The Childerbridge Mystery
by Guy Boothby
Publisher: F.V. White 1902
Number of pages: 320
William Standerton had emigrated to Australia at the age of 15. His wife had died a few months after the second child was born. He decided to take his children, 24 year old James and 20 year old Alice, and return to England, purchase a manor house and retire to comfortable country living. Just prior to departure from Australia something occurs which has a dire effect on those plans...
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