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A Difficult Problem

Auhtor: Anna Katharine Green

Language: english
Published: 1900

Genres:

short story,  mysterydetective
Downloads: 235
eBook size: 34Kb

Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, March 2007


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

Run-of-the-mill detection in which a murderer is tracked down by the unnamed narrator in record time. No surprises here.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Difficult Problem':


... the chair I pointed out to her. I believe so, I hope so, she earnestly assured me. I-I am in great trouble. I have just lost my husband-but it ...
... worst fears. My husband was-. The young widow, choked with her emotions, paused, recovered herself for the second time, and then went on. I ...
... of packing his trunk, for it was found nearly ready for the expressman. Indeed, there was every evidence of his intention to leave on an early morning ...
... what direction, then, do your suspicions turn.. Alas. in no direction. That is the trouble. I don't know whom to mistrust. ...
... of manifest confusion suffused her cheeks. Oh. she exclaimed, what will you think of me. I brought this scrap of print into the house myself and ...
... cushion, is evident from the fact that a vague memory remains in my mind of having read this recipe which you see printed on the reverse side of the ...
... pay any especial heed to it at the time. Old days and old troubles were far enough from my thoughts but now that my suspicions are raised, that low, ...
... of disdain and passed on, muttering between his teeth, 'False to me and false to him. Your punishment be upon you.' and I felt as if I had been cursed.. She ...
... into the matter just then, I readily acceded to her request, and the pretty widow left me. Obviously the first fact to be settled was whether ...
... said she: his trunks were already packed and his bag nearly so. There were a few things lying about the room which were put into the latter, but ...
... of his personal appearance and the fact that he was constantly interrupted in speaking by a low, choking cough. However, my natural perseverance ...
... latter expression of sympathy, with angry contempt. His face was long and pallid, his cheek-bones high and his mouth bitter and resolute in expression. ...
... into each doorway as I passed. John Graham was in one of them, staring in his old way at the passing crowd, but evidently seeing nothing but the images ...
... he came slinking back. Picking up the coil with more than one sly look about, he examined it closely. Suddenly he gave a sharp cry and went staggering ...
... to my near presence. He began to move on again and this time towards the bridge spanning the cut. I followed him very closely. In the center of ...
... when he had finished and came to pay, then I allowed the shock to come. Under the bill which the waiter laid at the side of his plate was the inevitable ...
... me. It is here, there, everywhere. The visible sign of my guilt the-the- He had stumbled back upon my chair, and turning, saw me. I was on ...
... I touch, the devilish thing which took away the life I hated.. Have you anything more to say or do before you leave these rooms. I asked. He ...
... popularized detective fiction. Arthur Conan Doyle went out of his way to meet her when he first toured the US. I have read about five of her books and ...
... Katharine Green : Lost Man LaneLost Man S Lane by Anna Katharine Green. Readers who recall the self-satisfied sagacity of Amelia Butterworth as ...