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The Murder at Sissingham Hall (An Angela Marchmont Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Clara Benson
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Clara Benson (March 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BVC1SSE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,430 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Country House April 22, 2013
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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.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done July 29, 2013
By Annezo
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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.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice try April 27, 2013
By glyn
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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.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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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!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked it !! June 17, 2013
By Anna M.
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I agree that the settings in this mystery were barely described and except for Charles Knox the characters were cliches but for having been written as a hobby I thought it was very good.
The murderer's confession was brilliant!

As a general comment, I also agree with the reviewer who complained that some of the old books offered on Kindle don't show when they were written and I had to go online to find out.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Murder as only the English can do it. April 9, 2013
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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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery Maven April 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Good read. Nice setting, interesting characters and a very good English style story. At first you think "no it couldn't be the answer" then you are driven around so many juicy options but Ms. Benson caught you in the end! Enjoy and look forward to the next installment (I hope).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Real Whodunnit April 15, 2013
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Fast reading mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. My kind of author, much like Christie.
I' like a little more detail in description of surroundings.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The Murder at Sissingham Hall
When we meet the narrator of this book, Charles Knox, he is returning to England from South Africa after several years abroad. Read more
Published 1 day ago by S Riaz
3.0 out of 5 stars I love the Victorian era and that is why I decided ...
Not many surprises here. I never got to know the main character. I love the Victorian era and that is why I decided to read this whodunit. Not a bad book, but not the best either.
Published 2 days ago by Laura H. Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Christie imitation.
Published 3 days ago by Limey
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
Excellent reading. The mystery thread in this tale has so many twists and turns, you are never quite sure who is going to turn up guilty next.
Published 4 days ago by Bunny Chaney
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't finish the book. As soon as the wife ...
Didn't finish the book. As soon as the wife spoke to her husband through a locked door and no one else heard him alive you knew she was the murderess and I didn't see any point in... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A true murder Mystery.
I really enjoyed this story and the characters. It was a good murder mystery in that it truly was a mystery. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Angela M. Sullivan
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a fun book to read
This was a fun book to read. Although at times it kind of dragged, and made you ask, that's crazy.
Published 14 days ago by Howard B. Holliday
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
too dated for my taste
Published 15 days ago by Marjorie Cameron
5.0 out of 5 stars Duped by an old flame
This novel cruises right along ,you have an inkling of the outcome perhaps after the midpoint.But the rest of the mystery takes a rather circular trail to reach a satisfactory... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Richard Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars A great English "cozy" mystery
I came across this author by chance. I really liked this book, but then I have a weakness for English mysteries set in the days of manor houses and servants. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Mary Lou
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Titles currently available in this series:

1. The Murder at Sissingham Hall
2. The Mystery at Underwood House
3. The Treasure at Poldarrow Point
4. The Riddle at Gipsy's Mile
5. The Incident at Fives Castle
6. The Imbroglio at the Villa Pozzi

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