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Hushed Up! A Mystery of London

William Le Queux

Book Overview: 

A young man, Owen Biddulph, is drawn to a beautiful young woman with a mysterious past... a past that seems to have returned to cause her disappearance! Is she his new found love or his nemesis? And who is this mysterious clergyman that warns him to avoid this young woman, at risk of his very life! What possible harm could this sweet young woman inflict?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .You have admitted that you are in need of a friend, and yet you will not allow me to approach you with the open hand of friendship.”

“Because—ah! have I not already explained the reason why—why I dare not allow you to show undue friendship towards me?”

“Well, tell me frankly,” I said, “who is this secret enemy of mine?”

She was silent. In that hesitation I suspected an intention to deceive.

“Is it against your own father that you are warning me?” I exclaimed in hesitation. “You fear him, evidently, and you urge me to leave here and return to England. Why should I not remain here in defiance?”

“In some cases defiance is distinctly injudicious,” she remarked. “It is so in this. Your only safety is in escape. I can tell you no more.”

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“These words of yours, Miss Pennington, are remarkably strange,”. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This wasn't bad for a classic mystery. It was fastpaced and full of mystery that you can't quite grasp until the end. The only character you know is innocent is the one narrating the story--all the others are suspicious in their actions. I admire how the main character loves the woman no matter w...more

Good mystery novel with old style romantic dialogue

Two strikes and your out.

This is the second book I have read from William LeQueux. Like the other book I had read it had a great build up, lots of mystery and tension and you keep wondering how it will turn out. The turning out part is a disappointment as it does not live up to the buildup. Actio...more

An interesting classic mystery, yes, I guess I could say enjoyable but to a certain extent... At first you are dragged to the edge of your seat wondering whats going to happen next or what the hell does this unusual introduction mean, then you're hit with a bunch of senarios that keep you wanting...more