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The Warrielaw Jewel Listen I see I d better take you into my confidenceI d rather you didn t, I said Betty Morrison, a lawyer s wife, is flung into the society of an ancient Edinburgh family, the Warrielaws There s Neil the Rip, Cora the Siren, Rhoda the Business Woman, and Alison the little Beauty not to mention the formidable, elderly Jessica and her meek sister Mary The family all possess unusual gold green eyes and harbour a precious and historic jewel, a bauble under constant threat of theft The alarmed Betty will become a crucial witness in a case that includes mysterious disappearances of gems and people, as well as wholesale murder The Warrielaw Jewel was originally published inThis new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Martin Edwards ➠ [Epub] ➚ Longbow Girl By Linda Davies ➪ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk I said Betty Morrison [Read] ➲ On His Naughty List By Jessica Jarman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a lawyer s wife ➭ Fire Colour One Read ➵ Author Jenny Valentine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk is flung into the society of an ancient Edinburgh family [PDF / Epub] ❤ Invisible Wounds ✅ Kay Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the Warrielaws There s Neil the Rip [KINDLE] ❆ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Cora the Siren [Download] ✤ Her Husbands Mistake Author Sheila O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Rhoda the Business Woman ➵ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Read ➼ Author Maurice Shadbolt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and Alison the little Beauty not to mention the formidable ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☃ Squirmy Wormy ✐ Author Lynda Farrington Wilson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk elderly Jessica and her meek sister Mary The family all possess unusual gold green eyes and harbour a precious and historic jewel [Reading] ➿ Honeymoon By Sacha J. Witt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a bauble under constant threat of theft The alarmed Betty will become a crucial witness in a case that includes mysterious disappearances of gems and people [Read] ➵ Puck You Author Peyton Novak – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk as well as wholesale murder The Warrielaw Jewel was originally published inThis new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Martin Edwards


About the Author: Winifred Peck

Lady Winifred Peck n e Knox , born 1882, was a member of a remarkable family Her father was Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, the fourth Bishop of Manchester, and her siblings were E V Knox, editor of Punch magazine, Ronald Knox, theologian and writer, Dilly Knox, cryptographer, Wilfred Lawrence Knox, clergyman, and Ethel Knox Peck s niece was the Booker Prize winning author Penelope Fitzgerald who wrote a biography of her father, E V Knox, and her uncles, entitled The Knox Brothers.She read Modern History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford Her first book was a biography of Louis IX in 1909.In 1911 she married James Peck, a British civil servant, who was awarded a knighthood in 1938 They had three children.In 1919 she began her novel writing career which saw twenty five books over a period of forty years, including House Bound 1942 which was reprinted in 2007 by Persephone Books She also wrote two books about her own childhood, A Little Learning 1952 and Home for the Holidays 1955.



10 thoughts on “The Warrielaw Jewel

  1. says:

    The aristocratic Edinburgh family is famed for three things a fabulous jewel that has been in the family s possession for hundreds of years, their unusual blazing gold green eyes and being as crazy as loons.Newly married new to Edinburgh, Betty Morrison a marvellous narrator is reluctantly drawn into the Warrielaw world And of course eventually there is a crimeI loved this book Published in 1933 this was a historical whodunnit about early 20th cen


  2. says:

    Originally published in 1933, this is one of two mysteries written by Winifred Peck the other being, Arrest the Bishop as well as a number of other works I first came across Winifred Peck while reading, The Knox Brothers, by Penelope Fitzgerald, about her uncle s one of whom was Ronald Knox, a founder member of the Detection Club That family also had two sisters, of which Winifred was one and I was intrigued to read something by her.This mystery is set i


  3. says:

    I didn t get very far before I decided this is just too awful to keep reading Maybe too awful isn t quite fair, but at least it just isn t good enough for me to struggle over.


  4. says:

    This is a well written, capable mystery from the Golden Age Published in the 1930s, it is set before World War I For me it lacked a certain spark, a quirkiness of character, a whimsy or Wimsey that raises a story to five stars But it had strong characters and plenty of complexity to baffle the reader, and the solution was not obvious.Narrated by the young wife of an Edinburgh lawyer, it focuses on a family represented by her husband the Warrielaws, a family who have d


  5. says:

    A 3.5.


  6. says:

    I did like this book, as the plot was good and the characters were interesting, once I had sorted them out Set in the Edwardian era in Edinburgh, we encounter the feuds and ill feeling of the clans and families The family in question have a long history revolving around a jeweled pendant and it s worth The narrator being a solicitor s English wife, who I did find a little annoying I did feel that the book was dragged out longer than necessary, but it was unique insofar, as at one p


  7. says:

    The Warrielaw Jewel is historical murder mystery set in Edwardian era Edinburgh, revolving around the bitterly conflict ridden Warrielaw family, a once wealthy clan whose remaining members are at odds over whether to sell a valuable family heirloom Narrator Betty Morrison, newlywed young wife of the Warrielaw family lawyer, becomes a rather unwilling witness to the struggle through her social obligations to her husband s clients, and later when the conflict culminates in murder, a witnes


  8. says:

    Very pleasantly surprised Excellent plot, sympathetic narrator and a family of feuds, distrust and confusing inheritances.


  9. says:

    Winifred Peck is the sister of the famous Golden Age mystery writer Ronald Knox Ronald Knox is the creator of the famous Ten Commandments or Decalogue of mystery writing The Warrielaw Jewel was published in 1933 but it relates to a murder that happened in Edinburgh in 1909 so it is in a sense a historical mystery Like an Ellery Queen mystery, the author gave its readers an explicit challenge in this case at the end of chapter 12 that all clues have now been presented Stop and solve Winifred Peck is the


  10. says:

    3 starI liked it and eve managed to get a bit sidetracked by some of the pieces But I comprehend some of the expectations of the time that may fall flat with modern readers.


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