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The Secret of Lonesome Cove

The Secret of Lonesome Cove by Samuel Hopkins Adams
By: (1871-1958)

A body is found on the beach not far from a New England town one morning. Curiously, nobody recognizes the dead woman, and nobody in or near the town seems to be a suspect in a possible murder, therefore most of them assume that she simply washed ashore from a passing vessel. Only problem is vessels didn't pass that stretch of the coast because of it's peculiar tides and eddies; hence its name, Lonesome Cove. Following the finding of the body, the officials of the town start acting a bit peculiar towards how to handle the dead body. The sheriff, the attorney in the town, the village gossip, and even the town doctor all seem to want the identification of the body hushed up. And therefore the body is immediately buried, and the officials hope all will be forgotten and done with. Cause of death: drowning. Enter Chester Kent, who isn't convinced in the same way that the townspeople are, and is willing to pull at his ear lobe in an effort to determine the identity of the body, and how it came to it's demise. (Introduction by Roger Melin)

First Page:

THE SECRET OF LONESOME COVE BY SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS

AUTHOR OF THE CLARION, AVERAGE JONES, ETC.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY FRANK E. SCHOONOVER

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS : NEW YORK

Copyright 1912 The Bobbs Merrill Company

TO ONE UNKNOWN

The only living being who possesses the secret of the strangely clad and manacled body found beneath the cliffs of Cornwall on April 30, 1909, this story, changed in the setting as he will understand, is blindly inscribed.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I THE BODY ON THE BEACH

CHAPTER II PROFESSOR KENT MAKES A CALL

CHAPTER III MY LADY OF MYSTERY

CHAPTER IV AN INQUIRY

CHAPTER V ONE USE FOR A MONOCLE

CHAPTER VI THE RETREAT IN ORDER

CHAPTER VII SIMON P... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 4, 2015
Subject: The Secret of Lonesome Cove
Thank you to Roger Melin for another very high quality narration of a very good story. There is a clever twist at the conclusion of the mystery, doubt you'll figure out out before you get to it!
Reviewer: - August 29, 2013
Subject: Excellent
A very captivating tale with a twist. I liked it a lot.


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