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The Crimson Blind

Fred M. White

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .My writing is very small. It was tucked into a half-penny open envelope—a magazine office envelope, marked 'Proof, urgent.' There were the proofs of a short story in the buff envelope."

"Which reached its destination in due course?"

"So I hear this morning. But how on earth—"

"Easily enough. The whole thing gets slipped into a larger open envelope, the kind of big-mouthed affair that enterprising firms send out circulars and patterns with. This falls into the hands of the woman who is at the bottom of this and every other case, and she reads the synopsis from sheer curiosity. The case fits her case, and there you are. Mind you, I don't say that this is how the thing actually happened, but how it might have done so. When did you post the letter?"

"I can't give you the date. Say ten days ago."

"And there would be no hurry for a reply," Bell said, thoughtfully. "And you had. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Frederick Merrick White (1859-1935) was an English author who wrote a number of novels and short stories under the name Fred M. White. Although he apparently didn't start publishing his work until the age of 43, over the next 30+ years, he wrote approximately 90 novels and short-story collections...more

I really like the way the author weaves this storyline in and out of different places and peoples lives. Many times the chapters will jump from one person telling the story and then another. There is suspense and crime. A great book!

Книга занимательная, но не более.
Немного непонятны действия героев - они знают, кто перед ними, сообщают ему лично, что его найдёт полиция, и говорят, чтобы шёл отсюда. Ну почему не задержать его самим и не позвать полицию?
Ещё забавно читать - очень наивное поведение героев. Оно определено каким-...more