The Mystery of the Faceless Bride

The Mystery of the Faceless Bride The bride carried no decaying roses but her bridal dress was torn and burnt Her bare legs starved needle points staggered disjointedly The veil hung low over her face I had my pistol however I coul

  • Title: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride
  • Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The bride carried no decaying roses but her bridal dress was torn and burnt Her bare legs, starved needle points, staggered disjointedly The veil hung low over her face I had my pistol, however I could not shoot If it was a ghost the bullet would surely pass through, if it was flesh then I would be shooting dead a woman Her hands, the fingernails long and cracked, lifThe bride carried no decaying roses but her bridal dress was torn and burnt Her bare legs, starved needle points, staggered disjointedly The veil hung low over her face I had my pistol, however I could not shoot If it was a ghost the bullet would surely pass through, if it was flesh then I would be shooting dead a woman Her hands, the fingernails long and cracked, lifted up the veil Her face Even in the darkness I could see its ruin The eyes had been snatched from its sockets, the nose sunken in all that was left was the mouth Thin, melted lips parted to reveal brown chipped teeth.First in a string of new stories set in the late 1900 s, no fictional character is renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes.

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    1. Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite.“Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride” by Pennie Mae Cartawick joins several other Sherlock Holmes mysteries written by this author. In “The Mystery of the Faceless Bride”, Holmes and Watson have just returned home from a night at the theater, when a disheveled young woman suddenly and violently pounds on their door. When she's seated in their parlor, she relates a strange tale about her brother, who recently had gone missing. S [...]

    2. I read this story as included in THE SPHINX COLLECTION:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle speaks again through Pennie Mae Cartawick. I grew up reading classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple and, I must say, Ms Cartawick's perfectly hits the mark. Her pacing and prose fits in perfectly with the style created in Doyle's original work.I don't want to give any spoilers so all I'll say is The Sphinx Collection includes three cases for Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Watson.Ms. Cartawick send [...]

    3. The Mystery of the Faceless Bride hooked me early in the story, with Sherlock being deductive and impressive, reminiscent of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work. I enjoyed reading it, but the end was disappointing. Instead of brilliantly solving the case, Sherlock and Watson simply walk into the place where the bride was kept. It raised the question how come nobody else with an authority -like the teacher in this story- never stumbled upon the place and discovered her for a whole year. It didn't look [...]

    4. This was a enjoyable Sherlock Holmes story and had all the elements of a solid Arthur Conan Doyle story (even though it wasn't), namely interesting characters, a puzzle, Sherlock being difficult, Watson being decent, some danger, and a little bit of humor. It was definitely scary and creepy, and the ending did surprise me. This was a really good listen as an audio book and perfect for an October night.

    5. Another mystery uncovered by the famous Sherlock Holmes in this short tail. This time, Holmes travels to a school to find a missing student and uncovers the mystery behind a rumored, faceless woman. I call this small popcorn read.

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