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Overall, this is a great read, an excellent novel of suspense.
The plot which I will not reveal is clever although not really a shock to the attentive reader, the writing is good and the characters are well developed.
It keeps on moving so rapid a pace that, by the end, it's nearly impossible to put the book down.
The very best novels are those in which the reader can sense the author's love of her subject and Josephine Tey loved horses and horse breeding. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Whistlers Mom
it was a very believable narrative, and narrated in such a way that was always sympathetic towards the narrator, and one hoped that things would work out for him. Read morePublished 2 months ago by pamela edwards
Josephine Tey is one of my all-time favorite mystery writers. She is eminently readable and re-readable. Tey's writing style is a joy. Elegant, polished, clean. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jessica Rabbit
I can't believe I've never read any Josephine Tey novels. This was a great twist on a murder mystery. Read morePublished 5 months ago by K. Spangler
I'm sure this is probably a good story or so the jacket promises. But, the beginning is so slow and uninteresting that I just never could get into it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by JJ
This is a deceptively modern-sounding story with good character development, strong writing and an interesting plot (if you go along with the slightly far-fetched premise but then... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kirwan
Saw this as a TV program many, many years ago - the early golden times of TV - when most programs were quality --Lux Theater, Mister First Nighter, to name what I can remember... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Evelyn A. Karl
I enjoyed reading this book. It was a simple mystery, and I did actually figure it out early on, but Josephine Tey's writing really holds my interest so that I wanted to finish it... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kathy R. Bergevin