A fabulous gem of unrivaled size and clarity. Rumored to have been the property of Rodrigo Borgia, father of Cesare and Lucrezia. A stone with a history of bad luck attached to it. One time owner Luca Paternostro was murdered by a thief a few days after it came into his possession. A courier was lost at sea while transporting it. Now, the latest owner, Felix Page, a wealthy Chicago financier is found dead in his mansion and the Paternoster Ruby has gone missing once again.
About the author: Charles Edmonds Walk was born in Indiana in 1875. In addition to The Paternoster Ruby, he wrote a number of other books, The Silver Blade (1908), The Yellow Circle (1909), The Time Lock (1912), The Crimson Cross (1913) with Millard Lynch, and The Green Seal(1914). He also wrote a number of stories published in Blue Book and other magazines. His date of death is unknown.