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The Black Cabinet

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
La pauvre mais très belle Chloé est devenue l'héritière d'un mystérieux cousin qui s'est constitué une jolie fortune grâce au chantage. Le capital, des lettres indiscrètes qui ruineraient la vie de gens très distingués, est conservé dans le coffre d'un cabinet chinois. Sur son lit de mort, il murmure à Chloé la combinaison du coffre. Mais pour le plus grand malheur de ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 25th 1974 by White Lion (first published 1925)
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Jan 16, 2016 Clarabel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Charmant et désuet. Mais l'héroïne est confondante de naïveté. Un brin agaçante. L'intrigue est gentillette. Surtout dans la première partie. Ambiance proche d'un film de Hitchcock. Ou d'un roman de Daphné du Maurier. Un peu faiblard pour le dénouement.
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Nov 19, 2016 Caron Allan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Danger lurks round every corner!

Not a murder mystery, but a pacy, exciting story of love and blackmail. The orphaned heiress works as a dressmaker, unaware that she is being watched and considered as the successor to nefarious deeds. Will she escape? Who can she trust? Two would-be suitors, one of them a wrong 'un, but which one? I loved this Golden Age mystery.
Sep 24, 2016 Tessa rated it liked it
Another enjoyable light read.
Part of the Golden Age series by Patricia Wentworth. They seem to feature orphaned or otherwise vulnerable females and stung, silent rescuers but they are restful and entertaining. Plus Wentworth writes quite well.
Jun 28, 2016 Delphine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disons 2,5*, mais avec une chute digne des romances sucrées les plus mièvres.
Bon ce roman est toujours meilleur que "Meurtre à Craddock House" qui ne m'avait pas inspiré grand chose.
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Ça aurait pu être charmant, c'est hélas ennuyeux
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Patricia Wentworth--born Dora Amy Elles--was a British crime fiction writer.

She was educated privately and at Blackheath High School in London. After the death of her first husband, George F. Dillon, in 1906, she settled in Camberley, Surrey. She married George Oliver Turnbull in 1920 and they had one daughter.

She wrote a series of 32 classic-style whodunnits featuring Miss Silver, the first of wh
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