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The House of Strange Secrets

A Detective Story

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Author: A. Eric Bayly
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,670 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 4,588
Added to site: 2011.06.19
mnybks.net#: 30195
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time it was nearly half-past one in the morning, and Laurence Carrington would have been quite justified in retiring to bed. Nevertheless, after leaving his father's bedroom he crept downstairs, much to the butler's astonishment, and, donning an overcoat and a strong pair of boots, made his way out of the house.

The rain had now stopped--a fact that seemed to please him much; not because he would have minded a four-mile trudge in the pouring wet, but because he would now be more likely to discover traces of the mysterious cyclist's tyre-marks in the muddy road that skirts the North Moor. For the rain, had it continued in a downpour similar to that at the time of the strange affair of an hour before, would undoubtedly have blotted out any tracks that the highwayman must have made in effecting his hasty departure.

Whistling to keep up his spirits as he went, Laurence strode on at a quick pace towards the scene of the attack. The wind was howling across the heath and the unearthly noises that acco

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2011.09.08
bhold
****.

The attempted murder of a retired English country gentleman raises suspicion against the mysterious inhabitants of a neighboring estate. Very good.

2011.08.22
rws
****.

Mystery pulp action in the English Countryside. This was a page-turner to the end, and the solution of the mystery had only few improbablities and loose ends.


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