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The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel

Being an Exploit in the Career of Hamilton Cleek, Detective

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Author: Mary E. Hanshew
Co-author: Thomas W. Hanshew
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,610 / 208 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,909
Added to site: 2010.07.28
mnybks.net#: 28553
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

ir; every moment that passes! I am terribly afraid for Father's life, even as I have told Mr. Narkom here. But there are some things which a woman cannot tell. Those things which she feels in her heart--and has no concrete facts with which to explain them. Father will die if you do not come to my rescue immediately. He will die, and by no natural means. I tell you, my father is being poisoned slowly, and because of his very taciturnity none of us can save him! Even now, as I sit here, something tells me that things are not right with him, or with Ross, my brother! All my life long I have had these premonitions. There must be gipsy blood in me, I think. But there it is. Oh, help me to save him, to save my brother Ross's inheritance. And my blessing will go with you to the end of your days!"

CHAPTER II

CLEEK TO THE RESCUE

She stopped speaking suddenly and choked back a sob, covering her face with her gloved hands, and for a moment Deland sat look

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.11.19
Henry L Ratliff
****.

Another detective Cleek mystery.
The lights go out and there is a sound from the spinning wheel.
A father is murdered.
His son has the best motive.
The Spinning Wheel: An old curse says, that when the Spinning Wheel spins by itself, someone will die.

Detective Cleek (he of the forty faces), an old house and a murder. What else could you want?



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