The Clue


Read by Roger Melin

(4.3 stars; 100 reviews)


Once Carolyn Wells began, or re-invented her writing career, 'The Clue' was her initial book which strayed from children's writings into mysteries and detective stories. It is also when we are introduced to her most famous of detectives, Fleming Stone.

On the eve of her wedding day, Madeleine Van Norman, a beautiful young lady who is soon to come into her family fortune is found dead, apparently stabbed with an ominous blood-stained letter opener found nearby. There is nobody within the household who is not considered a suspect by the police, but how could a killer have slipped through the doors of Madeleine’s locked bedroom? It must have been suicide, as a note was found lying on a table near her body. Or was it? An intriguing mystery ensues which hinges on the discovery of a single, all-important clue. - Summary by Roger Melin

(8 hr 1 min)

Chapters

The Van Normans 20:04 Read by Roger Melin
Miss Morton Arrives 21:15 Read by Roger Melin
A Cry in the Night 19:13 Read by Roger Melin
Suicide or ----? 20:44 Read by Roger Melin
A Case for the Coroner 21:32 Read by Roger Melin
Fessenden Comes 21:37 Read by Roger Melin
Mr. Benson's Questions 18:37 Read by Roger Melin
A Soft Lead Pencil 21:36 Read by Roger Melin
The Will 18:39 Read by Roger Melin
Some Testimony 20:45 Read by Roger Melin
'I Decline to Say' 18:18 Read by Roger Melin
Dorothy Burt 18:55 Read by Roger Melin
An Interview With Cicely 21:47 Read by Roger Melin
The Carleton Household 19:56 Read by Roger Melin
Fessenden's Detective Work 20:34 Read by Roger Melin
Searching for Clues 20:12 Read by Roger Melin
Miss Morton's Statements 19:08 Read by Roger Melin
Carleton is Frank 22:38 Read by Roger Melin
The Truth About Miss Burt 19:32 Read by Roger Melin
Cicely's Flight 20:07 Read by Roger Melin
A Successful Pursuit 17:57 Read by Roger Melin
A Talk With Miss Morton 16:36 Read by Roger Melin
Fleming Stone 18:47 Read by Roger Melin
A Confession 23:27 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

Surprise ending

(4 stars)

I liked this mystery story...wasn't thrilled with the ending, but it was well written and very well read!

The Clue

(5 stars)

Fantastic murder mystery. Well read and well worth a listen. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

another good mystery

(4 stars)

An interesting plot development, thanks to all readers for presentations. Worth the read

Very interesting story

(5 stars)

well read and keeps you guessing

Entertaining

(4 stars)

Entertaining light weight book by an exceptional reader.

Good reader, draggy story

(3 stars)

Roger Melin did his usual good job. I found the story laborious, and the ending of it unbelievable, but will not add a spoiler here.

(3 stars)

A decent but not engrossing mystery. As usual, Roger's reading is one of the best.