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Top Customer Reviews
This is as yet the only one that I have read and I enjoyed it, although no-one could describe the plot as an original one. The body of an elderly aristocrat is found in his locked study and his weekend house guests appear to harbour a murderer among them. It was pretty obvious to me who the murderer was likely to be (and I always try not to guess, since for me it spoils the pleasure of the story). The narrator is the naive and gentlemanly Charles, who is pretty slow to see the implications of the events he witnesses. Among the house guests, fortunately, is Angela Marchmont, whose assessment of events is much more shrewd..
The story is very well-written and I enjoyed the assortment of aristocratic characters. Although the identity of the murderer came as no surprise, the means by which that person was exposed was unexpected and quite intriguing. A number of the characters turn out to have secrets with a bearing on the plot and the ending is quite satisfying.
I look forward to reading the next book in the series and to discovering whether Clara Benson was able to develop her talent for writing and create more complex plots.
I was so impressed at the authentic 'feel' of the era and was then astonished to learn that the author, Clara Benson, was born in 1890, which explained the authenticity. I should have known. Clara Benson wrote several books featuring Mrs Marchmont but remained unpublished during her lifetime. I feel that was such a shame. If any more of her works are prepared for Kindle I shall certainly be acquiring them. An author with real talent.
I echo a previous reviewer in wishing there were more works by this author available on Kindle. Does anyone know how many she wrote?
Highly recommended to the discerning reader of the Golden Age genre.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a big Christie fan I have been trying various authors who write similar books and was quite impressed when I began reading this one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
For me it was pretty dull. Like another reader, I found the writing heavy-handed, the characters flat and boring, the mystery fairly tame and predictable. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shirley
I really enjoyed this book which is a throw back to the good old murders in a country house of the 20's and 30'. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elaine Warwick
I found this book to be extremely entertaining. Although the perpetrator was pretty obvious, the sleuthing was fun to read about, and refreshingly, the person who solved the crime... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ms. M. A. J.
I am one of those who correctly guessed the killer's identity, but I doubted myself a few times. This was no more shallow than others of the genre - many characters in Christie or... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hopeful Evangelist
I agree with previous reviewers that this book is a very "light" read. You can tell that the book was actually written in the time it is depicting by the accurate language... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stumpy57
Very much in the vein of Agatha Christie. A classic example of murder and the twists and turns of who did the deed. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jayne Edmond