The Red House Mystery

The Red House Mystery

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by A. A. Milne
     
 

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The Red House Mystery is a "locked room" whodunnit by A. A. Milne, published in 1922. It was Milne's only mystery novel.

The setting is an English country house, where Mark Ablett has been entertaining a house party consisting of a widow and her marriageable daughter, a retired major, a wilful actress, and Bill Beverley, a young man about town. Mark's

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The Red House Mystery is a "locked room" whodunnit by A. A. Milne, published in 1922. It was Milne's only mystery novel.

The setting is an English country house, where Mark Ablett has been entertaining a house party consisting of a widow and her marriageable daughter, a retired major, a wilful actress, and Bill Beverley, a young man about town. Mark's long-lost brother Robert, the black sheep of the family, arrives from Australia and shortly thereafter is found dead, shot through the head. Mark Ablett has disappeared, so Tony Gillingham, a stranger who has just arrived to call on his friend Bill, decides to investigate. Gillingham plays Sherlock Holmes to his younger counterpart's Doctor Watson; they progress almost playfully through the novel while the clues mount up and the theories abound.The setting is an English country house, where Mark Ablett has been entertaining a house party consisting of a widow and her marriageable daughter, a retired major, a wilful actress, and Bill Beverley, a young man about town. Mark's long-lost brother Robert, the black sheep of the family, arrives from Australia and shortly thereafter is found dead, shot through the head. Mark Ablett has disappeared, so Tony Gillingham, a stranger who has just arrived to call on his friend Bill, decides to investigate. Gillingham plays Sherlock Holmes to his younger counterpart's Doctor Watson; they progress almost playfully through the novel while the clues mount up and the theories abound.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148193036
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
02/14/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
212 KB

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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 5 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 More than 1 year 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 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.
Anonymous 27 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
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Anne Gaiennie More than 1 year ago
Illegible; could barely stomach the first sentence
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