|Title:||Murder of a Startled Lady [About the Murder of a Startled Lady]|
|Tags:||crime, detective, fiction, mystery|
The story begins with a seance: Mr and Mrs Lynn, self-styled spiritualist, refer to Professor Gilman, a scientist who converted himself to parapsychology, had learned from a spirit of a crime happened long before: a certain Madeline would have been killed, dissected and closed in a box thrown in the waters off a popular beach.
Thatcher Colt, High Commissioner and Chief of Police of New York, only for the sake, without believing all the mediums and the like, secretly sends his men and a diver to check the news, and to his astonishment, the case is found, and in it they find a totally decomposed corpse, a skeleton in short, at a lot of pieces: 200 or more bones.
—Pietro De Palma, deathcanread.blogspot.ca [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Oursler, Charles Fulton
Charles Fulton Oursler (1893-1952) was an American journalist and author. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he got a job at age 17 at the Baltimore American, a daily newspaper. He continued working in the newspaper and magazine business eventually becoming senior editor of Reader's Digest in 1944. He wrote a series of detective novels under the pseudonym, Anthony Abbot, as well as other novels under his own name. His best known work was "The Greatest Story Ever Told" about the life of Jesus Christ. (Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Journalists)
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