The Islington Mystery

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Author: Arthur Machen
Published: 1927
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,718 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,012
Added to site: 2008.06.24
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d her head over it, and still could find no exit from her labyrinth a different structure from the labyrinth maintained by the serene Boale. The Aspinall had no suspicions of her brother-in-law; both his manner and his matter were straightforward, clear, and square. He was a worm, as she had informed him, but he was certainly telling the truth. But the woman was fond of her sister, and wanted to know where she had gone and what had happened to her; and so she put the matter into the hands of the police.


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She furnished the best description that she could of the missing woman, but the officer in charge of the case pointed out that she had not seen her sister for many years, and that Mr. Boale was, obviously, the person to be consulted in the matter. So the taxidermist was again drawn from his scientific labours. He was shown the information laid by Miss Aspinall and the description furnished by her. He told his simple story once more, mentioning the incident of his lying to his neighbours t

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Average Rating of 2.7 from 3 reviews: ***
2014.06.25
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

(1927) Short story / Mystery (Murder)


R: * * * *


Plot bullets


  • The sign on Mr. Boale's establishment in the Islington area of London, reads 'Taxidermist: Skeletons Articulated'.

  • Mr. Boale's wife is missing.

  • Her sister brings in the police.

  • Mr. Boale's is suspected after an articulated skeleton that he sold, is found to have the same kind of injury to the leg that caused the missing woman to limp throughout her life.

  • Is there evidence enough, to solve the 'The Islington Mystery'.


2012.01.04
jhelhen
*....

I find the story a little boring and it has this newspaper report feel to it.

2010.10.22
Andrew Ives
***..

Reads rather like an old newspaper story or one of those Michael Aspel murder mystery historical case study programmes. Not bad for all that, but not especially exciting either.


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