First published by Collins in 1928, this was the first of 22 mystery novels by Vernon Loder, one of the most popular British mystery-thriller writers of his generation.When a guest at Stowe House is found dead, killed by a lethal dart, suspicion naturally falls on the resident collector of poisoned weapons from tribes in South America. With the entire house party as potentFirst published by Collins in 1928, this was the first of 22 mystery novels by Vernon Loder, one of the most popular British mystery-thriller writers of his generation.When a guest at Stowe House is found dead, killed by a lethal dart, suspicion naturally falls on the resident collector of poisoned weapons from tribes in South America. With the entire house party as potential suspects, what part did the woman explorer play in this sinister tragedy? The local police are baffled, and call on the help of an amateur, whose recent assignment working with bushmen in Africa brings new insight into an increasingly unconventional investigation . . .This Detective Story Club classic is introduced by mystery genre collector and expert Nigel Moss, who looks at how one of the most dependable Golden Age authors has been forgotten....
|Title||:||The Mystery at Stowe|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
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The Mystery at Stowe Reviews
"The Mystery at Stowe" is a fun and well-written gem from the golden age detective fiction era. Not only it is full of suspense but as well sweet and interesting. Pacy, entertaining and classy, I couldn't ask for more. Any vintage mysteries lovers would find it a delectable read. This re-issuance by Harper Collins features a recent introduction together with the one from the original release. Having both introductions in one edition, to me, is a nice additional bonus. I am delighted to bump into the Detective Club series published by Harper Collins picking the forgotten gems from its vaults. The series features awesome vintage dust jackets which I think they look absolutely stunning!Will definitely want to read more less known titles from the series.
I love that these Detective Club novels have re-surfaced, I am a huge fan of Golden Age crime so these books are perfect for me. When a guest is found dead from a poison dart, suspicions are rife and the local constabulary are stumped. 'The Mystery At Stowe' features everything we know and love about mysteries of this period – a country house, a party of suspects and an amateur sleuth. The characters featured in this tale are colourful and intriguing – a lady explorer, a collector of South American tribal darts and blow pipes, gossipy wives and a sleuth who is well-versed in South African bush men. I was kept guessing until the surprising solution was revealed. This was a quick enjoyable read for me and I'll be reaching for more in this series.
A quick , enjoyable read. Surprising ending.
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The solution is some unadulterated wtfery, up there with the Dickson Carr mystery where the guy takes off his legs. Otherwise a solid read, but probably would have worked better as a short story since some of the herrings and detection dragged on.