The Brand of Silence

Johnston MCCULLEY (1883 - 1958)

Harrington Strong was a pseudonym used by author Johnston McCulley, creator of the character Zorro and many others. The Brand of Silence - A Detective Story finds Sidney Prale returning to New York after ten years during which he sought his fortune. But he finds New York a very changed place, and even more distressing, he finds that his old friends are now turning their backs on him, his old haunts no longer welcome him, and there seems to be a conspiracy against him.

Why can't he receive service in hotels, restaurants, and theaters that he once frequented? Who is working against him? And just as importantly, why? And what is the meaning of the notes he receives which remind him of "retribution"? (Summary by Roger Melin)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - In the Harbor Roger Melin
00:16:47
Play 02 02 - The Girl on the Ship Roger Melin
00:12:07
Play 03 03 - Some Discourtesies Roger Melin
00:18:34
Play 04 04 - A Foe and a Friend Roger Melin
00:15:02
Play 05 05 - The Cousin Roger Melin
00:14:14
Play 06 06 - Murk -- and Murder Roger Melin
00:19:35
Play 07 07 - Evidence Roger Melin
00:19:03
Play 08 08 - Lies and Liars Roger Melin
00:19:00
Play 09 09 - Puzzled Roger Melin
00:16:12
Play 10 10 - On the Trail Roger Melin
00:21:48
Play 11 11 - Concerning Kate Gilbert Roger Melin
00:18:11
Play 12 12 - Battered Keys Roger Melin
00:15:30
Play 13 13 - A Plan of Campaign Roger Melin
00:15:54
Play 14 14 - More Mystery Roger Melin
00:14:59
Play 15 15 - A Moment of Violence Roger Melin
00:14:10
Play 16 16 - Murk Receives a Blow Roger Melin
00:08:17
Play 17 17 - Murk is Tempted Roger Melin
00:13:44
Play 18 18 - A Woman's Way Roger Melin
00:19:09
Play 19 19 - Coadley Quits Roger Melin
00:09:49
Play 20 20 - Up the River Roger Melin
00:16:08
Play 21 21 - Recognition Roger Melin
00:17:25
Play 22 22 - An Unexpected Visitor Roger Melin
00:16:56
Play 23 23 - A Startling Story Roger Melin
00:17:50
Play 24 24 - High-Handed Methods Roger Melin
00:12:34
Play 25 25 - An Accusation Roger Melin
00:17:53
Play 26 26 - The Truth Comes Out Roger Melin
00:12:08