The Black Bag


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(4.5 stars; 26 reviews)

Mr. Philip Kirkwood, a not so successful painter, receives a visitor from his home town in America, who wants him to do him an unspecified favor, but Kirkwood doesn''t trust him and sends him away. That night, he sees the stranger dine with his beautiful daughter. In order to protect the girl, the stranger confesses to Kirkwood, that he will be arrested upon leaving the restaurant. Kirkwood agrees to take care of the girl, but when he brings her home, he knows that she is in danger and that there is a mystery attached. He decides to protect the girl? (Summary by Carolin) (10 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Diversions of a Ruined Gentleman 32:24 Read by William Tomcho
"And Some there be who have Adventures Thrust upon Them" 20:26 Read by Adam Doughty
Calendar's Daughter 21:00 Read by Adam Doughty
9 Frognall Street, W. C. 26:28 Read by Anna Simon
The Mystery of a Four-Wheeler 28:37 Read by Anna Simon
"Below Bridge" 35:49 Read by William Tomcho
Diversions of a Ruined Gentleman - Resumed 38:09 Read by William Tomcho
Madame L'Intrigante 36:45 Read by William Tomcho
Again "Below Bridge"; and Beyond 21:51 Read by William Tomcho
Desperate Measures 39:23 Read by William Tomcho
Off the Nore 22:23 Read by William Tomcho
Picaresque Passages 46:11 Read by William Tomcho
A Primer of Progressive Crime 33:29 Read by CrowGirl
Stratagems and Spoils 30:53 Read by William Tomcho
Refugees 23:43 Read by William Tomcho
Travels with a Chaperon, part 1 23:29 Read by Michele Eaton
Travels with a Chaperon, part 2 27:55 Read by Michele Eaton
Rogues and Vagabonds 42:59 Read by William Tomcho
Adventurer's Luck 29:26 Read by William Tomcho
The Uxbridge Road 11:17 Read by William Tomcho
The Crown and Mitre 24:04 Read by William Tomcho
The Journey's End 11:06 Read by William Tomcho

Reviews

Very enjoyable mystery


(4 stars)

Kirkwood is a depressed artist who finds new inspiration in helping the distressed Miss Calendar. He is under the impression that Miss Calendar is fleeing from one person, when he learns that the danger is much closer. He pursues her in an attempt to save her from those who would steal her inheritance and maybe even try to kill her. Good story, well-read. I enjoyed it a lot.


(3 stars)

The adventure is fun, but the author seems to believe that use of large words makes the story better when in reality it makes the characters pretentious and unreliable

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(4 stars)

A good story but a bit too long in the telling.