The Clevedon Case
by Nancy Oakley
'The Clevedon Case' Summary
Lady Clevedon, a wealthy widow, is found dead in her home. The police believe that she was murdered by a burglar, but Dennis Holt, a well-known authority on criminology, is not so sure. He believes that there is more to the story than meets the eye.
Holt begins his investigation by interviewing the people who knew Lady Clevedon, including her butler, her maid, and her gardener. He also examines the crime scene and searches for clues. As Holt's investigation progresses, he uncovers a web of secrets and lies.
Holt eventually discovers that Lady Clevedon was murdered by her own daughter, Kitty. Kitty was in love with a man named Thoyne, but her mother disapproved of the relationship. Kitty killed her mother in a fit of rage, and then tried to frame Thoyne for the crime.
Holt is able to prove Kitty's guilt, and she is arrested and sent to prison. The Clevedon Case is a classic mystery novel with a surprising twist ending. The characters are well-developed and the plot is intriguing. The novel is also notable for its realistic portrayal of the investigation process.
The pacing of the book is exceptional, with Oakley skillfully building tension and suspense throughout the story, leading to an explosive and satisfying conclusion. The writing is crisp and vivid, with descriptions that transport readers into the heart of the town and its inhabitants.
One of the most remarkable aspects of "The Clevedon Case" is the way in which Oakley seamlessly blends elements of classic detective fiction with modern storytelling techniques. This makes the book a timeless work that continues to captivate readers even decades after its original publication.
In conclusion, "The Clevedon Case" is a must-read for fans of mystery and suspense. Nancy Oakley's masterful writing, complex characters, and intricate plot make this book a true classic of the genre. It is a book that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page, and it is one that should not be missed.
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