The Murder at Sissingham Hall - Clara Benson

The Murder at Sissingham Hall

By Clara Benson

  • Release Date: 2013-03-16
  • Genre: British Detectives
Score: 4
4
From 348 Ratings

Description

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 fiancee. 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.

Reviews

  • Sissingham Hall - predictable, but not bad

    3
    By Mom of 4 Great Ones
    Light read - not bad, but not unexpected. By page 45, I knew the victim, the killer, and the motive. And then, 2 chapters later, the murder actually happened. Whole plot throughout very predictable. Decent character development, but do they all have to be involved in discussing the clues? Definitely a case of too many cooks. Needs more Angela Marchmont involvement, instead of sitting idly by on the sidelines watching people die. Plot so light, clues stand out like neon billboards. No surprises here, folks. Having said that, I’ll probably read more Angela - fun, light read.
  • Absolutely Painful to Read

    2
    By Adri30342
    The book seemed to drag on and on. The main character was NOT Mrs. Marchmont as the “Angela Marchmont Mysteries” has you to believe but an absolute idiot that you want to take and shake. The killer was obvious from pretty much the beginning and the only reason this got two stars from me is that how the killer did it was still a mystery. The ending was just kinda dumb and not believable.
  • The Murder at Sissingham Hall

    5
    By catlvr49
    Good story. Surprised by the ending.
  • A Great Read

    5
    By PRB62
    Unexpectedly an enjoyable book. Written like an Agatha Christie novel, I loved it. Old English charm, believable characters and a compelling mystery. Can’t wait to read more of this author’s work.
  • Sissingham Hall

    3
    By katc333
    Rate 3 out of 5
  • Good for a quick read

    3
    By paigesandpaiges
    It was a classic British detective and well-written. The plot was a little predictable, but still suspenseful enough for the majority of the book to make it enjoyable.