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10 thoughts on “The Warrielaw Jewel

  1. says:

    The aristocratic Edinburgh family is famed for three things a fabulous jewel that has been in the family's possession for hundreds of years their unusual blazing gold green eyes and being as crazy as loonsNewly married new

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    Originally published in 1933 this is one of two mysteries written by Winifred Peck – the other being “Arrest the Bishop?” – as well as a number of other works I first came across Winifred Peck while reading “The Knox Brothers” by Penelope Fitzgerald about her uncle’s; one of whom was Ronald Knox a founder member of the Detection Club That family also had two sisters of which Winifred was one and I was intrigued to read some

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    I didn't get very far before I decided this is just too awful to keep reading Maybe too awful isn't uite fair b

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    This is a well written capable mystery from the Golden Age Published in the 1930s it is set before World War I For me it lacked a certain spark a uirkiness of character a whimsy or Wimsey that raises a story to five stars But it had strong characters and plenty of complexity to baffle the reader and the solution was not obviousNarrated by the young wife of an Edinburgh lawyer it focuses on a family represented by her husband the

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    It took a while for me to get interested in this But eventually it caught fire for me I was going along half drowsing when all of a sudden this unpleasant family was in an argument over a jewel and Mrs Betty Morrison noticed that her husband

  6. says:

    A good readThis is an excellent crime story but I did not enjoy it uite as much as her “Arrest the Bishop”

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    I did like this book as the plot was good and the characters were interesting once I had sorted them out Set in the Edwardian era in Edinburgh we encounter the feuds and ill feeling of the clans and families The family in uestion have a long history revolving around a jeweled pendant and it's worth The narrator being a solicitor's English wife who I did find a little annoying I did feel that the book was dragged out longer than necessary

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    A 35

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    The Warrielaw Jewel is historical murder mystery set in Edwardian era Edinburgh revolving around the bitterly conflict ridden Warrielaw family a once wealthy clan whose remaining members are at odds over whether to sell a valuable family heirloom Narrator Betty Morrison newlywed young wife of the Warrielaw family lawyer becomes a rather unwilling witness to the struggle through her social obligations to her husband's

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    Edinburgh was not in those days a city but a fortuitous collection of clans Beneath a society always charming and interesti

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Review â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Winifred Peck

Will become a crucial witness in a case that includes mysterious disappearances of gems and people as well as wholesale murder The Warrielaw Jewel was originally published in 1933 This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Martin Edwar. I did like this book as the plot was good and the characters were interesting once I had sorted them out Set in the Edwardian era in Edinburgh we encounter the feuds and ill feeling of the clans and families The family in uestion have a long history revolving around a jeweled pendant and it s worth The narrator being a solicitor s English wife who I did find a little annoying I did feel that the book was dragged out longer than necessary but it was uniue insofar as at one point the book tells you to stop reading and decide from the information you have read what the outcome will be

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‘Listen I see I’d better take you into my confidence’ ‘I’d rather you didn’t’ I said Betty Morrison a lawyer’s wife is flung into the society of an ancient Edinburgh family the Warrielaws There’s Neil the Rip Cora the Siren Rhoda the Business. Originally published in 1933 this is one of two mysteries written by Winifred Peck the other being Arrest the Bishop as well as a number of other works I first came across Winifred Peck while reading The Knox Brothers by Penelope Fitzgerald about her uncle s one of whom was Ronald Knox a founder member of the Detection Club That family also had two sisters of which Winifred was one and I was intrigued to read something by herThis mystery is set in 1909 when Betty marries John Morrison a partner in an Edinburgh law firm Through him she meets the Warrilaw s a family at war over their large old fashioned house and an expensive jewel When one of the sisters is killed Betty finds herself in the middle of the mystery and a witness who could hold the key to the answer of what happened I liked the characters in this book with the artistic Neil the elderly sisters Jessica and Mary forceful Rhoda Cora and pretty Alison Betty s brother Dennis who falls heavily for Alison is also involved in the investigation along with Bob Stuart a private investigator called in by Betty s husband John Although it is set before WWI as though Betty is telling the story to her children this is very much a Golden Age mystery where the author stops the story at one point exhorting the reader to work out whodunnit at that point As a fan of mysteries from this era I am delighted so many previously out of print authors are getting a new lease of life I found this an interesting read and look forward to reading by this author

Review â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Winifred Peck

Woman and Alison the little Beauty – not to mention the formidable elderly Jessica and her meek sister Mary The family all possess unusual gold green eyes – and harbour a precious and historic jewel a bauble under constant threat of theft The alarmed Betty. This is a well written capable mystery from the Golden Age Published in the 1930s it is set before World War I For me it lacked a certain spark a uirkiness of character a whimsy or Wimsey that raises a story to five stars But it had strong characters and plenty of complexity to baffle the reader and the solution was not obviousNarrated by the young wife of an Edinburgh lawyer it focuses on a family represented by her husband the Warrielaws a family who have developed mutual resentments over generations As usual in such situations who will inherit and what they will inherit are the focus of conflict The Warrielaws are a pretty unpleasant bunch so when a key member of the family goes missing there is plenty of suspicion to go around There is an ancestral home and an heirloom jewel to uarrel over as well as all the petty feuds that develop when people who think highly of their heritage live in too close proximityFor some readers all the unpleasantness could be too much and the non Warrielaw characters are not well developed enough to provide much relief In particular I was a bit sueamish about one of the lower class characters in service to the family But the mystery itself is twisty and rife with confusing detail I enjoyed the book even if it didn t set me on fire