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Who Is Simon Warwick? (Inspector Henry Tibbett Mystery #15)

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Millionaire Lord Charlton has altered his will in favor of his nephew, Simon Warwick, who had been adopted by American parents when his own were killed in World War II. But when Lord Charlton dies,two men claiming they are Warwick turn up in London too claim the estate. Then one is found dead, and Chief Superiendent Henry Tibbett is faced with a double mystery: Who is the ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published March 28th 1982 by Henry Holt & Company (first published 1978)
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Sep 06, 2007 Cindy rated it it was amazing
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Wealthy Lord Charlton decides to alter his will, leaving everything to his missing nephew whom he hasn't seen since the boy was a baby. Simon Warwick was adopted after his parents were killed in an Air Raid, and taken to America as a one-year-old. But no one knows the name of his parents, where he is now, or what his new name is. It seems almost impossible to find him, and when Lord Charlton dies before the missing heir can be found, his lawyer is stuck.

But 2 men show up, each claiming to be the
Who is Simon Warwick? by Patricia Moyes is the 15th book of the Inspector Henry Tibbett mystery series. At first the plot seems straightforward: a wealthy British businessman alters his will in favor of an illegitimate son he never revealed or acknowledged; then after the man's death, his executor must determine which of 2 claimants is the true heir. But the story is packed with plot twists and surprises. When Detective Superintendent Henry Tibbett of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate a ...more
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Kuka on Simon Warwick? (1978) on juoneltaan yllättävän moderni teos. Tällaista olisi odottanut oikeastaan vasta 2000-luvun kirjailijoilta. Alkuasetelma on lähes kliseinen: upporikas lordi testamenttaa omaisuutensa veljenpojalleen Simon Warwickille. Lordi kuolee, ja asianajaja Ambrose Quince saa tehtäväkseen perijän tavoittamisen. Tehtävä osoittautuu odotettua hankalammaksi, ja lopulta perijäehdokkaita ilmaantuu kaksi, joista kumpikin väittää olevansa Simon Warwick. Henry Tibbett saa visaisen jut ...more
May 16, 2011 Robyn rated it liked it
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This was the first Patricia Moyes book I read, many years ago, and while I love it, I would recommend others not read it until they've read other Henry Tibbett mysteries. Henry and Emmy are the stars of Moyes' body of work, but the perspective this novel is written in does not allow the reader to get to know them the way the others do. The final solution will come as a surprise to the reader, which is part of why I love it. (view spoiler) ...more
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Apr 04, 2016 John Bohnert rated it really liked it
This book had a most unexpected ending for me. I'm so glad that Melody Mazuk gave me a big bunch of Patricia Moyes' crime fiction paperbacks.
A pretty decent British murder mystery. A rich and dying uncle decides to try to locate his nephew, who was adopted as an infant, and leave his fortune to him rather than leave the money to charity as he had previously willed. So the search is on for the nephew, 2 claimants come forward and one is murdered. So "who done it?" is the question, along with the crux of the book; who is the nephew, Simon Warwick? The answer may surprise you.
Apr 23, 2012 Kelly rated it it was ok
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Jan 16, 2011 Polly rated it liked it
Good solid mystery with a heck of a twist to its tail!
Jan 07, 2010 TJ rated it liked it
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Good book. Ahead of its time
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Moyes was born in Dublin on 19 January 1923 and was educated at Overstone girls' school in Northampton. She joined the WAAF in 1939. In 1946 Peter Ustinov hired her as technical assistant on his film School for Secrets. She became his personal assistant for the next eight years. In 1960 she wrote the screenplay for the film School for Scoundrels starring Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, and Alastair ...more
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