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  • Paperback
  • 229 pages
  • Death of His Uncle
  • C.H.B. Kitchin
  • English
  • 09 March 2019
  • 0881845507

10 thoughts on “Death of His Uncle

  1. says:

    Synopsis Warren, a young English stockbroker, is asked by his friend, Dick Findlay, to look into the disappearance of Findlay s uncle.


  2. says:

    Sometimes a reviewer praises a mystery that transcends the genre It sounds condescending, but I do understand what the reviewer is trying to convey This very talented author seems to have been conflicted about it himself He had great success with his four mysteries featuring stock broker and amateur detective Malcolm Warren, but he wrote straight novels, too, and was disturbed that they achieved critical success, but didn t sell very well.I identify with him in valuing mysteries because t Sometimes a reviewer praises a mystery that transcends the genre It sounds condescending, but I do understand what the reviewer is trying to convey This very talented author seems to have been conflicted about it himself He had great success with his four mysteries featuring stock broker and amateur detective Malcolm Warren, but he wrote straight novels, too, and was disturbed that they achieved critical success, but didn t sell very well.I identify with him in valuing mysteries because they give such wonderful insight into daily life My favorite mysteries are those with fascinating characters and a plot that gives me a peek into life in a different time and place After all, the solution to a mystery frequently lies in some obscure detail of routine life that a snooty novelist wouldn t bother to note I can reread a good mystery with enjoyment even knowing whodunnit because the mystery is secondary to the story and characters.This is a fine mystery, but it s also a brilliant examination of two very different young men and the paths that their lives have taken since they met at Oxford Warren was a plodder from a boring, middle class family Dick Findlay was a brilliant, popular classmate with an intriguing background and a talent for keeping the spotlight directed on himself And yet it s the slow and steady Warren who has achieved success, while the dazzling Findlay lives with an irritating uncle and works at a mundane job As Dick observes bitterly, it s quite a come down.I wonder if Kitchin saw himself in the character of Dick Findlay He was born into a wealthy family and was widely admired for his charm and his multiple talents and interests The difference is that he was a shrewd investor and made a fortune in the stock market which financed his hobbies chess, bridge, and breeding and racing greyhounds Was moody, dissatisfied Dick Findlay the man he felt HE would have become if forced to live in poor circumstances The contrast between the two young men adds interest to a very good mystery the disappearance of Findlay s wealthy, unlikable Uncle Hamilton The story plays out as nicely as any mystery I ve ever read and the ending is both surprising and entirely logical.The book and Kitchin s first DEATH OF MY AUNT have been printed and re printed and you should be able to pick up paperbacks for a few dollars You won t regret it


  3. says:

    Had it not been for my inability to mash potatoes I think it quite possible that I might never have embarked on this third case of mine Malcolm Warren returns The mild mannered stockbroker, and hero of Death of My Aunt, is called upon by a brilliant but failed old school chum to investigate the disappearance of a wealthy uncle The search ranges from the wild Cornish coastline to a garden nursery south of London And against all odds, it is Malcom s unwilling persistence that finally unrav Had it not been for my inability to mash potatoes I think it quite possible that I might never have embarked on this third case of mine Malcolm Warren returns The mild mannered stockbroker, and hero of Death of My Aunt, is called upon by a brilliant but failed old school chum to investigate the disappearance of a wealthy uncle The search ranges from the wild Cornish coastline to a garden nursery south of London And against all odds, it is Malcom s unwilling persistence that finally unravels the skein back coverI loved this book Charmingly written, great characterization, etc Exceedingly readable But the best part of all there are clues, and the reader can actually draw conclusions and solve at least bits of the mystery on his or her own Cracking good fun I can t recommend it highly enough


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Death of His Uncle[PDF / EPUB] Death of His Uncle Malcolm Warren, a young English stockbroker, is asked by a friend, Dick Findlay, to look into the disappearance of Findlay s uncle Malcolm Warren, a young English stockbroker, is asked by a friend, Dick Findlay, to look into the disappearance of Findlay s uncle.


About the Author: C.H.B. Kitchin

CHB Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin was born in Yorkshire in He attended Exeter College, Oxford, and published his first book, a collection of poems, in His first novel, Streamers Waving, appeared in , and he scored his first Death of PDF/EPUB ² success with the mystery novel Death of My Aunt , which has been frequently reprinted and translated into a number of foreign languagesKitchin was a man of many interests and talents, being called to the bar in and later amassing a small fortune in the stock market He was also, at various times, a farmer and a schoolmaster, and his many talents included playing the piano, chess, and bridge He was also an avid collector of antiques and objets d artKitchin was a lifelong friend of L P Hartley, with whose works Kitchin s were often compared, and was also a friend and mentor to Francis King, who later acted as Kitchin s literary executor In his introduction to the Valancourt edition of Kitchin s The Book of Life, King recalls meeting Kitchin after the two wrote fan letters to one another in that crossed in the mail King had written in praise of Ten Pollitt Place, while Kitchin s letter had expressed admiration for the younger novelist s The Man on the Rock King wrote, B y the time that I met him, his fate was that of many elderly, once famous writers in England Instead of lead reviews, he now got two or three paragraphs at the bottom of a page Increasingly critics would apply the dread word veteran to him, much to his annoyance This frustration is echoed in his novel Ten Pollitt Place, where Kitchin portrays himself in the character of the aging novelist Justin BrayKitchin, who was gay, lived with his partner Clive Preen, an accountant, from until Preen s death in CHB Kitchin died in .