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The Mill Mystery

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(3,974 Sterne; 153 Bewertungen)

In the quiet New England village of S--, a young and beloved minister is found dead, ignominiously drowned in a dye vat in a dilapidated mill. Almost immediately, rumors of suicide begin to circulate. But was it suicide? How could a devout man of the cloth come to believe life was hopeless? The young woman to whom he was secretly engaged is adamant that it could not be. When this young woman tragically dies on the same day as her lover, it is left to her roommate Constance Sterling, a young woman without family or prospects, to determine the truth. (Summary by Jacquerie) (7 hr 43 min)


Chapter I, The Alarm; Chapter II, A Fearful Question


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Chapter III, Ada; Chapter IV, The Pollards


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Chapter V, Doubts and Queries


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Chapter VI, Mrs. Pollard


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Chapter VII, Advances


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Chapter VIII, A Flower from the Pollard Conservatory


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Chapter IX, An Unexpected Discovery


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Chapter X, Rhoda Colwell


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Chapter XI, Under the Mill Floor


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Chapter XII, Dwight Pollard


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Chapter XIII, Guy Pollard


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Chapter XIV, Correspondence


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Chapter XV, A Gossip


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Chapter XVI, The Green Envelope


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Chapter XVII, David Barrows; Chapter XVIII, A Last Request


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Chapter XIX, A Fatal Delay; Chapter XX, The Old Mill


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Chapter XXI, The Vat


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Chapter XXII, The Cypher


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Chapter XIII, Too Late


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Chapter XXIV, Confronted; Chapter XXV, The Final Blow


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Chapter XXVI, A Feline Touch; Chapter XXVII, Reparation


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Chapter XXVIII, Two or One


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(1 Sterne)

well so disappointing, the ending left you with questions and absolutely no justice for anyone involved.


(2,5 Sterne)

The reader did a great job, but I was very disappointed with the ending of this story. Honesty, justice, and true happiness were not served. The idea that the innocent should not have to suffer embarrassment or shame because the injured person is dead is false and minimizes the wrong done. Repentance and the return to true manhood failed. The pastor took the coward's way out, Dwight excused his part with good intentions, and Constance accepted compromise.

A twisting tale

(3,5 Sterne)

I thank Librivox for introducing me to Anna Katherine Green. This book had more twists than most and several moral dilemmas which kept it interesting. I knock off a star for the romance story underneath it which seemed over-written and detracted from the mystery. The reader was clear and paced the story well.

enjoyable twists & turns

(4 Sterne)

A good old fashioned mystery, unusual twists and turns. Deeply romanticized drama and emotions; old-fashioned approach 2 women and the idea of dying away from heavy heartedness is typical of the age and can be enjoyed with an understanding of that. Entertaining inspite of the unsatisfying resolution to the crime or the romance.


(5 Sterne)

A very imaginative plot, but a somewhat unsatisfactory conclusion. A great read!

ughhh what a soap opera

(2,5 Sterne)

sanctimonious and hypocritical simultaneously

(3 Sterne)

The reader did a wonderful job! I found the story to be lacking a bit in “mystery“, as most of it was the descriptive of a solution. The books seem to me to be a bit on the wordy side. If you like a bit of romance Mixtown, there are certainly that here, and some major religious overtones, since the real “mystery“ is the death of a Clergyman. Not bad, I did listen until the end, but not the Mystery I’d been hoping for.

Disappointing story, not up to AK Green's usual standard.

(2 Sterne)

The reader read well, but the story was disappointing. The main character's actions and dialogue often seemed implausible, which was frustrating. I didn't enjoy this book. AK Green's other stories are much better.