The Clue

Carolyn WELLS (1862 - 1942)


Once Carolyn Wells began, or re-invented her writing career, 'The Clue' was her initial book which strayed from children's writings into mysteries and detective stories. It is also when we are introduced to her most famous of detectives, Fleming Stone.

On the eve of her wedding day, Madeleine Van Norman, a beautiful young lady who is soon to come into her family fortune is found dead, apparently stabbed with an ominous blood-stained letter opener found nearby. There is nobody within the household who is not considered a suspect by the police, but how could a killer have slipped through the doors of Madeleine’s locked bedroom? It must have been suicide, as a note was found lying on a table near her body. Or was it? An intriguing mystery ensues which hinges on the discovery of a single, all-important clue. - Summary by Roger Melin

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Van Normans Roger Melin
00:20:04
Play 02 Miss Morton Arrives Roger Melin
00:21:15
Play 03 A Cry in the Night Roger Melin
00:19:13
Play 04 Suicide or ----? Roger Melin
00:20:44
Play 05 A Case for the Coroner Roger Melin
00:21:32
Play 06 Fessenden Comes Roger Melin
00:21:37
Play 07 Mr. Benson's Questions Roger Melin
00:18:37
Play 08 A Soft Lead Pencil Roger Melin
00:21:36
Play 09 The Will Roger Melin
00:18:39
Play 10 Some Testimony Roger Melin
00:20:45
Play 11 'I Decline to Say' Roger Melin
00:18:18
Play 12 Dorothy Burt Roger Melin
00:18:55
Play 13 An Interview With Cicely Roger Melin
00:21:47
Play 14 The Carleton Household Roger Melin
00:19:56
Play 15 Fessenden's Detective Work Roger Melin
00:20:34
Play 16 Searching for Clues Roger Melin
00:20:12
Play 17 Miss Morton's Statements Roger Melin
00:19:08
Play 18 Carleton is Frank Roger Melin
00:22:38
Play 19 The Truth About Miss Burt Roger Melin
00:19:32
Play 20 Cicely's Flight Roger Melin
00:20:07
Play 21 A Successful Pursuit Roger Melin
00:17:57
Play 22 A Talk With Miss Morton Roger Melin
00:16:36
Play 23 Fleming Stone Roger Melin
00:18:47
Play 24 A Confession Roger Melin
00:23:27