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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 (305 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.


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  • 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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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110 of 113 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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29 of 30 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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45 of 50 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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22 of 23 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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21 of 22 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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20 of 21 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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17 of 19 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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14 of 16 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
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not worth your time.
Published 4 days ago by Mary E. Gentry
4.0 out of 5 stars You can figure it out.
Enjoyed the English house party setting. The clues were all there for you to recognize and try to solve the mystery, and I did.
The character descriptions were good. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Dorie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this mystery. All of the characters were complicated and it was an enjoyable read. Kept me thinking.
Published 11 days ago by Melanie D. Dewey
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Find In A Cosy Mysreries
One of the best cosy mysteries. Couldn't wait until I ordered another Angela one in the series. It held my interest, was easy to follow and a relaxing read. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Fountain hills AZ
3.0 out of 5 stars This was fine for an old-time British mystery
This was fine for an old-time British mystery, which I do enjoy. But I don't think today's audiences would be enthralled with it.
Published 18 days ago by Granny
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
quite good, but not enthused to get other angela marchmont books. Maybe in the future?
Published 22 days ago by jacqueline cordiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed the style and the characterizations (not necessarily liking the characters themselves) but knew early on who-done-it.
Published 22 days ago by Rufus
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good book, Mrs. Marchmont is another version of Agatha Christie
Published 23 days ago by Maggie
3.0 out of 5 stars Effective murder plotting
Angela Marchmont is good, low-key detecting. The author manages to hold the reader's attention, in spite of the fact that, in the end, some of the action is not credible.
Published 23 days ago by Khirul
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I do enjoy a mistery, especially when the a outcome is completely different rhen what one expects.
Published 26 days ago by Christel Aigner
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Look out for the latest Angela Marchmont mystery, The Problem at Two Tithes, coming soon!

On a reluctant visit to her painfully respectable brother and his wife, Angela Marchmont finds herself once again caught up in murder when a local farmer is shot dead, apparently at the hands of his sworn enemy. But the case is not as simple as it seems, for other motives and suspects soon come to light. With reporters hot on the scent and her friend Inspector Jameson battling a conflict of interest, Angela must use all her ingenuity to unravel the case and bring the murderer to justice--or more than one person will suffer the consequences.

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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 (coming soon)


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