Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Margery Fleming approaches Lawyer John Knox to help find her missing politician father Allan Fleming. Fleming's butler Carter also goes missing. There are other mysterious happenings in the Fleming household. There is a break-in the night and Margery finds a piece of paper pinned to the pillow with the words eleven twenty-two written on it. On Knox's advice Margery moves to her aunts' place. Mysterious events follow Margery even there. So many things happen, that it is almost impossible for me to keep track of them. Some valuable pearls go missing, eleven twenty-two appears again, blood in the attic, Aunt Jane goes missing, something about calling Anderson's drug-store, and finally White Cat, the political club. Who stole the Pearls? What does eleven twenty-two mean? What happened to Aunt Jane? Finally what happened to Allan Fleming? These are just some of the questions that this mystery solves. There are many other questions too. Only I don't remember them.

Rinehart weaves an intriguing tale with so many threads. Interesting intriguing tale.

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