- File Size: 2478 KB
- Print Length: 245 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1911413198
- Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (May 17, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 17, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DLGKZCW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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One of the stones is a towering monolith, reminiscent of Stonehenge. The other big stone is wide, flat, somewhat sunken into the land, and bears strange markings. This is the Coldstone, to which the Colstone family name may be traced. The devil is rumored to be held down by the Coldstone. Woe to anyone who lifts it!
In addition to this alarming medieval legend, there is a more recent rumor dating back to days of the Spanish Armada, of a treasure hidden somewhere on the Colstone property.
Young Anthony Colstone encounters these vague mysteries with some annoyance. No one will talk about the stones, or the treasure. But beyond the wall of silence, family tensions are building and schemes are fomenting. Anthony will have to deal with bizarre happenings and unexpected dangers. And in the midst of all this, he falls in love with a rather mysterious young lady who resembles a old portrait of one of his ancestors!
The cast of characters includes several delightful old ladies. I had trouble keeping the Colstone family tree straight, but this did not diminish by enjoyment of the story, which is strong on atmosphere, adventure and romance.
Agatha Christie, and the caliber of her literate style is comparable to Sayers. When you start as a child with Sir Arthur and Sherlock Holmes, Miss Wentworth is a perfect finish. I am avidly collecting everyone of her titles. Such a great pleasure.
Refreshing to read this book in the 21st century, 100 years later the story hasn't lost its cleverness.
Will definitely look for more books from this author; Indie books proposed today are too vulgar, have too much violence and too much sex to my liking. Best sellers are also too violent (as in psychosis) and too political (selling wars).
There's something about British authors that is unmistakable and classy.
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When Sir Jervis Colstone dies so Anthony Colstone, a distant relative finds that he has inherited the house and lands, which includes some ancient standing stones. But when he takes up residence at his new home, so things seem a bit strange. There seems to be no plan for the house for him to easily find his way around, and the standing stones seem to comprise of three remaining ones, two standing and one on the ground as if it is an altar, furthermore they are stuck in a field that has no entry, unless you brave the hedgerow surrounding it.
With a break in, an attack on Anthony, and rumours of the stones being the entrance more or less to hell, there are certainly funny things going on at Stonegate, the main house. With secret passages, rumours of buried treasure and one person being fiddled, so it looks like someone is determined to find any treasure that there may be. Throw in some romance, and people popping up where they shouldn’t be, and you have a lively tale, although one that shouldn’t tax you, thus making an okay bit of escapism for a hot summery day.
If you are looking for a light read then you will find it here, however if you are looking for something a bit more taxing and complex, then I would advise you to look elsewhere.
This book was written about 80 years ago so a few allowances have to be made for the way women were seen as the weaker sex and the big house was not inherited by Sir Jervis two daughters but a distant male relation, Anthony Colstone, whom he had never even met.As a mystery it satisfies and I am enjoying catching up with some Wentworth classics.
L'intrigue de cette histoire en plus est parfaite, avec des personnages sympathique, une maison pleine de mystères et du suspens jusqu'au bout