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Hag's Nook (Dr. Gideon Fell, #1)
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Detective novel (Agatha Christie type) - Beginning of the plot: a man is missing, a vault in the house is opened, and a big clock is 10 mins 30 secs slow. [s]

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Harper | 6 comments I've heard a snippet of this book on a radio, so I don't know for sure that this is a detective novel, but it had a definite Agatha Christie vibe (though it isn't her book).

The whole snippet was a butler's POV.
A mistress of the house asked her butler (or smb similar) where her husband was (or just some man, I'm not sure). The butler told her that that man left. And he knows about it only because he accidentally saw him leaving. Also before leaving that man asked the butler for a flashlight (?? or for smth else, but that man definitely asked the butler to do smth before he left).
Also a safe box that the butler never saw opened in 15 years was now opened. And the butler though that all of it was strange: the man left, the vault opened. and the mistress was clearly distressed.
Then the butler went downstairs and saw another strange thing: he remembered that when the mistress asked him about the man it was 8 pm sharp. But downstairs clock was exactly 10 mins 30 secs slow. He thought that he needed to check all the clocks in the house. Then downstairs clock hit 8 pm and at that moment he heard a bell.

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Kris | 35772 comments Mod
Harper, that's a good start. You must copy plot details from your message #1 to the topic header/title, so someone could recognize your book from that description alone. Many members only read the headers.

We have thousands of book requests. We close threads with vague headers.

Click the small "edit" link after the topic header. This only works on the full Desktop website - not the Mobile website or app. (On the Mobile website, there's a "Desktop version" link at the bottom of the page.)

- Around what year did you discover this book?
- What is the story's time period and location?

Eugene Kuznetsov | 26 comments "Hag's Nook" by John Dixon Carr.

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Harper | 6 comments Eugene wrote: ""Hag's Nook" by John Dixon Carr."

Yes! Thanx!

message 5: by Kris (new)

Kris | 35772 comments Mod
Glad you found your book, Harper. Here's the link for Eugene's find - Hag's Nook by John Dickson Carr.

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