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04/12/07
Much too complicated for my taste; however I did take note of the the procession of the "possession". Nice piece of work for those who enjoy difficult mysteries to solve.
04/12/07
Wow! I REALLY enjoyed this! I followed every word and had NO clue of the ending! Bravo and kudos to the author!
04/12/07
Awesome mystery!! It fits just right and is so "Sherlock Holmes" I couldn't stop reading from beginning to end. I like the setting and especially the bit with scotland yard and the brilliant detective work on behalf of your sleuth. Very well done and very mysterious! This is my favorite kind of mystery... ^_^
04/12/07
Extremely clever!

I'd love to read an expanded version of this--it's worthy of more character and plot development than can be done with the word limit. Great job!
04/12/07
Wow - had me on the edge of my seat--literally. And, yes, I agree, it did have a Sherlock Holmes feel. Noticed a few little glitches and I had to re-read one of the paragraphs where Winslow was describing all the relationships. However, overall it was a terrific read.
04/12/07
Oh girl, I enjoyed it.
04/12/07
You have written a stunning masterpiece---of fiction, no less! I love it, just the sort of mystery I thoroughly relish. It has the ring of authenticity I enjoy watching in my two PBS favorite TV shows "Mystery!" and "Masterpiece Theater." Thank you for an enjoyable reading!
Great job on this! Love the story.
04/12/07
Loved it! A very well done -loved the "got cha" at the end :)
Oh, good job! Yes, very Holmesian the way it was presented. And the culprit was quite a surprise!
I really enjoyed this. It was a lot of information to fit into 750 words, but I think you did it very well.
04/13/07
Very good story! Brilliant plot. I didn't suspect intrigue from your Keats. I agree that an expanded version would be great.
04/13/07
Sherlock Holmes to the rescue. The "voice" sounds very authentic to the period. Good stuff.
04/14/07
This, to me, was a mystery masterpiece. That having been said, it shows why I don't read a lot of mysteries. I'm not smart enough! As I write this comment, it is about midnight, and I find it hard to follow. I must confess, I had to read this through two times: It's, no doubt, my fatigue issues! This has an authentic voice, a surprise culprit, a humorous postscript....what else could you desire from a mystery? I'll be darned: at least ONE of us knows how to write a mystery!
04/14/07
I love this era! This is very gifted writing and I was taken right into the mystery and forgot that I was a reader right away. I was there. Love it! What a fantastic ending! The footnotes were very well written. I hope you place with this one.
This mystery is plotted exceptionally well. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Interesting account of this mystery. Clever solving. Good writing.
04/17/07
Absolutely excellent voice and atmosphere! I was so intrigued all the way through!
Tereffic take on the subject and oh so creative! Woderful job!
04/17/07
This was very well done, creative and as I'd expect a classic mystery to read!
04/17/07
Great story. Lord David Keats' attitude itself was a clue to the culprit. Wonderful job!
04/18/07
A very good mystery. You did a great job, even with that lousy word limit! Kept us going and wondering. I enjoyed this piece!
04/18/07
I really enjoyed reading this! Masterwriting all the way!
04/18/07
Masterful! Creative! A wonderful entry. I expect to see you in the winner's circle. Blessings, Cheri
I love the tone of this. It truly has the feel of a great mystery. The dialogue is right on, and the characters believable. Well done.
04/18/07
This is a great mystery! I love the intricacies. My only disappointment is with me. My brain was/is too foggy to follow all the grandfather/great grandfather/father sequences. I'm going to read it again, very slowly, maybe with a pen & paper, and see if I can keep up. Fantastic job with this week's theme.
I love all the twists and turns in this plot. Great job writing this story!
This was my kind of mystery. I enjoyed it immensely. Great job.