The Bartlett Mystery


Read by Kirsten Wever

(4.5 stars; 27 reviews)

This is a fast-paced mystery, set in New York City, has two or three really interesting ("round") characters, a solid plot, no cheap plot-twists, two full-fledged sub/urban battles and some real surprises.

Winifred Bartlett, a beautiful and poor orphan, suddenly finds herself homeless and out of a job. Prince Charming (nee Rex Carshaw) comes on to her by accident and begins to take an interest. As strange, apparently unconnected disasters continue to batter poor Winnie, Rex and two police detectives (the most interesting characters in the book) probe the causes and forces threatening the dear girl's well-being and, ultimately, her very life and liberty. It turns out that it is Winifred's close resemblance to her mother, who died long ago in Vermont, that threatens certain powerful interests in contemporary (1913) New York.

An unusually large cast of bad guys - each with a different motive for getting rid of Winifred - includes a US Senator, and unsuccessful book binding supervisor, an influential NY society belle, and gun-slinging Western gangster "Mick the Wolf.” The mystery becomes increasingly complex with every new assault on the girl's well-being, and the efforts of the NY police and the ever-faithful Rex. - Summary by Kirsten Wever (8 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 - A Gathering at a Club 16:07 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 2 - A Daring Crime 17:08 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 3 - Winifred Bartlett Hears Something 21:20 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 4 - Further Surprises 21:05 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 5 - Prosecutors 20:18 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 6 - Brother Ralph 22:32 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 7 - Still Mere Mystery 17:05 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 8 - A Dream Face 16:37 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 9 - The Flight 21:01 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 10 - Carshaw Takes Up the Case 20:38 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 11 - The Two Cars 18:12 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 12 - The Pursuit 16:37 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 13 - The New Link 19:03 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 14 - A Subtle Attack 15:59 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 15 - The Visitor 12:30 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 16 - Winifred Drifts 15:44 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 17 - All Roads Lead to East Orange 16:45 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 18 - The Crash 20:15 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 19 - Clancy Explains 17:38 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 20 - In the Toils 16:29 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 21 - Mother and Son 15:29 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 22 - The Hunt 17:47 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 23 - "He Who Fights and Runs Away --" 19:38 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 24 - In Full Cry 16:50 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 25 - Flank Attacks 20:54 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 26 - The Biter Bit 17:16 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 27 - The Settlement 15:56 Read by Kirsten Wever

Reviews

Missing the Last Chapter


(3.5 stars)

Great reader and enjoyable story. At the moment it is missing the last chapter. Thankfully, I could read it online!


(5 stars)

A fun fast paced mystery excellently read by Kirsten Wever