The Paradise Mystery

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American tourists, sure appreciators of all that is ancient and picturesque in England, invariably come to a halt, holding their breath in a sudden catch of wonder, as they pass through the half-ruinous gateway which admits to the Close of Wrychester. Nowhere else in England is there a fairer prospect of old-world peace. There before their eyes, set in the centre of a great green sward, fringed by tall elms and giant beeches, rises the vast fabric of the thirteenth-century Cathedral, its high spire piercing the ...
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The Paradise Mystery

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American tourists, sure appreciators of all that is ancient and picturesque in England, invariably come to a halt, holding their breath in a sudden catch of wonder, as they pass through the half-ruinous gateway which admits to the Close of Wrychester. Nowhere else in England is there a fairer prospect of old-world peace. There before their eyes, set in the centre of a great green sward, fringed by tall elms and giant beeches, rises the vast fabric of the thirteenth-century Cathedral, its high spire piercing the skies in which rooks are for ever circling and calling. The time-worn stone, at a little distance delicate as lacework, is transformed at different hours of the day into shifting shades of colour, varying from grey to purple: the massiveness of the great nave and transepts contrasts impressively with the gradual tapering of the spire, rising so high above turret and clerestory that it at last becomes a mere line against the ether. In morning, as in afternoon, or in evening, here is a perpetual atmosphere of rest; and not around the great church alone, but in the quaint and ancient houses which fence in the Close. Little less old than the mighty mass of stone on which their ivy-framed windows look, these houses make the casual observer feel that here, if anywhere in the world, life must needs run smoothly. Under those high gables, behind those mullioned windows, in the beautiful old gardens lying between the stone porches and the elm-shadowed lawn, nothing, one would think, could possibly exist but leisured and pleasant existence: even the busy streets of the old city, outside the crumbling gateway, seem, for the moment, far off.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781506166209
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/11/2015
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a journalist and the author of over 200 books. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, he studied law before turning to journalism. His earlier works were either histories or historical fiction, and he was made a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He didn't start writing mysteries until 1914, though before he died he had written over 100 in the genre.
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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    Good story for its time.

    Fine story for the time period in which it was written.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Typical Fletcher

    J S Fletcher was one of the original mystery writers; his books date back to the early 1900's. As such, they have somewhat a quaint, comfortable feel to them when compared to the works of more modern mystery writers.

    This book is a fairly typical Fletcher mystery. I find most of the book very engaging, but, as I often find to be the case with Fletcher, the ending is somewhat disappointing. Too often his endings are either far fetched, involve too much of a coincidence, or, in this case, very anti-climatic (not a very interesting resolution of the central mystery).

    Despite the let downs, I do like reading Fletcher novels, this one included. The basic story lines are fun, the mystery's are engaging, and the characters old-fashion, but interesting. What is of special interest in this novel is that much of it follows the activities, not of what one would identify as the novel's hero, but those of an amoral scamp whose main interest is in trying to besmear the hero in order to gain some personal advantage.

    Worth reading despite but disappointing ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    agreat story, but

    The typos involved in the transcribing of this book were absolutely ridiculous. There were entire sections of the story that were lost entirely. And they were important sections, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Very boring.  The plot was boring, the characters never really d

    Very boring.  The plot was boring, the characters never really developed.  I skipped many parts of the book just to get through it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Good story but...

    Why are there so many typos makes it incredibly hard to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Good Mystery

    A few words were messed up here and there but ala and all pretty decent.

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