Mildly clever story, delightfully told. I plan to read much more of this author. February 2, - Published on Amazon. The plot did not carry throughout the book. Ended up skipping parts, because I could't find myself to concentrate. September 15, - Published on Amazon. This murder mystery was first published in , four years before R.
I mention this as, in some senses, this is an inverted detective novel. We know who the criminal is, what the crime is, and why the crime is committed, early on. There are few major characters in this short work which is set in and around Brighton. Maurice is 22 years old and about to become engaged to be married.
On that occasion, or at age 25, he will gain control of his inheritance. He discovers that Mills has slandered him to his prospective father-in law and is enraged. Mills disappears and is then found dead on the Sussex Downs. Maurice is charged with murder and put on trial.
The character sketches are excellent and the setting well-done.
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As Assheton prepares to marry, Taynton and his partner, Mills, scramble and connive to cover themselves before the loss is discovered. Through a series of plot twists, Mills eventually blackmails Taynton and threatens to tell Assheton the truth.
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Mills is found dead and Assheton is ultimately charged with his murder, although is acquitted. It isn't until the final pages of the book that the reader learns the truth. This creepy story is cleverer than any Agatha Christie ever wrote. Related Searches.
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