The Red House Mystery A Play in Three Acts FOR SEVEN MEN AND EIGHT WOMEN CHARACTERS MARK ABLETT .. ..owner of the Red House ROBERT ABLETT . .... his brother ANGELA NORBURY .. .... d guest MRS . JOHN NORBURY . her matchmaking mother ...
It was Milne's only mystery novel. The story is set in the quaint, English countryside at the house party of Mark Ablett, where a murder quickly takes place.
Author: A. Milne
The Red House Mystery is a "locked room" whodunnit by A. A. Milne, published in 1922. It was Milne's only mystery novel. The story is set in the quaint, English countryside at the house party of Mark Ablett, where a murder quickly takes place. Ablett has been entertaining a house party consisting of a widow and her marriageable daughter, a retired major, a wilful actress, and Bill Beverley, a young man about town. Mark's long-lost brother Robert, the black sheep of the family, arrives from Australia and shortly thereafter is found dead, shot through the head. Mark Ablett has disappeared, so Tony Gillingham, a stranger who has just arrived to call on his friend Bill, decides to investigate. Gillingham plays Sherlock Holmes to his younger counterpart's Doctor Watson; they progress almost playfully through the novel while the clues mount up and the theories abound. In his introduction to the 1926 UK edition, A. A. Milne said he had "a passion" for detective stories, having "all sorts of curious preferences" about them: though in real life the best detectives and criminals are professionals, Milne demanded that the detective be an unscientific amateur, accompanied by a likeable Watson, rubbing shoulders with an amateur villain against whom dossiers and fingerprints are of no avail. This was Milne's first and final venture into the detective and mystery genre, despite its immediate success and an offer of two thousand pounds for his next mystery novel. Milne lets his readers inside the head of his amateur detective, disregarding the clich�d romance or violence of other detective novels, as the mystery becomes a puzzling sort of parlor game for the novel's characters and readers alike. Alexander Woollcott called 'The Red House Mystery' "one of the three best mystery stories of all time."
Mystery & Detective Collections A. A. Milne. "And you would like some lunch, I expect, sir." "Yes, but don't give yourself ... "Another gentleman, over from the Red House, was saying that only yesterday. Offered to take my place 'n all.
Author: A. A. Milne
In the drowsy heat of the summer afternoon the Red House was taking its siesta. There was a lazy murmur of bees in the flower-borders, a gentle cooing of pigeons in the tops of the elms. From distant lawns came the whir of a mowing-machine, that most restful of all country sounds; making ease the sweeter in that it is taken while others are working. It was the hour when even those whose business it is to attend to the wants of others have a moment or two for themselves. In the housekeeper's room Audrey Stevens, the pretty parlour-maid, re-trimmed her best hat, and talked idly to her aunt, the cook-housekeeper of Mr. Mark Ablett's bachelor home. "For Joe?" said Mrs. Stevens placidly, her eye on the hat. Audrey nodded. She took a pin from her mouth, found a place in the hat for it, and said, "He likes a bit of pink." "I don't say I mind a bit of pink myself," said her aunt. "Joe Turner isn't the only one." "It isn't everybody's colour," said Audrey, holding the hat out at arm's length, and regarding it thoughtfully. "Stylish, isn't it?" "Oh, it'll suit you all right, and it would have suited me at your age. A bit too dressy for me now, though wearing better than some other people, I daresay. I was never the one to pretend to be what I wasn't. If I'm fifty-five, I'm fifty-five—that's what I say." "Fifty-eight, isn't it, auntie?" "I was just giving that as an example," said Mrs. Stevens with great dignity....
Red. House. Mystery. by. A. A. Milne. To anyone who had just walked down the drive in the August sun, the open door of the Red House revealed a delightfully inviting hall. Even the mere sight of it was cooling. It was a big, low-roofed, ...
Author: Stephanie Paris
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All students can learn about language usage using a classic mystery passage written at four reading levels. Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text.
THE RED HOUSE MYSTERY By A. A. Milne TO JOHN VINB M Like all not enough of done for me, A.A.M. CHAPTER I. murmur OI bees cooing of distant really nice people, for detective stories, them. the least that I can do for you is to write you ...
Author: A. A. Milne
Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by A. A. Milne Belinda First Plays Happy Days The Holiday Round If I May Mr. Pim Passes By Not that it Matters Once a Week The Red House Mystery Second Plays The Sunny Side
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The Red House Mystery is the kind of book you would expect it to be — but written by a humorist.
Author: A. A. Milne
The Red House Mystery is the kind of book you would expect it to be — but written by a humorist. All that I really know about Mr. Milne's “The Red House Mystery” is that I am prejudiced in favor of anything by this writer; that the chapter I read in its serial form was stimulating; and that a reader of the novel who filched it from me, and sat for two hours absorbed in its pages and oblivious to my clicking typewriter, finally closed the book with the remark: “That is certainly a startling and unusual denouement!" But I mean to know more than this. The Weekly Review, April 8, 1922