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The Bittermeads Mystery

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Author: E. R. Punshon
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,732 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,948 5785

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"Nerves all to pieces," he muttered. "That won't do. Hang it all, the job's no worse than following a wounded tiger into the jungle, and I've done that before now. Only then, of course, one knew what to expect, whereas now - And I was a silly ass to lose my temper with that boy at the station. You aren't making a very brilliant start, Bobby, my boy."

By this time he had left the little town behind him and he was walking along a very lonely and dark road.

On one side was a plantation of young trees, on the other there was the open ground, covered with furze bush, of the village common.

Where the plantation ended stood a low, two-storied house of medium size, with a veranda stretching its full length in front. It stood back from the road some distance and appeared to be surrounded by a large garden.

At the gate Dunn halted and struck a match as if to light a pipe, and by the flickering flame of this match the name "Bittermeads," painted on the gate became vis

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
Leah A. Zeldes

A mysterious bearded man shows up at a suburban house and becomes enmeshed in a murderous plot that he struggles to understand, meanwhile falling in love with a young woman who may or may not be involved. It's definitely a page turner, even though the villain becomes obvious about two thirds of the way through.

Dai Alanye

Not a bad effort, so long as the reader is willing to suspend considerable disbelief. I'd give it 3-1/2 if half stars were possible.

Linda Otto

This was terrific! I stayed up way too late one night with this one--it really keeps you turning the pages. Mile-a-minute action, adventure, and romance. Very well written. From the first page onward, I was hooked. I can't tell you much about the story--don't want to give anything away. Take my word for it. This one is not to be missed!



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