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10 thoughts on “The Wychford Poisoning Case Roger Sheringham Cases #2

  1. Susan Susan says:

    This is the second mystery featuring Roger Sheringham and was first published in 1926 It follows “The Layton Court Mystery” 1925 and is followed by “Roger Sherringham and the Vane Mystery” in 1927 However while most of the books in the series have been re released and now most are on kindle author Anthony Berkeley refused to allow this to be re printed and it has now become difficult to track down Indeed while the first of Anthony Berkeley’s Sherringham novels was published anonymously the author of this novel was given as “by the author of the ‘Layton Court Mystery’” and Berkeley who often used pen names did not put his name as author until the third in the seriesAt the start of this book Roger Sherringham is staying with his friend Alec Grierson who we met in “The Layton Court Mystery” and who is now married to Barbara Shannon It is a year since events at Layton Court and Sherringham is interested in a case of murder which he has been reading about in the newspapers A Mrs Bentley is accused of poisoning her husband with arsenic and is soon to stand trial for her life Public opinion is against Mr Bentley’s French wife – known to be having a love affair his family and friends became suspicious of her behaviour and turned against her after her husband’s death However Sherringham is convinced she is innocent and is determined to clear her name With Grierson eager to help out again plus the fact that Alec has family in the town of Wychford where the poisoning occurred the two set out to investigateIt has to be said that this is at times a rather silly storyline Anthony Berkeley was determined that his amateur detective would not always be correct and sure of himself as Sherlock Holmes always seemed to be Therefore Sherringham jumps to conclusions makes mistakes and often berates himself Besides that he has no basis for believing Mrs Bentley being innocent than the newspaper stories supposedly read by all the other readers who have failed to jump to the same conclusions Alec Grierson is little than a sounding board as is young Sheila Purefoy; the daughter of Alec’s cousin who they stay with while in Wychford Although Berkeley’s character is not a misogynist much of the language used here seems written to allow the author to rant about his own particular issues and much of them have to do with women During one chapter Sherringham claims that “nearly all women are idiots” and continues that they are “not over burdened with brains” Despite the fact that he later values women’s opinions and respects female characters within the novel it may have been one of the reasons he later decided to keep this novel out of print There is also much horseplay between Alec and Sheila which to modern eyes certainly seems a little inappropriate – it ranges from throwing things at each other to a great deal of spanking These may have been the reasons why Berkeley decided to leave this mystery out of the series when new editions were printed but I do have to wonder whether it was because Sherringham admits to Alec during the novel that the reason he is not married is because the woman he is in love with is already married – a circumstance that Berkeley also shared Regardless this is certainly not a bad mystery The setting of a small village and good range of suspects are classic Golden Age while the investigation is fun to follow I am delighted that I managed to track down a copy of this book and found it a very enjoyable mysteryRated 35


  2. Laurie Laurie says:

    355 Full review can be found at


  3. Irfan Nurhadi Irfan Nurhadi says:

    Ah another Sheringham novelThis time Berkeley gave us his commentary on British law He commented that the innocent until proven guilty thing doesn't exactly ring true as the words said It was actually uite the contrary Why not? When a case is in the public interest public opinion seems to have decided that the accused party is indeed guilty The until proven guilty part makes people focused in trying to prove the guilt of the accused opening a window for confirmation bias which ironically has been affecting Roger Sheringham often than he could rememberAs the title suggest it was a case of poisoning Mr Bentley died apparently from arsenic poisoning His wife immediately step in the spotlight as a suspect All the evidence found points to her Public seems to had made their decision whether Mrs Bentley is innocent or not But not Roger he seeks to be on the defense side; trying to build a theory in favor of Mrs Bentley Of course he does so with a little notion in mind Mrs Bentley could be guilty after allThis is my fifth book by Berkeley and boy do I still amazed by his capability to throw false solutions right into my face And the thing about his false solution is it was beautifully fit to the facts almost rings true as the actual explanation itself I could never get tired of BerkeleyPSReading the foreword of my edition Berkeley seemed to have been embarrassed by a chapter in which a young girl was given a traditional punishment And you know what? I cringed all the way that particular scene


  4. Damaskcat Damaskcat says:

    Mrs Bentley is on remand waiting to be tried for poisoning her husband John Bentley Roger Sheringham on no very definite evidence believes her to be innocent even though he hasn't met any of the people involved in the case He travels to Wychford with a friend who has a cousin living in the town to do some investigation himself in an attempt to clear Mrs Bentley's nameIt soon becomes clear that there are several people who just might have committed the crime and all of whom have motives for wanting Bentley dead This is a well written and interesting crime story which will leave most readers guessing I thought I'd worked out who did it but I was completely wrong The solution is not at all what I expectedThis book is somewhat notorious for a couple of scenes in which a teenage girl is spanked by one of the characters If it is taken in context it reads just like horseplay between two people who have known each other since childhood The girl's parents clearly weren't bothered It is all too easy to read a sexual motive into it with twenty first century eyes but it didn't read like that to me It's good to see this book back in print


  5. Priya Priya says:

    25 stars actuallyAlthough it was a jolly ol' mystery the scenes with the niece were uite irritatingDash it all she was an unnecessary prop that wasn't given any depth of character or modicum of intellect and frankly both Roger and Alex were downright mean to her The scene where he is spanking her and her dad just ignores it feels terribly wrong even just to read throughNo explanation is given as to how things were found out in the end just a mere stating of factsDoesn't hold a candle to Dame Christie's works


  6. Berry Berry says:

    I understand that as he wrote and mysteries Anthony Berkeley became interested in the psychology behind the murderer’s motive but I don’t think he really pulls it off here This just feels like a 1920s whodunnit with a heck of lot of talking and talking and speculating and explicating In this case all of that talking is about the state of mind and relationships of the suspectsSurprisingly based on the reps of the books I liked the first Roger Sheringham than this Neither hold a candle to his later stuff I’ve enjoyed Poisoned Chocolates and Mr Pidgeon’s but Layton Court maybe because it’s a traditional country house murder mystery read better than Wychford I just didn’t care because Berkeley largely relies on telling us about the characterssuspects versus showing us the characterssuspects This one also suffers from a third wheel Roger has his regular Watson here Alec but also Alec’s cousin Scrappy Doo Actually her name is Sheila and she’s a mostly obnoxious eighteen year old girl When she gets too obnoxious her cousin literally spanks her yes that is right—spanks her The trio just doesn’t work for me Sometimes it does nearly but there are some sharp edges that might poke your eye outAs for the mystery At one point Roger tells Alec“I don’t want it to be ingenious; all I want is that it shall be satisfying fit the facts and leave no reasonable doubt in your minds as to its correctness Does it do all those things?”No Granted it’s not ingenious either In fact I skimmed the last chapter One reason I like Sheringham and Berkeley is their verbosity But when it’s all so much hot air that strength becomes a weakness Buried in pages of summary the ending in Roger’s own words is tame “Real life is one anti climax after another” Well Mr Berkelely that’s why I’m trying to escape by reading balmy whodunnits and I’d have preferred a climactic ending Not a good read Here’s hoping the third book in the series is better than the second


  7. Roddy Williams Roddy Williams says:

    Our intrepid novelist and private investigator Roger Sheringham is intrigued by the case of Mrs Bentley a woman accused of poisoning her husband with arsenic There appears to be overwhelming circumstantial evidence against Mrs Bentley but Sheringham feels this to be rather too much and suspects that Mrs Bentley might actually be innocentWithout any delay Sheringham and his Scots sidekick Alec set off for Wychford to unravel the mystery and find the real killerIt's a bit of an odd although enthralling read The characters are inevitably from a certain level of society although servants and shopworkers appear now and again to add a bit of colour and a dollop of plotModern readers and possibly forward thinking people of the time will perhaps be a bit bemused by Sheringham's and presumably by extension the author's view of women something he expounds upon in a slightly Bertie Woosterish way on several occasions It is perhaps well meant but is at the very least a little patronising One does understand that this was the cultural norm of the day but Berkeley does extemporise somewhat on the issue This on its own would be no doubt not worth a mention were it not for the relationship between Alec a married man and his seventeen year old female cousin Let's just say there is occasional horseplay with enforced spanking and on at least one occasion ripped clothing all fully endorsed by her smiling parents It all must have seemed very innocent and jolly to the majority of Sheringham fans at the time although I daresay a good few of the male readers might have got a little hot under the collarIt may be our modern public familiarity with various forms of sexual abuse which makes these passages slightly uncomfortable to readThe plot is a little linear but is nevertheless filled with some interesting dialogue the fascinating characters of Wychford and the peeling of secrets from the main suspects The denouement despite Sheringham's last minute arrival in a flight through a storm to bring the evidence which saves Mrs Bentley from the noose is a bit of anticlimax and disappointingly dull It's reminiscent of Lord Peter Wimsey's eleventh hour flight to save his brother from the noose in 'Clouds of Witness' although there we had at least a satisfactory conclusion


  8. Ann Ann says:

    Roger Sheringham best selling novelist man about town and occasional amateur detective decides that a young woman accused of poisoning her husband is innocent Why he feels this way is not made clear it appears to be a kind of contrarian thinking As a matter of fact Sheringham never meets the prisoner never writes to her or consults her in any way He conducts his investigation by getting himself and his best friend invited to stay with said best friend's relatives who live in the town where the poisoning occurred By insinuating himself with the family and friends of the murder victim he figures out that than one person would have had a motive to do away with the unpleasant Mr Bentley his two brothers who stood to gain financially from his death a discarded mistress and of course the accused wife The book was unsatisfactory because the solution to the mystery pops up at the very end as a result of Sheringham's visit to Paris where the dead man and his wife used to live None of this is shared with the reader until the very end which I found unsatisfactory


  9. Adam Thomas Adam Thomas says:

    Mrs Bentley poisoned her husband everyone knows that It's obvious Except to Roger Sheringham who maintains she could be innocent He sets out to secretly investigate assisted in a loose sense by Alec and Sheila With a mixture of psychological deduction and traditional sleuthing he eventually arrives at the truth And because it's Anthony Berkeley you get a few plausible but wrong solutions thrown at you too I can see why AB wasn't keen on this being republished It's far from being his best writing Plus there's some strong misogyny at points and embarrassing spanking scenes And the ending was a bit of a letdown But AB at his far from best is still worthy of 3 stars so if you're a fan you should still add this to your list


  10. Vera 4theloveofwords Vera 4theloveofwords says:

    There almost always is something comforting in reading a golden age detective Not too serious not too silly either Cozy entertaining and yes sometimes the blatant racism or antisemitism can dampen my enthusiasm But this was ridiculous Never read a novel sexist than this one The scenes concerning the niece made me cringe at first and eventually laugh with uneasiness Won't continue this series


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