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The Paradise Mystery

The Paradise Mystery by Joseph Smith Fletcher
By: (1863-1935)

A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery.

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By J. S. Fletcher


American tourists, sure appreciators of all that is ancient and picturesque in England, invariably come to a halt, holding their breath in a sudden catch of wonder, as they pass through the half ruinous gateway which admits to the Close of Wrychester. Nowhere else in England is there a fairer prospect of old world peace. There before their eyes, set in the centre of a great green sward, fringed by tall elms and giant beeches, rises the vast fabric of the thirteenth century Cathedral, its high spire piercing the skies in which rooks are for ever circling and calling. The time worn stone, at a little distance delicate as lacework, is transformed at different hours of the day into shifting shades of colour, varying from grey to purple: the massiveness of the great nave and transepts contrasts impressively with the gradual tapering of the spire, rising so high above turret and clerestory that it at last becomes a mere line against the ether. In morning, as in afternoon, or in evening, here is a perpetual atmosphere of rest; and not around the great church alone, but in the quaint and ancient houses which fence in the Close... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 18, 2014
Subject: The
The reading in Chapter 6 grating to listen to, it is a shame that it has necessary information or I would say skip it entirely.
Reviewer: - February 18, 2013
Subject: Good Mystery
You will think you have it all figured out... then the characters turn out to not be what you had expected, lots of twists. Good reader.

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