The Mystery of the Hidden Room

Marion HARVEY (1900 - ?)

A classic mystery/detective story in the Sherlock Holmes tradition, the hidden room suggested by the title of this book does not remain a mystery for very long as the book progresses. Written in the first person, the husband of his (Carlton Davies) former lover is found dead one night at the stroke of midnight, and Davies finds his ex-lover standing over the dead body immediately after the shot was fired, with a gun in her hand. It was no secret that she never truly loved her husband, who had blackmailed her into marrying him. The jury ships Ruth to prison, and the stage is set for Davies to locate the right detective for the case, and for a series of events with twists and turns and surprises that will keep the reader guessing who was responsible for this murder. (Summary by Roger Melin)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Note Roger Melin
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Play 02 02 - The Shot Roger Melin
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Play 03 03 - The Police Roger Melin
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Play 04 04 - The Inquest Roger Melin
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Play 05 05 - The Secretary Roger Melin
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Play 06 06 - Corroborative Evidence Roger Melin
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Play 07 07 - The Lawyer Roger Melin
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Play 08 08 - Lee Darwin Roger Melin
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Play 09 09 - The Verdict Roger Melin
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Play 10 10 - Jenkins' Advice Roger Melin
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Play 11 11 - Arthur Trenton Roger Melin
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Play 12 12 - An Explanation Roger Melin
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Play 13 13 - The Suicide Roger Melin
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Play 14 14 - Graydon McKelvie Roger Melin
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Play 15 15 - The Interview Roger Melin
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Play 16 16 - The Exhibits Roger Melin
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Play 17 17 - The Lamp Roger Melin
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Play 18 18 - The Secret Entrance Roger Melin
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Play 19 19 - The Lawyer Again Roger Melin
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Play 20 20 - Deductions Roger Melin
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Play 21 21 - The Steward Roger Melin
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Play 22 22 - Orton's Alibi Roger Melin
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Play 23 23 - Gramercy Park Roger Melin
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Play 24 24 - The Signet Ring Roger Melin
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Play 25 25 - The Deception Roger Melin
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Play 26 26 - James Gilmore Roger Melin
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Play 27 27 - The Strong Box Roger Melin
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Play 28 28 - Gold and Blue Roger Melin
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Play 29 29 - The Reward Roger Melin
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Play 30 30 - The Curio Shop Roger Melin
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Play 31 31 - The Rescue Roger Melin
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Play 32 32 - Lee's Story Roger Melin
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Play 33 33 - The Second Bullet Roger Melin
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Play 34 34 - The Woman in the Case Roger Melin
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Play 35 35 - A Strange Account Roger Melin
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Play 36 36 - The Trap Roger Melin
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Play 37 37 - McKelvie's Triumph Roger Melin
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Play 38 38 - The Motive Roger Melin
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Play 39 39 - Conclusion Roger Melin
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