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The Invisible Host

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1930. The Invisible Host is the first novel published by the husband and wife team of Gwen Bristow and Bruce Manning. The tale of murder was based on a facetious scheme to get rid of a neighbor whose raucous radio disturbed them day and night. The novel begins: That makes thirty-seven words, said the girl. Will you read the telegram again? came the voice over the wire. She ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1930)
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May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This is bascially Ten Little Indians in a modern (for the early 20th Century, that is) high rise apartment building. The thing to realize though, is that this one was written first, about nine years earlier. It is hard to find but well worth a read.
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Relativ schmales Buch im Stile von Agatha Christies Zehn kleine Negerlein.
Habe gerade in einem anderen Review gelesen, dass diese Geschichte sogar VOR Agatha Christies Buch geschrieben wurde.
Ein mysteriöser Gastgeber lädt mehrere Personen zu einer Party ein und Stunde um Stunde muß einer davon sterben...
Hat mir gut gefallen, gerade weil es nette kleine Wendungen gab, die dann manchmal doch sehr überraschend waren.
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This is one in a series of 30 titles published between 1930-1932 by The Mystery League. Interested in reading this book? Get a full title list, a handy reference list of characters, and my synopsis at my blog post here:
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American author and journalist. She studied at Columbia University and afterwards wrote for a number of literary magazines and journals. Eventually she moved to New Orleans, and worked at the Times-Picayune. She became interested in longer forms of writing—novels and short stories—through her husband, screenwriter Bruce Manning, and published her first novel in 1929.

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