Ravensdene Court

Author: J.S. Fletcher
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,922 / 237 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,397
Added to site: 2008.08.16
mnybks.net#: 21734
Origin: gutenberg.org
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"Aye, well, and Salter Quick's been in quarters of that sort in his time," he observed, with a glance that suggested infinite meaning. "He has, so! But this ain't no desert island, master. I can see they ain't short of good grub and sound liquor here!"

He made his usual jerk of the thumb--this time in the direction of the landlord, who just then came back with a well-filled tray. And presently, first removing his cap and saying his grace in a devout fashion, he sat down and began to eat with an evidently sharp-set appetite. Trifling with my bread and cheese, I turned to the landlord.

"This is a very lonely spot," I said. "I was surprised to see a licensed house here. Where do you get your customers?"

"Ah, you wouldn't see it as you came along," replied the landlord. "I saw you coming--you came from Alnmouth way. There's a village just behind here--it 'ud be hidden from you by this headland at back of the house--goodish-sized place. Plenty o' custom from that, o' nights. And of co

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.04.16
Joan Thompson
****.

This is a lovely tale of murder mystery and romance. As always Fletcher writes to a formula, but the action is fast paced and intriguing. well worth reading.


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