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A Pinch of Strychnine

(Angela Marchmont Mystery #2.5)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Someone's planning a murder at sea - but who is it, and can Angela Marchmont prevent it?

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ebook, 26 pages
Published September 22nd 2019 by Mount Street Press

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Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Angela Marchmont is on a Mediterranean cruise. She is a very observant woman who likes to observe her fellow passengers.

There is a gossip, a newlywed couple, a step son who is jealous as well as a few other characters thrown in along the way.

This story is a very quick read.

The mystery is not difficult to follow. I figured out what was happening. So did Mrs Marchmont.

Ms Benson has written a well done quick story filled with interesting characters. If you are a reader of period mysteries, you wil
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A neat short story with a good twist at the end.
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Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A rather nice little murder mystery novella, free for Clara Benson’s newsletter subscribers. Like her full-length books, the twenties setting is effortlessly evoked and the clubby atmosphere of an upper class cruise comes across very well. The mystery revolves around an interesting threesome: a doctor who allegedly murdered his first wife with strychnine, although it was set down as an accident; the wealthy widow he’s just married after a whirlwind shipboard romance; and the widow’s stepson, dis ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
March 1927, Angela Marchmont is travelling on the S.S. Antibes, and learns that one of the passengers, a Dr Byfield, was ten years ago under suspicion for causing the death of his wife. Now recently married to a wealthy Belle Sylvester, her stepson, Allan Gage, is convinced the Doctor will repeat the act.
An interesting and enjoyable well-written mystery
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Clara Benson is the author of the Angela Marchmont Mysteries and Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventures - traditional English whodunits in authentic style set in the 1920s and 30s. One day she would like to drink cocktails and solve mysteries in a sequinned dress and evening gloves. In the meantime she lives in the north of England with her family and doesn't do any of those things.

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