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Crossword Mystery By E.R. Punshon,

  • Title: Crossword Mystery
  • Author: E.R. Punshon
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • What could be innocent than a crossword puzzle A game to while away an idle hour, a diversion for the lonely And yet its cunning formula could still be turned to sinister purpose The curious crossword devised by Mr George Winterton turned out to be part of a game for high stakes it was the creation of a man whose brother had just drowned and who feared for his oWhat could be innocent than a crossword puzzle A game to while away an idle hour, a diversion for the lonely And yet its cunning formula could still be turned to sinister purpose The curious crossword devised by Mr George Winterton turned out to be part of a game for high stakes it was the creation of a man whose brother had just drowned and who feared for his own life Yet the dog hadn t barkedWhen Detective Constable Owen B.A Oxon, pass degree only arrives in the picturesque village of Suffby Cove, he is faced with the mystery of an appallingly ingenious murder one whose ramifications reach out of England to the continent, and touch the lives of many men and women.
    Crossword Mystery What could be innocent than a crossword puzzle A game to while away an idle hour a diversion for the lonely And yet its cunning formula could still be turned to sinister purpose The curious crossword

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    1. A businessman on the Norfolk coast fears for his own life after his brother mysteriously drowns, and Bobby goes undercover as his house guest That s the starting point for this third entry in the Bobby Owen mystery series, published in 1934 As its title suggests, it has a strong puzzle element, typical of many Golden Age mysteries, and the book even includes a cryptic crossword for readers to try though I must admit I skipped this exercise My excuse that I was reading on Kindle, but I don t supp [...]

    2. These pre war books are always very weird to read the author has no idea what s coming, and so depicts the strange shifts to the world that are being caused by the build up of tension, without the deliberate foreshadowing that you d see used by a modern author.

    3. This is an interesting mystery and I liked DC Bobby Owen who clearly takes great delight in his investigations He is sent to stay with businessman George Winterton who fears for his life after the mysterious death of his brother, Archibald Bobby is working undercover and is there at George s request George is a crossword fanatic and he keeps dropping hints about how important the crossword he is working on at the moment will be in solving a mystery Bobby feels that George is keeping information [...]

    4. Written in 1934 this book sets out to be an intellectual puzzle Trouble is brewing in Europe, Hitler is in power in Germany and around the world there is a fear of what might happen to world stability and particularly money Two retired stockbrokers, brothers, settle down in a quiet seaside village in Norfolk There are plans to build a large hotel on the cliffs, the brothers hold out on the deal, wanting money but then one goes missing after his usual early morning swim and later his body is dis [...]

    5. I ve been enjoying this series and for those reading in order, as well as the team, this book is actually 3, not 2 , but this book seemed much dated than the previous two The solution and characterizations seem very creaky, and the pre WWII plot is pretty outlandish I m a huge fan of Golden Age mysteries, so I m used to seeing the attitudes and customs of an earlier time This book isn t satisfying even taken on its own terms.

    6. Policeman Bobby Owen is asked to go undercover to help guard a man afraid someone is after him after his twin brother dies Bobby goes to live in the house with the man, his secretary, his nephews and his servants It takes some doing to figure out if murder took place, what s really going on then solving the next murder that occurs Okay Classic Mystery Moved a bit slow in places, but complicated enough, I guess Not as good as some other classic mysteries.

    7. Very much as expected A decent, but far from stunning, period detective novel Enjoyable, far fetched but then aren t most of the genre and a couple of loose ends.

    8. This may be the most golden age mystery of all and that s why I m glad this was my first Punshon It has everything a golden age mystery buff appreciates a first rate mystery in a country house populated with a dysfunctional househould complete with map, and to boot a crossword puzzle It even features something golden age mystery buffs don t often have the chance to appreciate namely, social commentary that has aged a lot better than some of Punshon s contemporaries.Admittedly, I thought the reso [...]

    9. Three and a half stars Reading these in chronological order appears to be the best way for me I am having a bit of a Punshonathon while I am on holiday So far I have enjoyed them all This one is fairly complicated but enjoyable nevertheless I like Bobby Owen and I particularly like Superintendent Mitchell.I think that if you like Sir Basil Thomson s Inspector Richardson then you will like Bobby Owen They are of the same ilk Highly recommended and great value from Kindle.

    10. Less entertaining than the previous book Death among the sunbathers In fact the murderers seemed pretty evident from nearly the beginning The interpretation of clues and deduction also fell flat All in all, not up to the usual standards of bobby Owen

    11. The murderer s a bit obvious but a classic mystery intelligently written Full review at classicmystery.wordpress.

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