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Helen Vardon's Confession


Author: R. Austin Freeman
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Through the open door of a library, Helen Vardon hears an argument that changes her life forever. Helen's father and a man called Otway argue over missing funds in a trust one night. Otway proposes a marriage between him and Helen in exchange for his cooperation and silence. What transpires is a captivating tale of blackmail, fraud and death. Dr Thorndyke is left to piece together the clues in this enticing mystery.

R. Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a prolific British detective writer who prospered during the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction" during the 1920s and 1930s. He is best known for his character Dr. Thorndyke, a forensic scientist who used minute bits of evidence to solve his cases.

This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text, with minor errors and omissions corrected.


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US publication:
1922
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