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Summary

Jim Henderson is one of six guests summoned by the mysterious Edwin Carson, a collector of precious stones, to a weekend party at his country house, Thrackley. The house is gloomy and forbidding, but the party is warm and hospitable except for the presence of Jacobson, the sinister butler. The other guests are wealthy people draped in jewels; Jim cannot imagine why he belongs in such company. After a weekend of adventure with attempted robbery and a vanishing guest, secrets come to light, and Jim unravels a mystery from his past.

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Marvellous

I really enjoyed this country house mystery. Some in this genre can be predictable with too many characters all wondering who done it and waffling on and on. This one was a different as there wasn't really a murder but a very interesting situation. Well written and held my attention. Just what the doctor ordered.

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I stuck with it

This book was really tosh, I'm a huge fan of Golden Age Crime Fiction and this fell well short of of the mark
The plot was really non exsistant the characters were like something out of a cartoon
I really don't see how it caused such a stir when it was first published
The language was laughable and odd in fact I kept expecting it to be a comedy but I think it was deadly serious
I stuck with it as I'd bought it and hoped in vain it might get better
One to forget i think

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  • John
  • 04-07-19

Perfect for Your Next Weekend, Wherever You Are

Do you like the Thin Man movies? Did you enjoy Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery? No, this book isn’t exactly like those films. But it does deliver the same delightful mix of mystery, suspense and comedy. Gordon Griffin is, as usual, superb. He understands the spirit of what he’s reading and remains true to it throughout.

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  • Lucy's Folks
  • 04-12-18

Delightful story

Fun twists, pleasant characters, good plot. This would make a fine ensemble movie. Enjoy the weekend!

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  • CassyLynn
  • 02-12-20

Started out ok but dragged on

I wanted to really enjoy this mystery after only recently stumbling on the reprinting of the top 50 mystery classics from the Golden age of mystery writers. I enjoy the recipe of a good Manor House murder mystery and the amateur sleuth. This mystery started out well with the introduction of interesting characters, a sinister butler and a little romance thrown it. But half way thru I got bored and became impatient for things to unravel so I fast forwarded to the end. I don’t usually do that but when I do, as expected it ruins it and I don’t go back and fill in the details. I felt this dragged on before you actually got to any body being uncovered.

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  • Ryan Arnstein
  • 28-10-18

Not much mystery to this mystery.

There’s not much of a mystery to solve here. Would be ok as a thriller.

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