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The Master of Mysteries

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(4,667 Sterne; 24 Bewertungen)

Subtitled, "Being an account of the problems solved by Astro, seer of secrets, and his love affair with Valeska Wynne, his assistant." Classic detective stories, with an atypical solver of them. Note, the book itself is published with no author name, which explains the introduction. Don't understand what I mean? Listen and find out! - Summary by TriciaG (13 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Introduction

5:10

Read by ToddHW

Missing John Hudson

34:05

Read by Matthew Boff

The Stolen Shakespeare

36:13

Read by ToddHW

The Macdougal Street Affair

34:00

Read by NeoAnglo

The Fanshawe Ghost

28:26

Read by NeoAnglo

The Denton Boudoir Mystery

35:18

Read by NeoAnglo

The Lorsson Elopement

46:38

Read by TriciaG

The Calendon Kidnapping Case

36:33

Read by TriciaG

Miss Dalrymple's Locket

26:39

Read by ToddHW

Number Thirteen

36:43

Read by Kathleen Moore

The Trouble with Tulliver

30:42

Read by Kathleen Moore

Why Mrs. Burbank Ran Away

37:35

Read by Kathleen Moore

Mrs. Selwyn's Emerald

35:51

Read by ToddHW

The Assassins' Club

39:10

Read by Dan Gurzynski

The Luck of the Merringtons

26:03

Read by Beth Blakely

The Count's Comedy

33:47

Read by ToddHW

Priscilla's Presents

25:36

Read by Shashank Jakhmola

The Heir to Soothoid

30:00

Read by Shashank Jakhmola

The Two Miss Mannings

37:20

Read by Mark Nelson

Van Asten's Visitor

31:47

Read by ToddHW

The Middlebury Murder

39:39

Read by Tomas Dorrington-Hardin

Vengeance of the Pi Rho Nu

36:36

Read by Mark Nelson

The Lady in Taupe

25:18

Read by Kathleen Moore

Mrs. Stellery's Letters

37:25

Read by Kathleen Moore

Black Light

29:34

Read by Kathleen Moore

Bewertungen

Surprising delight

(4,5 Sterne)

This is a collection of individual cases of the mysterious Astro, a celebrated psychic who uses his unusual intellect and powers of observation to solve problems that his clients want to keep out of the public eye. Aided by his beautiful and bright protege, Valeska, they make a compelling pair of detectives as they move through gilded New York society of 1908. The stories are clever and highly original, so much so that I am amazed they were never adapted for radio or the screen. I also enjoyed the images of New York City in an age when horse drawn carriages and automobiles shared the streets.

Fun and Entertaining

(5 Sterne)

An excellent book, to have in the background, while working. Thoroughly enjoyable.