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Perishable Goods (Chandos #2)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Classic Yates, this novel featuring the suave Richard Chandos was reprinted three times within the first month of publication, was warmly received by the critics and served hugely to expand the author's already large readership. Typically deft, pacey and amusing, it 'contains every crime in the calendar and a heart-rending finale' (A J Smithers). A companion novel to 'Blin ...more
Published (first published August 1st 1929)
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Neil
Jun 14, 2015 Neil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second of Dornford Yate's Chandos books is still a gripping yarn, but not quite as good as the first. A direct sequel to Blind Corner, this time with arch-criminal "Rose" Noble out for revenge. I don't know how I managed it but I read the first book Blind Corner without realising that Jonathan Mansel was Jonah from the Berry books! Here as "Boy" Pleydell's wife Adele has been kidnapped the cross-over between the two series is more obvious. Most of this book is set in an Austrian castle and I ...more
John
Mar 16, 2017 John rated it did not like it
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If I had read this book in 1929, I would have given it 5 stars. My parents may have read it back then. If they did, they never told me so i will never know how readers of that time felt about this book. Reminded me of an old Charlie Chan movie.
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I've never liked Dornford Yates' adventure books as much as the Berry books. Although the adventures are quite fun in a Ruritanian way, the narrative style is stiff, pompous and humourless. The ridiculous perfection of everything (girls, cars, views, houses, etc), which is rendered endearing by the charm of the funny Berry books is just a bit insufferable here. And even though I have a bit of a crush on Jonah Mansel, he's very hard to warm to in the adventure books because he's seen through such ...more
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Dornford Yates (real name Cecil William Mercer) was a popular British novelist.
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Other Books in the Series

Chandos (8 books)
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  • She Fell Among Thieves
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