The Red House Mystery by A A Milne

The Red House Mystery

byA A Milne

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This unique edition of The Red House Mystery from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions.

The Red House Mystery is a "locked room" whodunit by A. A. Milne, published in 1922. It was Milne's only mystery novel; he is better known for his humorous writing, children's stories, and poems. The setting is an English country house, where Mark Ablett has been entertaining a house party consisting of a widow and her marriageable daughter, a retired major, a wilful actress, and Bill Beverley, a young man about town. Mark's long-lost brother Robert, the black sheep of the family, arrives from Australia and shortly thereafter is found dead, shot through the head. Mark Ablett has disappeared, so Tony Gillingham, a stranger who has just arrived to call on his friend Bill, decides to investigate. Gillingham plays Sherlock Holmes to his younger counterpart's Doctor Watson; they progress almost playfully through the novel while the clues mount up and the theories abound.

The Red House Mystery was immediately popular; Alexander Woollcott called it "one of the three best mystery stories of all time", In his introduction to the 1926 UK edition, A. A. Milne said he had "a passion" for detective stories, having "all sorts of curious preferences" about them: though in real life the best detectives and criminals are professionals, Milne demanded that the detective be an unscientific amateur, accompanied by a likeable Watson, rubbing shoulders with an amateur villain against whom dossiers and fingerprints are of no avail.

Title:The Red House MysteryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 2, 2013Publisher:Dead Dodo VintageLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634610830

ISBN - 13:9781634610834

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