Tragedy at Ravensthorpe

Tragedy at Ravensthorpe At Ravensthorpe a lonely country house inherited by Maurice Chacewater a masked ball is in progress amid scenes of great gaiety celebrating the honor of his sister s coming of age What each guest was

  • Title: Tragedy at Ravensthorpe
  • Author: J.J. Connington Curtis Evans
  • ISBN: 9781616463083
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • At Ravensthorpe a lonely country house inherited by Maurice Chacewater a masked ball is in progress amid scenes of great gaiety, celebrating the honor of his sister s coming of age What each guest was to wear had been kept a secret and all who enter Ravensthorpe that night wear masks Cecil, who is on bad terms with his brother Maurice, arranges a practical joke with seveAt Ravensthorpe a lonely country house inherited by Maurice Chacewater a masked ball is in progress amid scenes of great gaiety, celebrating the honor of his sister s coming of age What each guest was to wear had been kept a secret and all who enter Ravensthorpe that night wear masks Cecil, who is on bad terms with his brother Maurice, arranges a practical joke with several young friends to plunge Ravensthorpe into darkness and to carry out a mock burglary at a given moment but the plan is overheard The ensuing situation is doubly complicated In the drama that follows, the theft of rare Leonardo da Vinci medallions, thrilling chases through the woods, secret passages, suicides and murders, all have their places Everything is woven into one complex and exciting pattern, and the final unravelment by Sir Clinton Driffield is masterly Tragedy at Ravensthorpe was published in 1927 The Coachwhip edition includes an introduction by Curtis Evans.

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    1. This is the second book in the Clinton Driffield series. I enjoyed the first one and decided, belatedly to read the rest of the series. In this one Driffield is invited to a fancy dress party by some old friends. He has series reservations about the security of a valuable collection of artefacts which will be on show. His worries prove not to be unfounded when a practical joke collides with a robbery and then is followed by murder.To modern readers it may seem odd that the Chief Constable overse [...]

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