She Fell Among Thieves

She Fell Among Thieves A vintage thriller featuring the welcome return of Richard Chandos dashing hero extraordinaire who seeks to rescue a young girl who has been kidnapped and drugged by a sinister old woman in the moun

  • Title: She Fell Among Thieves
  • Author: Dornford Yates
  • ISBN: 9781842329801
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • A vintage thriller featuring the welcome return of Richard Chandos, dashing hero extraordinaire, who seeks to rescue a young girl who has been kidnapped and drugged by a sinister old woman in the mountains of the Pyren es A gripping read originally published in serial form, She Fell Among Thieves was a huge hit when it first appeared.

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    1. Another good old fashioned thriller from Yates. Chandos and Mansell, take on a villainess in her stronghold in a castle in the Pyrenees. A longer book than usual and not short on thrills.

    2. Set in Pyrenees with Chandos and Mansel trying to solve mystery of Vanity Fair and her "daughters" - one posing, one simple and hidden. She is evil, many murders take place and Mansel is posing as chauffeur, Chandos as a guest whose car has been bumped. Very dangerous. They resuce Jenny but Chandos goes back and imprisoned, escapes with Mansel's help then has to resuce Mansel. Excellent language, beautiful descriptions of nature.

    3. The usually dependable Mr Yates lets us down. His clubland heroes are present, as is the love interest, but the plot is slow, uninteresting faltering and therefore difficult to follow. Altogether most disappointing to find Jonah Mansell is such a setting and in the terms of a 'Classic Thriller', it is most certainly not.

    4. From the back cover blurb:"The Author whose books are read over and over again by those who read them once."

    5. I enjoyed this period piece immensely! Not only was the story quite thrilling, but the first person narration was chock-full of unintentional hilarity.

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