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The House of a Thousand Candles

The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
By: (1866-1947)

A reputedly wealthy and eccentric old man dies in Vermont. His home, the House of a Thousand Candles, so called for the owner's preference to candle light, is left empty save a faithful servant -- his fortune mysteriously vanished, though rumored to still have been hidden in the house somewhere. John Glenarm, the late old man's grandson, stands to inherit the estate (and so the secret fortune) under the stipulation that he live in the house for one year. If he fails, the house will be forfeited and awarded to Marian Devereaux, the niece of the nun who operates the nearby Saint Agatha's School for girls. Mister Pickering, the executor of the estate and childhood rival of John's, decides to find the hidden treasure before young Glenarm does.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 5 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 5, 2019
Subject: the house of a thousand candles
wow best reader ever. such a joy . thank you so much.
Reviewer: - June 17, 2017
Subject: The house of a thousand candles
Excellent reading and a lovely old fashioned mystery!!! Reminded me of Dornford Yates books, more please!!
Reviewer: - November 3, 2015
Great narrator.
Reviewer: - July 26, 2013
Subject: An old house with treasure?
This is classic "haunted house" mystery/love story. It's best part is the numerous "class " and regional accents as presented by the reader. I really enjoyed it.
Reviewer: - November 30, 2012
Subject: Classic Old House Mystery
Thoroughly enjoyable yarn read with a lively humour that perfectly reflected the character of the young man recounting his adventures.

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