The Clock Strikes Twelve, Paperback
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New Year's Eve, 1940, is unusual for the Paradine family.

Departing from tradition, James Paradine makes a speech that changes the course of many lives.

Valuable documents have disappeared. A member of the family has taken them. The culprit has until midnight to confess and return the papers.

A few minutes after twelve James Paradine is dead. It is left to Miss Silver to disentangle the threads that bind the Paradine family in a strange web of dislike, hatred and fear.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, n/a
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780340682623



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A Classic Murder Mystery in the Agatha Christie mould. This is more realistic with the lives of the characters, not all squeaky clean and perfect. All the characters had motives and it kept me guessing until quite late in the book. You also have some resolutions for the charcters after the denoument of the mystery.

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