The Silent House

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Author: Fergus Hume
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,811 / 215 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,774
Added to site: 2006.08.18
mnybks.net#: 14707
Origin: gutenberg.org

Originally published as The Silent House in Pimlico.

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up his breakfast with her own fair hands, happy for the day if her admired lodger conversed with her for a few moments before reading the morning paper. Then Miss Greeb would retire to her own sitting-room and indulge in day dreams which she well knew would never be realised. The romances she wove herself were even more marvellous than those she read in her favourite penny novelettes; but, unlike the printed tales, her romance never culminated in marriage. Poor brainless, silly, pitiful Miss Greeb; she would have made a good wife and a fond mother, but by some irony of fate she was destined to be neither; and the comedy of her husband-hunting youth was now changing into the lonely tragedy of disappointed spinsterhood. She was one of the world's unknown martyrs, and her fate merits tears rather than laughter.

On the morning after his meeting with Berwin, the young barrister sat at breakfast, with Miss Greeb in anxious attendance. Having poured out his tea, and handed him his paper, and ascertained that

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 4 reviews: *****
2013.09.13
bhold
*****

Following the murder of his reclusive neighbor, a young barrister takes an interest in the crime and finds hints of a complex conspiracy.

Discovering the mysteries of Fergus Hume on this website has been a real pleasure. Thank you, manybooks.net!

2013.08.25
phil
*****

This one outdoes Christie hands down! Even using the 'least likely person' principle you're still left missing the full answer. Totally absorbing. Fully recommended.

2008.02.29
Joe Romaninsky
***..

An enojoyable page turner with lots of twists
and turns. A good beach book, or a fine read for a foggy afternoon.

2007.04.04
Cheryl
*****

Enjoyable mystery about a "locked door" murder committed in a house that has a reputation for being haunted. In the first half of the book, the murderer appears to be easy to figure out. The second half of the book, however, is filled with plot twists and mistaken identities and thus complicates the mystery much more. At one point or another, I thought nearly every character in the book could be the murderer. It kept me guessing until the end. Recommended.


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