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That Affair at Portstead Manor

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That Affair at Portstead Manor by Gladys Edson Locke is a captivating mystery novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. The story follows a young woman named Amy who becomes entangled in a web of secrets and intrigue while visiting her friend at the historic Portstead Manor.

Locke masterfully weaves together a complex plot full of twists and turns, making it impossible to predict what will happen next. The character development is strong, with each member of the cast being well-rounded and believable. Amy is a relatable protagonist whose curiosity and determination drive the narrative forward.

The author does an excellent job of setting the scene at Portstead Manor, bringing the old estate to life with vivid descriptions and atmospheric details. The pacing is perfect, with just the right amount of suspense and tension to keep readers engaged from start to finish.

Overall, That Affair at Portstead Manor is a must-read for fans of mystery and historical fiction. Locke's writing is top-notch, and her storytelling is both compelling and immersive. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a thrilling and enjoyable read.

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An English country home during a house party becomes the scene of a double mystery. One of the three detectives employed on the case is a woman whose common sense, calm, and plain logic are skillfully employed in straightening the tangle. - NY Times Book Review, Aug 16, 1914.

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