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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Anthony Berkeley
ISBN: 0755102177
Subcategory: Mystery
Pages 280 pages
Publisher House of Stratus Ltd; New edition edition (January 1, 2001)
Language English
Category: Mystery and Suspense
Rating: 4.3
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The piccadilly murder. Born in 1893, Anthony Berkeley (Anthony Berkeley Cox) was a British crime writer and a leading member of the genre’s Golden Age. Educated at Sherborne School and University College London, Berkeley served in the British army during WWI before becoming a journalist. His first novel, The Layton Court Murders, was published anonymously in 1925. It introduced Roger Sheringham, the amateur detective who features in many of the author’s novels including the classic Poisoned Chocolates Case.

CHITTERWICK GOES A-VISITING And there for a time, so far as Mr. Chitterwick was concerned, the matter rested. A newspaper sensation was created, of course. A newspaper sensation was created, of course unge, the Fatal Table, the smart waitress, the doorkeeper, and the wife of one of the charwomen’s brother, appeared in every journal worth its circulation. Mr. Chitterwick appeared too, decorated with a deprecatory beam. But the caption attached to him was only Saw Suspected Man with Aunt ; the vital part of his evidence remained a secret between himself and the police.

Anthony Berkeley Cox was born in 1893 in Watford, and educated at Sherborne School and . The Piccadilly Murder (1929).

Anthony Berkeley Cox was born in 1893 in Watford, and educated at Sherborne School and University College, Oxford. After serving in the British Army in World War I, he worked as a journalist for many years, contributing to such magazines as Punch and The Humorist. He also wrote for the Sunday Times in the 1940s and for the Manchester Guardian, later The Guardian, from the mid-1950s until 1970. The Floating Admiral (1931) (written in collaboration with eleven members of the Detection Club).

Anthony Berkeley (pen name of British writer Anthony Berkeley Cox, 1893-1971) was one of the most clever and witty mystery .

Anthony Berkeley (pen name of British writer Anthony Berkeley Cox, 1893-1971) was one of the most clever and witty mystery writers of the so-called Golden Age. THE PICCADILLY MURDER (1929) is the second and the weakest of his three mysteries featuring amateur criminologist Ambrose Chitterwick, but it still has a good fair-play Puzzle for readers to test their wits with, plus many astute and amusing observations on human nature. The opening chapter of THE PICCADILLY MURDER presents Mr. Chitterwick becoming the key eye-witness to a murder in the lounge of the Piccadilly Palace Hotel.

The Piccadilly Murder book. The Piccadilly Murder simply doesn't stack up to Anthony Berkeley's books that feature the rascally gentleman reporter and amateur sleuth Roger Sheringham. The humorously witty Sheringham has a certain endearing quality despite his sometimes boorish behavior and his tendency to both to garrulousness and fabrication; Chitterwick, so timid that he'd begun balding before he kissed a woman on the cheek (except for cousins), is a pale shadow in comparison to the larger-than-life Sheringham.

Has Mr Ambrose Chitterwick witnessed suicide or murder at the Piccadilly Palace Hotel? Chief Inspector Moresby of Scotland Yard believes Major Sinclair, her nephew and heir, poisoned the old lady, and he has Chitterwick down as chief witness for the prosecution.

The Piccadilly Murder (1929) features Berkeley’s spasmodic and unusual serial character, Ambrose Chitterwick .

The Piccadilly Murder (1929) features Berkeley’s spasmodic and unusual serial character, Ambrose Chitterwick, who first appears in The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929) and his final highly memorable appearance is i.

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Gldasiy
First published in 1929, this is a mystery which is full of complex sets of events. Although Roger Sheringham does not make an appearance, his friend, Mr. Chitterwick, is the amateur sleuth and a truly delightful character. The book is an excellent mystery, with extensive character development, brilliant grammar and vocabulary, and a very complex and intriguing plot.
Mmsa
I have become a devoted reader of English murder mysteries. Anthony Berkeley's unique skill of animating complex, and interesting characters knows few rivals. It is pure self indulgence to read his ample body of work, under both of his names of course. He is truly a gifted writer who 's books are pure pleasure.
Kazigrel
I like this author's style and I liked this book!
Cherry The Countess
No detective is more endearing than Mr. Ambrose Chitterwick, hero of three novels by golden age mystery writer Anthony Berkeley. Mr Chitterwick, meek, mild, rotund, bespectacled, and slipping into middle age, lives with, for, and in fear of his iron-willed aunt at her house in Chiswick. When he is fortunate enough to have a brief break from his nephewly duties, he enjoys spending time observing the crowd in the lounge of the Piccadilly Palace Hotel, where he can surreptitiously pass judgment on every sort of person from country vicar to city prostitute as they sip their coffee or tea, and speculate on the lives they lead and the secrets they guard. Despite his shyness, Mr. Chitterwick possesses just a bit of Pickwickian daring, and when a very dignified old lady -- possibly someone's aunt -- drops dead in front of his eyes, he is quick to take decisive action as he remembers the suspicious behavior of the red-haired young man -- possibly someone's nephew -- who had shared a table with her.

The police lose no time in identifying a suspect, and Inspector Moresby of Scotland Yard, grateful to Mr. Chitterwick for doing his duty, is eager to make an arrest. Mr. Chitterwick, proud as he is of providing an important eyewitness account, is kind-hearted enough to regret that his word alone may suffice to send a man to the gallows. Fate and his fascination with criminology (one of his hobbies, along with gardening and stamps) lead him to become more and more involved in the case's development, until unexpectedly he is compelled to question the evidence of his own eyes. Did he really see what he thought he was seeing?

Anthony Berkeley/Francis Iles/Anthony Berkeley Cox certainly ranks among the best of the best of early mystery writers. His prose is literate and stylish, his characterization rounded and realistic, and his plotting organic and believable. even while twisting back on itself. The Chitterwicks, nephew and aunt, the last of their name, one with his Victorian manners and ethics, the other with her Jacobean house, pet canaries, and collections of mosses, minerals, and beetles, could be characters out of Dickens or Trollope. The same might be said of the other aunt and nephew, the Sinclairs, victim and suspect, with the rich aunt threatening to disinherit the poor nephew if he refuses to marry the girl of her choosing. This book is near to perfecton, in my opinion.
artman
Anthony Berkeley (pen name of British writer Anthony Berkeley Cox, 1893-1971) was one of the most clever and witty mystery writers of the so-called Golden Age. THE PICCADILLY MURDER (1929) is the second and the weakest of his three mysteries featuring amateur criminologist Ambrose Chitterwick, but it still has a good fair-play Puzzle for readers to test their wits with, plus many astute and amusing observations on human nature. (The other two mysteries with Chitterwick are THE POISONED CHOCOLATES CASE [1929] and TRIAL AND ERROR [1937].)

The opening chapter of THE PICCADILLY MURDER presents Mr. Chitterwick becoming the key eye-witness to a murder in the lounge of the Piccadilly Palace Hotel. Later chapters lead Chitterwick, with good reason, to question and investigate the accuracy of what he thought he had witnessed, and most readers will probably delude themselves that they are far better detectives than he is when it comes to finding an excellent alternative solution to the puzzle. (I confess that, for nearly 200 pages, I myself felt somewhat let down, distrusting the author's ingenuity and dreading that this would turn out to be the case.)

The disappointing news is that, despite Mr. Chitterwick's repeated observation that the killer's biggest mistake was "elaboration" where simplicity would have succeeded, the final chapter's presentation of Chitterwick's solution includes details of at least six VERY far-fetched coincidences that led to the killer's conceiving and execution of the crime.

Furthermore, in the final chapters two events took place which I found objectionable: one was the suicide of the killer, because it was disappointingly trite and had been used in scores of vintage mysteries I've read; the other, the physical torture of a suspect, because I consider such a thing legally and morally wrong.

However, the excellent news is the real killer is far better hidden in this book than at first appears to be the case. And enough clues are presented to readers for that person to be correctly identified (based on motives and other factors) within about 70 pages of the ending. Are YOU feeling up to this challenge?