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

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  • File Size: 1546 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BVC1SSE
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Look out for the last in the Angela Marchmont series of mysteries, The Shadow at Greystone Chase, coming soon!

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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
7. The Problem at Two Tithes
8. The Trouble at Wakeley Court
9. The Scandal at 23 Mount Street

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141 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Old School on 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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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Annezo on July 29, 2013
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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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52 of 59 people found the following review helpful By glyn on April 27, 2013
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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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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Anna M. on June 17, 2013
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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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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen on 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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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 1, 2013
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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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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mystery Maven on April 9, 2013
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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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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Irene Estelle Hufford on 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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