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eBook The Stowmarket Mystery ePub

by Louis Tracy

  • ISBN: 1406810274
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Louis Tracy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Echo Library (October 9, 2006)
  • Pages: 156
  • ePub book: 1339 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1516 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 409

Description

The Stowmarket Mystery book.

The Stowmarket Mystery book. The door was thrown open. A tall well-proportioned young man. The Stowmarket Mystery Or, a Legacy of Hate by Louis Tracy (1st published in England as A Fatal Legacy 1903) features Reginald Brett, barrister and hobby detective, working opposite (and then with) Inspector Winter. David Hume Now mark me, Winter. Just as the breed of the chicken is indelibly stamped on it in the eyes of a man skilled in chickens, so is the murder we are investigating marked by characteristics so plain that a child of ten, properly trained to use his eyes, might discern them.

The Stowmarket Mystery: Or, A Legacy of Hate. The Stowmarket Mystery. Reginald Brett, barrister-detective, twisted round in his easy-chair to permit the light to fall clearly on the card handed to him by his man-servant. What Would You Have Done? Louis Tracy. One Wonderful Night: A Romance of New York. The Postmaster's Daughter.

A mystery novel featuring Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective, an insightful, Sherlockian investigator. Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once).

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LibriVox recording of The Stowmarket Mystery, or, a Legacy of Hate by Louis Tracy. Read in English by Crln Yldz Ksr Another case for Reginald Brett, barrister and hobby detective: David Hume-Frazer is in some trouble. He was the prime suspect in the. He was the prime suspect in the murder case of his cousin, Alan. Though he was never convicted, suspicion clings to him, and he wishes his name to be cleared before he marries his fiancé, Helen Layton.

A classic mystery detective thriller by Louis Tracy. Finally, one of many quotes I saved from the book that thoroughly entertained me. Tracy at his acme of humor and excitement. Voles urged on the car by foot and finger. One night in New York, a member of high society on his way to a party is dragged into the Hudson River. After him pelted Petch, with set teeth and straining eyes. The magnificent car, superb in its energies, swept through the night like a fiery dragon of song and fable, but with a speed never attained by dragon yet, else there would be room on earth for nothing save dragons.

The Stowmarket Mystery. Or, A Legacy of Hate. ained that you had a vivid dream, in which you saw your cousin stabbed by a stranger whom you did not know, whose face even you never saw. Sir Alan was undoubtedly murdered.

Subtitled 'A Legacy of Hate'.

Comments

Voodoolkree Voodoolkree
As with other Tracy offerings, the prose and story are well crafted. This had an added element, not commonly encountered in murder mysteries of this time period - actual violence committed and described in the telling of the story. It was not presented in graphic or gruesome detail and added, I thought, a measure of immediacy.
It is curious that a supporting character who has appeared in other stories, occasionally as the lead protagonist but in this case, and others, in a supporting roll, is differently - as a near savant when in the lead and as more of a plodder when in support of the barrister, Mr Brett.
Kesalard Kesalard
I read Tracy's "Number Seventeen" and now "The Stowmarket Mystery," and I look forward to reading others by this author. Tracy should appeal to modern readers for his direct, generally unadorned style and quick-moving plots. Interestingly, despite a prose that is mostly utilitarian, you get a sometimes vivid sense of aspects of late Victorian England. If (for instance) you think that London streets were safer before the automobile was introduced, read this book.

The investigator Brett is a lawyer, a professional in the mold of Freeman's Dr Thorndyke, who discovers clues and makes connections that others miss. His relationship with the police in the form of Inspector Winter is adversarial, but not without a certain amount of mutual respect (somewhat like the Furneaux/White relationship in Tracy's "Number Seventeen").

Though I've only read 2 novels by Louis Tracy, I think he's held up better than other half-forgotten mystery writers of the period.
Xor Xor
Reginald Brett is an attorney, who also acts as a detective. A man comes to see him, and as he recognizes Brett's imperial Turkish cigarettes, Brett gets quite interested, especially as the man was accused of killing his uncle.

This is a story that started slow for me, but it did a really nice job of building up. The plot goes in a direction that I sure didn't predict, and I really appreciated that. The Hume-Fraser family is an interesting collection.

Brett is more in the mold of Holmes, but imagine no sidekick, and more of an adversarial relationship with the police (Winter in this story).

As is often the case with older works, some of the language is racially offensive. So please be aware of that.

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Burking Burking
It could be a bit bleak at times, but I will read more of that author.
asAS asAS
I liked it
Ance Ance
Highly recommended for those who love the written word and enjoy a good read. How nice to read someone who has such an extensive vocabulary.
Vonalij Vonalij
tightly written, great characterizations, and all one could ask of English mystery. an unsung treasure is louis Tracy. read it!
An extremely compelling read, couldn't put it down. Louis Tracy is a premier author and I highly recommend this book.