The Scandal at 23 Mount Street
This is the penultimate volume in the Angela Marchmont ...more
This is not quite the resolution of the series - there's one more yet to be released, which I shall pick up and enjoy in due course.
In terms of Golden/Silver Age mysteries - well, for a start, despite the authorial bio, I'm fairly certain this is a modern book, ...more
Angela herself is the victim in this book, and what a thrilling ride it was, right to the conclusion! It shocked me several times, completely surprised me, and made me cry at least twice. It had many of the characters I've grown to love, a great mystery, and even though it was much ...more
The book is so wonderfully written and I loved every page of it, cover to cover. In the books that I have read in this genre (detective fiction) there is no drama or emotion, just pure wit (as one would expect), the detective solves the mystery through his ingenious methods and the criminal is brought to justice. Not this one! Angela is put in prison and she has to prove her innocence or she will be dead before christmas.
The book starts with an unexpected visit from a person whom she loves dearl...more
.. some rather ridiculous scenarios though.
If only the characters had more depth and consistency and clues were a little less obviously thrown in.
On the down side it's a little difficult to believe bearing in mind that we're told that Mr Marchmont relied upon Angela for money and yet hadn't been seen by her for years. So surely he didn't rely on her for money, he also didn't rely on his mother who is "despite all appearances rather badly off" which would clearly ind ...more
Scandal @ 23 Mount Street is the 9th of the Angela Marchmont series, and byvfar the best yet. Angela winds up on trial for the murder of her worthless husband, and the scramble to save her from conviction and the gallows brings Edgar Valencourt to her rescue. Only now HE is in prison and awaiting the gallows. It will be interesting to read the final book in the series.
Previous books have hinted at her past, but in this one the past catches up to and almost destroys her. Sitting in a cell awaiting trial, the celebrated amateur detective is powerless to track down the person who's ...more
The mystery this time isn’t so much in whodunit, which is almost incidental, but how on earth Angela is going to get out of the mess she’s in. I don’t think ...more
As an actual mystery novel, though, it's not really ...more
Many of the revelations in the book are about the past life of Angela Marchmont. She spends much of the book sitting in jail, accused of murdering her not-quite ex-husband who was shot in her flat. She has an alibi ... but it doesn't help her as her alibi is a known jewel thief who is wanted in several ...more
I have read all the Angela Marchmont series, except the last which I cannot wait for it to be released. This book did not disappoint. In this book Angela is seen in a more vulnerable light. I enjoyed this divergence from the normal story lines. I also enjoyed learning more about the character and her secrets. If you have enjoyed other books in this series, I think you'll really enjoy this installment.
If you want to be ...more