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10 thoughts on “The Shadow at Greystone Chase (An Angela Marchmont Mystery Book 10)

  1. Pauline Ross Pauline Ross says:

    The tenth and final outing in the Angela Marchmont series of murder mysteries set in the twenties Most of the books of this series can be read independently of each other but this one is the exception it follows on almost directly from The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and has many spoilers for that story so if you haven’t read the ninth book yet read on at your perilAfter the sombre courtroom drama of the previous book things are almost back to normal here with ladylike amateur sleuth Angela and her aristocratic reporter sidekick Freddy investigating a murder from several years ago But it isn’t uite normal because the murder in uestion is the wife of Angela's love interest jewel thief Edgar Valencourt And because she feels guilty about the events of book nine she agrees to tryThe mystery isn’t particularly complicated I guessed the identity of the murderer and most of the reasons within about five minutes I also spotted some important clues along the way That doesn’t make it any less interesting or enjoyable to watch the story unfold and see Angela and Freddy circle closer and closer to the truth This is in many ways a classic country house murder mystery with all sorts of family secrets lurking behind the wealthy exterior But to be honest the murder isn’t the focus of this one so much as the ramifications of the previous book the weight of guilt and decisions made and actions taken which can never be undone So there is a heavier tone than in some of the earlier books and an all pervading sadness So can the author wrap things up and bring not just this mystery but the whole series to a satisfying conclusion? Of course she can This was another wonderful read and although like the previous book it suffered a little from the backstory heavy plot I can’t in all conscience give it less than five stars And for anyone wondering about the creator of the Angela Marchmont mysteries you will find a little information about the reclusive Clara Benson at the end of the bookA brief word about the series as a whole They say that many series take several books to establish themselves and so it is here The first book The Murder at Sissingham Hall is uite slow and features Angela only as a side character an odd stylistic choice The second book The Mystery of Underwood House is much readable and I’d almost say you could start the series here without losing anything By book 3 The Treasure at Poldarrow Point things are beginning to pick up and the humour is finally showing through By book 5 The Imbroglio at Villa Pozzi the writing reaches glorious heights of charm and this and book 6 The Problem at Two Tithes are among my favourite reads of the year The rest of the series is magnificent Highly recommended for fans of cozies and Agatha Christie style country house murders


  2. Andrea Andrea says:

    The final of this series and a suitable conclusion of the multiple threads that had grown through the seriesI was also pleased to read the author's note at the end not only for the abandonment of the found manuscript fiction but also because it looks like Freddy is getting his own seriesHighly recommended series to anyone who likes their golden age mysteries


  3. ShanDizzy ShanDizzy says:

    What a way to end a series Bravo Clara Benson You tied up all loose ends and ended on a high note for Angela Marchmont Perhaps we will hear from Angela again


  4. Leanne Pazik Leanne Pazik says:

    So sad she is doneWell I finished ALL 20 each one better and intriguing then the one before I will NOT spoil anything So I will say good bye Angela have a great and mischievous future


  5. Elisa Elisa says:

    This is how you end a series I still want but I guess that's it being that Clara Benson didn't write any Angela Marchmont books All of her regulars appear to say goodbye and I really loved where the story ends Yes it is predictable and sappy but I loved it It's bittersweet but I will be re reading this series in the future


  6. Susan Susan says:

    Sigh the last full book in this series I wish there were but she has pretty much wrapped it up Edgar is dead but at his reuest and that of his lawyeruncle Angela agrees to go to his childhood home at Greystone Chase to try to prove that Edgar did not kill his wife Selina although he was convicted of her murder and then escaped; she feels she owes it to him for saving her life She is still recovering from her own courtroom trauma as told in the previous book which should be read BEFORE this oneShe meets several people who live or are visiting in the area and also meets what is left of the de Lisle family Edgar's brother and his wife; his father Roger the autocrat and his mother are both now dead Angela poses as a possible buyer for the house in order to gain an entree and calls on Freddy to help her he decides to play the role of her son which ticks Angela off a bit Her driver William is also called on to help several times By uestioning servants and local people Angela gains a picture of what happened all those years ago when Selina was murdered However unwillingly she does manage to find proof that Edgar didn't do it and considers herself even But complications followA good wrap up of the series although there would be room to continue which apparently the author does not want to do with the exception of a short story I enjoyed this series very much


  7. Mayten Mayten says:

    I chose this in desperation when I couldn’t find anything I wanted to read I’d read the first three books in the series and enjoyed them at least that’s my memory from several years back Certainly the author’s writing style has improved from the first three to this last in the series And I tend to enjoy an old fashioned mystery where the reader is restricted to the main character’s POV and what shehe finds out While that mostly means a series of interviews it usually makes for a fun game of whodunit Unfortunately in this case you suspect the killer very early on and read only to see when and how Angela figures it out It took her much too long sifting through one unlikely suspect after another The murder itself is banal hence I guess its predictability In place of surprising revelations we have Angela’s lengthy ruminations over Valencourt her lost love There is no real climax and the romantic ending is like the mystery trite and surprisingly unsatisfying This may be a good ending for those who have followed through all ten of the Marchmont mysteries but it wasn’t a good read for me


  8. Dorothy J. Barkell Dorothy J. Barkell says:

    Wonderful storytellingI had read some of these books in the past but never put them all together A few weeks ago I read books 3 6 and realized how much I truly enjoyed them I couldn't wait toget to the next one to find out what was happening tomy friends and especially to Angela Each bookon its own was interesting and satisfying but I think once I began to put them together I realized the big picture was even greater than the sum of its parts I don't want to spoil the reading for someone else but please read them alland live with these characters while their lives play out This is one of the best most intriguing and most feeling series I have ever read Thank you Clara Benson so much Could you maybe write one or two Angela Marchmont stories so we can revel in her new life? Thank you so much f


  9. Scot Scot says:

    Now that Angela has evaded the hangman's noose and is ready to give up detecting she gets a letter imploring her to revisit the case of the love of her life Edgar Valencourt found guilty of strangling his wife over a decade earlier believed perished in a fatal fall from a bridge after he escaped prison Although he is dead and gone he had offered his life to protect hers and he claims he was innocent Can she in this final book change the status of that ruling and case? Should she bother?? If you've read all the earlier books nothing here will surprise you but there is a sense of closure


  10. Jughead Jughead says:

    A good final book to end the series If you are looking for a casual 20th century style detective fiction with heart warming characters and witty narrative you might enjoy this When you read a long series like this one one wishes that the characters in the book were real They are wonderfully portrayed their behaviour their idiosyncrasies along with their flaws skilfully captured After reading this I would like nothing than to meet these characters in real life and it feels a little sad to be not able to know what happens in their lives afterwards


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The Shadow at Greystone Chase (An Angela Marchmont Mystery Book 10) [Reading] ➿ The Shadow at Greystone Chase (An Angela Marchmont Mystery Book 10) By Clara Benson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk After her bruising encounter with the law Angela Marchmont has vowed to give up detecting and is doing her best to forget the events of last winter and the terrible lie she told to save herself So whe After her at Greystone MOBI ó bruising encounter with the law Angela Marchmont has vowed to give up detecting and is doing her best to forget the events of last winter and the terrible lie she told to save herself So when a letter arrives from The Shadow PDF or beyond the grave reuesting her help and reminding her of the past she is anything but pleased Drawn reluctantly into one final case and spurred on by her guilty conscience Angela soon discovers a viper's nest of family betrayals and hidden enmities which Shadow at Greystone Epub Ý have lain undisturbed for years and which may have led to the deaths of than one person Despite her unwillingness to reopen old wounds Angela knows she must put aside her own feelings and solve the mystery if she is ever to find peace Can she get to the heart of the matter right the wrong she has done and be happy at last Each of the Angela Marchmont books contains a standalone mystery which is resolved at the end However if you are new to the series please note that Book The Shadow at Greystone Chase contains spoilers from Book The Scandal at Mount Street and is to some extent a seuel and we therefore advise reading the two in order.

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10 thoughts on “The Shadow at Greystone Chase (An Angela Marchmont Mystery Book 10)

  1. Pauline Ross Pauline Ross says:

    The tenth and final outing in the Angela Marchmont series of murder mysteries set in the twenties Most of the books of this series can be read independently of each other but this one is the exception it follows on almost directly from The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and has many spoilers for that story so if you haven’t read the ninth book yet read on at your perilAfter the sombre courtroom drama of the previous book things are almost back to normal here with ladylike amateur sleuth Angela and her aristocratic reporter sidekick Freddy investigating a murder from several years ago But it isn’t uite normal because the murder in uestion is the wife of Angela's love interest jewel thief Edgar Valencourt And because she feels guilty about the events of book nine she agrees to tryThe mystery isn’t particularly complicated I guessed the identity of the murderer and most of the reasons within about five minutes I also spotted some important clues along the way That doesn’t make it any less interesting or enjoyable to watch the story unfold and see Angela and Freddy circle closer and closer to the truth This is in many ways a classic country house murder mystery with all sorts of family secrets lurking behind the wealthy exterior But to be honest the murder isn’t the focus of this one so much as the ramifications of the previous book the weight of guilt and decisions made and actions taken which can never be undone So there is a heavier tone than in some of the earlier books and an all pervading sadness So can the author wrap things up and bring not just this mystery but the whole series to a satisfying conclusion? Of course she can This was another wonderful read and although like the previous book it suffered a little from the backstory heavy plot I can’t in all conscience give it less than five stars And for anyone wondering about the creator of the Angela Marchmont mysteries you will find a little information about the reclusive Clara Benson at the end of the bookA brief word about the series as a whole They say that many series take several books to establish themselves and so it is here The first book The Murder at Sissingham Hall is uite slow and features Angela only as a side character an odd stylistic choice The second book The Mystery of Underwood House is much readable and I’d almost say you could start the series here without losing anything By book 3 The Treasure at Poldarrow Point things are beginning to pick up and the humour is finally showing through By book 5 The Imbroglio at Villa Pozzi the writing reaches glorious heights of charm and this and book 6 The Problem at Two Tithes are among my favourite reads of the year The rest of the series is magnificent Highly recommended for fans of cozies and Agatha Christie style country house murders

  2. Andrea Andrea says:

    The final of this series and a suitable conclusion of the multiple threads that had grown through the seriesI was also pleased to read the author's note at the end not only for the abandonment of the found manuscript fiction but also because it looks like Freddy is getting his own seriesHighly recommended series to anyone who likes their golden age mysteries

  3. ShanDizzy ShanDizzy says:

    What a way to end a series Bravo Clara Benson You tied up all loose ends and ended on a high note for Angela Marchmont Perhaps we will hear from Angela again

  4. Leanne Pazik Leanne Pazik says:

    So sad she is doneWell I finished ALL 20 each one better and intriguing then the one before I will NOT spoil anything So I will say good bye Angela have a great and mischievous future

  5. Elisa Elisa says:

    This is how you end a series I still want but I guess that's it being that Clara Benson didn't write any Angela Marchmont books All of her regulars appear to say goodbye and I really loved where the story ends Yes it is predictable and sappy but I loved it It's bittersweet but I will be re reading this series in the future

  6. Susan Susan says:

    Sigh the last full book in this series I wish there were but she has pretty much wrapped it up Edgar is dead but at his reuest and that of his lawyeruncle Angela agrees to go to his childhood home at Greystone Chase to try to prove that Edgar did not kill his wife Selina although he was convicted of her murder and then escaped; she feels she owes it to him for saving her life She is still recovering from her own courtroom trauma as told in the previous book which should be read BEFORE this oneShe meets several people who live or are visiting in the area and also meets what is left of the de Lisle family Edgar's brother and his wife; his father Roger the autocrat and his mother are both now dead Angela poses as a possible buyer for the house in order to gain an entree and calls on Freddy to help her he decides to play the role of her son which ticks Angela off a bit Her driver William is also called on to help several times By uestioning servants and local people Angela gains a picture of what happened all those years ago when Selina was murdered However unwillingly she does manage to find proof that Edgar didn't do it and considers herself even But complications followA good wrap up of the series although there would be room to continue which apparently the author does not want to do with the exception of a short story I enjoyed this series very much

  7. Mayten Mayten says:

    I chose this in desperation when I couldn’t find anything I wanted to read I’d read the first three books in the series and enjoyed them at least that’s my memory from several years back Certainly the author’s writing style has improved from the first three to this last in the series And I tend to enjoy an old fashioned mystery where the reader is restricted to the main character’s POV and what shehe finds out While that mostly means a series of interviews it usually makes for a fun game of whodunit Unfortunately in this case you suspect the killer very early on and read only to see when and how Angela figures it out It took her much too long sifting through one unlikely suspect after another The murder itself is banal hence I guess its predictability In place of surprising revelations we have Angela’s lengthy ruminations over Valencourt her lost love There is no real climax and the romantic ending is like the mystery trite and surprisingly unsatisfying This may be a good ending for those who have followed through all ten of the Marchmont mysteries but it wasn’t a good read for me

  8. Dorothy J. Barkell Dorothy J. Barkell says:

    Wonderful storytellingI had read some of these books in the past but never put them all together A few weeks ago I read books 3 6 and realized how much I truly enjoyed them I couldn't wait toget to the next one to find out what was happening tomy friends and especially to Angela Each bookon its own was interesting and satisfying but I think once I began to put them together I realized the big picture was even greater than the sum of its parts I don't want to spoil the reading for someone else but please read them alland live with these characters while their lives play out This is one of the best most intriguing and most feeling series I have ever read Thank you Clara Benson so much Could you maybe write one or two Angela Marchmont stories so we can revel in her new life? Thank you so much f

  9. Scot Scot says:

    Now that Angela has evaded the hangman's noose and is ready to give up detecting she gets a letter imploring her to revisit the case of the love of her life Edgar Valencourt found guilty of strangling his wife over a decade earlier believed perished in a fatal fall from a bridge after he escaped prison Although he is dead and gone he had offered his life to protect hers and he claims he was innocent Can she in this final book change the status of that ruling and case? Should she bother?? If you've read all the earlier books nothing here will surprise you but there is a sense of closure

  10. Jughead Jughead says:

    A good final book to end the series If you are looking for a casual 20th century style detective fiction with heart warming characters and witty narrative you might enjoy this When you read a long series like this one one wishes that the characters in the book were real They are wonderfully portrayed their behaviour their idiosyncrasies along with their flaws skilfully captured After reading this I would like nothing than to meet these characters in real life and it feels a little sad to be not able to know what happens in their lives afterwards

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