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Red House Mystery (Version 2)

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The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne is a delightful and engaging classic whodunit that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Set in the English countryside, the story follows amateur detective Antony Gillingham as he visits his old friend Bill Beverley at the Red House. When a murder occurs, Antony must use his keen powers of observation and deduction to unravel the mystery and discover the truth.

Milne's writing is witty and charming, with well-developed characters and a cleverly plotted storyline that keeps the reader hooked from start to finish. The interactions between Antony and the other characters are entertaining, and the twists and turns of the plot keep the reader guessing until the final reveal.

Overall, The Red House Mystery is a classic whodunit that is sure to delight fans of the genre. With its engaging storyline and charming characters, this book is a must-read for anyone looking for a light-hearted and entertaining mystery novel.

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Author A. A. Milne is best known to the world as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Yet Milne was versatile, having written dozens of plays, humorous articles, books and – The Red House Mystery. In which…

Mark Ablett is the massively narcissistic owner of The Red House, a beautiful English country mansion. The estate is managed mostly by Mark’s side-kick and younger cousin, Cayley. As a wealthy artiste, Mark has chosen his handful of guests both to pander to his self-image and to allow him near-total control of virtually all aspects of his luxurious country house “show,” as it were.

In the novel’s first eight hours, Milne presents a literary tour-de-force: first, the unexpected arrival of Robert, Mark’s n'ere-do-well brother from Australia; second, Robert’s murder; and third, Mark’s own disappearance. Enter Antony Gillingham, our brilliant but modest gentleman sleuth. He arrives on a passing visit to his young friend Bill, one of Mark’s house guests, who later becomes the faithful “Watson” to Antony’s Holmes. Follows the juxtaposition of three distinct theories of the crime as put forward by Antony, by Mark’s confidant, Cayley, and by local police Inspector Birch. It is of course Antony, with Bill’s help, who solves this this delightful and extremely well-crafted mystery. - Summary by Kirsten Wever

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 18 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 2, 2021
Subject: The Red House Mystery
What a delight! The creator or Winnie the Pooh is a wonderful mystery writer. And the reader is top notch, too! A great combination. Highly recommend!
Reviewer: - July 12, 2020
Subject: The Red House Mystery
Excellent reading. I chose this book for my aunt as her first audio book experience. She loved it - particularly because the voice is measured and easy to listen to, as well adding variation of tone etc for characters. Many readers are too fast or breathy for older or hearing impaired listeners.
Reviewer: - November 2, 2019
Subject: The Red House mystery
Love mystery books so much. Especially this one.
Reviewer: - July 25, 2018
As has been said, it's a light-hearted mystery. I was extremely surprised to know A.A.Milne wrote something other than children's books. The narrator was good except "Bill" was given a rather girlish voice even for being read by a female.
Reviewer: - June 16, 2017
Subject: The Red House Mystery
Very enjoyable. Well read.
Reviewer: - March 20, 2017
Subject: The Red House Mystery
Thoroughly enjoyed this, and the person reading the story was excellent. What a shame that A A Milne wasn't such a prolific writer of Mystery Stories as Agatha Cristie, as I thoroughly enjoyed his style of writing.
Reviewer: - September 4, 2016
Subject: The red house.mystery
Very well read, at a good pace,interesting old fashioned mystery, Loved it!
Reviewer: - March 13, 2016
great reader and story!!
Reviewer: - March 5, 2016
I picked this book after listening to the intro. I really liked the narrators voice and enjoyed the way she was reading. Very good book, would definitely recommend it.
Reviewer: - February 11, 2016
the reader does the narration so well. And the story is good too
Reviewer: - February 2, 2016
Subject: The best reader
I loved this book and the reader made it even moré enjoyable, I'll look for more books read by her.
Reviewer: - September 1, 2015
Subject: The Red House
Very good reading of an excellent story! Milne is more than Winnie the Pooh!
Reviewer: - January 15, 2015
Subject: Excellent!
Great story and great reader. Highly recommended. Story has reasonable pace and is quite smooth. When comes to the narrator, I will try to find more books by her as I really enjoy her narration style.
Reviewer: - February 5, 2014
I love mystery stories, Thank u!
Reviewer: - December 3, 2013
Pulls you in to solve the mystery....Surprised with the ending. Good story!
Reviewer: - October 25, 2013
Very we'll read and written. I highly recommend this book. Excellent murder mystery!
Reviewer: - September 17, 2013
Subject: Well done
I liked it very much.Excellent reader. Good story.
Reviewer: - April 17, 2013
Subject: Top notch
I really enjoyed this book. The reading is excellent and the plot is well paced. A fun mystery that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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