The Secret of Lonesome Cove

Samuel Hopkins ADAMS (1871 - 1958)

A body is found on the beach not far from a New England town one morning. Curiously, nobody recognizes the dead woman, and nobody in or near the town seems to be a suspect in a possible murder, therefore most of them assume that she simply washed ashore from a passing vessel. Only problem is vessels didn't pass that stretch of the coast because of it's peculiar tides and eddies; hence its name, Lonesome Cove. Following the finding of the body, the officials of the town start acting a bit peculiar towards how to handle the dead body. The sheriff, the attorney in the town, the village gossip, and even the town doctor all seem to want the identification of the body hushed up. And therefore the body is immediately buried, and the officials hope all will be forgotten and done with. Cause of death: drowning. Enter Chester Kent, who isn't convinced in the same way that the townspeople are, and is willing to pull at his ear lobe in an effort to determine the identity of the body, and how it came to it's demise. (Introduction by Roger Melin)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Body on the Beach Roger Melin
00:22:49
Play 02 Professor Kent Makes a Call Roger Melin
00:49:34
Play 03 My Lady of Mystery Roger Melin
00:15:27
Play 04 An Inquiry Roger Melin
00:28:26
Play 05 One Use For a Monocle Roger Melin
00:10:22
Play 06 The Retreat In Order Roger Melin
00:07:06
Play 07 Simon P. Groot Does Business Roger Melin
00:12:25
Play 08 Reckonings Roger Melin
00:13:25
Play 09 Chester Kent Declines a Job Roger Melin
00:21:23
Play 10 The Invasion Roger Melin
00:13:43
Play 11 Hedgerow House Roger Melin
00:14:50
Play 12 The Unbidden Visitor Roger Melin
00:05:14
Play 13 Loose Ends Roger Melin
00:29:30
Play 14 The Lone Fisherman Roger Melin
00:12:48
Play 15 The Turn of the Game Roger Melin
00:30:54
Play 16 The Meeting Roger Melin
00:13:42
Play 17 Chance Sits In Roger Melin
00:23:02
Play 18 The Master of Stars Roger Melin
00:31:45
Play 19 The Strange Tryst Roger Melin
00:28:43
Play 20 In the White Room Roger Melin
00:43:51
Play 21 Rewards Roger Melin
00:24:33