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The Riddle Ring

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The Riddle Ring by Justin McCarthy is a captivating story filled with mystery, intrigue, and romance. Set against the backdrop of 19th century Ireland, the novel follows the adventures of a young protagonist who stumbles upon a mysterious ring that holds the key to solving an ancient riddle.

The author's vivid descriptions and attention to historic detail bring the setting to life, transporting readers to a time of political turmoil and social upheaval. The characters are well-developed and engaging, each with their own secrets and motivations that keep the plot moving at a brisk pace.

McCarthy weaves a complex and thrilling tale that keeps readers guessing until the very end. The suspenseful twists and turns keep the story fresh and exciting, while the romantic subplot adds a touch of warmth and humanity to the narrative.

Overall, The Riddle Ring is a compelling read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction, mystery, and romance. McCarthy's storytelling skills shine through in this captivating novel, making it a must-read for anyone looking for a gripping and entertaining story.

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This romantic mystery - or mysterious romance - tells the tale of jilted lover, Jim Conrad, who discovers an unusual gold ring while on a visit to Paris. What is the story of the ring? Why is Clelia Vine so sad? Who is the nameless 'chief'? And how is a dour English barber in a Parisian salon mixed up in all this?

The novel, published in 1896, was written by Justin McCarthy, an Irish nationalist, Liberal historian, novelist and politician. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - February 18, 2015
Subject: The Riddle Ring
A good story, essentially a love story with a small mystery included. Ruth Golding does an excellent narration.

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