The Incident at Fives Castle

The Incident at Fives Castle Review

It is Hogmanay, and Angela Marchmont is at Fives Castle, the Scottish seat of the Earl of Strathmerrick, to see in the start of 1928. But when she finds out that the Foreign Secretary, the American Ambassador and the Head of British Intelligence are also among the guests, Angela begins to suspect that something momentous is afoot. Before long, they are all snowed in and a body is discovered, and Angela soon finds suspicion directed against herself...

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  • Pauline Ross

    The fifth twenties murder mystery in the Angela Marchmont series, this time set in a Scottish castle at Hogmanay, where a murder takes place while the occupants are cut off by snow. And wouldn’t you...

  • Niki

    as usual a good plot and a series of interesting characters, among which of course the clever mrs marchmont - again I discovered the culprit rather soon, but i still enjoyed the reading...

  • Damaskcat

    If you like nineteen twenties mysteries then you will probably enjoy this one. It was actually written during that era but is only now seeing the light of day. Modern readers may find it difficult to ...

  • Andrea

    In which we spent time in a snow-bound castle, learn a little bit more about Angela's past, discover the game 'sardines', and admire the number of self-determined women Benson puts into her stories - ...

  • PeterK B

    Barely a 3 star rating. This is a murder mystery .... why does the author spend so many pages introducing characters, showing interaction (building a snowman?? This is a murder mystery!)There are too ...

  • Susan

    Angela Marchmont has been invited by the daughter Gertie, of the Earl of Strathmerrick, to Fives Castle to see in 1928. On arriving she becomes suspicious when she realises the Foreign Secretary, Alex...

  • Michael

    Too much diversionThis is the third book in the Angela Marchmont series which I have read. I enjoyed the first two much more. It seemed more like a novella stretched into a novel. One theme disappeare...

  • Gabi Eagon

    I'm hookedI'm hooked on Clara Bensons books. Her Angela Marchmont stories are full of wit and mystery Angela is a smart woman who uses her intellect to solve the puzzle within the story. This book has...

  • Whistlers Mom

    What! The missing plans aren't under the globe? This one owes so much to Arthur Conan-Doyle I was expecting Holmes and Watson to show up any minute. The setting is an ancient castle in Scotland so stu...

  • Patrica Sheldon

    I love this series of stories. This particular one is a little long but it wraps up pretty quickly. I did guess who did it early in the story but there were a few red herrings thrown in. All in all I ...