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The Woman in Black

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,444 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,956
Added to site: 2007.06.19
mnybks.net#: 17350
Origin: gutenberg.org

The first of a series of detective novels featuring "gentleman sleuth Philip Trent," later published under the title "Trent's Last Case."

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next moment Mr. Silver, eagerly watching him, saw a look of amazement and horror. "Good God," murmured Sir James. Clutching the instrument, he slowly rose to his feet, still bending ear intently. At intervals he repeated, "Yes." Presently, as he listened, he glanced at the clock, and spoke quickly to Mr. Silver over the top of the transmitter. "Go and hunt up Figgis and young Williams. Hurry!" Mr. Silver darted from the room.

The great journalist was a tall, strong, clever Irishman of fifty, swart and black-mustached, a man of untiring business energy, well known in the world, which he understood very thoroughly, and played upon with the half-cynical competence of his race. Yet was he without a touch of the charlatan: he made no mysteries, and no pretenses of knowledge, and he saw instantly through these in others. In his handsome, well-bred, well-dressed appearance there was something a little sinister when anger or intense occupation put its imprint about his eyes and brow; but when his generous natu

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.11.21
javiergnovak
****.

There are some weak points in it, and the love story involved is tiresome, but anyway a very good book. Much better than others written at that time.


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