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The Murder at Sissingham Hall (An Angela Marchmont Mystery Book 1) by [Benson, Clara]
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3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful wife Rosamund was once Knox's fiancee. But in the dead of night Sir Neville is murdered. Who did it? As suspicion falls on each of the house guests in turn, Knox finds himself faced with deception and betrayal on all sides, and only the enigmatic Angela Marchmont seems to offer a solution to the mystery. This 1920s whodunit will delight all fans of traditional country house murder stories.

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  • File Size: 944 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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Enjoyed the book, lots of twists, turns, and red herrings. If you like Agatha Christie, you'll enjoy Clara Benson's mysteries.
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Getting into the story was a little difficult, because it was hard to remember who was who - even the narrator.
But once into it, the story moved along smoothly with appropriate surprises from time to time.
The long denouement was more awkward than it needed to be, and longer than it should have been.
But still it was a nice little 'cosy'.
Just right for a rainy day!
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I have this two stars because it has words that are strung together in resonance sentences. As for a story, ugh. It pretends to strive for cleverness (?) but ends up on the duller side of absurd. Don.t bother.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f46e7f8) out of 5 stars 564 reviews
204 of 210 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f332258) out of 5 stars Classic Country House April 22 2013
By Old School - Published on Amazon.com
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One thing I really dislike about kindle books is that they often do not contain the original copyright information. This book was no exception, and I was very suspicious of a book that was *described* as being written in the 20s by an author unknown to me and with no documentation. A search of the internet revealed no more information, so I began the sample convinced that this was a newly-written "20s-style" mystery that would be bound to disappoint. I'm delighted to say that I was NOT disappointed, and THE MURDER AT SISSINGHAM HALL seems to be the real thing. I have yet to find a contemporary author who really "gets" it--there are so many overdone attempts to capture the Golden Age, and so far, no successes.

THE MURDER AT SISSINGHAM HALL isn't the best mystery I ever read--and I did suspect the murderer early on--but much of the pleasure for me is the setting, the conversation, the writing style. These did not fail to satisfy, and it was an excellent story (offered at a great price) as well.
44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f3324a4) out of 5 stars Well done July 29 2013
By Annezo - Published on Amazon.com
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As others have said, the scene setting could have been done in more depth but that seems like a quibble when this really is a very readable book. Certainly worth the two bucks if you're a fan of Christie or "Golden Age" mysteries.
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f332468) out of 5 stars Murder as only the English can do it. April 9 2013
By Kathleen - Published on Amazon.com
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For all of us who love murder and mayhem English style with great characters, this is terrific. Well written and classy.
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HASH(0x9f33275c) out of 5 stars Nice try April 27 2013
By glyn - Published on Amazon.com
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First of all, if you're a mystery reader and fan of Agatha Christie, this book is not for you. Not subtle enough and I guessed who-done-it very early on. The house could have been better described - there wasn't that satisfying sense of scene setting that makes this sort of era a good read. You didn't get a sense of the house or the surroundings. No background. The characters weren't fleshed out - mostly flimsy, two dimensional types - I didn't care about any of them one way or the other, and there wasn't one memorable personality amongst them. The whole thing fell flat and I skimmed the book from the middle to the end, only to prove I was right about who committed the murder.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f3327bc) out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this - wish I could find more from this author Aug. 1 2013
By Christy M. - Published on Amazon.com
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Perhaps not in Agatha Christie's class but I really enjoyed this little mystery. And unlike some of the other readers, who must be much more clarevoyant than I (but then I often like to be in the dark until the end!), my guess as to who dunnit jumped around from one suspicious coincidence to another. It was light, I enjoyed the blase Bobs and his sister Sylvia, and how the characters wove in and out of the scenery. According to a note about the author, she was born in 1890 and it was only after her death did her family 'rediscovered' her work. I hope that Amazon will find a few more; great for a rainy afternoon!