The Mystery of the Hidden Room
A classic mystery/detective story in the Sherlock Holmes tradition, the hidden room suggested by the title of this book does not remain a mystery for very long as the book progresses. Written in the first person, the husband of his (Carlton Davies) former lover is found dead one night at the stroke of midnight, and Davies finds his ex-lover standing over the dead body immediately after the shot was fired, with a gun in her hand. It was no secret that she never truly loved her husband, who had blackmailed her into marrying him. The jury ships Ruth to prison, and the stage is set for Davies to locate the right detective for the case, and for a series of events with twists and turns and surprises that will keep the reader guessing who was responsible for this murder. (Summary by Roger Melin) (10 hr 21 min)
|01 - The Note||15:17||Read by Roger Melin|
|02 - The Shot||11:39||Read by Roger Melin|
|03 - The Police||18:14||Read by Roger Melin|
|04 - The Inquest||21:49||Read by Roger Melin|
|05 - The Secretary||14:24||Read by Roger Melin|
|06 - Corroborative Evidence||12:45||Read by Roger Melin|
|07 - The Lawyer||10:11||Read by Roger Melin|
|08 - Lee Darwin||14:05||Read by Roger Melin|
|09 - The Verdict||16:28||Read by Roger Melin|
|10 - Jenkins' Advice||13:16||Read by Roger Melin|
|11 - Arthur Trenton||12:10||Read by Roger Melin|
|12 - An Explanation||13:28||Read by Roger Melin|
|13 - The Suicide||15:56||Read by Roger Melin|
|14 - Graydon McKelvie||17:06||Read by Roger Melin|
|15 - The Interview||13:41||Read by Roger Melin|
|16 - The Exhibits||10:47||Read by Roger Melin|
|17 - The Lamp||24:43||Read by Roger Melin|
|18 - The Secret Entrance||15:32||Read by Roger Melin|
|19 - The Lawyer Again||9:32||Read by Roger Melin|
|20 - Deductions||22:04||Read by Roger Melin|
|21 - The Steward||20:43||Read by Roger Melin|
|22 - Orton's Alibi||20:24||Read by Roger Melin|
|23 - Gramercy Park||29:41||Read by Roger Melin|
|24 - The Signet Ring||16:30||Read by Roger Melin|
|25 - The Deception||16:12||Read by Roger Melin|
|26 - James Gilmore||16:23||Read by Roger Melin|
|27 - The Strong Box||11:41||Read by Roger Melin|
|28 - Gold and Blue||14:08||Read by Roger Melin|
|29 - The Reward||14:49||Read by Roger Melin|
|30 - The Curio Shop||14:44||Read by Roger Melin|
|31 - The Rescue||15:13||Read by Roger Melin|
|32 - Lee's Story||15:40||Read by Roger Melin|
|33 - The Second Bullet||15:53||Read by Roger Melin|
|34 - The Woman in the Case||16:51||Read by Roger Melin|
|35 - A Strange Account||19:05||Read by Roger Melin|
|36 - The Trap||12:29||Read by Roger Melin|
|37 - McKelvie's Triumph||16:16||Read by Roger Melin|
|38 - The Motive||23:43||Read by Roger Melin|
|39 - Conclusion||7:47||Read by Roger Melin|
Masterfully Crafted Mystery!
Humorous & creative, this novel is not to be taken lightly! It is a wildly entertaining tale, combining action, adventures, romance, suspense, several dastardly deeds, committed by a diabolical, murdering fiend, and two genuinely likable Heros. *One must listen without any nonsensical "PC" sensitivity, allowing for the era, in which it was written. The recording itself, by Roger Melin, was, much like listening to a friend tell you a story, by firefight. His voice is a rich, deep, expressive baritone, that wraps you with the warmth of the story.
The mystery of the hidden room
A great reader. Love his voice. Very consistent. The story was good.
Enjoy d the story and probably the best of Roger Melin's narrations
mystery of the Hidden Room
Very good with a lot of twists and turns. I read lots of mysteries but I never did figure out this one until the end. Roger Melin is still an excellent reader and he makes the book very interesting with his voice presentations.
good story at times some remarks make you laugh out loud. GREAT reader.
it is a good story but in the 30's the reader loses his expression. overall a very good story
Another American Rival of Sherlock!
Well this American detective is more a fan than a rival. The story is a good one and well-paced but shares with the Holmes canon some gothic features and one or two unlikely moments. All good fun and if you know the reader then you know that he is always excellent
Love this book.
Story was ok. Gave three stars because it was very well read.