The Hand in the Dark

The Hand in the Dark

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Seen in the sad glamour of an English twilight, the old moat-house, emerging from the thin mists which veiled the green flats in which it stood, conveyed the impression of a habitation falling into senility, tired with centuries of existence. Houses grow old like the race of men; the process is not less inevitable, though slower; in both, decay is hastened by events as well as by the passage of Time.

The moat-house was not so old as English country-houses… (more)

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craigadams49
craigadams49
Sat, 13 Feb 2010 02:43:52 +0100

I found this old mystery overly-long and disappointing. At first, I enjoyed the complex sentences (no one would write in this style nowadays) and the set-up of the story. The characters are well drawn and interesting. About half-way through the book, however, Rees introduces his detective, Colwyn - it's all tedious and downhill from there. Colwyn is a preposterous and uninteresting character. Colwyn finally tricks the guilty party into confessing the crime in detail. While I did not like this… (more)



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Language: English

Published in: 1920

Word count: 106,447 words (≈ about 7 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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