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The Wychford Poisoning Case nd Roger Sheringham novel



10 thoughts on “The Wychford Poisoning Case

  1. says:

    This is the second mystery featuring Roger Sheringham and was first published in 1926 It follows The Layton Court Mystery 1925 and is followed by, Roger Sherringham and the Vane Mystery, in 1927 However, while most of the books in the series have been re released, and now most are on kindle, author Anthony Berkeley refused to allow this to be re printed and it has now become diffi


  2. says:

    3.5 5 Full review can be found at 3.5 5 Full review can be found at


  3. says:

    Ah, another Sheringham novel..This time Berkeley gave us his commentary on British law He commented that the innocent until proven guilty thing, doesn t exactly ring true as the words said It was, actually, quite the contrary Why not When a case is in the public interest, public opinion seems to have decided that the accused party is indeed guilty The until proven guilty part makes people f


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    Mrs Bentley is on remand waiting to be tried for poisoning her husband John Bentley Roger Sheringham, on no very definite evidence, believes her to be innocent even though he hasn t met any of the people involved in the case He travels to Wychford with a friend who has a cousin living in the town to do some investigation himself in an attempt to clear Mrs Bentley s name.It soon becomes clear tha


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    2.5 stars actually.Although it was a jolly ol mystery the scenes with the niece were quite irritating Dash it all , she was an unnecessary prop that wasn t given any depth of character or modicum of intellect and frankly, both Roger and Alex were downright mean to her The scene where he is spanking her and her dad just ignores it, feels terribly wrong even just to read through.No explanation is given


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    I understand that as he wroteandmysteries Anthony Berkeley becameinterested in the psychology behind the murderer s motive, but I don t think he really pulls it off here This just feels like a 1920s whodunnit with a heck of lot of talking andtalking and speculating and explicating In this case all of that talking isabout the state of mind and relationships of the suspects.Surprisingly, based on the reps o


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    Our intrepid novelist and private investigator Roger Sheringham is intrigued by the case of Mrs Bentley, a woman accused of poisoning her husband with arsenic There appears to be overwhelming circumstantial evidence against Mrs Bentley but Sheringham feels this to be rather too much, and suspects that Mrs Bentley might actually be innocent.Without any delay, Sheringham and his Scots sidekick Alec, set off for


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    Roger Sheringham, best selling novelist, man about town and occasional amateur detective, decides that a young woman accused of poisoning her husband is innocent Why he feels this way is not made clear it appears to be a kind of contrarian thinking As a matter of fact, Sheringham never meets the prisoner, never writes to her or consults her in any way He conducts his investigation by getting himself and his best fr


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    Mrs Bentley poisoned her husband, everyone knows that It s obvious Except to Roger Sheringham, who maintains she could be innocent He sets out to secretly investigate, assisted in a loose sense by Alec and Sheila With a mixture of psychological deduction and traditional sleuthing, he eventually arrives at the truth And, because it s Anthony Berkeley, you get a few plausible but wrong solutions thrown at you too I can se


  10. says:

    There almost always is something comforting in reading a golden age detective Not too serious, not too silly either Cozy, entertaining and yes sometimes the blatant racism or antisemitism can dampen my enthusiasm But this was ridiculous Never read a novelsexist than this one The scenes concerning the niece made me cringe at first and eventually laugh with uneasiness Won t continue this series.


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