Smothered in Corpses

Smothered in Corpses

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Smothered in Corpses by Ernest Bramah

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Smothered in Corpses

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shook the ground, the front of the house disappeared, and a singed pigtail fell at my feet.

Recalling all this I was on the point of ringing for Perkins in order to question him, when something caused me to hesitate.

It was well that I did so. The next moment the double doors of the French window that overlooked the bustling turmoil of Kensington's busiest thoroughfare were flung frantically open, and there sprang into the room a young girl whose dazzling beauty was, if possible, heightened heightened by the breathless excitement under which she was labouring.

"Dr. Humdrum," she exclaimed, throwing aside the luxuriant crimson opera cloak that had hitherto concealed the supple perfection of her lithe form, "save me! Help me!" and a look of baffling terror swept across her mobile features.

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A silly story that purports to be an edited down (to 11 pages) action novel. As a result, there are many, many killings, all summarized along the way as the plot unfolds.
The story is as unreal as any Sax Rohmer plot, but is mercifully much shorter.
Mary E. Jung - Romance, Murder Mystery and Magic
FEATURED AUTHOR - Mary E. Jung is the worldwide author and publisher of the Etrucian Royals and The Libra Witch Series and the Socrates. Mary lives with her two sons and husband in Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in Arts Studies with an emphasis in Arts Management and Opera from Shenandoah University. She's a Publishers Weekly spotlight author in 2022 for her novella series Queen of Light and Ashes. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Blossom and Bone.