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Speak No Evil

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  29 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published December 8th 1995 by Amereon House (first published 1940)
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Diane
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was really disappointed with this book. Mignon G. Eberhart (MGE)was a prolific and popular mystery writer. Her career from 1929 to 1988. I have read several of her books and liked them. However, this one is an exception.

After her father's death, Elizabeth married Robert Dakin, who was more than twice her age. He was more of a father figure than a husband. Elizabeth did not love Robert, and quickly learned his dark secret - he was a violent alcoholic. When he drank, he became abusive - and he d
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Gail
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This novel had some of the usual characters of mysteries written before WWII--a young woman married to a much older wealthy man, a would-be lover in the background and a vindictive ex-wife.
Since this book was published in 1940, Miss Eberhart placed it in the Caribbean so that she could have the wealthy setting without the fear of bombing. The young men in the book were going to war, but for the time of the murder all of the necessary characters were there.

I enjoyed this locked room mystery and h
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Kathy
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mysteries
The protagonist was stuuuupid, naive, and needy. The motive was convoluted. Disappointing...if this had been my first Eberhart, I'd never read another. BUT since it wasn't, I will.
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Mignon Good (1899-1996) was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. She studied at Nebraska Wesleyan University from 1917 to 1920. In 1923 she married Alanson C. Eberhart, a civil engineer. After working as a freelance journalist, she decided to become a full-time writer. In 1929 her first crime novel was published featuring 'Sarah Keate', a nurse and 'Lance O'Leary', a police detective. This couple appeared i ...more
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