The Murder at Sissingham Hall - Clara Benson

The Murder at Sissingham Hall

By Clara Benson

  • Release Date: 2013-03-16
  • Genre: British Detectives
Score: 4
From 1,637 Ratings


"It's absolutely delightful, and I would recommend it to anyone who's a fan of Sarah Caudwell, or Agatha Christie, or anyone who loves really clever British murder mysteries set in the '20s." - Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl.

On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful wife Rosamund was once Knox's fiancee. But in the dead of night Sir Neville is murdered. Who did it? As suspicion falls on each of the house guests in turn, Knox finds himself faced with deception and betrayal on all sides, and only the enigmatic Angela Marchmont seems to offer a solution to the mystery. This 1920s whodunit will delight all fans of traditional country house murder stories.


  • Great title for a great book

    By tward_5.0
    The best thing about this book is that it’s never a dull moment. This is the first book I’ve started and actually finished in the past 10 years. I do not read at all, but this book had my mind locked in. Totally worth every minute of reading.
  • Very good

    By Lucky One 654321
    Draws you in and keeps you guessing. Very good read.
  • Great book!

    By Caitlin Ledford (author)
    This is a great story! I loved it! I had me guessing with each page! I ended up fallowing each character closely and begging for more when I finished it! I binge read for 3 hours because of all the turns! I highly recommend this to mystery lovers out there!
  • Don’t even start this series

    By 522010
    I love historical mystery series, and I read many. I cannot believe this series made it past the first entry. There is very limited character development beyond stereotypes, and the main character is simply too silly and stupid to make the reader care about his plight.
  • Very good read!

    By froggy2693
    This story in written in such a way that your drawn to want to know more about the characters. The read is easy and enjoyable and the plot is well written.
  • Me

    By TvTzcT
    Good enough
  • Amazing book, so many plot twists

    It had so many twists and turns
  • Can’t wait to read the others

    By Melek2223
    I knew who the killer was right away but it did not take away from a good book. I wanted to found out exactly how they did it the moment I knew. Can’t wait to read the rest of the books.
  • A good English murder mystery

    By Judydokota
    I have always enjoyed English mysteries. This was no exception. It had twists and turns, and surprises. I would recommend it.
  • Loved it!

    By Carwin35
    Great characters and a fun read!