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When Jacob Herapath, the wealthy property developer, is found dead in his office, a revolver at his side and a bullet wound to the head, the time of death is placed a midnight. Remarkably, his driver left him off at his home an hour later where he consumed a scotch and several sandwiches. Something is obviously amiss. Add an allegedly forged will, the hint of an old family ...more
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Marts  (Thinker)
Feb 27, 2016 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it
A property developer is found dead and any one of a host of characters just may have had some really good reason to murder him...
Ape
Nov 16, 2015 Ape rated it it was ok
Shelves: england, crime
Hmmm. This is now the fifth J S Fletcher I’ve read, and I don’t know whether I’ve just read too many of them in quick succession, but I wasn’t as impressed with this one. Partly because it is suffering from a big case of recycling (or the previous ones I’ve read have been recycled from this) and also because the ending and solution were just rubbish, after all the complexity and building up, to finish like that…hmm. It did feel a times as though it was dragging as they kept throwing even more ...more
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Jul 09, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it
Another enjoyable mystery from Fletcher...all things considered. Written almost one hundred years ago, but threaded with humor and colorful characters. I think I have enjoyed about three of these "oldies" and abandoned a couple of them as too archaic for me. Free from amazon, so all the better to try.
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Jul 05, 2016 Julia rated it liked it
The Herapath Property, written almost 100 years ago, is a complex British murder mystery, peopled with colorful characters. But the ending was somewhat of a letdown, especially after having enjoyed several other of Fletcher's much more intriguing endings. I listened to this as a free audio book, downloaded from LibriVox.org.
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1920s murder mystery with an enormous red herring or two
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Joseph Smith Fletcher was a British journalist, writer, and fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He studied law before turning to journalism.

His literary career spanned approximately 200 books on a wide variety of subjects including fiction, non-fiction, histories, historical fiction, and mysteries. He was known as one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Golden Age .
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