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The Red House Mystery
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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This droll whodunit from the creator of Winnie the Pooh sparkles with witty dialogue, deft plotting, and an amusing cast. In between taking tea and playing billiards, an amateur detective and his chum investigate their genial host's disappearance. A series of lighthearted capers ensues, replete with secret passageways, underwater evidence, and other atmospheric devices.
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shanaqui
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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It's funny to think of the author of Winnie the Pooh writing a mystery novel! It's not a bad crack at it, either. It doesn't stand out as being especially good, but it's enjoyable enough and I do enjoy that the Watson character isn't *too* silly.

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Mdargusch
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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erinreads They‘re all stunning! 😍 2mo
Nute Wow! 2mo
LeahBergen Ooooh, I love that Milne cover! 😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola Pretty! 2mo
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Mdargusch
The Red House Mystery | Alan Alexander Milne
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I bought myself a little gift from Folio basically so I could get the free journal 🤷🏼‍♀️. But I am also drawn to this cover and illustrations AND the fact that it‘s written by AAMilne!

Has anyone read this?

tpixie No!!! Awesomeness!!! 13mo
DivineDiana Love all of it! ❤️ 13mo
Kalalalatja Lucky you 😍😍 13mo
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Lcsmcat I read it years ago. It reminded me of Agatha Christie, but otherwise I don‘t really remember much about it. 13mo
LeahBergen Gahhh! Those illustrations! 😮😮 I‘ll be needing this. 13mo
Leftcoastzen So Beautiful ! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, but I was a bit disappointed by it. Has some Christie vibes to it, that‘s why I picked it up. The Folio illustrations are gorgeous! 13mo
emilyhaldi Treat yo self! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Very pretty!! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Hopefully there were some Christmas gifts in that box too. 😆 13mo
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LadyBedivere
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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Pickpick

I‘ve read some of Milne‘s plays and enjoyed them, but I‘m delighted to discover this excellent addition to the mystery genre from him as well. If you enjoy Christie and Chesterton and their fellows, then The Red House Mystery will be another enjoyable romp through the murder-riddled English countryside!

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Libby1
The Red House Mystery | Alan Alexander Milne
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Mehso-so

Shoulda stuck to your day job, AA Milne.

Actually, this stand alone mystery story by the author of Winnie the Pooh predates The Hundred Acre Woods. He gave the genre a good try, and even though the denouement was clever the middle section was a bit wobbly. It‘s as if, like Winnie, the story had been indulging in a bit too much honey. 🍯

Purrsistently Very much agree😅 I liked Bill but everything else was meh 1y
Libby1 @Purrsistently - phew! Maybe we‘ve both read too many good mysteries? 1y
Purrsistently @Libby1 I actually haven‘t read very many. I like agatha christie and Simon Tolkien though :) 1y
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Wilkie
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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My beloved vintage book collection. #shelfie #riotgrams

rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
readordierachel 😍😍😍 2y
chael0910 That is one epic vintage collection you have there.👍 I had one like that back then, It was a collection of books of my grandparents handed over from generations by their ancestors it was a full room that I could just get lost in my own reading universe. Sadly, Mt. Pinatubo errupted and it washed out everything. We saved a few but the full collection was gone forever. 2y
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Wilkie @chael0910 That is so sad😔. Most of my books have been collected in the last 5 years, I love finding hidden treasures at markets and second hand book shops. I hope that you can build up a wonderful book collection that reminds you of your Grandparents. 2y
chael0910 @Wilkie That is so true. Second hand bookshops are like my "happy pill". There is this wonderful feeling whenever I am inside one. The best part is when I find books where there some notes and anotations from the previous owner. It's like a he/she is sharing a part her thru the book. 2y
Linsy 😍 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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Pickpick

Many of us are familiar with the creator of the beloved characters Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore, but A.A.Milne was also the author of numerous dramas and novels for adults, among them, this little gem of finely crafted #whodunit.
#whodunnitwednesday

zsuzsanna_reads I have heard good things about this one from friends. 🤗 2y
JazzFeathers Noooooo! I need it!!!! 😲 2y
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Moray_Reads
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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Mehso-so

This is my go-to genre when I need something a little lighter. There's murder but no-one is terribly upset and it's all jolly good fun. The Red House has all the cozy tropes, eccentric amateur detective, admiring sidekick, country house setting. But after a good start it drifted, and I drifted as it lost steam in the last third. It was a good way to cleanse the literary palette but it's not the best of its kind.

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Moray_Reads
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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Homemade plum crumble and cream, trees and an early 20th century crime novel by the writer of Winnie-the-Pooh. Perfect cozy night in.

saresmoore Yes. 3y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore (crumble courtesy of my ever-wonderful flatmate 💜) 3y
valeriegeary Yum! 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Red House Mystery | A. A. Milne
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Panpan

That moment when you discover that The Red House isn't a hard boiled crime novel featuring a Sam Spade-esqe Winnie the Pooh and is actually a fairly tedious crime novel not set in the 100 acre wood. 😔

readinginthedark 😆Sorry, I‘m not laughing at you, but the idea of a crime novel set in the 100-Acre Wood! Actually, your idea sounds kind of like Jasper Fforde‘s Nursery Crime Series! Have you read those? 2y
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bookendmylife
Red House Mystery | A A Milne
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Interesting introduction by A.A. Milne to his novel The Red House Mystery regarding what makes a good detective story.
A.A. Milne is best known as the author of Winnie-the-Pooh. However he was well known playwright and poet before his earlier work was overshadowed by his children's books success.

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