FOOTSTEPS ON OLD FLOORS: True Tales of Mystery by Thomas H. Raddall

FOOTSTEPS ON OLD FLOORS: True Tales of Mystery

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Thomas Raddall is Canada's semi-official popular historian and these six stories touch on his native Nova Scotia scene, while several of them remain ambiguously unresolved--the hideously mangled corpses of the captain and his wife aboard the Herbert Fuller and the ill-fated Mary Celeste. Then there's the romantic impostor Archie Belaney who as Grey Owl gulled a wide audience up to the King and Queen of England, the armed controversy between a British and a French ship, an Indian's ""mysterious mine"" later appropriated by two others, and the Enoch Arden case of seaman Harry Croker and prostitute Sadie Davenport. Perhaps some period-regional interest but for the most part the cases are just not very interesting and should have just remained undusted in the local archives.

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1967
Publisher: Doubleday