The Red House Mystery

The Red House Mystery  (1922) 
by Alan Alexander Milne

A murder mystery. The only mystery novel by the author famous for his Pooh books for children.


THE RED HOUSE MYSTERY

[Front matter]

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

NOT THAT IT MATTERS

"There is the satisfaction of knowing that wherever you may dip into this book you will be amused."—The Times (London).

IF I MAY

"A very entertaining collection of whimsical essays which it is not extravagant to call excellent."—The Bookman.

E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY

THE RED HOUSE MYSTERY

By

A. A. MILNE

Author of "Mr. Pim Passes By," "The Dover Road," etc.

E.P. Dutton Printer's Mark

NEW YORK
E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY
681 FIFTH AVENUE

Copyright 1922

By E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY


All Rights Reserved

  1. First printing
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    March, 1922
  2. Second printing
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    April, 1922
  3. Third printing
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    April, 1922
  4. Fourth printing
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    April, 1922

Printed in the United States of America

To John Vine Milne

My dear Father,

Like all really nice people, you have a weakness for detective stories, and feel that there are not enough of them. So, after all that you have done for me, the least that I can do for you is to write you one. Here it is: with more gratitude and affection than I can well put down here.

A. A. M.

CONTENTS

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  2. I.
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    1
  3. II.
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    12
  4. III.
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    25
  5. IV.
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    37
  6. V.
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    50
  7. VI.
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    62
  8. VII.
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    73
  9. VIII.
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    84
  10. IX.
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    99
  11. X.
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    113
  12. XI.
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    125
  13. XII.
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    137
  14. XIII.
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    148
  15. XIV.
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    160
  16. XV.
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    172
  17. XVI.
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    185
  18. XVII.
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    199
  19. XVIII.
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    218
  20. XIX.
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    229
  21. XX.
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    243
  22. XXI.
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    252
  23. XXII.
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    268