Thirteen Guests

Thirteen Guests

A British Library Crime Classic

eBook - 2015
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"No observer, ignorant of the situation, would have guessed that death lurked nearby, and that only a little distance from the glitter of silver and glass and the hum of voices, two victims lay silent on a studio floor." On a fine autumn weekend, Lord Aveling hosts a hunting party at his country house, Bragley Court. Among the guests are an actress, a journalist, an artist, and a mystery novelist. The unlucky thirteenth is John Foss, injured at the local train station and brought to the house to recuperate but John is nursing a secret of his own.Soon events take a sinister turn when a painting is mutilated, a dog stabbed, and a man strangled. Death strikes more than one of the house guests, and the police are called. Detective Inspector Kendall's skills are tested to the utmost as he tries to uncover the hidden past of everyone at Bragley Court.This country-house mystery is a forgotten classic of 1930s crime fiction by one of the most undeservedly neglected of golden...
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Poisoned Pen Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781464204906
146420490X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Far
Description: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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tomeseattle
Oct 10, 2017

I liked this country house mystery with its myriad of interesting characters for the weekend as guests of Lord Aveling at Bragley Court. 12 planned and 1 unplanned guests. Carefully placed (and paced) clues, subplots and secret histories aplenty, and with a romantic thread and a sort of "Rear-Window" element make for an interesting story.

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maipenrai
Nov 19, 2016

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1936

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