At the Time Appointed

Anna Maynard BARBOUR (? - 1841)

"Those who remember that excellent detective story, That Mainwaring Affair will expect to find plenty of mystery and exciting incidents in A. Maynard Barbour's latest novel, called At the Time Appointed, and they will realize their expectations.The author has a certain way of forecasting events and making people utter prophetic words, all bound to find their fulfillment somewhere before the last chapter is ended, that is eminently characteristic of one who delights in the knitting and raveling of the intricate plots which are a prime necessity in a detective story. The title itself cleverly suggests a long series of events slowly converging toward some mysteriously critical moment in which all their crookedness is revealed and made straight for the delectation of at least two people; and the is exactly the kind of a title for this story of long-delayed justice and patient hoping. The main object in a story of this kind is to make the events hang together and the narration of them entertaining. Both these requisites are attained. People will be sure to read this story at one sitting, even if that involves hearing the clock strike several times after midnight and that is one test of at least one kind of excellence in a novel." (excerpts from the NY Times review of At the Time Appointed published July 18, 1903)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 John Darrell RoseA
00:27:30
Play 02 A Night's Work RoseA
00:11:40
Play 03 'The Pines' JoeWright
00:18:45
Play 04 Life? or Death? Amy Gramour
00:06:56
Play 05 John Britton Jules Hawryluk
00:29:02
Play 06 Echoes from the Past Jules Hawryluk
00:13:04
Play 07 At the Mines George Aalto
00:24:42
Play 08 'Until the Day Break' Richard Kilmer
00:09:18
Play 09 Two Portraits Richard Kilmer
00:17:45
Play 10 The Communion of Two Souls Richard Kilmer
00:16:25
Play 11 Impending Trouble Richard Kilmer
00:09:18
Play 12 New Life in the Old Home George Aalto
00:25:03
Play 13 Mr. Underwood "Strikes" First Debra Lynn
00:17:44
Play 14 Drifting Lars Rolander
00:25:19
Play 15 The Awakening Lars Rolander
00:41:26
Play 16 The Aftermath Lars Rolander
00:31:05
Play 17 'She knows her Father's Will is Law' Lars Rolander
00:28:29
Play 18 On the 'Divide' Lars Rolander
00:24:39
Play 19 The Return to Camp Bird Lars Rolander
00:19:26
Play 20 Forging the Fetters Steven Seitel
00:15:38
Play 21 Two Crimes by the Same Hand Jules Hawryluk
00:28:07
Play 22 The Fetters Broken Jules Hawryluk
00:21:19
Play 23 The Mask Lifted Jules Hawryluk
00:14:50
Play 24 Foreshadowings Jules Hawryluk
00:16:46
Play 25 The 'Hermitage' Jules Hawryluk
00:15:25
Play 26 John Britton's Story Jules Hawryluk
00:11:49
Play 27 The Rending of the Veil Amy Gramour
00:05:23
Play 28 'As a Dream when One Awaketh' Amy Gramour
00:10:34
Play 29 John Darrell's Story Jules Hawryluk
00:20:23
Play 30 After Many Years Jules Hawryluk
00:10:51
Play 31 An Eastern Home Jules Hawryluk
00:16:28
Play 32 Marion Holmes Jules Hawryluk
00:17:41
Play 33 Into the Fulness of Life Jules Hawryluk
00:10:05
Play 34 A Warning Margaret Espaillat
00:16:41
Play 35 A Fiend at Bay Margaret Espaillat
00:12:17
Play 36 Senora Martinez Margaret Espaillat
00:11:01
Play 37 The Identification Patti Cunningham
00:15:07
Play 38 Within the 'Pocket' Patti Cunningham
00:13:58
Play 39 At the Time Appointed Patti Cunningham
00:21:42