Reading progress update: I’ve read 84 out of 288 pages.

Murder of a Lady (British Library Crime Classics) - Anthony Wynne

Hmmm.  Seems I’ve gotten to the novel’s first major game-changing point, so it’s as well to take a break here.  So far I’m loving it — how inconceivable that this book should have been buried beneath the sands of time for the better part of a century.  Thanks and kudos to Martin Edwards and the British Library for unearthing it!

 

That said, I agree with Moonlight Reader that Mary Gregor is / was a hateful woman, and I very much share Dr. Hailey’s sentiments when he quotes a popular comment:

 

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“It’s a wonder no one has murdered her before.”

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Side note: Since this book’s author was a doctor by profession himself, I wonder where we’re going with the kid’s alleged “brain fever.”  I can’t help but think Wynne is setting this one up as a major debunking of that particular myth … Dr. Hailey strikes me as way too commonsensical (and also way too good a psychologist, even if not one by training) to believe in that sort of nonsense himself.

 

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