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The Lodger

Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868-1947)

1. Chapter 01
2. Chapter 02
3. Chapter 03
4. Chapter 04
5. Chapter 05
6. Chapter 06
7. Chapter 07
8. Chapter 08
9. Chapter 09
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23
24. Chapter 24
25. Chapter 25
26. Chapter 26
27. Chapter 27

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The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes was inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders. An older couple, the Buntings, are forced to take in lodgers to make ends meet. They are on the verge of starvation when a mysterious man, Mr. Sleuth, appears at their door and asks for lodging, paying in advance. However, when the murders of young women in London attributed to a man known only as “The Avenger” continue, the Buntings, particularly Mrs. Bunting, grow fearful that their lodger may be the murderer.



- the Lodger

beautifully read but horrible that they knew mr. Seuth was the murderer and just let him keep murdering. makes no sense to me.


I agree with other reviewers in that there was no mystery to hold your attention as the book progresses. As well, the recorder was not pronouncing words correctly which becomes very distracting, very quickly.


The reader was excellent but the book didn't manage to fascinate me. I expected an utterly captivating plot due to the fact that the book is based on the murders of Jack the ripper. There was no mystery to be discovered since the reader understands from the beggining what is going on with the lodger. However the book was brilliantly recorded and thus easy to follow.