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The Woman Who Disappeared

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  720 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
The simple, ironic detective story will take your attention in West Los-Angeles in the office of the private eye Lenny Samuel. Once in the door of his office had knocked beautiful blonde woman Helen Garfield, his life became much dangerously. Woman wanted to find her sister Elaine Garfield. They were twins. Elaine disappeared a week ago, sisters had arranged to have dinner ...more
Paperback, 57 pages
Published June 28th 1986 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published December 31st 1975)
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Mar 06, 2012 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.
Edlira Dibrani
Jul 25, 2016 rated it liked it
A quick fun read.
Anderson Oliveira pinto
Mar 04, 2013 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 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
Aug 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
well that was the worst thing ever
Noha Basiouny
Aug 08, 2011 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 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 .
Hend Ahmed
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
A funny, simple detective story
I didn't have to use the dictionary regularly..
Really, it won't be nice to be a private eye if your work is like Samuel's ).
I liked the idea, the explanation and the simplicity of the story 🌻
Bayan Al-Halabi
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
it's my first experience to read in english , and it was very good, I hope to read more philip prowse stories that have woderful events like this.
May 31, 2015 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.
Najla Al-bluwi
Sep 23, 2011 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
Mohamed  Serry
Dec 19, 2013 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 :)
Ahmed Capo
Mar 28, 2014 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
Maisoon Osama
Jan 26, 2013 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
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kholoud Magdƴ
Aug 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
رخمة واحداثها بارده
Son'a El-Elah
May 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I read it several times... I really like it !
Diego Cast
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a mystery book situated in some time between 50s and 60s, tells the story of a private detective who is called by a girl whose sister had been dissapeared for helping in solving the crime. The plot is very interesting and impredictable, it includes some police chasing and nearly killed moments, it also includes some interesant and strong charactes with guts.
In my opinion, the book is very understandable and easy to read, also intriguing and with some funny moments which makes you la
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
that was like the first book I ever read or sth?!
Nada Majdy
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
quick and simple
Madoka Sakuta
Oct 27, 2012 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.
Rona Al
Apr 13, 2016 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
Jun 08, 2011 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!
May 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Buen libro con inglés básico. En sí la historia está buena, pero esperaba algo más como final.
2.5 de 5 estrellas.
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think it wasn't good enough its not so adventural
Feb 28, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
It is easy for me to read this detective story. I just wonder if fifty dollars a day is a good pay for private detectives.
It was really excited for me.
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1
i love this book very much
Ботагоз Смайлова
Very interesting!
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