Nell Harley: A Backwoods Mystery

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Formac Publishing Company Limited, Oct 15, 2003 - Fiction - 328 pages
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In a small New Brunswick settlement, a friendly poker game suddenly brings to light a strange curse that hangs over the Harley family. When young David Marsh, one of Nell Harley's admirers, finds he has a six of clubs marked with two red crosses, Nell's brother Jim is spooked. He is not surprised to hear that in the next few days, Marsh has some bad luck and a freak accident with his canoe, such that he cannot pursue his profession as a guide.
Nell confides in Reginald Rayton that she is afraid that this re-occurrence of the marked playing card will bring harm and unhappiness to them all. Rayton is determined to solve the mystery, to find out who is stirring up this rural community, and to prove his worth to Nell.
This 1912 mystery novel is set among lakes and forest where the sporting life is enjoyed by both the settlers and the wealthy sportsmen who regularly come north for the salmon fishing.

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User Review  - Cathy Riedlinger - Goodreads

I picked this book up as a souvenir in Nova Scotia, thinking how interesting.....not. It was a different premise & once I got 1/3 the way through I needed to find out how it ended. Read full review

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Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The Golden Highlander (1929) The Leather Bottle (1934) Nell Harley: A Backwoods Mystery (2003). Nell Harley: A Backwoods Mystery. Collections ... r/ theodore-goodridge-roberts/

About the author (2003)

THEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS (1877-1953) was born in Fredericton and spent his adult life in New York, Newfoundland, England, France and various parts of Canada. He was the author of 35 novels.

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