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At the Time Appointed

At the Time Appointed by Anna Maynard Barbour
By: (d 1841)

"Those who remember that excellent detective story, That Mainwaring Affair will expect to find plenty of mystery and exciting incidents in A. Maynard Barbour's latest novel, called At the Time Appointed, and they will realize their expectations.The author has a certain way of forecasting events and making people utter prophetic words, all bound to find their fulfillment somewhere before the last chapter is ended, that is eminently characteristic of one who delights in the knitting and raveling of the intricate plots which are a prime necessity in a detective story. The title itself cleverly suggests a long series of events slowly converging toward some mysteriously critical moment in which all their crookedness is revealed and made straight for the delectation of at least two people; and the is exactly the kind of a title for this story of long-delayed justice and patient hoping. The main object in a story of this kind is to make the events hang together and the narration of them entertaining. Both these requisites are attained. People will be sure to read this story at one sitting, even if that involves hearing the clock strike several times after midnight and that is one test of at least one kind of excellence in a novel." (excerpts from the NY Times review of At the Time Appointed published July 18, 1903)

First Page:

AT THE TIME APPOINTED

TWELFTH EDITION

By A. Maynard Barbour

THAT MAINWARING AFFAIR

ILLUSTRATED BY E. PLAISTED ABBOTT

12mo. Cloth, $1.50

"Possibly in a detective story the main object is to thrill. If so, 'That Mainwaring Affair' is all right. The thrill is there, full measure, pressed down and running over." Life , New York

"The book that reminds one of Anna Katherine Green in her palmiest days.... Keeps the reader on the alert, defies the efforts of those who read backward, deserves the applause of all who like mystery." Town Topics , New York

"The tale is well told, and the intricacies of the plot so adroitly managed that it is impossible to foresee the correct solution of the mysterious case until the final act of the tragedy.... Although vividly told, the literary style is excellent and the story by no means sensational, a fact that raises it above the level of the old time detective story," Brooklyn Daily Eagle

[Illustration: AS DARRELL DISMOUNTED, SHE CAME SWIFTLY TOWARDS HIM, EXTENDING HER HAND... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 14, 2014
Subject: At the Time Appointed
More of a love story than anything else, that may be because I had to skip a number of chapters due to the poor quality of readers.
Reviewer: - March 10, 2013
Subject: Interesting
An interesting story, well read for the most part. If you know Barbour, you already know who is who and what is what and how it ends, but enjoyable for all that.


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