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Questions about the mystery novel "The Markenmore Mystery" (1922) by J. S. Fletcher. Use with [j-s-fletcher]

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How could somebody welcome his visitor warmly while regarding this visit as a bad thing in “Markenmore Mystery”?

In The Markenmore Mystery (1922) by J. S. Fletcher, Mr. Fransemmery, a juryman, went to Mrs. Braxfield, a rural witness, while Mr. Blick, a detective, was in her house: Mrs. Braxfield herself opened ...
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How can a farmstead be situated in its paddock?

In The Markenmore Mystery (1922) by J. S. Fletcher, the author was describing Markenmore village: Markenmore was a place of tiny thatched cottages, set in gardens and orchards, with here and there a ...
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How was the free-born Englishman prevented from taking his ease in his inn in 1922?

In The Markenmore Mystery (1922) by J. S. Fletcher, Blick, a detective who had booked rooms at "Sceptre Inn", which belonged to Grimsdale, was cheerful after reaching an important conclusion....
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Can “access and excess” be antonyms in this context?

In The Markenmore Mystery (1922) by J. S. Fletcher, Blick, a detective-sergeant, was thinking about the way by which someone had entered and left Markenmore district. Firstly he studied the railways ...
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What does “Might be a good deal in that” mean in “The Markenmore Mystery”?

In The Markenmore Mystery (1922) by J. S. Fletcher, the chief constable was talking to two lawyers about a stranger man who had gone to "Sceptre Inn" and booked a room there, but he never ...
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What does “His business here that night might have been just as much with those two men as with his brother and sister” mean here?

In "The Markenmore Mystery" (1922) by J. S. Fletcher, the chief constable was talking to two lawyers about Guy Markenmore who had been murdered two days ago after his meeting with two men at ...
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Where are the conjunctions and prepositions here?

In "The Markenmore Mystery" (1922) by J. S. Fletcher, the author was talking about a solicitor who was summoned to an ancient house, Markenmore Court, where an inquest was to be held after ...
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Shouldn't “fidgety about not being left” have been “fidgety about being left” in “The Markenmore Mystery”?

In "The Markenmore Mystery" (1922) by J. S. Fletcher, Harry was talking with his neighbour about his ill old father and the possibility of his death at anytime: “Well, I must go,” the ...