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1920

Katharine Newlin Burt. The Red Lady. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920.

As a housekeeper at a country place near Pine Cone (a fictional Southern Pines), red-haired Janice Gale becomes involved in the search for stolen Russian jewels. Trap doors, strange guests, and several murder attempts figure in the plot of this mystery.

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Ronleigh de Conval.The Fair Lady of Halifax, or, Comley’s Six Hundred. Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton, 1920.

This novel covers the sweep of eighteenth-century North Carolina history. Set chiefly around New Bern, it presents the European settlement of the area and conflicts between the settlers and Native Americans. Colonel Colmey emerges as the hero of the book for his brilliance and bravery as an officer in the Continental army in the early days of the American Revolution. (Ronleigh de Conval is the pseudonym of John Alfred Pollock.)

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Filed under 1920, 1920-1929, Coastal Plain, Craven, de Conval, Ronleigh, Historical, Novels to Read Online