I posted a new story up on Daring Adventure Stories --
"The Girl From Nowhere" is from The Popular Magazine, July 23, 1915. (Yet another Smith and Street "Twice-a-Month" pulp.)
Popular had no illustrations, so I created my own little dingbat to go along with the story.
It's a drawing room mystery -- or perhaps better called a "Dining Room" mystery, as it takes place entirely at dinner. The lights go out, a precious ruby is stolen from the neck of the hostess, no one wants to embarrass the guests, but everyone is suspicious of the mysterious Girl From Nowhere....