The Mystery Girl


Read by Roger Melin

(4.2 stars; 72 reviews)

Was it murder or suicide? All entrances to the study where the body was found were locked from the inside. The future college president and groom-to-be had no known cause for suicide, yet no clues in either direction appeared to make any sense. Was Anita, the Mystery Girl, who had just arrived in the New England college town, somehow been implicated? Had she any reason to ensure of the demise of the well-liked man? Perhaps some love letters between the two that nobody was to know about? And what of the mark of a ring on the deceased man's forehead? The college town was abuzz, and it seemed everyone had their own ideas of what actually happened. - Summary by Roger Melin (8 hr 8 min)

Chapters

A President-Elect 28:04 Read by Roger Melin
Miss Mystery Arrives 26:43 Read by Roger Melin
Thirteen Buttons 26:04 Read by Roger Melin
A Broken Teacup 26:14 Read by Roger Melin
The Tragedy 25:35 Read by Roger Melin
An Incredible Case 25:12 Read by Roger Melin
The Volume of Martial 26:12 Read by Roger Melin
Where is Nogi? 26:19 Read by Roger Melin
A Love Letter 26:04 Read by Roger Melin
Who is Miss Mystery? 24:49 Read by Roger Melin
The Spinster's Evidence 26:01 Read by Roger Melin
Maurice Trask, Heir 27:44 Read by Roger Melin
The Truesdell Eyebrows 27:13 Read by Roger Melin
A Proposal 27:07 Read by Roger Melin
Fleming Stone Comes 26:21 Read by Roger Melin
Miss Mystery's Testimony 26:33 Read by Roger Melin
Planning an Elopement 24:33 Read by Roger Melin
Miss Mystery No Longer 41:45 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

(2.5 stars)

The method used to kill John was a good one. The reason for his death, Anita being a jerk to many, the character of her mother, all the "love" at 1st sight and depth of love, not getting a divorce off the bat then pretending to have died, & the reason for the disappearance are some of the things that are silly & ridiculous in this book. I wish I could explain but you'll see. Also, the mystery of Anita's identity was never a mystery to me & I'm not one to figure out mysteries often. I don't regret listening to this. I just expected a great read based on the overblown reviews.

interesting- - unnecessarily long

(3 stars)

Interesting plot seems disconnected at times (elongated). Author isn't one of the best detective novelists but entertaining enough. Roger Melin narrates well as usual. My grandmother, raised in the era, would have thought her written opinions of women were barbaric.

excellent reader, odd story

(4 stars)

The author reinforces stereotypes about women writers as well as other stereotypes. That part is awkward in the extreme. Very contrived but also slightly clever and completely unbelievable. But the reader does his usual excellent job and I'm not complaining.

one of my favorite readers

(3 stars)

Gave this book another try. Still can't stand the girl, Anita, or the men that protected her. She should have just told the truth from the beginning, saving an honorable man's memory.

great reader and a favorite author

(4 stars)

Stone is a favorite that I read years ago He is a detective that makes the impossible seem possible. Thank you

unpredictable mystery

(4 stars)

good mystery. parts are dated and can be offensive, but consistant with the culture in which it was written.

WELLS AND MELIN - WINNING COMBO

(5 stars)

You will enjoy this one--especially since the hotshot lawyer is foiled.

the mystery girl

(4 stars)

thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story and kept me guessing till the end.