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A Strange Disappearance

Auhtor: Anna Katharine Green

Language: english
Published: 1880

Genres:

fiction,  mystery detective
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Review by Michael Gallagher, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Strange Disappearance':

A housekeeper reports the disappearance of a sewing-maid from a wealthy household. She insists that the girl has been abducted. Mr Gryce and a young detective investigate. The missing young woman has a secret. But she is not the only one

Excerpts from the Book 'A Strange Disappearance':


... but suddenly made a move which I knew indicated strong and surprised interest, though from his face-but you know what Gryce's face is. I was about ...
... deferential way he knows so well how to assume. The gentleman, startled as it evidently seemed from a reverie, looked hastily up. Meeting Mr. Gryce's ...
... both drew back in some amazement, involuntarily glancing up at Mrs. Daniels. I have no explanation to give, said that woman, with a calmness ...
... not, for the tough old politician of the Fifteenth Ward was laughing, at one of his own jokes probably, and looking up in the ...
... will you pardon my plain speaking, and release me? I will pardon your plain speaking, but- Her look said she would not release him. He seemed to ...
... I fear, said the ticket agent, unless the landlord of the hotel down yonder, can harness you up a team. There is a funeral out west to-day and- I ...
... of hope, fear, despair, avarice or revenge, could have brought this superior gentleman with his refined tastes and proudly reticent manners, so many ...
... would give her so much pleasure if she would come some day to see her and talk over old times. But Mrs. Daniels was'nt pleased a bit and showed ...
... hand. It ran as follows: Look out for the body of a young girl, tall, well shaped but thin, of fair complexion and golden hair of a peculiar bright and beautiful ...
... his whole conduct. Now sir, said Mr. Blake, turning upon my superior with his sternest expression, the room and its contents are before you what ...
... regular journey in a night like this?' 'Yes,' said I, as the house shook under a fresh gust 'it is fortunate I have a place in which to put up.' He ...
... shall go with you,' said she. 'In that case-' I began with an ill-advised attempt at gallantry which she cut short with a gesture. 'Here is your hat,' ...
... taken a great fancy to her, supplied her with the necessities her position required. It was so easy merely the signing of a check from time to time, ...
... trust in the purity of her intentions, the fear of what she might have been driven to by the awful poverty and despair I every day saw seething about ...
... Speak what was her name and where did she come from? The housekeeper trembling in every limb, cast us one hurried appeal. Speak! reechoed Mr. Gryce ...
... carry my feeble and faltering steps appropriately down the stairs, to reach the floor below and gain the landlady's presence. Do you go up, said I, ...
... so long before, or so it seemed, and I was beginning to wonder if we should have to keep up this strain of nerve for hours, when the heavy tread was again ...
... I urged. I-, she paused. I will go see my father, she murmured, but- Suddenly she trembled and drew back a step was in the hall, on the threshold, ...
... hide the head you have bowed to the dust, be sure I shall always lift up my hands in prayer for your repentance and return to an honest life. God grant ...
... woman has said, and in holding out my hand to you, ask you to make my cousin happy and his family contented by assuming that position in his household ...