Vicky Van

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Author: Carolyn Wells
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,977 / 179 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84
LoC Category: PS
Series: Fleming Stone
Downloads: 2,113
mnybks.net#: 7331
Origin: gutenberg.org

There is humor and love, thrills and a real mystery in this new Fleming Stone detective story, in which not the least interesting factor is the curious double personality of one character. You are baffled and always amused by the brilliance of the yarn. (The basis of the 1919 film ''The Woman Next Door'' starring Ethel Clayton and Noah Beery.)

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"No, come over here and hear this awful gossip Ariadne is telling for solemn truth. It's the very worst taradiddle she ever got off!"

"Here's a place, Vicky Van, a nice cosy corner, 'tween Jim and me. Come on, Ladygirl."

"No, thanks, everybody. I'm going to cut in at this table. May I? Am I a nuisance?"

"A Vicky-nuisance! They ain't no such animal!" and Bailey Mason rose to give her his chair.

"No," said she, "I want you to stay, Mr. Mason. 'Cause why, I want to play wiz you. Cassie, you give me your place, won't you, Ducky-Daddles? and you go and flirt with Mr. Calhoun. He knows the very newest flirts! Go, give him a tryout."

Vicky Van settled herself into her seat with the happy little sigh of the bridge lover, who sits down with three good players, and in another moment she was breathlessly looking over her hand. "Without," she said, triumphantly, and knowing she'd say no word more to me for the present, I walked away with Cassie Weldon.

And Cassie was good fun. She took me to the p

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2015.06.22
Keiran Khote
***..

A fairly engrossing detective/mystery story about a woman who disappears from a murder scene, seemingly into thin air. For a change, the police as well as detective are portrayed as normal characters and the mystery unravels gradually instead of stretching out to the very end.


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