The Mystery of the Hidden Room


Read by Roger Melin

(4.5 stars; 59 reviews)

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)

Chapters

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

Reviews

Masterfully Crafted Mystery!

(5 stars)

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

(5 stars)

A great reader. Love his voice. Very consistent. The story was good.

well crafted

(4.5 stars)

Enjoy d the story and probably the best of Roger Melin's narrations

mystery of the Hidden Room

(5 stars)

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.

(5 stars)

good story at times some remarks make you laugh out loud. GREAT reader.

Good story

(4.5 stars)

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!

(4 stars)

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

(3 stars)

Story was ok. Gave three stars because it was very well read.