The Pit Prop Syndicate

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,957 / 281 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,561
Added to site: 2009.02.03
mnybks.net#: 23323
Origin: gutenberg.org

Another brilliantly ingenious detective story by the author of The Ponson Case. The mystery of the real business of the syndicate utterly baffled the clever young "amateurs" who tried to solve it, and it took all the experience and perseverance of the "professionals" to break up the dangerous and murderous gang.

Show Excerpt

ice was sharpened as from anxiety. "Won't you come and see him about the petrol?"

He looked at her curiously. The smile had gone from her lips, and her face was pale. She was frowning, and in her eyes there showed unmistakable fear. She was not looking at him, and his gaze followed the direction of hers.

The driver had come out of the shed, the same dark, aquiline-featured man as had passed him on the bridge. He had stopped and was staring at Merriman with an intense regard in which doubt and suspicion rapidly changed to hostility. For a moment neither man moved, and then once again the girl's voice broke in.

"Oh, there is father," she cried, with barely disguised relief in her tones. "Come, won't you, and speak to him."

The interruption broke the spell. The driver averted his eyes and stooped over his engine; Merriman turned towards the girl, and the little incident was over.

It was evident to Merriman that he had in some way put his foot in it, how he could not imagine, un

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****
2009.03.28
Carter
**...

This was fairly tedious and repetitive, as other reviewers mention. I found myself skipping over pages and pages of re-told stories, to the point where I wondered if this was a literary device I was missing the point of. But it wasn't. Not the best mystery on manybooks.

2009.01.12
..dt..
****.

An excellent 20's thriller with wonderful atmosphere and great pace to the writing. My only real criticism is that it occasionally strays into repetition due to the mystery being relayed to new characters.

2009.01.09
albiorix
*****

This is Crofts' third novel and it's excellent! Mystery, suspense, murder and a bit of Grimm romance (man meets woman for five minutes and 'must' marry her), everything a great novel needs. The plot is well developed and keeps you guessing about the real ploy of the Syndicate. Subtle hints are provided along the way to encourage an astute reader to solve the mystery themselves. This book is in two parts, basically amateur and professional detection, the prior being more drama and the latter being more methodical detective work. The whole story is well conceived and a very enjoyable read for mystery fans.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Collected Works of Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
The Almost Perfect Murder
by Hulbert Footner
The Black Box
by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Lone Wolf
by Louis Joseph Vance
The Autobiography of a Quack
by S. Weir Mitchell

See more popular titles from this genre.