Three Men and a Maid

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Author: Robert Fraser (Louis Tracy and M. P. Shiel)
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,399 / 227 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,143
Added to site: 2008.04.09 20523

By all accounts this tale by Robert Fraser is such an ingenious and absorbing and tantalizing mystery story as one finds only rarely. The scene is laid in a remote Yorkshire village, and the action hinges on the rivalry of three men for the love of one Marjorie Neyland, an innkeeper's handsome daughter, admitted by unprejudiced readers to be not a whit less lovely than the three rivals think her. There is, of course, a country Squire, and this gentleman is blessed with a singularly vile rogue of a kinsman. There is, also, equally of course, a vicar. This vicar has a nephew. A couple of precious scoundrels engaged in the malpractice of the law and a detective of a very superior brand furnish, with a wicked young woman, the rest of the book's company. The very wicked young woman is the sister of the heroine and is, like her handsome. The charm of the story lies, however, chiefly in the diabolical ingenuity discovered by Mr. Fraser in leading you off on false scents--and not only you--but his own superior sleuth. -- New York Times Book Review

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"Come, come! Pull yourself together. It is you and I against the world, I tell you. Our way won't be a very straight one, perhaps, but sometimes one has to go crooked. You won't mind that?"

"Not with you, for I love you, James."

"Agreed, then. What do you propose to do?"

"I don't know. I leave it to you. I know too well that if you make up your mind you will have your way, for you are one of those. The first time I saw you in the Commercial Room, sitting at the table with a newspaper, four years gone, I said inside myself, ' There's a man.' From that minute you could have told me to do anything, and I would have gone and done it."

"Is that so?" asked Courthope, smiling. "Who would have guessed such a turmoil was going on inside the female mechanism! But now, you understand, Hannah action is the word! You see, of course, the salient fact of the situation in our favor. Marjorie and Philip Warren are in love; we must get them married in a hurry."

"Marjorie and Mr. Warren?"


Average Rating of 3.8 from 4 reviews: ****
Dai Alanye

In no way similar to the Wodehouse book of the same title. this is an involved mystery/romance with some English courtroom work. A good tale.

Rene Hasekamp

This is a good read. Although it looks as if almost everything is clear halfway the book, there still are some surprises near the end.

David Lyons

Quite an involved tale of intrigue. It held my attention throughout.

Mutaz Rahman

the reality more precisely is that the consideration is of the last actions.

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