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An aging scientist postulates that in an eternal universe, everything that can possibly happen has already happened an infinite number of times. Following financial ruin in 1929, he employs hypnosis seeking a successful strategy from previous existence.

Another creative story from Stanley Weinbaum.
01/31/2016
An ok adventure / romance, centered around a scheme to prove an English lord's Jacobite political leanings for the purpose of revenge. The evil young lord Ostermore and his mother add enough interest to rescue this book. Three stars, but there are better Sabatini books on this site.
01/09/2016
5
There is a lot packed into this crime / mystery novel. Plots, counter-plots, suspense, treachery, surprise twists, and even a little humor. I enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended.
09/30/2015
As a fan of the genre, this book was an extremely disappointing read for me. It sets a new low-water mark for how bad a book can be. Slow, tedious, and ridiculous.
09/20/2015
About midway through the book, I was fully wrapped up in the plot - a very intriguing "missing person" mystery. From there things go downhill and ultimately collapse into a nonsensical ending. If I could rate this book in two halves, I would give 5 stars and 1 star.
09/13/2015
A young man intervenes to protect an eccentric elderly gentleman during a public disruption. He soon finds himself employed by the old man's family as both bodyguard and investigator in a blackmail case. A decent mystery yarn intertwined with an extremely heavy romantic interest.
09/12/2015
I really enjoyed it - great plot, plenty of suspense. Unfortunately some of the characters and their dialog are dry as chalk dust, so 4 stars instead of 5.
09/09/2015
Crime fiction short stories / novellas in which Madame Rosika Storey and her assistant Bella Brickley tackle some difficult cases. I liked Footner's _The Almost Perfect Murder_ better - livelier characters and more interesting plots.

09/01/2015
A collection of crime fiction short stories / novellas featuring Mme. Rosika Storey and her resourceful assistant Bella Brickley. Mme. Storey unravels complex cases with thorough investigation and an understanding of human nature - you won't find any miraculous Holmes-like solutions here. Bella's role is primarily as narrator, but shows she has plenty of brains and courage when sent out to do dangerous research on her own. Highly recommended, 5 stars.
08/27/2015
Dry, boring characters. Uneventful, repetitious plot. Eventually I gave it up. The only reason I stayed with it as long as I did is because I have enjoyed other Hume novels very much.
08/12/2015
Ritu Sethi - Murder Mystery with a Parent-Child Theme
FEATURED AUTHOR - A beach; a mystery; a bubbly drink: Ritu's favorite vacation day. She has spent years living in both Montreal and Vancouver--which inspired the settings of Book 1 and Book 2 of the Gray James Mystery Series respectively. Ritu won the Colorado Gold Award for the first in the Chief Inspector Gray James Murder Mystery Series, His Hand In the Storm. As our Author of the Day, she tells us about the second book, Kill Me Why?, which is currently an Amazon bestseller. Please give us a short… Read more