The Secret of Chimneys

The Secret of Chimneys

Large Print - 2013
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Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand to deliver a manuscript on behalf of a friend would drop him right in the middle of an international conspiracy. Why were Count Stylptich's memoirs so important? And what was "King Victor" really after? Murder, blackmail, stolen letters, and a fabulous missing jewel - all threads lead to Chimneys, one of England's historic country house estates, and a startling denouement under the not always co-operative eyes of Scotland Yard and the Surete. This marks the first appearance of Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013
Edition: Center Point Large print edition
Description: 367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Copyright Date: ©1925
ISBN: 9781611736267
1611736269
Branch Call Number: LP Chri

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RescueDog
Aug 14, 2018

I’ve been reading the Christie books in the order they were written. This is the first one that I’ve truly loved. Great plot with interesting dialogue. None of the silly dialogue that irritated me in some of the other books. No constant babbling by Hastings that drives me to distraction. I admit to having some problems keeping all of the characters straight. I was forced to take notes, but the book is well worth the trouble.

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pattypi
Sep 10, 2016

Another great mystery. This one is more light-hearted. Often reads more like a play. The ending surprised me when I thought I'd figured it out. Lots of details to follow. A quick read and worth the time.

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janwishart
Jul 06, 2015

Excellent Agatha Christie. Features Superintendent Battle as the crime solver.

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readerpat
Jan 18, 2015

I found this a bit hard to follow. So many characters in it. It had a good surprising ending though.

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kimh454
Mar 29, 2014

excellent mystery. kept me guessing until the end.

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pattypi
Sep 10, 2016

Re Superindent Battles

Either that man's sincere or he's the best bluffer I've ever seen. And if the former, God help Prince Michael's murderer when that human blood hound gets hold of him.

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