The Bittermeads Mystery

The Bittermeads Mystery That evening the down train from London deposited at the little country station of Ramsdon but a single passenger a man of middle height shabbily dressed with broad shoulders and long arms and a mo

That evening the down train from London deposited at the little country station of Ramsdon but a single passenger, a man of middle height, shabbily dressed, with broad shoulders and long arms and a most unusual breadth and depth of chest Of his face one could see little, for it was covered by a thick growth of dark curly hair, beard, moustache and whiskers, all overgrownThat evening the down train from London deposited at the little country station of Ramsdon but a single passenger, a man of middle height, shabbily dressed, with broad shoulders and long arms and a most unusual breadth and depth of chest Of his face one could see little, for it was covered by a thick growth of dark curly hair, beard, moustache and whiskers, all overgrown and ill tended, and as he came with a somewhat slow and ungainly walk along the platform, the lad stationed at the gate to collect tickets grinned amusedly and called to one of the porters near.

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  1. Aka Robertson Halket.E.R Punshon Ernest Robertson Punshon 1872 1956 was an English novelist and literary critic of the early 20th century He also wrote under the pseudonym Robertson Halket Primarily writing on crime and deduction, he enjoyed some literary success in the 1930s and 1940s Today, he is remembered, in the main, as the creator of Police Constable Bobby Owen, the protagonist of many of Punshon s novels He reviewed many of Agatha Christie s novels for The Guardian on their first publication.

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  1. A joyously overwritten tale of derring do in the home counties Robert Dunn is a heavily bearded mystery man who s come to the little town of Ramsdon, and in particular to the house called Bittermeads, to try to untease a murderous plot to usurp the inheritance of an ancient title There he finds the beautiful, aethereal Ella and her psychopathic stepfather Deede Dawson and the corpse of Robert s old friend Charley Wright At first suspicious of and inclined to kill the newcomer, Dawson eventually [...]


  2. The Bittermeads Mystery is a golden age murder mystery, published in 1922 but reading like an early Edwardian novel There is the usual convoluted plot, manly man heroes, gentle beauties, and plenty of cold grey eyes There are moments when the story is in danger of sinking below the weight of heavy handed clues, but never to the point of being boring.But there was that burning in Rupert s heart that made him heedless of all danger, and indeed, he who for mere love of sport and adventure, had fol [...]


  3. I quite enjoyed this rattling good yarn I wondered for most of the story just who the mysterious bearded man was whose point of view we were seeing I hoped with all my might that the evil stepfather would be done down More than anything, I wondered what Dunn wondered did Ella know what was in the crate she dropped off



  4. Great mystery unique plot kept me guessing until the end Loved this complex mystery The characters were original and well developed, and the storyline was captivating I was sorry to finish this good read


  5. It read as an earlier work than it really was, but it had potential Overwrought in places and very melodramatic, but had some suspense and did hold its mystery until almost the end I ll read of this author.


  6. The writing is melodramatic, the hero s a tad insecure, the other characters are evil or vapid, you have no idea what s going on for 3 4 of the book when all is revealed, and the denouement is quick and yet clumsy None of which make this a good book, it is however, oddly readable.



  7. So awful that it deserves a special rating for turgid phraseology But it means well And Punshon was not always this bad Okay, I suppose he was The Solitary House was pretty awful too.


  8. strangely told story but it pulled me in just enough to finish it as it granted me the benefit of distraction while watching a wretched football loss


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