Return to the Scene

Return to the Scene Serialized in the American weekly under the title The green diary

  • Title: Return to the Scene
  • Author: Q. Patrick
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Serialized in the American weekly under the title The green diary.

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    1. Q. Patrick

      Patrick Quentin, Q Patrick and Jonathan Stagge were pen names under which Hugh Callingham Wheeler 19 March 1912 26 July 1987 , Richard Wilson Webb August 1901 December 1966 , Martha Mott Kelly 30 April 1906 2005 and Mary Louise White Aswell 3 June 1902 24 December 1984 wrote detective fiction In some foreign countries their books have been published under the variant Quentin Patrick Most of the stories were written by Webb and Wheeler in collaboration, or by Wheeler alone Their most famous creation is the amateur sleuth Peter Duluth In 1963, the story collection The Ordeal of Mrs Snow was given a Special Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.


    1. At the heart of this mystery novel is a despicable, self-centered, duplicitous, mendacious, conniving and greedy family, and yet they are better, though only marginally, than the antagonist of the tale, around whose murder the plot revolves. The author does an admirable job at characterization, is actually too good at it since his exploration of their natures leaves the reader if not hating them all, then holding them in contempt. Even the best of the lot, a sister come to Bermuda for her niece‚ [...]

    2. Ihanaa hömppää. Teos lienee kirjailijanimestä huolimatta naisen kirjoittama. Tarina on luultavasti alun perin julkaistu jatkokertomuksena jossakin 1940-luvun aikakauslehdessä ja koottu romaaniksi vasta myöhemmin. Juonenkäänteet ovat yllättäviä, ja jokainen luku päättyy lähes lapsellisen kutkuttavaan tilanteeseen aivan kuten nuorten jännitysromaaneissa.Murha palmurannalla on köykäinen mutta taitavasti punottu murhamysteeri, joka sijoittuu varakkaaseen sukukartanoon Bermudan parat [...]

    3. pretty much a damsel in distress--very different from Patrick Quentin's/Quentin Patrick's other, more noir-ish books. Young woman returns to Hawaii to prevent her young cousin's marriage to a horrible rake. Rake is killed, and every single person in the story lies to the police and each other. A totally "least likely person" for the murderer, but once can--just barely--accept it.

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