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Product Details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Resurrected Press (August 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935774255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935774259
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.4 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,030,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Fergus Hume was born Fergusson Wright Hume July 8 1859 in England. At the age of 3 his family immigrated to New Zealand where he grew up and was educated, being admitted to the bar in 1885. He moved to Melbourne Australia where he tried unsuccessfully to be a playwright. Switching to mystery novels he wrote The Mystery of the Hansom Cab which became the best selling mystery novel of the 19th Century. Returning to England in 1888 he wrote more than 100 short stories and novels including The Silent House, The Secret Passage and Red Money. He continued writing into the 30's dying on July 12. 1932.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By drkhimxz on December 25, 2010
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Most of this book I heard by means of the text-to-talk software, some I read. This is one of the few books I believe to be better read than heard in this manner (for those whose sight permits that choice). When the story is complete, one can see that it has hung on a sturdy plot-line. The style is often so meandering and dated in character as to hinder one's enjoyment. This is more pronounced with the oral device which prevents one from getting to the meat of the prose by seizing the heart of passages without the need to hear every word. The two lovers who are the heart of the problem are somewhat unbearably Victorian, the detective rather unprofessional for a police officer, and the assorted relevant characters, somewhat inexplicable in their motivations (until the puzzle is revealed completely). I never did fully grasp the relationships of some of the relevant characters nor their motivations. However, the author of the best selling detective novel of the 19th Century does give us a book which, on balance, is worth reading. Briefly, the plot concerns the death of a reclusive, elderly lady, who is aunt to the female love interest and her brother, and sister to their mother. The investigating detective is a school friend of the male love interest engaged to the female. The male love interest is a pure-bred British Gentleman, strong on sports, short on brains, impulsive in behavior. The problem would seem to be, 'who dun it'. In pursuit of a solution, we run into two women daffy about the British Gentleman, his Uncle who loved a woman who was related to most of the protagonists and who fell to her death (!!!) twenty years before, a gambling house owned by one of those who loved the Gentleman, and a bevy of others who are related in some fashion to those who enter into the action.Read more ›
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This interesting novel begins very refreshingly, at the end of a job interview, which the author notes wryly would have had the opposite result if either party saw the thought processes of the other. Since they didn't, Miss Loach offers and Susan Grant accepts the position of parlourmaid. Thus the many strands of an old murder (or two), a long-successful crime ring, and multiple love triangles, come together.

Unfortunately, Susan, who starts off so vividly, falls into the background to serve only as a cardboard plot device. Also unfortunately, the title of the book gives too much away.

The story is twisty, the suspects colorful, but overall it becomes a fairly standard police detection yarn.
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If you like Victorian settings and characters with depth and a compelling story line this book is a satisfying read, I intend workin through all of his novels.
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