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The Oakdale Affair

The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
By: (1875-1950)

The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a thrilling mystery novel that keeps readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Set in a small town in the Midwest, the story follows the adventures of a young man named Bridge and a band of misfit characters who become embroiled in a murder mystery.

Burroughs does an excellent job of building suspense and creating a sense of unease throughout the novel. The characters are well-developed and each brings their own unique personality to the story. The plot twists and turns, keeping readers guessing as they try to unravel the mystery alongside the protagonists.

One aspect of the novel that stands out is Burroughs' vivid descriptions of the town of Oakdale and its inhabitants. The setting feels alive and vibrant, adding depth to the story and immersing readers in the world of the novel.

Overall, The Oakdale Affair is a gripping and entertaining read that is sure to captivate fans of mystery and adventure novels. Burroughs' storytelling prowess shines through in this novel, making it a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling and engaging mystery.

Book Description:
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Jack London / H.H. Knibbs-inspired, selfless, poetry-spouting, hobo character, Bridge, makes another appearance in the novellete, The Oakdale Affair (original title, Bridge and the Oskalooska Kid.) Joining the poetic hobo in this gothic-like tale are many other unusual elements: dark mysterious nights, a deserted haunted farmhouse, a violent thunderstorm, the Oskalooska Kid, a nameless girl, thieves and murderers, Beppo the bear, and other surprises.

The Oakdale Affair is a deep mystery and would puzzle even Sherlock Holmes.(Introduction by Ralph Snelson)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - January 23, 2021
Mr. Snelson again does a great job of reading and an interesting book doesn't do any harm either.
Reviewer: - September 9, 2014
Subject: Oakdale Affair
What a great story! A boy in trouble, a ghost, gangsters all combine into a delightful book. The narrator is excellent. Five stars for this one!

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