Kastle Krags

A Story of Mystery

Cover image for


Author: Absalom Martin
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,113 / 156 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,143
Added to site: 2010.08.30
mnybks.net#: 28852
Origin: gutenberg.org

Mystery set in the Florida everglades with pirate treasure, cryptograms and clues hidden in an old bible.

Show Excerpt

ientific research! There were a thousand things I wanted to do, a thousand journeys into unknown lands that haunted my dreams at night, but none of them were for the poor. The two hundred dollars Grover Nealman would pay me would not go far, yet I simply couldn't afford to pass it by. Of course I could continue my work for my alma mater at the same time.

Yet while I thought of these things, I knew that I was only lying to myself. They were subterfuges only, excuses to my own conscience. The instant she had opened her lips to speak I had known my answer.

To refuse meant to go back to my lonely camp in the cypress. I hoped I wasn't such a fool as that. To accept meant three weeks at Kastle Krags--and daily sight of this same lovely face that now held fast my eyes. Could there be any question which course I would choose?

"Go--I should say I will go," I told her. "I'll be there bright and early to-morrow."

I thought she looked pleased, but doubtless I was mistaken.


Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

A nice book! The majority of the story happens just over two or three days. The author displays a very good ability of describing the surroundings of the characters as well as the thoughts, anxieties, and mood of the characters. So good in fact, that I could sense the cool sea breezes he describes and the warm humid nights of Florida. The only drawback from this is that he spends a lot of time in these descriptions and not as much on plot development. However, towards the end of the book he combines the two in a wonderful way that kept my undivided attention through the last two or three chapters.

A good story that keeps you guessing, and one that puts you in the room with the characters. I would recommend this to anyone who likes mystery and lost treasure.

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Kastle Krags by Absalom Martin - Free eBook


True Alpha 1
Alisa Woods

Shifters in Seattle Desired (True Alpha 1) Ne... Read more

Cover image for Kastle Krags by Absalom Martin - Free eBook

Open Minds

Mindjack Saga Book 1
Susan Kaye Quinn

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a danger... Read more

Cover image for Kastle Krags by Absalom Martin - Free eBook

Rise of The Iron Eagle

The Iron Eagle Series Book 1
Roy A. Teel Jr.

Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer?Read more

Cover image for Kastle Krags by Absalom Martin - Free eBook

XGeneration 1

You Don't Know Me (XGeneration Series)
Brad Magnarella

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between... Read more

Cover image for Kastle Krags by Absalom Martin - Free eBook

Drive, Ride, Repeat

The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure
Al Macy

Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad wi... Read more

Cover image for Kastle Krags by Absalom Martin - Free eBook

I Bring the Fire

Part I: Wolves (A Loki Story)
C. Gockel

In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Rise of The Iron Eagle
by Roy A. Teel Jr.
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Who Murdered Mr. Malone?
by Hope Callaghan
Astray in Couper
by R. Marquez
A Good Man Gone
by A.W. Hartoin
A Rogue's Life
by Wilkie Collins

See more popular titles from this genre.