The Maxwell Mystery by Carolyn Wells
Author: Carolyn Wells | Published: 1913
The Maxwell Mystery Synopsis
In The Maxwell Mystery, a house party becomes the scene of a complex mystery involving love, jealousy, and murder that baffles the guests. Peter King and Irene Gardiner, amid an atmosphere charged with flirtations and social maneuverings, find themselves entangled in a web of suspicion after the shocking murder of Philip Maxwell. As alliances form and secrets unravel, the search for the killer takes them through twists of intrigue and personal revelations, leading to a surprising confession that upends their understanding of loyalty and justice.
The Maxwell Mystery weaves a captivating tale of crime, love, and mystery, making it a compelling read for fans of classic whodunits.
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"Peter King—Please—Peter King—Peter King!"
With a telegram on his tray, the bell-boy traversed the crowded hotel dining-room, chanting his monotonous refrain, until I managed to make him realize that I owned the above name, and persuaded him to hand over the message. It was short, and extremely characteristic of the sender
House party. Take afternoon train Saturday. Stay Tuesday. I. G.
I was more than willing to take the designated train, and looked forward with satisfaction to a few days of pleasure. Philip had a decided genius for arranging parties of congenial people, and, moreover, the telegram assured me that at least one of my fellow guests would prove attractive. For the letters "I. G." meant nothing more nor less than that Irene Gardiner would be there. Though I had met this young woman only twice, she already exerted a fascination over me such as I had never before experienced.
As I had hoped, she too went down to Hamilton on the afternoon train, and the four hours' journey gave me an opportunity to cultivate her acquaintance more informally than at our previous meetings.
About Carolyn Wells
Carolyn Wells was an American author and poet, born in 1862, renowned for her extensive body of work that spans various genres including mystery, humor, and children's literature. Best known for her Fleming Stone detective stories, Wells combined wit with intrigue, contributing over 170 books to the literary world. Her works, characterized by clever plots and engaging narratives, have entertained readers for generations, establishing her as a pivotal figure in early 20th-century American literature. Find out more about Carolyn Wells at sevenov.com.