- Title: Death of My Aunt
- Author: C.H.B. Kitchin
- ISBN: 9780881845495
- Page: 365
- Format: Paperback
Tricked into delivering a fatal dose of poison to his wealthy aunt, Malcolm Warren, a conservative stockbroker, must solve the mystery of her murder before he becomes the prime suspect.
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“Whenever something has to be done in a hurry, my immediate impulse is to sit down and smoke a cigarette.” Sensible man – if not perhaps quite as active and astute as your average 1920s sleuth. But Malcolm Warren is strictly amateur – a stockbroker, comfortably earning £2 per week (plus commission) – who, faced with the death of his aunt, draws up a table of suspects since he “remembered enjoying a similar table in a book by Lynn Brock, and saw no reason why I should not adopt the m [...]
"Already, at 25, something of a fuddy-duddy, even a trifle eccentric, stockbroker Malcom Warren is summoned to visit his very rich and very autocractic aunt. Wealth gave Aunt Catherine power, a young husband, and a most unpleasant end."Tricked into handing Aunt Catherine a fatal dose of poison, Malcom must turn detective to protect himself--and his much maligned young uncle. Trouble is, Malcom is more a Watson than a Holmes."~~back coverIt just goes to show you. I loved Death of His Uncle, and w [...]
Malcolm is a rather inefficient stockbroker who gets an invitation from his wealthy Aunt Catherine to visit for the weekend. He's barely said hello when she is dead of poison. Malcolm and his Uncle Hannibal are both equal suspects in the police's eye, but Malcolm knows he didn't do it and he decides he'd better solve it before the police mess things up.I tracked this down on a recommendation from a LT friend, but it wasn't as good as I had hoped. Malcolm is fairly unsympathetic, but mostly it's [...]
Excellent mystery told in the first person. Short on characterization though, not one character seemed likable to me. But the mystery and plotting did make up for it. Malcolm was a good detective in his own right, making lists and deducing for himself to see if he could solve it before the police. The police had a very small role in this story which was a little different. After a rather drastic 'test' to see if 'uncle' Hannibal was the murderer, Malcolm became his one defender. Was he correct o [...]
Un buon Bassotto non mi delude mai. C'è tutto quello che mi piace in un giallo classico: l'atmosfera della casa di campagna inglese un po' isolata, il morto avvelenato che fa tanto zia Agatha, sospettati fin che se ne vuole. E un investigatore dilettante (un po' imbranatello, stavolta) che ama fare liste e schemi.Ore di piacevole evasione assicurate.
This is the first in a series of four books featuring Malcolm Warren, a stockbroker with a knack of getting embroiled in crime. Kitchin has an elegant writing style and can formulate an intriguing plot. The second book of the series is Crime at Christmas, the third is Death of his Uncle and the fourth, which is hard to find, The Cornish Fox.
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