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The Shrieking Pit

The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
By: (1872-1942)

The Shrieking Pit is one of Arthur Rees's earlier works, and is a good old fashioned murder mystery story. Grant Colwyn, a private detective, is holidaying in East Anglia when he notices a young man at a nearby table behaving peculiarly. The young man later leaves the hotel without paying his bill, and turns up in a nearby hamlet in the Norfolk marshes where he takes lodgings at the village inn. The next day, another guest at the inn is found dead, and the young man is missing. Can Colwyn sort out the mystery and prove the young man's innocence one way or the the other?

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THE SHRIEKING PIT

BY

ARTHUR J. REES

CO AUTHOR OF THE MYSTERY OF THE DOWNS, THE HAMPSTEAD MYSTERY.

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

Made in the United States of America

COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY STREET & SMITH CORPORATION

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY JOHN LANE COMPANY

Transcriber's Notes: Obvious printer errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original.

TO

MY SISTERS IN AUSTRALIA

ANNIE AND FRANCES

The sea beats in at Blakeney Beats wild and waste at Blakeney; O'er ruined quay and cobbled street, O'er broken masts of fisher fleet, Which go no more to sea.

The bitter pools at ebb tide lie, In barren sands at Blakeney; Green, grey and green the marshes creep, To where the grey north waters leap By dead and silent Blakeney.

And Time is dead at Blakeney In old, forgotten Blakeney; What care they for Time's Scythe or Glass; Who do not feel the hours pass, Who sleep in sea worn Blakeney?

By the old grey church in Blakeney, By quenched turret light in Blakeney, They slumber deep, they do not know, If Life's told tale is Death and Woe; Through all eternity... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 24, 2015
Subject: mystery
A brilliant reader, story turns & twists keeping the listener engaged
Reviewer: - May 24, 2013
A good mystery read extremely well by Mr. Kevin Green.Thank you Mr. Green
Reviewer: - March 10, 2013
Subject: A good mystery
Very good story, excellent characters, lots of nice mystery detail....


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