Tracked by a Tattoo


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(4.4 stars; 54 reviews)

Mysteries abound in this crime novel by Fergus Hume. Mr. Fanks, detective of Scotland Yard, is not all he seems, for when off-duty, he assumes his real identity of Octavius Rixton, well-to-do idler. When the scent of a murder reaches him, he is instantly Mr. Fanks and on the pursuit. A guilty looking innkeeper nicknamed Queen Beelzebub and a suspicious doctor named Renshaw further complicate his beginning investigation, and he finds the body is a man with a tattoo on his arm that has been partially obliterated by a knife. Where no one is as he seems the mystery can only deepen before its solution. - Summary by Don W. Jenkins (8 hr 35 min)

Chapters

The Crime 17:41 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Recognition 15:37 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Result of the Crime 15:12 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Another Discovery 14:47 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Red Star Advertisement 12:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Startling Incident 15:43 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Difficulties 13:52 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Mysterious Package 13:11 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Vaud and Vaud 13:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Another Link in the Chain 14:22 Read by Mark Nelson
The Intervention of Chance 13:55 Read by Mark Nelson
The Tattooed Cross 14:20 Read by Mark Nelson
Fanks Makes Up his Mind 14:36 Read by Mark Nelson
Coming Events 14:23 Read by Mark Nelson
Unhappy Lovers 14:14 Read by Mark Nelson
Two against One 13:33 Read by Mark Nelson
On the Twenty-First of June 14:30 Read by Mark Nelson
The Defiance of Anne Colmer 14:42 Read by Mark Nelson
The Green Overcoat 13:40 Read by Mark Nelson
The Eight Bells Enigma 14:46 Read by Mark Nelson
Mrs. Boazoph Receives a Shock 15:42 Read by Mark Nelson
The Confession of Hersham 14:04 Read by Mark Nelson
Exit Dr. Renshaw 14:26 Read by Mark Nelson
The Clue of the Handwriting 15:47 Read by Mark Nelson
At Mere Hall, Hants 16:11 Read by Mark Nelson
Mrs. Prisom's Story 14:40 Read by Mark Nelson
Mrs. Prisom's Story--continued 14:54 Read by Mark Nelson
Sir Louis Explains 13:28 Read by Mark Nelson
Dr. Binjoy Protests 16:59 Read by Mark Nelson
A Letter from Hersham, Senior 17:11 Read by Mark Nelson
The Secret is Revealed 15:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Mrs. Boazoph Tells the Truth 16:36 Read by Mark Nelson
How and Why the Deed was Done 13:32 Read by Mark Nelson
The Same 16:57 Read by Mark Nelson
The Opinion of Octavius Fanks 9:31 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

super: classic Hume


(5 stars)

Although both readers were excellent, it would have been better if one or the other had read it all because after the voice changed from Don W Jenkins , it took me a while to get to grips who was who in the story when mark nelson took over the story; The story itself, is a classic Fergus Hume book full of lively interesting characters and plot twists ; I find it easier if I read and listen to some stories at the same time, and this was one of those due to the many characters in it. I found this one on project Gutenberg since it wasn’t in his collected novels on kindle; if you like Hume you’ll like JS Fletcher from the same era; murder intrigue and double or even triple identities


(0.5 stars)

Some white people will go through the trouble of writing an entire novel just to "get away" using the N word.

4 AKA'S, A POSSIBLE GUINNESS RECORD


(5 stars)

One of the most convoluted tales ever contrived. Great fun and well-read. Enjoy.


(4 stars)

Very complicated plot with a lot of characters, but a good story. First reader, meh. Second reader much better.


(5 stars)

Another good story by Fergus Hume, keeping us guessing with all its twists and turns! Well read. T?hank you

A well read tale. i enjoyed it.


(5 stars)