~[SOLO] Selected Uncle Abner Mysteries by Melville Davisson Post - dlo

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k5hsj
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Post by k5hsj » April 22nd, 2018, 6:37 pm

Selected Uncle Abner Mysteries by Melville Davisson Post (1869 - 1930).


Fourteen mysteries from the pages of the Saturday Evening Post, the Metropolitan, Red Book, and Pictorial Review magazines featuring Uncle Abner, who solves crimes in the pre-Civil War West Virginia hill country. His weapons are keen observation, logic, and a fundamentalist’s belief in the victory of good over evil. Melville Davisson Post’s historical mysteries have been favorably compared to those of his fellow American Edgar Alan Poe. ( Winston Tharp)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/uncleabnermaste00postgoog
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    BC Admin ===========================================
    Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction; Historical Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: west virginia, historical mystery, pre-civil war

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    • "Chapter [number] of Selected Uncle Abner Mysteries. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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k5hsj
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Post by k5hsj » April 22nd, 2018, 6:39 pm

Searching for an MC and a DPL. :D

Winston
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Post by dlolso21 » April 23rd, 2018, 1:34 am

Winston,

I can MC this for you.

MW is set up.

Looking at the Table of Contents I see XVIII or 18 chapters, not XIV or 14. Are you planning on combining more than one chapter into some sections?

David O

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Post by k5hsj » April 23rd, 2018, 7:28 am

Thanks for taking on this project, David. I’m doing a selection of 14 stories from the book, “Uncle Abner Master of Mystery,” not the book. They were all previously published in various magazines. I’ll get started recording while we’re waiting for a DPL to show up. :D

Winston
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Post by dlolso21 » April 23rd, 2018, 7:58 am

Winston,

You have every right to do a selection, if you choose.

Would you be interested in opening this up to a group project and letting other readers take on the 4 stories you don't plan to read? Since this book is not in the Librivox catalog it would be nice to get it all recorded and published.

Looking at the Librivox page for Melville Davisson Post ( https://librivox.org/author/2362 ) the only thing I see already recorded from this text is "The Angel of the Lord", in Short Ghost and Horror Collection 014.

David O

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Post by k5hsj » April 23rd, 2018, 10:04 am

Thanks, but I'd like to leave this as a solo, David. Someone else might want to do the book as a group project to provide "choice of voice." :D I've populated the MW with the stories I'll read.

Winston
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Post by HZFerr » April 24th, 2018, 8:23 pm

Hi Winston & David O,
:D May I claim DPL?
Helen

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Post by k5hsj » April 24th, 2018, 10:41 pm

Welcome aboard, Helen! Now, I just have to start recording. :D

Winston
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Post by dlolso21 » April 25th, 2018, 5:21 am

Helen,

Welcome, you should have MW access now.

Moving this to Going Solo.

David O

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Post by k5hsj » April 27th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Section 01 is up, Helen. We're off and running!
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Post by HZFerr » April 27th, 2018, 8:50 pm

sect 1 The Doomdorf Mystery
PL OK

Can't get any better than a locked room mystery.
Winston, you reading is wonderful. :9:
Helen

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by k5hsj » April 28th, 2018, 9:42 pm

Thanks, Helen. Glad you liked it. Tony Hillerman included it in his collection of best American mysteries, which got me interested in doing this project.

Winston
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Post by k5hsj » May 17th, 2018, 12:42 pm

Hi Helen,

Another Abner for you. Section 2 is up. At this rate, I may be done by Christmas! :D

Winston
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Post by HZFerr » May 17th, 2018, 4:41 pm

sect 2 The Wrong Hand
PL OK
At this rate, I may be done by Christmas!
If all the sections are like this, it will be worth the wait.
You were amazing! :clap:
Helen

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
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Post by k5hsj » June 17th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Hi Helen,

Just wanted to let you know that I haven’t given up on this. We’re on vacation, and I won’t be back at the computer until July 10. Will try to make up for lost time then.🙂

Winston
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