Hubin listed murder mystery novel of a wealthy financer....
|Title||:||The Hunterstone Outrage|
|Number of Pages||:||498 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Hunterstone Outrage Reviews
The Hunterstone Outrage was part of a series of books published by the Mystery League in the early 1930s. An advert in the back of the book suggests they were sold in drug and cigar stores for fifty cents. Like most of the fiction you'd find on shelves in drug stores today, it's not exactly grand literature.In fact, it is also not much of a mystery novel either - it is more of an adventure tale (I say that because I had the whole thing pretty much deduced within the first couple of chapters). It has all the elements of a potboiler novel or B-movie: a bloodied corpse, a foreboding castle, a damsel in distress, a mysterious hero, a sleuth and some characters bent on evil doings. Stir briskly and heat at 350 for twenty-eight chapters.The writing is average and the dialogue a bit stiff and dated in places (what kind of villain uses "pooh!" to dismiss his enemy's argument?), but I was not tempted to put it down unfinished. I did want to see how it ended, although I had that pretty much sussed too. The book has a bit of charm when taken for what it is and no more: an entertaining drug store novel.
I have greatly enjoyed the two Mystery League selections by Seldon Truss (the other being Turmoil at Brede). His thriller style turns the story into a real page-turner, with several unexpected twists and turns along the way. Once the action starts, it just multiplies with all-hell-breaking-loose on several fronts simultaneously. I am looking for additional Seldon Truss titles - not too common in the US, but showing up periodically on eBay.