Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist

or, Dudie Dunne Again in the Field

Author: Harlan Page Halsey (Old Sleuth)
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,394 / 94 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 96.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,788
Added to site: 2006.11.28
mnybks.net#: 15392
Origin: gutenberg.org
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gues had struck a lead and so had the two sharp-eyed detectives who were playing such a neat game.

"Cad," said Oscar, "we've got a bite."

"Yes, I felt the nibble."

"It's a good thing, sis, to locate a rogue."

"Indeed it is."

"We have not chummed in vain."

"So it would appear."

This little bit of side talk was carried on while the two detectives maintained the role they were enacting, and a little while later they saw the three join each other and beheld them as furtively they watched their anticipated prey.

"We've got three bites, Cad."

"I see them."

"What shall we do?"

"Don't ask me to suggest, Oscar. No one can beat you in laying out plans."

"We'll leave here."

"And learn if they follow?"

"Yes."

"That would be my idea."

"Where shall we go?"

"We will give them a chance to follow us. We will go to the beach."

Oscar and Cad did not start right off--they were too smart for that. They wer

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2011.08.01
Tina
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The alternative title is more accurate, as this book centres firmly on ‘Dudie’ Dunn ,the male character, and Cad Metti makes only brief appearances - par for the course at the time, probably, but a bit misleading. The book reads as if it was originally serialised, so there’s a lot of repetition, and we’re reminded often that Cad Metti (usually referred to by her full name) is brave, resourceful, clever and beautiful, not to mention a mistress of disguise. The story itself is a bit dull, although there are some entertaining scenes.


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