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Angela Marchmont Mysteries: Books 1-3 - The Murder at Sissingham Hall, The Mystery at Underwood House, The Treasure at Poldarrow Point

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Librarian Note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B01N9FCWCV. Meet enigmatic "lady detective" Angela Marchmont in this series of light-hearted and charming 1920s mysteries! Includes: THE MURDER AT SISSINGHAM HALL (Book 1) On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful Librarian Note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B01N9FCWCV. Meet enigmatic "lady detective" Angela Marchmont in this series of light-hearted and charming 1920s mysteries! Includes: THE MURDER AT SISSINGHAM HALL (Book 1) On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful wife Rosamund was once Knox's fiancée. But in the dead of night Sir Neville is murdered. Who did it? As suspicion falls on each of the house guests in turn, Knox finds himself faced with deception and betrayal on all sides, and only the enigmatic Angela Marchmont seems to offer a solution to the mystery. This 1920s whodunit will delight all fans of traditional country house murder stories. THE MYSTERY AT UNDERWOOD HOUSE (Book 2) Old Philip Haynes was never happier than when his family were at each other's throats. Even after his death the terms of his will ensured they would keep on feuding. But now three people are dead and the accusations are flying. Can there really be a murderer in the family? Torn between friendship and duty, Angela Marchmont must find out the truth before the killer can strike again. THE TREASURE AT POLDARROW POINT (Book 3) When Angela Marchmont goes to Cornwall on doctor's orders she is looking forward to a nice rest and nothing more exciting than a little sea-bathing. But her plans for a quiet holiday are dashed when she is caught up in the hunt for a diamond necklace which, according to legend, has been hidden in the old smugglers' house at Poldarrow Point for over a century. Aided by the house's elderly owner, an irrepressible twelve-year-old, and a handsome Scotland Yard detective, Angela soon finds herself embroiled in the most perplexing of mysteries. Who is the author of the anonymous letters? Why is someone breaking into the house at night? And is it really true that a notorious jewel-thief is after the treasure too? Angela must use all her powers of deduction to solve the case and find the necklace—before someone else does.


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Librarian Note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B01N9FCWCV. Meet enigmatic "lady detective" Angela Marchmont in this series of light-hearted and charming 1920s mysteries! Includes: THE MURDER AT SISSINGHAM HALL (Book 1) On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful Librarian Note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B01N9FCWCV. Meet enigmatic "lady detective" Angela Marchmont in this series of light-hearted and charming 1920s mysteries! Includes: THE MURDER AT SISSINGHAM HALL (Book 1) On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful wife Rosamund was once Knox's fiancée. But in the dead of night Sir Neville is murdered. Who did it? As suspicion falls on each of the house guests in turn, Knox finds himself faced with deception and betrayal on all sides, and only the enigmatic Angela Marchmont seems to offer a solution to the mystery. This 1920s whodunit will delight all fans of traditional country house murder stories. THE MYSTERY AT UNDERWOOD HOUSE (Book 2) Old Philip Haynes was never happier than when his family were at each other's throats. Even after his death the terms of his will ensured they would keep on feuding. But now three people are dead and the accusations are flying. Can there really be a murderer in the family? Torn between friendship and duty, Angela Marchmont must find out the truth before the killer can strike again. THE TREASURE AT POLDARROW POINT (Book 3) When Angela Marchmont goes to Cornwall on doctor's orders she is looking forward to a nice rest and nothing more exciting than a little sea-bathing. But her plans for a quiet holiday are dashed when she is caught up in the hunt for a diamond necklace which, according to legend, has been hidden in the old smugglers' house at Poldarrow Point for over a century. Aided by the house's elderly owner, an irrepressible twelve-year-old, and a handsome Scotland Yard detective, Angela soon finds herself embroiled in the most perplexing of mysteries. Who is the author of the anonymous letters? Why is someone breaking into the house at night? And is it really true that a notorious jewel-thief is after the treasure too? Angela must use all her powers of deduction to solve the case and find the necklace—before someone else does.

30 review for Angela Marchmont Mysteries: Books 1-3 - The Murder at Sissingham Hall, The Mystery at Underwood House, The Treasure at Poldarrow Point

  1. 4 out of 5

    Linda Sharp

    The first two of these books were fairly good but very predictable. The third was more of a young adult read, which I didn't finish.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mariah

    Great period piece Enjoyable cozy set in the 30s or 40s. Mrs. Marchmont is very forward thinking for the era. Between Angela and her goddaughter Barbara the mystery of the stolen necklace was solved. A few twists and turns, certain people weren't who we thought they were. Very intriguing.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    I read only the first book and before the end starting skimming some as it wan't much of a mystery nor did it offer much for later discussion. I was getting tired of going through all the possible suspects as the obvious was ignored. I did enjoy the period setting. I may read book two if I'm traveling and need a quick light read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lois

    Mystery in a mystery! I thoroughly enjoyed this trio of mysteries! Well written, great story line, and nice twist at the end. I also enjoyed the tinge of romance via a scoundrel! Hehehe

  5. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Bidstrup

    Angela Marchmont is an American lady living in England during the 1930's. Although she doesn't mean to she becomes known as a detective for solving supposedly insolvable mysteries. She works with Inspector Jameson of Scotland Yard during all three. The first is at at a friend's manor house in the country and is about who murdered the friend's husband. The second is to solve the why's and wherefore's of the murder of 5 brothers and sisters. The last, and my personal favorite, The Treasure of Polda Angela Marchmont is an American lady living in England during the 1930's. Although she doesn't mean to she becomes known as a detective for solving supposedly insolvable mysteries. She works with Inspector Jameson of Scotland Yard during all three. The first is at at a friend's manor house in the country and is about who murdered the friend's husband. The second is to solve the why's and wherefore's of the murder of 5 brothers and sisters. The last, and my personal favorite, The Treasure of Poldarrow Point, takes place in Cornwall. Miss Trout and her nephew Clifford live in the house of an ancestor who was a smuggler. They are the last of the family and about to be evicted, unless they can find priceless necklace hidden in their house and once belonged to Marie Antoinette. Angela is helped in this mystery by her twelve-year-old goddaughter. This story has more twists and turns than one would think possible.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Holly Kailani

    Convoluted mystery, stupid people, and a reckless child What I liked was that the mystery and the real identity of the characters was not obvious. What I didn’t like: Angela was extremely careless about sharing information with her god daughter Barbara, and even more careless about keeping tabs on Barbara’s whereabouts. Of course, Barbara nearly gets killed by the villains. I think I blame Angela even more than Barbara for B being such a willful and dangerously precocious child. The final interac Convoluted mystery, stupid people, and a reckless child What I liked was that the mystery and the real identity of the characters was not obvious. What I didn’t like: Angela was extremely careless about sharing information with her god daughter Barbara, and even more careless about keeping tabs on Barbara’s whereabouts. Of course, Barbara nearly gets killed by the villains. I think I blame Angela even more than Barbara for B being such a willful and dangerously precocious child. The final interaction with the renowned jewel thief was preposterous. I did finish the book, but I put it down many times, and several times fell asleep while trying to get through it.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alayne

    An enjoyable series of three mysteries written in the style of Agatha Christie or Dorothy Sayers. I found the first one a bit hard to believe in places, and also worked out who the murderer was very early. The second was better although I was pretty sure whodunnit there too, and the third was not a murder but a mystery about a diamond necklace. The twelve year old girl in it was rather too mature for her age, I felt, and also quite annoying! Very entertaining.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Belinda Earl Turner

    Good series These book introduce amateur detective Angela Marchmont. The first book starts out with Angela as a house guest when the host is murdered. Her sleuthing is not very prominent in that story,but in the other two she is very actively involved . I would recommend this series

  9. 4 out of 5

    R.L.S.

    Angela Marchmont is a fascinating heroine--genteel, but efficiently competent; brilliantly rational, but delightfully empathetic. She's an interesting enough detective that enjoyed all these mysteries, even the first, which was rather too easy to figure out, and from the point of view of an unreliable narrator I slightly disliked.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Shames

    Great series! I enjoy historical fiction, and this mystery series was right up my alley! My favorite was Book 3. I adore the character of Barbara, Angela’s goddaughter. Highly recommend. I am going to download the next ones on the series as well, I have to know what mysteries Angela gets into next!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shaunna

    Fun little mysteries I love British mystery novels, I must admit. Angela Marchmount is a clever woman who finds herself in the middle of a good mystery. Then her reputation grows and people ask for her help. The characters in these novels are well crafted, and the author tells the story well.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Patrica Sheldon

    Loved these mysteries. They remind me of Annie Perry’s books. The stories are not as complex as Ms Perrys’ but have the same feel. This is a set of 3 mysteries each a little different. All the characters seem to be guilty at one time or another. Clues are dropped here and there making you think you know who did it, but beware of falling into that trap. I throughly enjoyed reading them.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    A very good read! There were many reasons why I LOVED this book. The characters were interesting and funny. Imagine a fight including hitting characters over the head with sausages.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    Good I love these mysteries and was thrilled with each one. The theme wove in and out so much that it seemed there was a different criminal in each chapter. Hard to guess what was the truth and ending.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Koop

    Excellent Mystery These three books in this series are excellent period mysteries. At times dragged a little. But the end result was worth reading through the slow parts. I will continue to read the next book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Segal

    The ending changes my mind I read the first 3 books and will not be reading more. I do not want to give anything away, but there is one single action by Angela that I dislike so much I can no longer enjoy the series

  17. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Fluffy but Fun Love this genre! Insightful older lady who modestly directs expert detectives toward the REAL facts of the case. Descriptions of English geography and customs of days past.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Chambers

    Thoroughly good reads I so enjoyed the first three books and am anxious to read more. I liked the time period and Mrs. Marchmont quite a lot and look forward to more of her adventures.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Julie Rice

    Charming detective from yesteryear Angela Marchmont is a lady repeatedly thrust into mysteries who finds a way to solve them. The tales will keep you on your toes. Do you have what it takes to find the resolution before Mrs. Marchmont does?

  20. 4 out of 5

    PortCityDeDe

    Fun adventures with Mrs. Marchmont A pleasant stroll through a period passed. The first two books were a simple mystery, but the third book threw in a few twists the had me guessing, incorrectly. It was a relaxing escape from reality.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Teri Peterson

    3.5 In each book I figured out the culprit about 1/2-2/3 of the way through, but these were still a fun way to pass the time...I won’t say relax because there was still enough suspense about what danger might be next even though I knew “whodunnit”...but it was fun.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rita C Sander

    Mystery This set of books featuring Angela Marchmont has been very interesting. Set in the early 20th century with a female detective it sets a good pace. I would like to read more oof Mrs. Marchmont’s adventures.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Weaver

    I loved this book. I had read 2 & 3 already. So I had to read this which is the 1. It did not disappoint. Set in England, another mystery that could have gone unsolved. But in fact was solved by Angela in the most cunning of ways! I love this series. I loved this book. I had read 2 & 3 already. So I had to read this which is the 1. It did not disappoint. Set in England, another mystery that could have gone unsolved. But in fact was solved by Angela in the most cunning of ways! I love this series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    Absolutely delightful light mystery reading. Following English sleuth Angela Marchmont in the 20's and 30's stories is pure escapism. Descriptions of place, time, scene, characters are colorful and captivating.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Carol Helverson

    Absolutely love this series! Characters are delightful and Angela, the heroine is most admirable. Plots are intriguing and quirky resulting in reader sleep deprivation. Prose is grammatically correct and elegant. Thank you.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Joanne

    I really enjoyed reading these 3 Angela Marchmont mysteries. They are set in a simpler time and this year especially I enjoyed the escape. Angela has a knack for seeing beyond what people are trying to say and go a bit deeper. Great escapes for me and will definitely read more of these

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gabi Eagon

    Excellent!! Reminds me of Agatha Christie. Many interesting characters and hidden rooms and motives. Don't miss these books by Clara Benson.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Williams

    Great mysteries! Enjoyed all three of these books. Good characterization, interesting plots and descriptive settings. I like Angela Marchmont a lot. You will enjoy these books!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    Good summer read Not a serious book, but enjoyable to read as a quick summer read. Kept me interested. I read it in less than a week.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Chick

    Great, easy reading, cozy mysteries. Ms. Marchmont may be taken in but always comes out ahead in the end. Would recommend these books to anyone who likes cozies.

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