The Cryptic Lines

The Cryptic Lines

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Set in a sprawling gothic mansion in a remote coastal location, somewhere in the British Isles, the elderly recluse Lord Alfred Willoughby is deciding what is to become of his vast fortune after his death. Whilst his head is telling him to leave nothing at all to his wastrel son, Matthew, his heart is speaking differently. After much deliberation, in a last-ditch attempt to try and show to his son the importance of applying himself to a task and staying with it to the end, he devises a series of enigmatic puzzles cunningly concealed within the lines of a poem - the cryptic lines. If he completes the task successfully and solves the puzzles he will inherit the entire estate; but if he fails he will receive nothing. However, from Lord Alfred's Will it emerges that Matthew is not the only interested party. The mysterious old house holds many secrets, and nothing is as it first more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150848841X
  • 9781508488415
  • 1,850,548

About Richard Storry

Before embarking on "The Cryptic Lines" Richard had long cherished the idea of wanting to write fiction, ever since attending a literature event with Leon Garfield and winning first prize in its short story competition. Having already been adapted for the stage, "The Cryptic Lines" has been described as 'Dan Brown meets Agatha Christie' and, as the plot weaves through its many twists and turns, we follow the main characters as they race against the clock to solve enigmatic puzzles in the many dark corners of the ancient manor house, Heston Grange. And now the author asks: Dare you enter this crumbling mansion, with all its secrets..? The adventure awaits! (For further information about Richard and his other activities please visit his website: more

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