Rosamond Joy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (68 of 82)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 32,523 - Total Helpful Votes: 68 of 82
Paradise Court by J.S. Fletcher
Paradise Court by J.S. Fletcher
3.0 out of 5 stars A very unusual book..., 12 Jan 2014
Having finished this a couple of days ago, I am still pondering as to what my view of it is. I thought when I bought it that it would be a traditional detective story, but in fact it is not. The action takes place in both London and Paris and I would describe it as a thriller rather than a detective story, although it is not in the least like a modern thriller. It involves a hunt for a missing governess and has good pace, although the actual story is a bit far fetched. If you want to try something a bit different, I recommend this.
Murder at Rutherford Hall (Rachel Markham Mystery &hellip by PB Kolleri
This is a good detective story but it is unbelievable that one is expected to believe it is 1946 - 2 years after the end of the war and no real reference to it. The relationship between the owners of the country house and the servants is too friendly and informal to be believable, well brought up women didn't proposition men they had only just met in the way the heroine does and people didn't use American phrases. Having said that, the plot is generally good, the story moves along at a good pace and the characters are well portrayed. Properly edited and with some rewriting to reflect the period, this would be a great book.
The Treasure at Poldarrow Point (An Angela Marchmo&hellip by Clara Benson
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I love this series - this one is the best so far. It reminded me of Enid Blyton's "Five on a Treasure Island". Angela Marchmont, star of the previous books, returns and is assisted by her young god-daughter who does much of the sleuthing. With villains galore,red herrings and secret passages leading from an old cliff top house to the beach, this is a good old fashioned read. The plot is unsophisticated but the book has a charm of its own.