Old Philip Haynes was never happier than when his family were at each other s throats Even after his death the terms of his will ensured they would keep on feuding But now three people are dead and the accusations are flying Can there really be a murderer in the family Torn between friendship and duty, Angela Marchmont must find out the truth before the killer can striOld Philip Haynes was never happier than when his family were at each other s throats Even after his death the terms of his will ensured they would keep on feuding But now three people are dead and the accusations are flying Can there really be a murderer in the family Torn between friendship and duty, Angela Marchmont must find out the truth before the killer can strike again The Mystery at Underwood House is the latest exciting 1920s whodunit featuring reluctant lady detective Angela Marchmont.
The Mystery at Underwood House Old Philip Haynes was never happier than when his family were at each other s throats Even after his death the terms of his will ensured they would keep on feuding But now three people are dead and th
This is the second novel featuring Angela Marchmont, and following, The Murder at Sissingham Hall These books were written in the 1920 s by author Clara Benson as a hobby, but never published in her lifetime Thankfully, this has been rectified now, as this series is a delight for any fans of Golden Age mysteries.After her success at Sissingham Hall and a rather exciting past hinted at by her friend at Scotland Yard, Inspector Jameson , Angela Marchmont is approached by an old friend of hers, Lou [...]
A big improvement on the first in the series, this is told from the viewpoint of the detective, rather than having her floating about in the background somewhere A good deal less obvious, with viable suspects, though again I was able to spot the killer.These stories were written by the author as a young woman, but she chose not to attempt to publish them, and they were rediscovered posthumously Given the time they were written in, I very much enjoy the relative independence of the lady detectiv [...]
A much better book than the first in this series of 1920s country house murder mysteries The amateur detective, Angela Marchmont, is developed satisfactorily, the plotting is complex, and the solution better hidden Still about the puzzle than anything else, but I will certainly read the last two books and the fifth when it comes out shortly.
This series is available to Prime members free one title per month , so I decided to try it, skipping the first book as reviews indicate Angela isn t present much of the time, which worked out fine, didn t feel I was missing anything that way.Reminds me a lot of the Mrs Bradley series, with an English lady assisted by her chauffeur Angela came off as likeable to me Historical details are well done in the sense of carefully omitting modern anachronism, the 20s setting is implied than regularly [...]
This series is my new addiction Angela Marchmont is a clever lady She reminds me of Diana Rigg s character Adela Bradley in The Mrs Bradley Mysteries The mysteries are absorbing and interesting.
This was better than the first one and the solution was not so predictable.
I enjoyed the first book in the Angela Marchmont series of country house cozies set in the twenties, but to my mind this one worked a lot better I didn t guess the identity of the murderer, for one thing although that particular character was definitely on my list , and this one felt much satisfyingly complex It also features Angela Marchmont, the lady detective herself, as the point of view character, which I think works much better than having her as a side character as in the first book.Foll [...]
In this 2nd mystery of the Angela Marchmont series, Ms Benson does a much better job of keeping the reader guessing than she did in The Murder at Sissingham Hall The Mystery at Underwood House is an entertaining English country house mystery Family members have been dying in ways that may or may not be murder Who could have done it and even of a mystery, who benefits I enjoyed the characters who are well fleshed out The mysteries are set in the 20 s with clear class distinctions being an import [...]
As good as the first book, a fun cozy mystery Fast pace Fun characters Murder Secrets All nicely wrapped up at the end.
A brilliant murder mystery that I couldn t put down.Old Philip Haynes was never happier than when his family were at each other s throats.His will ensured that they would keep on fueding.But now three people have died and Angela Marchmont must find out the truth before the killer strikes again.Clara Benson was unpublished in her lifetime and wrote for pleasure.Written in the 1930 s they are so of the time and beautifully written.
Classic gothic mystery writing with a predictable ending but enjoyable to read.
This is another captivating murder mystery, darned but the suspense was awesome you could feel it through the words It s a gripping thriller with a brainwashed psychological killer, but I tell you, this book is truly wonderful, to think a family can be so divided by a father with such a demented personality, he had corrupted his whole household and even after death that corrupted essence was in the air tainting everyone he came into contact with.I m still a bit fuzzy around the edges about John [...]
I don t think that I can give a review without giving away the plot, and that s no help to would be readers Hiding the whole review, which I see that I can do, doesn t seem to have much point and I can t see an option to insert a spoiler just in a short segment.So this is a Not A Review.I did enjoy the book and certainly didn t guess who dunnit nor why the person dunnit.
The author has done a good job of telling a story in the style of old mysteries Angela is rather a mysterious figure herself with hints that she was some sort of spy during World War 1 I had the murderer figured out, but wasn t totally sure.
Mrs M wonders if she can be any help to a family who are dropping like flies after a strange will of the grandfather s has them all battling.
Oh what an unpleasant person pulled the strings behind the scenes in this murder mystery Again the clues built up slowly but never too in your face.
Another good Edwardian mystery I still really like Angela and would enjoy hearing about her role in the war.
Better than the first book in the series but still had a weak finish I don t think I ll read a third book.
Kindle Free Not as good as her first
Fairleigh good but the end did drag
Improvement over the first in at least it is clear that Angela is the main character However, again for reasons that aren t completely apparent to me, I again had the whole situation pegged from almost page 1 The killer was obvious as was the motive and I just had to wait and wait for anyone to pick up on what seemed so clear.
Think blood is thicker than water Let s spill some and find out.Some families don t get along, but the Haynes are in a class by themselves The father drives his wife into an early grave and torments his oldest daughter until she runs away from home When the old goat dies he leaves a will dividing his money between his lawyer and his children and stipulating that the siblings who loathe each other have dinner together twice yearly Three dinners so far and a brother or sister has died mysteriously [...]
Underwood House has been left to the four children with the proviso they must all get together at the house and have dinner together at two times every year At each h of the first three meetings one of the children died Angela is asked to investigate She is almost killed three times, proving the deaths were murder.
I like this series and the main character who is a reluctant dectective.
Second in the series, another whodunit mystery with the reluctant ametur private eye, Mrs Marchmont Entertaining and fast to read, although I had my suspicions on the who , I did not have the why.
Louisa Haynes asks Angela Marchmont to look into why her husband s brother and sisters have all met untimely deaths in her home, Underwood House Angela very quickly gets the idea that she could be poking a stick into a hornet s nest and wonders seriously whether to refuse Then she meets her friend Inspector Jameson of Scotland Yard who asks her unofficially to take on the task.This is an entertaining and complex mystery written in the nineteen twenties and featuring the Haynes family who are con [...]
This second book in the series has, so to speak, decided on its overall approach and started fleshing out the ongoing detective, Mrs Angela Marchmont with husband conveniently as well as mysteriously missing There is a definite flavour of Old Masters Revisited about the scenario, the murder or murders arising from the behaviour of a patriarchal tyrant, that does suggest a conscious modern riff on Heyer s They Found Him Dead but the new twists are sufficiently interesting to overcome this The cha [...]
Second in Clara Benson s series featuring amateur detective Angela Marchmont.In this installment, Angela s success in helping solve the murder at Sissingham Hall the subject of the series first book has launched her, reluctantly, into a career as a detective She s called upon by an old friend to find out whether several recent deaths in her family are indeed accidents, as they ve been ruled, or if they are, in fact, murders As in the first book, the plot here is pretty standard English country h [...]
Book 2 in the Angela Marchmont series This time a friend asks Angela to help solve several puzzling deaths that have occurred at their country home, Underwood House Were they accidents as they were ruled to be or were they murder as her friend believes I had the solution figured out by halfway through the book but that was okay I enjoyed reading the entire book It bears a resmeblance to an early Agatha Christie Benson s books, though not published then, were written in the 20 s and I m sure she [...]