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The Five Facets of Murder af Salema Nazzal
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The Five Facets of Murder (udgave 2017)

af Salema Nazzal (Forfatter)

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The Percival diamond disappears when twins, William and Elsie Percival, are children. Not too long afterwards, their parents descend to their deaths over the edge of a cliff, leaving them the family estate coupled with a vast fortune.William and Elsie Percival grow up living a debauched life of partying, opulence and luxury. Soon enough, their money begins to dwindle, they have to concoct a plan to revive their waning funds. During one of their many parties, they unearth a trunk in the attic; the contents : the secret to the Percival diamond that allegedly went missing decades before. It seems Mary, their cousin, whom the siblings have not seen in many years, may be able to unlock the mystery and so a house party is organised in her honour. Mary, a prickly tempered spinster, takes the train to Oakmere and in her carriage she encounters a peculiar company, all of whom seem to have an inkling about the coveted jewel. The guests that arrive at Oakmere Hall are a mixed bunch. Death also pays a visit. Death is an insomniac that weekend: a poisoning, shooting and a fall bring Inspector Thomas and his bumbling sidekick Constable Turner hurrying up to the estate to try to get to the bottom of the enigma. Finally the mystery is solved, but is this the end, or has a plan for revenge just begun?… (mere)
Medlem:yafa2218
Titel:The Five Facets of Murder
Forfattere:Salema Nazzal (Forfatter)
Info:Pneuma Springs Publishing (2017), 220 pages
Samlinger:Read and Own
Vurdering:*****
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A fun house party whodunnit. Set in the country house where everyone has an agenda. Easy to follow but great woven tale. ( )
  Jeanine2000 | Jul 6, 2017 |
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5/5 stars

In the old-school style of Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, etc, Five Facets of Murder sees a group of characters assembling in an old mansion for the weekend, which turns out to be less fun than expected due to a murder, a missing diamond, and lots of red herrings. It's a great who-dunnit that will keep you guessing until the end (I did figure out where the diamond was. Or did I really?). There is a boat-load of deception, with every character keeping secrets and hiding ulterior motives. This makes them both likeable and irritating. Who can you trust if everybody keeps changing their stories? It's a fast read (I couldn't put it down) and there are tonnes of details, making it an enjoyable brain-candy of a book that will make you keep wondering after you've put it down.

Summary: Highly recommended to lovers of old-school who-dunnits.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on LibraryThing, in exchange for a fair review. Cross-posted on GoodReads, LibraryThing and Amazon. ( )
  SukiSu | Mar 14, 2017 |
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This is a nostalgic trip back to the days of country house murders. The plot is suitably convoluted and entertaining - family secrets, a missing diamond and characters with shady pasts - but I couldn't really engage with the book as a whole. I kept running into distracting details which didn't quite ring true for the era in which the book was supposedly set, and I found the writing style to be rather awkward, as a result of which I couldn't really engage with any of the characters. I also would have liked there to have been an element of detective work in the denouement: it seemed that everything was revealed by chance. I'm sure there are many people who would enjoy this story, but it wasn't for me. ( )
  Askapart | Mar 6, 2017 |
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I was beyond speechless. There were so many unexpected twists and turns, I never knew what to expect at the end. Salema Nazzal did a stellar job making the end a bit of a cliffhanger. I will a bit that the first 50 or so pages were rough going and I had to plod through them. But, Boy was it worth it! ( )
  yafa2218 | Mar 1, 2017 |
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As a fan of Agatha Christie I enjoyed this book with its red herrings and plot twists. Characters that you start out despising and end up loving or vice versa. It even provides laugh out loud moments.

Who knows where the missing Percival diamond is hidden, who committed murder, are the two related? Will the self-doubting inspector solve the crime?

I'm definitely looking forward to reading more books by this author. ( )
  Lytes2C | Feb 26, 2017 |
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The Percival diamond disappears when twins, William and Elsie Percival, are children. Not too long afterwards, their parents descend to their deaths over the edge of a cliff, leaving them the family estate coupled with a vast fortune.William and Elsie Percival grow up living a debauched life of partying, opulence and luxury. Soon enough, their money begins to dwindle, they have to concoct a plan to revive their waning funds. During one of their many parties, they unearth a trunk in the attic; the contents : the secret to the Percival diamond that allegedly went missing decades before. It seems Mary, their cousin, whom the siblings have not seen in many years, may be able to unlock the mystery and so a house party is organised in her honour. Mary, a prickly tempered spinster, takes the train to Oakmere and in her carriage she encounters a peculiar company, all of whom seem to have an inkling about the coveted jewel. The guests that arrive at Oakmere Hall are a mixed bunch. Death also pays a visit. Death is an insomniac that weekend: a poisoning, shooting and a fall bring Inspector Thomas and his bumbling sidekick Constable Turner hurrying up to the estate to try to get to the bottom of the enigma. Finally the mystery is solved, but is this the end, or has a plan for revenge just begun?

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