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The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne
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Sep 21, 11

bookshelves: mysteries
Read from September 13 to 21, 2011

Why, yes, this is a murder mystery by the "Pooh-man." Isn't it funny how very many unexpected people have written mysteries or science fiction or other "genre" literature? Anyway, my favorite bit here is that our detective, having 400 a year, decides to see the world. When his father (rather sarcastically in my view) asks him to send a postcard from America, he clarifies: he's going to see the world from London. He takes an unusual job that involves seeing "human nature" (for example, he's a waiter once, and a valet) by promising no wages the first month with an option to fire and then double wages the next month if he pleases. And he always got the double wages. Anyway, he stumbles into this detectiving thing quite by accident, but is such a human detective who's always calling himself a blasted fool and hangs out with a Watson of the Bertie Wooster variety. It's all rath-er wonderful.
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Katherine Cowley Love your review! Now I have to read this.

Lisa Fernow One of my childhood favorites and a classic written in a more innocent age.

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