The Clock Strikes Twelve

  • by Patricia Wentworth
  • 1942 / 268 pages / audio 7h 58m read by Diana Bishop
  • rating – 6

At a a family New Year’s Eve party, James Paradine the patriarch, announces that someone has betrayed the family and that he will wait until midnight for a confession. But the next morning his body is found – he’s dead and likely been murdered by someone who was at the party.  There are no less than 10 possible suspects.  The family thinks that the police will manipulate a suspect so they hire their own investigator.  This book is totally Agatha Christie vein.   Fun but somewhat dated.

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