The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow (TREDITION CLASSICS)
He soon finds that the adjective is correct, for in a quiet brownstone house in a respectable New York City neighborhood, he finds the body of a man brutally stabbed to death, yet lovingly laid out on the floor of his study.
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The only apparent witnesses are a deaf and dumb butler driven mad by the event, and a caged bird that sings out a vital but puzzling clue. Before he solves the crime, with the help of the redoubtable Miss Amelia Butterworth, Gryce must uncover a motive that spans generations and the passions that have kept it alive. Anna Katharine Green was a pioneering writer of detective fiction in the United States.
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Her first such novel, The Leavenworth Case, was published in She is credited with changing the genre by making her stories legally accurate. She invented the "girl detective. Summary by Christine Dufour. Total running time: Read by Christine Dufour.
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There are a number of suspects. Colonel Rutledge is the sort of hard-nosed former military officer who runs a tight ship, to say the least.
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The most obvious suspects are a couple of boys, one of whom he expelled, the other a boy from own he is friends with, and an English instructor who was dressed down publicly for using the book Catch 22 in class. The colonel does not mention his granddaughter, who lives on the grounds, but Markham quickly adds her to his own list, as not surprisingly, she is, shall we say, the rebellious type. And this is the kind of story that makes you wish there were more than just the five. Back issues of Mike Shayne magazines have become awfully hard to find in the wild, and that issue of Skullduggery?
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And you know what? I thoroughly enjoyed it. Upon his orders, innkeeper Joss Merlyn Leslie Banks and his gang of lowlifes deliberately wreck ships off the Cornish coast, then looting the goods aboard and murdering any survivors.
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She has come from Ireland and has no place to stay apart from with her aunt. By her side is Treherane, who turns out to be something more than a mere criminal. Throughout the movie, one gets the sense of how entrapped all of the characters — heroes and villains — alike feel. The heroes know that danger is all around them.
The criminals know they know they can only outrun the law for so long. Much as in in Notorious , which I reviewed here , Hitchcock places great emphasis on how various objects — a rope designed for hanging, a knife uses to set someone free from captivity, a musket, a lantern — are integral to the plot. It is my understanding — and correct me that I am wrong — that Hitchcock himself later on did not think highly of his film and that the critics at the time were not especially keen on it.
But no matter.