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A House To Let

Auhtor: Wilkie Collins

Language: english

Genres:

short story collection,  fiction and literature
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Review by M. Erb, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A House To Let':

The Red House stately mansion home of Mark Ablett is filled with very proper guests when Marks most improper brother returns from Australia. When the maid hears an argument in the study it isnt long before the brother dies... of a bullet between the eyes! Strangely the study has been locked from the inside and Mark Ablett is missing. Only an investigator with remarkable powers of observation could hope to resolve this mystery and Antony Gillingham (with cheerful Bill Beverly at his side) is just the man.

Excerpts from the Book 'A House To Let':


... the other party signed it, and, in three weeks' time, I moved my old bones, bag and baggage, up to London. For the first month or so, I arranged to ...
... put the tips of my five right-hand fingers to his lips, and said again, with an aggravating accent on the third syllable:. Sophon_is_ba.. I don't ...
... in trying to unclasp his brazen lions of himself (which he couldn't do, after all), I could have shaken them both. As it was, I only shook the tea-pot, ...
... his child, whom she had hitherto rather craved to have all to herself-her own sole possession. Her grief was, however, noiseless, and quiet-rather ...
... no one was by to see him) he was almost thrilled by the flash of delight that came over that child's face, and could not help all through that afternoon ...
... the day of her departure for London, she had formally called to take leave of all her acquaintance saying she should need all the intermediate ...
... hearty Lancashire voices on the stairs and, for the first time, she understood the contrast of the desolation of the poor man who had so lately gone ...
... lie-that's all, missus.. It was curious to notice how his tone, his eyes, his whole face changed as he spoke to his wife but he was the resolute ...
... and his wife left the room. Mr. Chadwick quietly waited till he was out of hearing, and then aid to his wife For all Tom's heroics, I'm just ...
... theft of the brooch so she, implicitly obedient to those whom she loved both by nature and habit, was entirely silent on the subject, only treated ...
... that we never had no child, nor no Constrictors neither. Similarly, there was the canvass, representin the picter of the Wild Ass of ...
... if he had been sober but he wouldn't be helped. It warn't long after that, that I read in the newspaper of Mr. Chops's being presented at court. It ...
... stepped out without saying where. I instantly felt the strongest possible conviction that he was at his old tricks: and that his stepping out in the ...
... is deserted, Palette and brush laid by, The sketch rests on the easel, The paint is scarcely dry And Silence-who seems always Within her depths to ...
... dropping the knocker, his first proceeding was to look down cautiously out of the corner of his right eye, for any results which might show themselves ...
... him all over, and the cheerful old woman's tongue talking at him, nieen to the dozen-for Trottle to be ransacking his memory for small matters ...
... What do you mean by offering to help such a handy little chap as me. he began to untie the big shawl for himself, and did it, too, in less than ...
... detected between the face of Benjamin and the face of another man, whom he had seen at a past time in very different circumstances. He determined, before ...
... should be registered stillborn. And if, as I believe, the register is founded on a false certificate, there is better, still better reason, why ...
... I lived. He held me away for a moment, and his wan, shrewd little eyes looked sharp at me. Then he clung close to me all at once, and said:. I'm ...