The Delafield Affair

Florence Finch KELLY (1859 - 1932)

New Mexico's hot, dry winds are taking their toll: cattle suffer long treks to get food and water. But it is not just a hard time for them. Lucy Bancroft has sought a milder climate so she can recover from typhoid fever. She and her father stop to see Curt Conrad, a rancher, on their way to their new home. The two men discuss politics (some of it crooked) at the state level. they also talk about an easterner, a man named Delafield, who years earlier cheated Conrad's father out of his considerable wealth. Curt has vowed to seek revenge on Delafield if he can ever find the crook. thus begins a harrowing tale of determined search and blossoming love in the hot, dry climate of New Mexico. - Summary by Bill Boerst

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Crime & Mystery Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1, Part A - Vengeance Avowed Bill Boerst
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Play 02 Chapter 1, Part B - Vengeance Avowed Bill Boerst
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Play 03 Chapters 2 (The Evil That Men Do) and 3 (Mistake, or Blunder?) Bill Boerst
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Play 04 Chapter 4 - The Powers Confer Bill Boerst
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Play 05 Chapter 5 - Chastisement Condign Bill Boerst
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Play 06 Chapter 6 - A Stern Chase Bill Boerst
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Play 07 Chapter 7, Part A - Talk of Many Things Bill Boerst
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Play 08 Chapter 7, Part B - Talk of Many Things Bill Boerst
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Play 09 Chapter 8, Part A - Spectres of the Past Bill Boerst
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Play 10 Chapter 8, Part B - Spectres of the Past Bill Boerst
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Play 11 Chapter 9 - Perils in the Night Bill Boerst
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Play 12 Chapter 10 - By a Hair's Breadth Bill Boerst
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Play 13 Chapter 11 - Battling the Elements Bill Boerst
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Play 14 Chapter 12 - The First Shot Bill Boerst
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Play 15 Chapter 13 - The Second Shot Bill Boerst
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Play 16 Chapter 14 - Three Letters Bill Boerst
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Play 17 Chapter 15 - Villainy Unmasked Bill Boerst
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Play 18 Chapter 16 - Double Bluff Bill Boerst
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Play 19 Chapter 17, Part A - Sentence of Death Bill Boerst
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Play 20 Chapter 17, Part B - Sentence of Death Bill Boerst
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Play 21 Chapter 18, Part A - Plots and Counterplots Bill Boerst
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Play 22 Chapter 18, Part B - Plots and Counterplots Bill Boerst
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Play 23 Chapter 19, Part A - The Word Unspoken Bill Boerst
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Play 24 Chapter 19, Part B - The Word Unspoken Bill Boerst
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Play 25 Chapter 20, Part A - Narrowing the Quest Bill Boerst
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Play 26 Chapter 20, Part B - Narrowing the Quest Bill Boerst
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Play 27 Chapter 21 - The Silent Duel Bill Boerst
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Play 28 Chapter 22, Part A - Reflection and Reaction Bill Boerst
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Play 29 Chapter 22, Part B - Reflection and Reaction Bill Boerst
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Play 30 Chapter 23 - Love to the Rescue Bill Boerst
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Play 31 Chapter 24 - The Heavens Open Bill Boerst
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Play 32 Chapter 25 - Fulfilment of the Law Bill Boerst
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