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The Last of Mrs. DeBrugh by H. Sivia

The Last of Mrs. DeBrugh by H. Sivia is a suspenseful and captivating novel that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the secrets and mysteries surrounding the enigmatic Mrs. DeBrugh. Set in a small coastal town, the story follows the life of Charlotte, a young woman struggling to make ends meet, who becomes the live-in caretaker of the reclusive Mrs. DeBrugh.

From the very first page, the author effortlessly sets an eerie tone, drawing readers into a world filled with suspicion and intrigue. The narrative is expertly crafted, with excellent pacing that keeps the reader hooked until the very end. Each chapter unravels a new layer of the complex web surrounding Mrs. DeBrugh, leaving readers guessing and eager to discover the truth.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this novel is the exceptional characterization. H. Sivia skillfully brings each character to life, painting vivid portraits of their personalities and motivations. Charlotte, the protagonist, is a fascinating and relatable character, whose determination and resilience shine through even in the face of danger. Mrs. DeBrugh, on the other hand, is a mesmerizing enigma, her past slowly unraveling throughout the book, adding depth and complexity to the plot.

Moreover, the author's attention to detail is truly commendable. The vivid descriptions of the town and its inhabitants create a strong sense of atmosphere, making the reader feel as if they are walking alongside the characters. Additionally, the writing style is concise and engaging, ensuring that the story never loses momentum.

The Last of Mrs. DeBrugh is a brilliant work of suspense that will keep readers guessing until the very last page. H. Sivia's masterful storytelling, combined with compelling characters and a haunting setting, creates a truly unforgettable reading experience. Whether you are a fan of thrillers or simply appreciate well-crafted narratives, this book is sure to leave you wanting more.

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The Last of Mrs. DeBrugh


[Transcriber Note: This etext was produced from Weird Tales October 1937. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.]

[Sidenote: Mr. DeBrugh was dead, but he still regarded his promise as a sacred duty to be carried out.]

"Letty," Mr. DeBrugh remarked between long puffs on his meerschaum, "you've been a fine maid. You've served Mrs. DeBrugh and me for most of fifteen years. Now I haven't much more time in this life, and I want you to know that after Mrs. DeBrugh and I are gone, you will be well taken care of."

Letty stopped her dusting of the chairs in Mr. DeBrugh's oak paneled study. She sighed and turned toward the man, who sat on a heavy sofa, puffing on his pipe and gazing across the room into nothingness.

"You mustn't talk that way, Mr. DeBrugh," she said. "You know you're a long time from the dark ways yet." She paused, and then went on dusting and talking again. "And me humph I've only done what any ordinary human would do to such a kind employer as you, sir. Especially after all you've done for me."

He didn't say anything, and she went on with her work. Of course she liked to work for him. She had adored the kindly old man since first she had met him in an agency fifteen years before... Continue reading book >>

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