The Scarlet Clue

The Scarlet Clue is a hardback with gilt decorated blue boards in good condition. The spine has some bumping to the top and bottom and a small closed tear at the top of the spine. The corners also have some slight bumping.


Silas K. Hocking


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The Scarlet Clue Synopsis

Rivals Arthur Teesdale and Douglas Grove start to fight over two young women. During the fight they fall off a small bridge in the Lake District, into a raging torrent. Neither young man is found, and both are presumed dead. An adopted girl seeks for information on her parents. Arthur Teesdale’s young sister, Hope, is kidnapped by a woman wearing a cloak with a scarlet hood, and imprisoned in a mental asylum in a remote German castle. In this adventure story, Silas K Hocking takes the reader on an exciting search for several missing people. Who is the mysterious Nan o’ the Fells? Can she be trusted? Jealousy starts to destroy lives, but true love will not be defeated.

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About Silas K. Hocking

Silas Kitto Hocking (1850 – 1935) was a British novelist and Methodist preacher. He is known for his novel for youth called Her Benny (1879), which was a best-seller.

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