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That Mainwaring Affair

That Mainwaring Affair by Anna Maynard Barbour
By: (d. 1941)

As wealthy financier, Hugh Mainwaring dictates his last will and testament to his private secretary, it would be impossible for him to imagine the shocking chain of events that he is about to set into motion. This best-selling mystery novel was first published in 1901 and remains an entertaining mix of detective work, courtroom drama and family intrigue.

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THAT MAINWARING AFFAIR

by

Maynard Barbour

CONTENTS

I THE MAINWARINGS II FAIR OAKS III THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF HUGH MAINWARING IV A TERRIBLE AWAKENING V IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES VI THE INQUEST VII A LITTLE ROYAL VIII THE WEAVING OF THE WEB IX TANGLED THREADS X BEHIND THE SCENES XI SKIRMISHING XII X RAYS XIII THEORIES, WISE AND OTHERWISE XIV THE EXIT OF SCOTT, THE SECRETARY XV MUTUAL SURPRISES XVI MUTUAL EXPLANATIONS XVII LOVE FINDS A WAY XVIII AN UNFORESEEN FOE XIX MUTUAL RECOGNITIONS XX OPENING FIRE XXI THE LAST THROW XXII SECESSION IN THE RANKS XXIII FLOTSAM AND JETSAM XXIV BETWEEN THE ACTS XXV RUN TO COVER XXVI MAINWARING VS. MAINWARING XXVII THE SILENT WITNESS

CHAPTER I

THE MAINWARINGS

The fierce sunlight of a sultry afternoon in the early part of July forced its way through every crevice and cranny of the closely drawn shutters in the luxurious private offices of Mainwaring & Co... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 26, 2013
Subject: A good tale!
Good mystery, great characters, not the ending I expected... but I was close ;-)
Reviewer: - February 24, 2013
Subject: A good tale, very well read
An excellent mystery, great characters, well read. I thought I had it figured out... what a neat twist on my expectation. I didn't see it coming (though one important detail is not mentioned till near the end). Great for all that. I won't give it away... tempting though....


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