Jazz Age themed mystery novel of "Paul Nicosia's palatial and famous Temple of Youth [that] catered to London's world of fashion"....
|Title||:||Turmoil at Brede|
|Number of Pages||:||401 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Turmoil at Brede Reviews
The year is 1931, England! I would say this is a mystery action story and when you read it, it reads like a movie- with a strong jaw line and lovely ladies. This is a story that starts off running and you find a young lady trying to free her father from evil grip. She fails at the attempt but finds an ally and together they get into all sorts of dangerous predicaments. Scotland Yard, is also in on the affair having watched several suicides and mysterious deaths coincide with a great deal of money going missing. The story is of the period but with much more action that usual. One of Truss' earlier works of a long list of novels. Very surprised to read that only one was turned to a movie when it seems his work would lend itself very readily to the screen.
This is quite a tangle of intrigue. We have society matrons, a beautician, and lawyers dealing in a shady scam triangle to set up debutantes with proper marriages, then causing their deaths to cash in on their estates. Mr. Penn of Pentonville will immediately bring to mind Simon Templar (The Saint) of Leslie Charteris books, and fans of The Saint will feel right at home. He is an adventurer operating under an alias, just on the outside of the Law. Wealthy, with a fast car and fast fists. The action takes place at Brede Hall, the stereotypical country manse; complete with a tower and dungeon - and the Temple of Youth, an elaborate beauty parlor complete with hidden rooms, paintings on the wall with the eyes cut out so spies can peer through them, and a beautician who enjoys performing lobotomies on undesired witnesses. Mr. Penn's true identity will come as a surprise.