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Let us assume so for the present "And you mean to tell us that this billion-years-dead flying swordfishhas flitted out of the darkness of eternity to kill a within a hundred miles of Ne. .

Let us assume so for the present. Next we come to Mr. Colton'sencounter and the death of the mare on the evening of the fifteenth. The kites again, of course," said Everard. And you mean to tell us that this billion-years-dead flying swordfishhas flitted out of the darkness of eternity to kill a within a hundred miles of New York, in the year 1902?" brokein Everard Colton. I have not said so," replied the entomologist quickly.

The Flying Death Hardcover – 25 July 2007. by Samuel Hopkins Adams (Author), C R MacAuley (Illustrator). I guess Mr. Adams really had only one great book in his heart, and that was the ' unspeakable perk'. From there on for me at least, it was all down hill.

To. Schuyler C. Brandt in token of a friendship which, begun at old Hamilton, has endured and strengthened, as only college friendships can, for an unbroken twenty years, this book is dedicated. Chapter one-the insomniac. STANLEY RICHARD COLTON, M. heaved his powerful form to and fro inhis bed and cursed the day he had come to Montant Point, which chancedto be the day just ended.

His nerves were tense withthe certainty that the answer was writ large for him to read. With a shriekof insulted surprise the bird flew away. Haynes produced a pencil, withwhich he drew, upon the back of an envelope, a rough but pretty accuratemap of the surroundings

His nerves were tense withthe certainty that the answer was writ large for him to read. Indeed,it should have been almost ridiculously simple. On three sides was thebeach, extending eastward and westward along the cliff and southward tothe water-line. Haynes produced a pencil, withwhich he drew, upon the back of an envelope, a rough but pretty accuratemap of the surroundings. He was putting on his shoes when Bruce came outof the gully.

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Samuel Hopkins Adams (January 26, 1871 – November 16, 1958) was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism and muckraking. Adams was born in Dunkirk, New York. Adam was a muckraker, known for exposing public-health injustices

Samuel Hopkins Adams (January 26, 1871 – November 16, 1958) was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism and muckraking. Adam was a muckraker, known for exposing public-health injustices. He was the son of Myron Adams, J. a minister, and Hester Rose Hopkins. Adams attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York from 1887-1891, he also attended a semester at Union College.

More books by Samuel Hopkins Adams. The Flying Death? What else would you call a noise in the night that seems to come from above and kill. Is it man-made or some beast from the past?

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Andriodtargeted
[I purchased and read the $.99 ebook published by Rising Star Visionary Press.] Imagine a typical, old-fashioned mystery novel. One or more crimes are committed, several characters fall under suspicion, and at tale's end, the brilliant detective reveals (surprise!) who REALLY did it (and how). Now imagine there is NO such brilliant detective and there is NO surprise revelation, because, after all is said and done, what everyone has pretty much suspected throughout IS (more or less) the actual solution. So it is with this otherwise enjoyable 1906 thriller. Yes, it occasionally betrays its age (especially in the social interaction and discourse of male and female characters), but overall it is surprisingly readable for being such an old chestnut.

Set in the ocean shore environs of then-desolate Montauk Point, Long Island, the story's characters include a doctor and his brother, two pretty girls (one to fall in love with each brother), a wise reporter, a perplexed scientist, the lodge owners, a knife-wielding circus performer, and assorted locals. The principal players, most of whom are residing off-season at an isolated guest lodge, encounter shipwrecks, strange noises, eerie goings-on, and grisly murders. Because the local police are regarded as too inept to assist in solving the murders, they are not initially informed; instead, the self-appointed "team" decides to go it alone. But is the culprit one of them, and if so, which one? Or could it possibly be some nightmarish monster left over from prehistoric times as both the spooky atmosphere and subsequent developments would SEEM to suggest? Could it be a madman running amuck? Or is there some other logical explanation? As romance blossoms amidst the carnage and as suspense builds, the reader eagerly awaits the denouement, expecting it to resolve and explain that which otherwise seems far-fetched (if not downright impossible). Ultimately, there IS a revelation, but one that (to me) was less than satisfying. Thus, a story that began with the promise of being a quaint and wonderfully atmospheric mystery (and one which I enjoyed reading while I thought it was following the traditional pattern), ultimately proved to be anticlimactic and, therefore, disappointing.

I agonized over what to rate this book. I was initially inclined to rate it 3-stars (which I still think is fair and accurate), but there is something about this curious tale that I WANT to like (and, indeed, DO like) despite what I perceive to be its major flaw, so I caved in and gave it a 4; those who do not find fault with the resolution will probably concur with that higher rating.

While puzzling over the somewhat odd execution of this novel, I discovered a much shorter version of it under the same main title, but subtitled "A Story in Three Writings and a Telegram." (This may be found as an added mystery in the "Craig Kennedy Megapack.") This short story version retains the setting and many of the characters of the novel but reduces the body count and offers a different conclusion, one that is less far-fetched. This leads me to suspect that the short story came first and was subsequently expanded into the novel here under review. The reader may wish to acquire and read both versions to decide which is better.
Yllk
I guess Mr. Adams really had only one great book in his heart, and that was the ' unspeakable perk' . From there on for me at least, it was all down hill.
The Flying Death (LARGE PRINT EDITION) download epub
Ancient & Medieval Literature
Author: Samuel Hopkins Adams,C. R. Macauley
ISBN: 1169839428
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Ancient & Medieval Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (February 1, 2011)
Pages: 252 pages