The Last Stroke

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(4.4 stars; 23 reviews)

Written by Chicago socialite, Emma Murdock Van Deventer, under the nom de plume of Lawrence L. Lynch, this detective story opens with the mysterious disappearance of schoolmaster, Mr. Brierly. The under-teacher and students set about finding him, but when his body is found, the mystery only deepens. Was it murder? What was the motive? He appeared to have no enemies. - Summary by Lynne Thompson (7 hr 20 min)


Something Wrong 13:38 Read by Philippe
Found 21:41 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
Nemesis 13:57 Read by Philippe
Ferrars 17:33 Read by Lynne T
In Consultation 16:10 Read by Philippe
Which? 15:27 Read by Lynne T
Renunciation 16:14 Read by Denise Nordell
Trickery 12:05 Read by fiddlesticks
A Letter 19:04 Read by Philippe
This Helps Me 12:59 Read by Anna Simon
Details 11:05 Read by heeheekitty
Ferriss-Grant 17:55 Read by heeheekitty
The Lake County Herald 11:56 Read by heeheekitty
A Ghost 28:25 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Rebellion 14:53 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Out Of Reach 16:46 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Ruth Glidden 17:14 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Sudden Flittings 18:30 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Through The Mail 23:15 Read by Jules Hawryluk
A Woman's Heart 20:10 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Quarrelsome Harry 29:30 Read by Jules Hawryluk
In Number Nine 11:23 Read by Florence S. Thompson
Two Interviews 18:49 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Mrs. Gaston Latham 13:00 Read by Jules Hawryluk
The Last Stroke 29:14 Read by Jules Hawryluk


An absorbing detective story. I enjoyed it to the end.

(4 stars)

I'm no literary critic, I just know what I like. And I liked this book and the way it was written. it was old-fashioned, even by my standards- but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mustard Seed

(5 stars)

This fascinating plot starts small and seemingly simple, then grows to be bigger and more complicated than you could imagine. A good listen.

(4 stars)

I enjoyed this mystery and found it to have some good twists to it! Readers were fine and all in all a good read,!

(5 stars)

A wonderful story. I enjoyed it so much. The readers did a great job too. THANK YOU! Joy Wilson, Burlington Canada. 🇨🇦