The Bishop's Secret

Fergus HUME (1859 - 1932)

Bishop Pendle is the Church of England bishop in a small fictitious English cathedral town. Several years into his work, he receives a visit from a disreputable-looking visitor. The bishop is much upset. What transpired between them that has so upset the good churchman? And then there is the murder. Fergus Hume was one of the most prolific and most popular of 19th century novelists. "Mr. Hume won a reputation second to none for plot of the stirring, ingenious, misleading, and finally surprising kind, and for working out his plot in vigorous and picturesque English. In "The Bishop's Secret," while there is no falling off in plot and style, there is a welcome and marvelous broadening out as to the cast of characters, representing an unusually wide range of typical men and women. These are not laboriously described by the author, but are made to reveal themselves in action and speech in a way that has, for the reader, all the charm of personal intercourse with living people...." (Book Preface and david wales)

Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction, Historical Fiction, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Publisher's Preface David Wales
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Play 01 Chapter 01 "Enter Mrs. Pansey As Chorus" David Wales
00:19:35
Play 02 Chapter 02 The Bishop Is Wanted David Wales
00:21:09
Play 03 Chapter 03 The Unforeseen Happens David Wales
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Play 04 Chapter 04 The Curiosity Of Mr. Cargrim David Wales
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Play 05 Chapter 05 The Derby Winner David Wales
00:17:42
Play 06 Chapter 06 The Man With The Scar David Wales
00:16:30
Play 07 Chapter 07 An Interesting Conversation David Wales
00:19:37
Play 08 Chapter 08 On Saturday Night David Wales
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Play 09 Chapter 09 An Exciting Adventure David Wales
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Play 10 Chapter 10 Morning Service In The Minster David Wales
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Play 11 Chapter 11 Miss Whichello's Luncheon-party David Wales
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Bell Mosk Pays A Visit David Wales
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Play 13 Chapter 13 A Stormy Night David Wales
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Play 14 Chapter 14 "Rumour full Of Tongues" David Wales
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Play 15 Chapter 15 The Gipsy Ring David Wales
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Play 16 Chapter 16 The Zeal Of Inspector Tinkler David Wales
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Play 17 Chapter 17 A Clerical Detective David Wales
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Play 18 Chapter 18 The Chaplain On The Warpath David Wales
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Play 19 Chapter 19 The Bishop's Request David Wales
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Play 20 Chapter 20 Mother Jael David Wales
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Play 21 Chapter 21 Mrs. Pansey's Festival David Wales
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Play 22 Chapter 22 Mr. Mosk Is Indiscreet David Wales
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Play 23 Chapter 23 In The Library David Wales
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Play 24 Chapter 24 The Bishop Asserts Himself David Wales
00:18:44
Play 25 Chapter 25 Mr. Baltic, Missionary David Wales
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Play 26 Chapter 26 The Amazement Of Sir Harry Brace David Wales
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Play 27 Chapter 27 What Mother Jael Saw David Wales
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Play 28 Chapter 28 The Return Of Gabriel David Wales
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Play 29 Chapter 29 The Confession Of Bishop Pendle David Wales
00:18:32
Play 30 Chapter 30 Blackmail David Wales
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Play 31 Chapter 31 Mr. Baltic On The Trail David Wales
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Play 32 Chapter 32 The Initials David Wales
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Play 33 Chapter 33 Mr. Baltic Explains Himself David Wales
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Play 34 Chapter 34 The Wages Of Sin David Wales
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Play 35 Chapter 35 The Honour Of Gabriel David Wales
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Play 36 Chapter 36 The Rebellion Of Mrs. Pendle David Wales
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Play 37 Chapter 37 Deo Ex Machina David Wales
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Play 38 Chapter 38 Exit Mr. Cargrim David Wales
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Play 39 Chapter 39 All's Well That Ends Well David Wales
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