The Cartwright Gardens Murder, by J.S. Fletcher (epub/Kindle/pdf)

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The Cartwright Gardens Murder is another of those stories of crime which have made Mr. Fletcher one of the most popular writers of the day. There is a great deal of character study in it, as well as a baffling plot, and, at the end, a striking surprise. The characters who move in this drama, which is concerned with the murder by unusually subtle means and under extraordinary circumstances, of one Alfred Jakyn, are distinctly clever and original. And as is also usual in Mr. Fletcher’s novels, there is swift movement all through the story, no deviation from the main thread, and not a dull page from the exciting first chapter to the still more sensational last one.