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The Woman Who Disappeared

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  565 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
This is an Intermediate Level story in a series of ELT readers comprising a wide range of titles - some original and some simplified - from modern and classic novels, and designed to appeal to all age-groups, tastes and cultures. The books are divided into five levels: Starter Level, with about 300 basic words; Beginner Level (600 basic words); Elementary Level (1100); Int ...more
Paperback, 57 pages
Published June 28th 1986 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published December 31st 1975)
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Mar 06, 2012 Zainab rated it it was amazing
I read this when I was 10 years old. The front cover looked terribly boring but I still read it because you should never judge a book by it's cover. Turns out that the book was fabulous. In fact, the book was so good that I could not put it down. I was meant to stop reading at 10 pm but I carried on till 11:30. That is a whooping one nd a half hours extra!!! This magnificent book is filled with excitment as well as curls of thrills. I adored it. Every bit if it.
قصة قصيرة تسرد بأسلوب سلس و بسيط سهلة الفهم فالغه المستخدمه خاليه من الكلمات الصعبة...

نتبع في قصتنا المحقق الخاص سيد ليني ساميل او كما يناديه أصحابه لين، و بطبيعة عمله فكل من يحتاج لمساعدة يذهب إليه..لكن لم يكن هناك من يحتاجه لذلك بعض الأوقات يغلبه النوم في مكتب عمله..

وذات مره زارته فتاة جميلة غيرت روتينه الممل كل التغيير حين طلبت منه البحث عن شقيقتها المختفيه منذ زمن....فننطلق مع السيد ساميل في رحلته التي جلبت له المصائب من جميع الجهات :)

من المهم حقاً ذكر شخصية المحقق التي تميزت بالذكاء و خفة
Anderson Oliveira pinto
Apr 19, 2013 Anderson Oliveira pinto rated it really liked it
This is a interesting book in special for who is learning english as a second language. The vocabulary used by the author is good and easy to understand.
Talking about the story, is about a classic private eye passionate for solve mysteries. For solve this mystery Lenny Samuel didn't save effort and confusions.
This story contains everything that a good mystery story have to have like a blond and beatiful woman, criminals, action and an old grey Chrysler =)
In the end of the story you can see that
Yara M.
Oct 20, 2011 Yara M. rated it liked it
i read it when i was 13 years old
what i liked about it that it was simple (easy to read for a kid that doesnt like to read with a dictionary next to her), kinda funny cuz the writer made him a bit stupid 4 a private eye. but the ending was unexpected that she is the same person it was a smart idea to end the story with
Noha Basiouny
Aug 10, 2011 Noha Basiouny rated it liked it
Shelves: english
The so called private detective
the story is good but actually there're some things that I didn't like about it. First of all, the character of the private eye, Lenny Samuel. I do believe that one of the things that a private detective should have is smartness and quick thinking. Lenny Samuel was not smart at all. On the contrary, his mind was a bit limited. Plus he had a weak memory. When he was caught for Benny Greep's murder and brought to the police station, he could not remember important is
Feb 10, 2015 Hikari rated it really liked it
My name's Samuel. Lenny Samuel. You can call me Len.
I was 10 years old when I read this novel for the first time , I am 20 years old . and I still remember this phrase , I was fascinated by the novel , I was to excited . I even read it before studying it at school , and I rarely do that . haha
It is suitable for children , I am giving it 4 stars because I still feel my excitement when I was a kid .
Najla Al-bluwi
Sep 23, 2011 Najla Al-bluwi rated it liked it
Shelves: novels
i read it when i was around 12 years old ... it talked about a lady who asked the help of a detective to look for her twin sister who disappeared suddenly. i was not satisfied with the ending of this my opinion most of police and crime novels don't have logic endings ... although it was written for students who want to improve their English... i remember that i have enjoyed reading it
Maisoon Osama
Jan 26, 2013 Maisoon Osama rated it it was amazing
i think this is a great book to children not to adults :) because it makes their minds ..... exploring to stuff for me when i read it when i was small i felt them writer wanted to give a cultered message for kids and he wanted this book to add entertainment to the adult's mind. :D
Ahmed Capo
Mar 28, 2014 Ahmed Capo rated it liked it
الرواية دي بتكفرني بأيام المدارس وايام لما الواحد كان بيدرس الحاجات الخفيفة دي
بصراحة القصه مش مبهرة اوي مش حتحبس انفاسك يعني
بس تظل قصة كويسة ومسلية وفيها اثارة
اللغة سهلة وجميله ودة من الحاجات اللي عجبتني فيها
النهاية كانت مفاجئة وصادمة
تستحق القراءة وتستحق 3 نجوم
Mohamed  Serry
Dec 19, 2013 Mohamed Serry rated it liked it
قريتها وانا عندى 13 سنه وعندى نسخه عربى وانجليزى منها وكل االلى فاكره عنها إنها كانت لذيذه ومشوقه ونهايتها كانت مفاجأه بالنسبه لسنى آنذاك ، القصه كانت مقرر على الصف الاول الثانوى فى مصر فى الستينات والسبعينات :)
Wesam Ellithy
Mar 07, 2014 Wesam Ellithy rated it liked it
القراية بالانجليزى طلعت سهلة فشخ :D
بس كده
Son'a El-Elah
May 29, 2010 Son'a El-Elah rated it it was amazing
I read it several times... I really like it !
Jun 01, 2015 Yancy rated it did not like it
Reading the other reviews I get why I didn't like it.
This book is for kids.. I read it because (once again) it was an assignment from my English Teacher but I'm 22 years old.. Maybe I'm being too judgemental but I think the end was very predictable and I did not find any 'mystery' in this story. I hated how the character 'Lenny Samuel' was written, he was a private eye, he was supposed to be clever not dumb. I don't know. I wouldn't recommend this book.
Rona Al
Apr 13, 2016 Rona Al rated it it was amazing
The book is truly amazing!! The title alone made me curious about reading the story. It has many surprises and events although it doesn't have much papers, only 62. The book fits teenagers as the words are understandable. There are nice pictures to give you imagination about what is happening!! I liked it so much
Damar hening Sunyiaji
menurut saya cerita ini memiliki formula yang hampir sama kayak meet me in istanbul. Hanya di sini tpkoh utamanya seorang detektif.
Bassant A. Ewaida
Dec 26, 2015 Bassant A. Ewaida rated it really liked it
I read this book when I was 14 years old..
and I still remember all its sequence as I read it yesterday <3
Jul 14, 2014 Cris rated it it was ok
2.5 en realidad. Entretenido, rápido de leer y con un inglés muy asequible.
Sep 10, 2014 Nada rated it really liked it
I think it wasn't good enough its not so adventural
Sep 13, 2014 Ray added it
I like this novel very much.
Rana Taman
May 17, 2014 Rana Taman rated it really liked it
القصة دى بتاعت المدرسة وهى جميلة وسهلة
Mar 28, 2014 Salma added it
how could i read it ?
Faris Tiger
Jun 14, 2015 Felipe rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2015 Pavly marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Basma Salem
Sep 24, 2014 Basma Salem rated it really liked it
Nice Story
Madoka Sakuta
Oct 27, 2012 Madoka Sakuta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Time 160min
7word sister gun information follow bar try stolen
Disucussion question
1Have you ever used an assumed name?
No.However, I think we should sometimes use assumed names, because social network is unsafe.
2 In this story, a happening caused in the bar. What do you image bars?
I think bars are luxurious places. People wear expensive clothes, food are expensive,too.
May 05, 2012 Radwa rated it really liked it
a detective short story, I've actually read in an hour or so!
reminds me of a silly Sherlock Holmes story
about a women who claims that her sister has disappeared
i don't want to spoil it .. but it's fun nevertheless!
Jan 05, 2014 Rizka rated it really liked it
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