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The Mystery of the Ravenspurs

Fred M. White

Book Overview: 

The Ravenspurs have for generations resided quietly in prosperity and comfort at their seaside castle. But the clan is suddenly besieged with strange happenings which are dwindling the population of the family to only a few which remain, and those few find themselves in fear of becoming the very last of the powerful family if the cause of their untimely deaths and disappearances is not uncovered soon. It will take a great deal of detective work and a touch of travel to help unravel the mystery of the Ravenspurs.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Lassa and live. Be warned, Dr. Tchigorsky, be warned in time. You are brave and clever, and as such command respect. If you know everything and proclaim it to the world——"

"Civilization will come as one man, and no stone in Lassa shall stand on another. Your priests will be butchered like wild beasts; an infernal plague spot will be wiped off the face of the outraged earth!"

The Princess caught her breath swiftly. Just for one moment there was murder in her eyes. She held her fan as if it were a dagger ready for the Russian's heart.

"Why should you do this thing?" she asked.

"Because your knowledge is diabolical," Tchigorsky replied. "In the first place, all who are in the secret can commit murder with impunity. As the Anglo-Saxon pushes on to the four corners of the earth that knowledge must become public property. I am going to stop that if I can."

"And if you die in the meantime? You are bold to[Pg 45] rashness.. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I have thoughts. Ok so to start, I listened to this one and again had a questionable narrator but I got over it. It is a bit slow to start but the mystery and story line moves along enough to keep me entertained and I needed to know how it ends. The reason for the lower score is primarily because I

Ah! I know the solution. I know every villain. I know all. But I’m not going to tell you. So, trust me. (The hero’s mantra.)
I’m not sure there could be a more melodramatic tale of villainy and murder. It has the Victorian feel of a decayed house and exotic danger. That is all overseen by an all-po

It pulled me in from the beginning and I couldn't put it down.

Great read..with mystery, murders, and many disguises!

If you enjoy reading Wilkes Collins you will like this short story. Not too short and not too long.
A family who had been blessed for 500 years. Then the murders started. One family member, then another. Then a long lost relative appears. And the

Lots of twists in this novel. Well narrated by Roger Melin, his usual.