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The Ashiel Mystery - A Detective Story

The Ashiel Mystery - A Detective Story by Mrs Charles Bryce
By: (1839-1920)

Just as the adopted Juliet Byrne finds out the truth about her family, her father is murdered. Luckily the brilliant chocolate-munching Detective Gimblet takes up the case to solve the 'Ashiel Mystery'

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"It is the difficulty of the Police Romance, that the reader is always a man of such vastly greater ingenuity than the writer. "



When Sir Arthur Byrne fell ill, after three summers at his post in the little consulate that overlooked the lonely waters of the Black Sea, he applied for sick leave. Having obtained it, he hurried home to scatter guineas in Harley Street; for he felt all the uneasy doubts as to his future which a strong man who has never in his life known what it is to have a headache is apt to experience at the first symptom that all is not well. Outwardly, he pretended to make light of the matter.

"Drains, that's what it is," he would say to some of the passengers to whom he confided the altered state of his health on board the boat which carried him to Constantinople. "As soon as I get back to a civilized sewage system I shall be myself again... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 2, 2015
Subject: The Ashiel Mystery
A good story, somewhat long winded but worth a listen. The narration is clear throughout, with several of the narrators being much better than the rest, some of who can get on your nerves.

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