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Cynthia Wakeham's Money

Anna Katharine Green

Book Overview: 

A young lawyer is called to the house of a dying woman to draw up her will. While searching for her legal heirs, meets a beautiful woman with a mysterious scar. The lawyer soon finds that his search for the heirs leads to some very unusual occurrences.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .But,' I went on, seeking to still further mitigate language calculated to arouse any man's rage, whether he was a villain or not, 'you have too much sense, and doubtless too much honesty to carry out such intentions now you know that you have lost whatever rights you considered yourself to possess, so I will say no more about it but at once make my proposition, which is that we give this box into the charge of Mr. Dickey, who will stand surety for it till your sister can be found. If you agree to this——'

"'But I won't agree,' broke in Huckins, furiously. 'Do you think I am a fool? The box is mine, I say, and——'

"'Or perhaps,' I calmly interrupted, 'you would prefer the constable to come and take both it and the house in charge. This would better please me. Shall I send for the constable?'

"'No, no,——you! Do you want to make a prison-bird of me at once?'

[44] "'I do not want to,' said I, 'but the circ. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Good start but rest of book was dumb.

I like Anna Katharine Green books. This one started out so promisingly (mysterious circumstances around a will, lawyer searching for missing heirs) and ended up in a melodramatic mush with unsympathetic characters doing dumb things. Save yourself the time and ski

was really enjoying this until the part where we hear Hermine's letter. She made assinine assumptions about someone even for time back then. Her sister & dad kept truths from her as a result which was wrong not noble. Then her dad changes from loving to selfish & cruel. I'd have told him to do us al

This is the second book I've read by Anna Green and I enjoyed it. Her stories are full of mystery and written in an elegant manner, true to the time period in which the story is set.
This particular story was woven within a deep dark secret. Two sisters are sworn to live their lives in their father'