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The Stowmarket Mystery

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The door was thrown open. A tall well-proportioned young man entered. He was soberly attired in blue serge. His face and hands bore the impress of travel and exposure. His expression was pleasing and attractive.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published September 8th 2008 by Tutis Digital Pub (first published February 28th 1903)
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Now mark me, Winter. Just as the breed of the chicken is indelibly stamped on it in the eyes of a man skilled in chickens, so is the murder we are investigating marked by characteristics so plain that a child of ten, properly trained to use his eyes, might discern them.

The Stowmarket Mystery Or, a Legacy of Hate by Louis Tracy (1st published in England as A Fatal Legacy 1903) features Reginald Brett, barrister and hobby detective, working opposite (and then with) Inspector Winter. David Hume-Fra
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I read this in correlation with and in support of the Public Domain Readers group here on Goodreads.

This is quite an enjoyable yarn, lightly humorous at times, quite intelligent and with a few mysterious elements to intrigue you, even a hint at the supernatural, with a barrister who is a kind of Sherlock Holmes type character.

The characters come through quite clearly, though not with huge depth, which I guess would have been 'improper' in those days and that social class, generally via the bar
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I quite liked this book. Having read Postmaster's Daughter by the same author, I wanted to try another by him. I'm glad i did. The book flows better than many written in the same age as this one, and the mystery is pleasantly substantial.
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Enjoyable and imaginative. Uses signature style and phrases.
Oct 06, 2011 Sem rated it liked it
Not as good as The Albert Gate Mystery but an enjoyable read.
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Louis Tracy (1863 - 1928) was a British journalist, and prolific writer of fiction. He used the pseudonyms Gordon Holmes and Robert Fraser, which were at times shared with M.P. Shiel, a collaborator from the start of the twentieth century.

Around 1884 he became a reporter for a local paper - 'The Northern Echo' at Darlington, circulating in parts of Durham and North Yorkshire; later he worked for p
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