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Post Posted:: November 10th, 2017, 3:49 pm 

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The Spider by Fergus Hume (1859 - 1932).



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Arthur Vernon, member of the Athenian club and member of “society,” has a secret. His father has died and left him destitute, so he has begun a private investigation agency under the name “Nemo.” It would be disastrous if this were known among his associates at the club, and especially if his intended in-laws found out. But he is quite sure no one else knows, that is until his old college classmate, Constantine Maunders, visits him with a proposition he can’t refuse. Maunders knows all, and he wants to be made a partner in the agency, providing “Nemo” with black-mail worthy information on other people in society in return for a share of the financial rewards for their silence. Vernon is appalled, particularly as “Nemo” is engaged in solving a high profile blackmail case. These are the beginning of Vernons conundrums as the clues unfold. ( Don W. Jenkins)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55831
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    Genres for the project: General Fiction/Published 1900 onward

    Keywords that describe the book: Detective, Mystery, blackmail

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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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Post Posted:: November 10th, 2017, 3:50 pm 

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The DPL for this project will be Dawn Larsen, "Bead Crazy Dawn."

Don J.


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Post Posted:: November 10th, 2017, 3:54 pm 
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Looks like a fun read, Don. I'll MC. MW will be available shortly.

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Post Posted:: November 17th, 2017, 3:01 am 

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How fun. I love Hume. Recorded the Secret Passage years ago.
Thanks for letting me DPL again :!:

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Post Posted:: November 18th, 2017, 7:50 pm 

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Chapter 01:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/thespider_hume_01.mp3

Chapter 02:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/thespider_hume_02.mp3

Dimsdale is wrong. This will not be an easy nab of the spider. And although we are all supposed to think automatically of Maunder as the culprit, it can't be him, because it is only Chapter 02. I think they will have to blackmail the blackmailer.

Don 8-)


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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2017, 10:30 am 

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Sections 1 and 2 are PL OKAY :clap:

I just love Hume. Dimsdale gives too much credit to his scheme. They won't catch the Spider that easily. But, I won't toss out Maunder just yet. He's unscrupulous and very capable of using people to fund his lifestyle. He's lazy and believes that the world owes him.

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