Arthur J. Rees is a past master in the art of fashioning ingenious mystery-detective yarns — and "The Moon Rock" is one of his best. The head of the House of Thurold is found dead in his study — murdered, apparently. The solution of the crime is inextricably entangled with vague and mystic occurrences. The author's many admirers will find keen enjoyment and many puzzling moments in their endeavors to solve the mystery.
"What's the matter?" said Austin, pausing in the act of pouring some whisky into a glass.
"It would be exceedingly improper to drink a toast at such a moment."
"What's the matter with the moment?"
"The day, then. Just when we have buried poor Alice." Mrs. Pendleton had not seen her brother's wife for ten years before her death, but she had no difficulty in bringing tears to her eyes at the recollection of her. She dried her eyes with her handkerchief, and added in a different tone: "I fancy Robert is coming."
With parchments and papers deep on the table before him, Robert Turold plunged into the history of his life's task. The long hand of the mantelpiece clock slipped with a stealthy movement past the twelve as he commenced, as
Wow!! I had just been remarking to my sister that for once in my life I'd like to read a story written in this time period that didn't have a predictable plot. This certainly was one of the most unpredictable stories I have read. I am going to give it five stars. Wish I could give it ten!!
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