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Weekend at Thrackley: British Library Crime Classics    by Alan Melville order for
Weekend at Thrackley
by Alan Melville
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Poisoned Pen, 2018 (2018)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Six Londoners are invited to a country house in the English mystery, Weekend at Thrackley, one of a series of British Library Crime Classics that has offered excellent reading for mystery fans.

Jim Henderson plays an important part in this story. Edwin Carson is the host for this weekend party. None of the six guests really know Carson or each other and are perplexed as to why they were invited.

Carson is a collector of very expensive jewels, keeping his valuable stones in a steel protected vault in the cellar, gotten to by a hidden lift. He acquires his stones by replacing others' jewelry with fake copies, and he has his eye on some wonderful stones owned by his guests.

Jim is immediately attracted to Carson's daughter Mary. Mary knows what her father is up to and wants no part of it. Thrackley is a wonderfully welcoming house enjoyed by all the guests. However, they feel that something is up and wish to leave.

The plot is a good one. It depends on fantasizing the action, which makes this a really good story. Charge up your sense of humor and start reading.

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