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Midnight In Beauchamp Row 1895   By: (1846-1935)

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Midnight in Beauchamp Row 1895 by Anna Katharine Green is a riveting mystery novel that will keep readers captivated until the very end. Set in the late 19th century, the story takes us deep into the heart of Victorian society, where secrets and scandals lurk behind the grand fa├žades of wealthy families.

The plot revolves around a seemingly idyllic town, Beauchamp Row, where a series of inexplicable events unfold. At the center of it all is a chilling murder that shocks the community to its core. Green artfully weaves a tale of deception and intrigue, skillfully leaving breadcrumbs for the reader to follow while never fully revealing the truth until the final pages.

The characters in Midnight in Beauchamp Row 1895 are richly developed and multi-dimensional. Each one comes with their own set of secrets, enhancing the air of mystery and suspicion that permeates the entire narrative. From the observant and intuitive detective to the enigmatic and alluring suspects, Green expertly crafts a diverse cast that adds layers of depth to the story.

What sets this book apart from other mystery novels of its time is Green's adeptness at building suspense. With every twist and turn, the tension rises, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Moreover, the intricate plotting and intricate web of clues make it an engrossing read for anyone who enjoys trying to solve the puzzle alongside the characters.

Another standout aspect of Midnight in Beauchamp Row 1895 is Green's exquisite attention to detail. Her meticulous research of the period shines through in the portrayal of Victorian society, from the elegant ballrooms to the opulent drawing rooms. The vivid descriptions transport readers back in time, immersing them in a world of grandeur and allure.

If there is one minor flaw in the book, it is the occasional slow pace in certain sections. While the deliberate pacing effectively builds suspense, there are moments where the narrative seems to drag, and readers might find themselves longing for a more rapid progression of events.

Overall, Midnight in Beauchamp Row 1895 is a gripping mystery novel that will keep readers guessing until the final reveal. Anna Katharine Green's engaging writing style, compelling characters, and impeccable attention to detail make this book a must-read for fans of the genre. Whether you're a seasoned armchair detective or new to the world of mysteries, this book will provide endless enjoyment and an enticing glimpse into the intricate world of Victorian secrets and intrigue.

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MIDNIGHT IN BEAUCHAMP ROW

By Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)

Copyright, 1895, by American Press Association

It was the last house in Beauchamp Row, and it stood several rods away from its nearest neighbor. It was a pretty house in the daytime, but owing to its deep, sloping roof and small bediamonded windows it had a lonesome look at night, notwithstanding the crimson hall light which shone through the leaves of its vine covered doorway.

Ned Chivers lived in it with his six months' married bride, and as he was both a busy fellow and a gay one there were many evenings when pretty Letty Chivers sat alone until near midnight.

She was of an uncomplaining spirit, however, and said little, though there were times when; both the day and evening seemed very long and married life not altogether the paradise she had expected.

On this evening a memorable evening for her, the twenty fourth of December, 1894 she had expected her husband to remain with her, for it was not only Christmas eve, but the night when, as manager of a large manufacturing concern, he brought up from New York the money with which to pay off the men on the next working day, and he never left her when there was any unusual amount of money in the house. But from the first glimpse she had of him coming up the road she knew she was to be disappointed in this hope, and, indignant, alarmed almost, at the prospect of a lonesome evening under these circumstances, she ran hastily down to the gate to meet him, crying:

"Oh, Ned, you look so troubled I know you have only come home for a hurried supper... Continue reading book >>




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