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The Red House Mystery (Version 2)

Gelesen von Kirsten Wever

(4,643 Sterne; 14 Bewertungen)

Author A. A. Milne is best known to the world as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Yet Milne was versatile, having written dozens of plays, humorous articles, books and – The Red House Mystery. In which…

Mark Ablett is the massively narcissistic owner of The Red House, a beautiful English country mansion. The estate is managed mostly by Mark’s side-kick and younger cousin, Cayley. As a wealthy artiste, Mark has chosen his handful of guests both to pander to his self-image and to allow him near-total control of virtually all aspects of his luxurious country house “show,” as it were.

In the novel’s first eight hours, Milne presents a literary tour-de-force: first, the unexpected arrival (after 15 years’ absence) of Robert, Mark’s n'ere-do-well brother from Australia; second, Robert’s murder; and third, Mark’s own disappearance. Enter Antony Gillingham, our brilliant but modest gentleman sleuth. He arrives on a passing visit to his young friend Bill, one of Mark’s house guests, who later becomes the faithful “Watson” to Antony’s Holmes. Follows the juxtaposition of three distinct theories of the crime (or perhaps, given Mark’s disappearance, crimes) as put forward by Antony, by Mark’s confidant, Cayley, and by local police Inspector Birch. It is of course Antony, with Bill’s help, who solves this this delightful and extremely well-crafted mystery. - Summary by Kirsten Wever (7 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 - Mrs. Stevens is Frightened

16:55

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Chapter 2 - Mr. Gillingham Gets Out at the Wrong Station

20:28

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Chapter 3 - Two Men and a Body

18:51

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Chapter 4 - The Brother from Australia

19:01

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Chapter 5 - Mr. Gillingham Chooses a New Profession

21:12

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Chapter 6 - Outside Or Inside?

16:28

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Chapter 7 - Portrait of a Gentleman

16:12

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Chapter 8 - “Do You Follow Me, Watson?”

23:07

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Chapter 9 - Possibilities of a Croquet Set

21:19

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Chapter 10 - Mr. Gillingham Talks Nonsense

20:02

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Chapter 11 - The Reverend Theodore Ussher

18:46

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Chapter 12 - A Shadow on the Wall

15:12

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Chapter 13 - The Open Window

19:49

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Chapter 14 - Mr. Beverley Qualifies for the Stage

19:01

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Chapter 15 - Mrs. Norbury Confides in Dear Mr. Gillingham

21:01

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Chapter 16 - Getting Ready for the Night

20:50

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Chapter 17 - Mr. Beverley Takes the Water

29:12

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Chapter 18 - Guess-work

16:31

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Chapter 19 - The Inquest

21:15

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Chapter 20 - Mr. Beverley is Tactful

13:58

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Chapter 21 - Cayley’s Apology

27:19

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Chapter 22 - Mr. Beverley Moves On

15:36

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The Red House Mystery

(5 Sterne)

Excellent mystery very well read