady (1875) must unravel the secrets of her husband's earlier life; she takes the law into her own hands and becomes one of the first woman detectives in fiction.

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.
Format: eBook
Published:[Waiheke Island] : Floating Press, ©2010.
Table of Contents:
  • Title ; Contents; Note Addressed to the Reader; PART I
  • PARADISE LOST; Chapter I
  • The Bride's Mistake; Chapter II
  • The Bride's Thoughts; Chapter III
  • Ramsgate Sands; Chapter IV
  • On the Way Home; Chapter V
  • The Landlady's Discovery; Chapter VI
  • My Own Discovery; Chapter VII
  • On the Way to the Major; Chapter VIII
  • The Friend of the Women; Chapter IX
  • The Defeat of the Major; Chapter X
  • The Search; Chapter XI
  • The Return to Life; Chapter XII
  • The Scotch Verdict; Chapter XIII
  • The Man's Decision; Chapter XIV
  • The Woman's Answer.
  • The Story of the Trial the Preliminaries; Chapter XVI
  • First Question-Did the Woman Die Poisoned?; Chapter XVII
  • Second Question- Who Poisoned Her?; Chapter XVIII
  • Third Question- What was His Motive?; Chapter XIX
  • The Evidence for the Defense; Chapter XX
  • The End of the Trial; Chapter XXI
  • I See My Way; Chapter XXII
  • The Major Makes Difficulties; Chapter XXIII
  • My Mother-In-Law Surprises Me; Chapter XXIV
  • Miserrimus Dexter -First View; Chapter XXV
  • Miserrimus Dexter -Second View; Chapter XXVI
  • More of My Obstinacy.
  • Chapter XXVII
  • Mr. Dexter at HomeChapter XXVIII
  • In the Dark; Chapter XXIX
  • In the Light; Chapter XXX
  • The Indictment of Mrs. Beauly; Chapter XXXI
  • The Defense of Mrs. Beauly; Chapter XXXII
  • A Specimen of My Wisdom; Chapter XXXIII
  • A Specimen of My Folly; Chapter XXXIV
  • Gleninch; Chapter XXXV
  • Mr. Playmore's Prophecy; Chapter XXXVI
  • Ariel; Chapter XXXVII
  • At the Bedside; Chapter XXXVIII
  • On the Journey Back; Chapter XXXIX
  • On the Way to Dexter; Chapter XL
  • Nemesis at Last; Chapter XLI
  • Mr. Playmore in a New Character; Chapter XLII
  • More Surprises; Chapter XLIII
  • At Last!
  • Chapter XLIV
  • Our New HoneymoonChapter XLV
  • The Dust-Heap Disturbed; Chapter XLVI
  • The Crisis Deferred; Chapter XLVII
  • The Wife's Confession; Chapter XLVIII
  • What Else Could I Do?; Chapter XLIX
  • Past and Future; Chapter L
  • The Last of the Story; Endnotes.