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The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Rob Houghton » 22 Oct 2009, 17:43

thanx :D Hope everyone's enjoying it. 8)
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby tix » 22 Oct 2009, 18:58

After reading The Disappearing Tramp I tried to locate a thread that I was sure existed and I found it at last.

Comment: Great serial for the Fans and written in Blyton mode.

Suggestion: “This is the 16th Enid Blyton Mystery. The other 15 books are … ” (we all know them).

Excerpt: “The garden was bathed in silver, shadows slanting across the lawns mysteriously. Fatty loved to be out on a night like this. It just seemed to smell of adventure and mystery!”
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Lenoir » 09 Jan 2010, 13:10

It is “boiling up” to a climax. I have a few ideas/suspicions of my own but I can’t say I have cracked the disappearing tramp case!
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Jan 2010, 14:11

At least someone is reading it!! :lol: 8) I was begining to wonder... :?
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Daisy » 09 Jan 2010, 14:39

Yes, someone else is reading it as well! The first thing I do on a Monday morning is turn to the next chapter and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. You're keeping me guessing too!
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Jan 2010, 14:58

Phew! That's good to know: thought everyone had got fed-up with it! :D
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Daisy » 08 Feb 2010, 12:01

That was a jolly good yarn Robert. I've just finished reading it and I must say you had me guessing almost to the end. I want to read it all in one go now as serials always seem to me to be a bit disjointed because of the rest of life which has to go on between the chapters! I hope another story is now in the making?
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Tony Summerfield » 08 Feb 2010, 12:22

I think Robert wrote that about seven years ago, certainly I have had a very nicely bound hardback copy of it for quite a while, but I don't think he has anything else in the pipeline.
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Rob Houghton » 08 Feb 2010, 13:18

Glad you enjoyed it Daisy! :D

Yes: I actually wrote it in 2000, so that's ten years ago now!! How time flies! Nothing like it in the pipeline at the moment, but you never know. I did start writing a 'Barney Mystery' once: 'The Rigglesby Woods Mystery', but I never finished it... 8)
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Eddie Muir » 08 Feb 2010, 13:26

I've really enjoyed reading it too, Rob and have printed each chapter on Mondays. Now I have a complete copy of The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp, which I shall put into a folder to reread at my leisure. Many thanks. :)
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 08 Feb 2010, 14:00

An excellent story, Robert - a very enjoyable plot and wonderfully Blyton-like!
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Laura » 08 Feb 2010, 15:06

Thanks for this, Robert - I may not have commented before, but I really enjoyed reading the story every Monday. Like Daisy, I'll have to read it from the beginning now, to see how it all fits together.
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby shadow » 08 Feb 2010, 19:18

Robert Houghton wrote:Nothing like it in the pipeline at the moment

As you live quite close to me I was going to offer you a lift to the EBS day on the understanding that you let me have a copy of the latest serial before it goes on the website. As there isn't one I'll retract my offer of a lift :lol:

All right I'll be serious - a very good serial. I almost solved the mystery but missed out on a couple of obvious clues. May have to start a petition to get you to write another.
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Rob Houghton » 08 Feb 2010, 22:03

Glad you enjoyed it. :D It was fun to write, and yes, there were some pretty obvious clues, but mentioned very briefly during the story!

Might try writing another when I have time, but it's just a case of being inspired enough to do so! 8)
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp

Postby Lenoir » 09 Feb 2010, 20:37

It was very enjoyable. I was starting to forget what had gone before so I did a recap and started reading it again from chapter 1 a couple of weeks ago.
Towards the end I guessed some of the mystery from some of the clues, but didn’t work out the whole thing.
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