The Curious Incident at Claridge's

The Curious Incident at Claridge s Did the young and beautiful Lady Tradescant try to poison her elderly husband If not who did There is no shortage of suspects His eccentric twin sister Bettina his disgruntled son Nicholas his sche

  • Title: The Curious Incident at Claridge's
  • Author: R.T. Raichev
  • ISBN: 9781569476338
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Did the young and beautiful Lady Tradescant try to poison her elderly husband If not, who did There is no shortage of suspects His eccentric twin sister Bettina, his disgruntled son Nicholas, his scheming daughter Olivia Antonia Darcy and Hugh Payne face one of their most baffling cases Their investigation takes them from the luxury of Claridge s Hotel to MayholmDid the young and beautiful Lady Tradescant try to poison her elderly husband If not, who did There is no shortage of suspects His eccentric twin sister Bettina, his disgruntled son Nicholas, his scheming daughter Olivia Antonia Darcy and Hugh Payne face one of their most baffling cases Their investigation takes them from the luxury of Claridge s Hotel to Mayholme Manor, a residential home for elderly gentlemen This proves to be a distinctly sinister establishment, where they encounter the mysterious Doctor Fairchild and his albino manservant Madden There seems to be a link in all of this to the Nuremberg trials Did a royal figure secretly plot to save one of Hitler s most notorious henchmen from the gallows And how does that relate to the murder

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    1. Not every book could start with a conversation among sozzled old men and hold the reader for long, but this one did. Overall, I found it an entertaining update on the British mystery tradition. I enjoyed it very much until the end, but then looking back on the story once the "truth" at its heart had been revealed, I felt slightly disgruntled. Raichev takes an unusual approach to the motivation in question -- which, once unmasked, was a bit unsettling, maybe even vexing. I suppose it's not an inv [...]

    2. Major Payne's acquaintance the caddish Captain Jesty observes a beautiful woman replacing one pill with another at a nearby tea table. As Darcy, his wife (mystery writer Antonia Darcy) and Jesty become involved in the life, death and family of the odious Sir Seymour Tradescant, they find that there are a number of people with motives to remove Tradescant, but many of them have alibis. There's also a link from Tradescant to a little-known, possibly imaginary, escape attempt at the Nuremberg Trial [...]

    3. Raichev continues his clever update of Christie with his married sleuths, Antonia Darcy and Major Payne. "DId she do it?" is the question about Lady Tradescant, the very young and beautiful wife of old and crotchety Sir Seymour, who ends up dead in his bath at Mayholme Manor, a retreat for old gentlemen. Raichev employs the usual twists and turns, with a great deal of authorly guidance from Antonia, a popular mystery writer.For those cozy fans tired of hobby mysteries, exotic mysteries and Regen [...]

    4. The best of the bunch so far. Very focused on Major Payne, which is a nice touch. Compelling characters, sparkling dialogue. Wonderful read.

    5. Delightful author who is new to me. Enjoyed it so much I read all the other Antonia Darcy/Major Payne mysteries. Delightful!

    6. I very much enjoyed this. Modern Britain has never felt so cozy. Not the best effort of R.T. Raichev, but a good read nonetheless.

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