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A Master of Mysteries

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Author: Robert Eustace (Dr. Eustace Robert Barton)
Co-author: L.T. Meade
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,548 / 147 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,306
Added to site: 2007.08.09 17875

It so happened that the circumstances of fate allowed me to follow my own bent in the choice of a profession. From my earliest youth the weird, the mysterious had an irresistible fascination for me. Having private means, I resolved to follow my unique inclinations, and I am now well known to all my friends as a professional exposer of ghosts, and one who can clear away the mysteries of most haunted houses.

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After an early dinner on the following day, I parted with my good-natured landlord and his wife, and with my knapsack and kodak strapped over my shoulders, started on my way. I took care to tell no one that I was going to the Castle Inn, and for this purpose doubled back through a wood, and so found the right road. The sun was nearly setting when at last I approached a broken-down signpost, on which, in half-obliterated characters, I could read the words, "To the Castle Inn." I found myself now at the entrance of a small lane, which was evidently little frequented, as it was considerably grass-grown. From where I stood I could catch no sight of any habitation, but just at that moment a low, somewhat inconsequent laugh fell upon my ears. I turned quickly and saw a pretty girl, with bright eyes and a childish face, gazing at me with interest. I had little doubt that she was old Bindloss's grand-daughter.

"Will you kindly tell me," I asked, "if this is the way to the Castle Inn?"

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***

Reports from the casebook of a ghost-debunker. He explains why the things that go bump in the night have reasonable explanations. Interesting but not a lot of fun. Like Watson telling us everyone died of natural causes.


This is the casebook of a man who investigates mysteries that have a seemingly supernatural cause. Each case is interesting, as the detective searches for a logical explanation to the mystery. The writing is fast-paced and holds your attention.



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