[MYSTERY] Hemlock Avenue Mystery by Roman Doubleday -jo

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Post by Roger » May 19th, 2018, 11:13 am

The Hemlock Avenue Mystery by Lily A. Long (writing as Roman Doubleday) (1862 - 1927).


A lawyer is accused of killing a rival lawyer, both having battled in court on numerous occasions. A newspaper reporter following the case is bent on determining the facts behind the murder. As it happens, there are two women also suspected of participating in the crime, and a third who was apparently utterly unconscious of what had occurred. It's up to the reporter turned detective to unravel the clues, few as they are. ( Roger Melin)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56780
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    BC Admin Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Detective, Mystery

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Hemlock Avenue Mystery. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Hemlock Avenue Mystery, by Roman Doubleday. [Chapter]"


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    • "Chapter [number] of The Hemlock Avenue Mystery by Roman Doubleday. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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      "End of The Hemlock Avenue Mystery, by Roman Doubleday. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename hemlockavenuemystery_##_doubleday_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. hemlockavenuemystery_01_doubleday_128kb.mp3)
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    Artist: Roman Doubleday
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: The Hemlock Avenue Mystery


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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 19th, 2018, 11:21 am

Hi Roger. Need an MC? If so, I can set this up for you.
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Post by Roger » May 19th, 2018, 11:22 am

Thanks Jo !
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Post by Kitty » May 19th, 2018, 11:23 am

Hi Roger, do you need a DPL ? :) I would love to hear another mystery narrated by you :9:

I would also have offered to MC, but Jo was faster :lol:

Sonia

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Post by Roger » May 19th, 2018, 11:25 am

Sonia - your offer as DPL is most graciously accepted ! :thumbs:
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Post by Kitty » May 19th, 2018, 11:26 am

yay, still remembering the Ravenspurs fondily. I hope this mystery is not giving away all the clues immediately either. You know that I love to play detective as well. :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by Roger » May 19th, 2018, 11:28 am

Jo - for the record, it appears that Roman Doubleday was a pseudonym used by Lily Augusta Long (same birth/death years). I don't know if that makes a difference to you when you get around to catalog time, just thought I'd mention it.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 19th, 2018, 11:53 am

Thanks for the for info on the author, Roger. We usually use the real name as the main author name and then add the pseudonym. The only exception to this would be if the author only wrote under a single pseudonym and never published anything under their own name. In that case we can consider doing it the other way around. I'll take a look at this and enter the author in the database accordingly. MW will be available shortly.

ETA: Lily A. Long was already in the database. She published poetry under her real name. I've added Roman Doubleday as a pseudonym. The catalog page will show Lily A. Long as the author. You can add a note to the summary that this book was written by her under the pseudonym of Roman Doubleday.
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Post by Roger » May 19th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Thanks Jo. I will just state my opinion on pseudonyms: I believe the book should be delivered in audio format just as it was delivered in printed format. (I ran across this issue at least once before).
There. I said my piece. :D
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 19th, 2018, 12:17 pm

Yes, I agree. In the recording you can say by Roman Doubleday if that is what you mean, but in our author database we use one entry per author. Here is her author page.

https://librivox.org/author/13129

Searching the catalog by either Lily A. Long or Roman Doubleday links to this same page.
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Post by Roger » May 27th, 2018, 7:35 am

Let us get this project under way, shall we?

Welcome back Sonia! I hope you had a fantastic time!! :D

Chapter 1 has been uploaded and posted. (During upload I searched for an MC by the name of "yyyy" but couldn't find one....) :lol: (Just kidding around, Jo)

Thanks! :D
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Post by Kitty » May 27th, 2018, 9:50 am

Hey Roger :D

So it's about to start :9: And yes, thank you, I had a great time in Southern France. A bit too hot for my taste but I won't complain. We were lucky it didn't rain.

So now looking forward to plunge into the Hemlock mystery. 3 people in the first chapter: Lyon, the young reporter, Fullerton, a lawyer without scruples it seems, and Lawrence, another lawyer with a hot temper. Where will it all lead ? So far we don't have many clues as to a story yet. But I suspect either Fullerton or Lawrence will die soon. My money is on Fullerton and Lawrence gets blamed for it. But it could go either way to make for an interesting story.

I'll wait patiently for the next chapter. :)

Oh, almost forgot: no errors at all, the first chapter is totally PL ok. :thumbs: Great start !

Sonia

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Post by Roger » May 29th, 2018, 11:26 am

Chapter 2 is now ready for a listen.

Let this bit of action sink in. Got it figured out yet? :mrgreen:

Thanks! :D
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Post by Kitty » May 30th, 2018, 12:19 am

Roger wrote:
May 29th, 2018, 11:26 am
Chapter 2 is now ready for a listen.
Let this bit of action sink in. Got it figured out yet? :mrgreen:
:lol: not yet, though I must say, Lawrence is making himself look so guilty by trying to talk to Lyon about what to write and what to leave out. He would have looked less conspicuous if he had not tried to meddle.

I am inclined to think that neither Lawrence nor the girl really were the murderers, simply because that would be TOO easy and I seriously hope that the book is not that much of a let-down. So there must be some twist in the action coming along soon. ;)

excellent narration again, Roger :thumbs:

here are two PL notes, one of them is probably negligible, but the other I think would be worth changing:

> at 6:55: “Lyon, watchful professionally for all details” – you say, “watching”, which I guess is close enough to the meaning. But I know you want me to point everything out, so you can decide for yourself

> at 8:11: “deemed it his duty to report at once to the office” – here however you say “officer” which is a change of meaning, as Lyon is not goint to report to some policeman but to his newspaper office

thanks. I'm really glad I took the job here, this story is very well written and hooking.

Sonia

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Post by Roger » May 30th, 2018, 6:56 am

You are so thorough, and I do appreciate all the work you put into a project. Good catches, both. :thumbs:

Chapter 2 has been patched, uploaded, and is ready for a spot check at your leisure.

Thanks! :D
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"

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