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The Stretton Street Affair

William Le Queux

Book Overview: 

Hugh Gabriel has recently been repatriated from the war and has rejoined his old firm as an electrical engineer. On the way to visit his uncle one night, he is asked by a servant if he would be willing to meet with his wealthy master who is in some distress. Hugh becomes witness to, and directly involved with, a dastardly murder. Or has he? Who is this mysterious millionaire Oswald De Gex he has been asked to meet with? Is Doctor Moroni an honest physician or a diabolical monster? And what about the fair Gabrielle - but then, is there more than one Gabrielle? Le Queux, the Master of Mystery once again weaves an intricate plot which takes Hugh Gabriel to locations throughout Europe as he tries to unravel a scheme that he does not understand, nor why he is involved.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .mplexion had paled; in his eyes there was a fierce, haunted look as that of a man who was straining every effort to remain calm under the gravest circumstances.

“I have no game to play,” I declared. “I only demand the truth. Why was I invited into your house in Stretton Street to be present as witness at the poor girl’s death?”

“I don’t know. Find out for yourself, my dear Mr. Garfield,” laughed the rich man. “I have no time to discuss this silly affair further. I’m sorry you have troubled to come out from London to see me. But really yours has been a fool’s errand,” and he turned towards the door.

“A fool’s errand!” I echoed. “I am no fool and my errand is in deep earnestness. You may try to befool me, but I tell you that I will leave no stone unturned to solve the problem which you alone can explain.”

“Well, get along with you. . . Read More

Community Reviews

When a young man finds himself in a situation he neither understands nor knows how to escape from, you could have the nucleus of a good plot. Hugh Garfield returned from the Great War as a captain and started his post war life as an electrical engineer. After suffering a financial setback, he fin...more

Liked this one

Quite good, overall.

Fun international rigmarole of a mystery in the style of its era. Worth a gander.

A young veteran of war is drawn into a web of deceit and evil. After finding himself called in to a house to help a servant with his master, Hugh goes through a very strange experience and wakes up to find himself in a strange place one month later. He has to figure out the whole conspiracy and t...more