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by Louis Tracy

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Download The Albert Gate Mystery, Being Further Adventures Of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective epub
ISBN: 1409776468
ISBN13: 978-1409776468
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Louis Tracy
Language: English
Publisher: Cope Press (June 30, 2008)
Pages: 316 pages
ePUB size: 1838 kb
FB2 size: 1496 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 677
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I got as far as the 3rd or 4th chapter then tried to skip to the end. The great detective starts off by being observant but a mean show off ("let me tell you how smart I am eh") , and doesn't seem to get much better. This merely goes on into fawning policemen ("oh Reggie why can't we be as smart as you") despite not being much of a people person. The characters offered don't seem to have much character, but somehow want the reader to stick around and go off on a supposedly exotic adventure so that an uninteresting young man can convince a girl to marry him after the rescue of her brother.
The plot itself may not be so bad, just needs a better delivery. It just makes the rest of its problems stand out. Can't recommend for a younger audience because though its implausible adventure and awful romance might be light entertainment, it's annoyingly wordy without being witty or informative, and contains a good dose of derogatory comments and situations towards non-British foreigners and women. (Yes them were different times, but there's no compelling story here to tolerate it for. 'You've been such a good help despite being a lowly foreigner, let me reward you with a forced marriage to a criminal man who doesn't want you & treated you terribly before but somehow remain hopelessly in love with- as punishment to him! I'm Reggie the brilliant detective!' )
Still better than a lot of free stuff in the genre, but not a great classic.
This classic mystery was first published in 1904, the printed edition has 238 pages. Amateur detective Brett tries to solve the mystery of the murder of 4 Turks and the theft of priceless diamonds belonging to the sultan of Turkey. In his quest to find the answers he is helped by some friends. Before he finds out the truth there are a lot of chases, disguises, and journeys through the UK, France and Sicily. On his journeys he encounters master-criminals, a beautiful French adventuress and lots of small criminals.

This book has a fast pace and is nice read. It is not a great, but it's a fun, lighthearted read. There are some non-Politically Correct remarks in this book about Turkish, French, English and Scottish people.
This could be intended as a silent movie script. Stolen royal jewels, murder, mysterious Turks and their assassins, French master criminal, a female sharp shooter, young lords, and of course that master-amateur detective Brett, all chasing around in London, Paris, Marseilles, and Palermo.
Slowly writer
Although some French was spattered here and there, and I can't read it, it did not take away my enjoyment of reading the book. It left mystified to the end. Highly recommend.
Highly recommended for those who love the written word and enjoy a good read. How nice to read someone who has such an extensive vocabulary.
This is difficult. Basically I liked the book but think there was a bit too much unnecessary description. Interesting plot; ending was a nice touch!
Although some of the characters seem a little unlikely, the storyline is fun, and moves along at a good pace....enjoyable read.
Old fashioned but it moves with a charm, a many faceted plot, and careful consequences