The Red House Mystery

The Red House Mystery

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by A. A. Milne
     
 

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Though A.A. Milne is best known for his children's books, don't expect to find Pooh Bear or Tigger in The Red House Mystery. Written a few years before Winnie the Pooh's debuts, The Red House Mystery was dedicated to Milne's father who delighted in mysteries. Instead of the denizens of the hundred acre wood we have a country house full of guests down for a week of

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Though A.A. Milne is best known for his children's books, don't expect to find Pooh Bear or Tigger in The Red House Mystery. Written a few years before Winnie the Pooh's debuts, The Red House Mystery was dedicated to Milne's father who delighted in mysteries. Instead of the denizens of the hundred acre wood we have a country house full of guests down for a week of golf and relaxation. Instead, when the black sheep brother of the house's owner returns after fifteen years in Australia he is promptly murdered and the owner is missing. See another side of the well known author in the only mystery novel he ever wrote.

This classic book was edited and published by Resurrected Press. Resurrected Press is dedicated to bringing high quality classic books back to the readers who enjoy them. These are not scanned versions of the originals, but, rather, quality checked and edited books meant to be enjoyed!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011833502
Publisher:
Resurrected Press
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
182 KB

Meet the Author

Alan Alexander Milne (1892-1956) is best known for his books about Winnie-the-Pooh and his children's poetry, but he had a long and varied literary career. He wrote numerous plays, was a regular contributor to Punch, and wrote a number of novels. In later life he also wrote a number of serious essays. During World War I he served as an officer and then served as a Captain of the Home Guard during World War II. He married Dorothy de Selincourt and had one son, Christopher Robin.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England
Date of Birth:
January 18, 1882
Date of Death:
January 31, 1956
Place of Birth:
Hampstead, London
Place of Death:
Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge University (mathematics), 1903
Website:
http://www.penguinputnam.com

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The Red House Mystery 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it much; easy reading. Read it at every opertunity. If you like who done it books this is a good one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first, i hated the horrible text problems created by scanning. Soon, however, i learned to read around the corruptions and actually began tlo enjoy them. For example, the na me of the victim, robert, was corrupted many different ways -- as bobert, bohert, bobcat -- and it seemed as if everyone had their little pet name for the guy. That and other corruptions were actually amusing. The book itself is quite a charming cozy intelligently written.
Lnrosy More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. It kept me guessing the whole way through. I love the Pooh stories. However, this is one of my favorite books that Milne wrote!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book (for me ) did not get off to a good start. I found the beginning hard to follow and somewhat confused and inarticulate. But the story does pick up and runs good to the end. After a few years I will try again with perhaps a less addled mindset and catch the beginning as it probably was written. It's so difficult to enjoy any book if you don't have the beginning down pat. Probably my fault.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This dead-body-in-a-locked-room mystery was difficult to read at first, but I soon caught on to what was being said. It kept me guessing until the end. There was a different twist to this story that I didn't see coming. Enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be unreadable due to lack of proper punctuation, cardboard characters and a silly plot. I gave up after two chapters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three words boring boring boring not a good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story The copy was a bit difficult, but puzzleling words were the biggest problem
Anonymous 1 days ago
I never knew Milne had written a mystery until I happened to discover this a few weeks ago. It was a great read. I would highly recommend!
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Mr.Milne never fails to deliver
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This copy looked more like computer code with nonsense words throughout. Even the title at the bottom of the page had something like "bte red ...msbry" Completely unreadable.
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Anne Gaiennie More than 1 year ago
Illegible; could barely stomach the first sentence
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