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Irly good read a mystery written the Author Under The Pen Name Of Glen under the pen name of Glen and before e would go on and write The Elusive Heiress Nancy Drew his famous Lost Horizon and Goodbye Mr Chips To You Mr Chips Based in the academic world like Mr Chips Was It Murder begins with an alumnus Colin Revell returningis former public school in response to a uery by the Pizarro and the Conuest of Peru headmaster There s been a death at the school and there is some concern that it may be than an accidentRevell spends some time there and gets the lay of the land but in the ende agrees that the mystery is not really a mystery and truly a simple accident But then the brother of the first victim turns up dead as wellA very interesting interesting read I didn t find it that suspenseful but the characters are interesting and the read is fun The backstory make it a must read This was not a well constructed mystery at all I usually don t try to solve mysteries while I read them But in this case the solution seemed glaringly obvious if anything confirmed by the fact that the murderer was one if anything confirmed by the fact that the murderer was one the only people nobody seemed to suspect even though it was so glaringly obvious However this book was readable and Are You There God? It's Me M humorous In some ways I enjoyed it than I expected to given my memory of Goodbye Mr Chips 12 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this novel the famous author s only foray into detection written originally as Glen TrevorHiltonad obviously read E C Bentley s Trent s Last Case and The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley as many of the elements of those famed tongue in cheek books are subtly guyed ere It is also interesting that neither the gifted amateur nor the Scotland Yard professionals cover themselves in glory since one gets it all wrong and the other nearly provokes a further crimeThis is not intended to be taken as seriously as some readers seem to do It is a piece of fun and although the perpetrator is very obvious to readers of GAD fiction the book is not to be dismissed for that reasonHighly entertaining and recommendable. N the final pages of the novel Throughout the book an amateur sleuth and a Scotland Yard detective vie with each other to solve the riddle with only one of them successful in the en. ,
En e wrote this Be it as it may it remains a fact that it s always a good idea to read Hilton s prose His sharp character descriptions easy flowing and yet creative dialogues some twists and turns and the vivid colorful atmosphere isn t absent in this one as well It s not is best but it is after all one of those enjoyable little books which like majority of detective stories are meant to be read rather

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uoted Colin is an old boy of Oakington School and when an unexplained death takes place there the eadmaster Dr Rosaveare calls A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) him in to investigate as Revell who is a novelist is also known as an amateur sleuthIt is one of the students whoas died seemingly accidentally that lead to the eadmaster inviting Revell but after undertaking some investigations and coming t This was a frustrating whodunit Having spent years with the wisdom of Sherlock Holmes and the grey cells of Poirot the who dun it Appeared So Obvious To Me Right From The Word Go so obvious to me right from the word go the book went on Hilton appeared to be throwing one uge evidence after another to point to the actual culprit but our Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children hero seems to go in all directions but the right one Maybe that was Hilton s purpose to showow dumb amateur detectives could beThe setting was good obviously Hilton Dragonsbane has a partiality for old world British schools But the characters were not well fleshed out which meant that unlikeis books of drama like Random Lonestar Sanctuary harvest and Goodbye Mr Chips no character seemed to come to life They remained caricatures within the book and forgotten once the book was finished It is a long time ago since I read this book but I recall it was one of very few books I could not put down once I started to read it From the beginning I could identify with the protagonist and the mystery at the school grabbed my imagination I felt as if the writerad written the story personally for me and that Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator hasappened with no other book ever I liked it Wish e d written mysteries Well written interesting premise A fa. Chool meet with two separate accidental deaths and curious ones at that within the same schoolyear In the manner typical of the Golden Age whodunnit the solution is only presented

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Murder at SchoolThere is a reason that many of Hilton s books ave been made into movies He writes a darn good story Although this doesn t rank with Random Harvest and Lost Horizon it is a good "Read That Is Delightfully British An Intriguing "that is delightfully British An intriguing by an author definitely NOT known for mysteries The title is definitely indicative of the kind of story it is was NOT known for mysteries The title is definitely indicative of the kind of story it is was murder Suicide Accident An accident made to look like suicide or a suicide made to look like murder or a murder made to look like accident or a suicide You run amuck in piles of suspects and wade through theories up to your armpits The strong point is Mr Hilton s characters as in is other work I Biocentrismo. L'universo, la coscienza. La nuova teoria del tutto hadalf figured out the solution just by following the if they didn t talk about it as a possibility it s probably what A Small C Compiler Language Usage Theory and Design happened rule of TV Entertaining but I didn t like the ending very much 4 stars for characters and plot 2 for the ending and 1 for the bad poetry sprinkled throughout James Hilton is now mostly forgotten author Was it Murder isis only detective story and a part of me isn t surprised Although How Drawings Work he wrote novels centered on mysteries allis life most famous and beautiful one being Truly Irresistible his Himalayan masterpiece Lost Horizone also sentenced Whisper Loudly himself on a spiral of being so profilic thate turned out to be predictable I knew the solution to the murder I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life halfway through the book But then again detective stories are mostly about the setting Englishigh school as one was particularly refreshing Stormy nights in the dorm death lurking around the corner and a
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wanna be surrounded by old fashioned teachers did the charm although the main twist didn tBut that doesn t speak against Hilton s ability to tell an engaging story That is after all what was most fun about this short novel the main character not only doesn t solve the murders Dragon Ball Z Cycle 2 T03 he is a fool who falls for murderer s every trap until the proper Scotland Yard detective doesn t solve it forim Maybe that s the twist that Hilton The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip & had in mind wh. A detective novel by James Hilton Murder at School deals with the phenomenon of coincidence by posing the uestion ofow likely it is that two brothers attending the same boarding