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The Listening House

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Mystery
Paperback
Published 1964 by Pyramid Books (first published 1938)
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Audrey
Sep 14, 2013 Audrey rated it it was amazing
I first read this 25 or 30 years ago and wanted to see if it was still as thrilling. It is, though perhaps not as shocking as it was back then. Written in the 1930s, but has a modern sensibility. And the narrator's voice, and her interaction with one of the other inmates of the listening house, is funnier than I remembered. Lots of twists and turns; definitely hard to put down!
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Mar 31, 2012 Homerun2 rated it really liked it
Wonderful classic mystery from 1938. Gutsy and likable heroine, interesting and mysterious cast of characters, suitably twisted plot. Well written, intelligent and fun to read if you enjoy vintage mysteries.
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Mabel Seeley was born Mabel Hodnefield in Herman, Minnesota. Her family moved to St. Paul in 1920, and she attended Mechanic Arts High School. Her first book, The Listening House, was published in 1938. In 1941, she won the Mystery of the Year Award for her book The Chuckling Fingers. Over the course of her career, she wrote seven mysteries, all between 1938 and 1954, and all of them period pieces ...more
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