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A Spider in the Cup (Joe Sandilands #11) London, 1933 An Amateur Dowsing Team Searching The Thames For Precious Metals Unearths The Body Of A Young Woman With A Priceless Coin In Her Mouth The Case Falls On Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands, But He Has Another, Very High Profile Assignment London Is Hosting A Massive Economic Conference To Address The Global Depression, And Political Tensions Run High As World Leaders Stand Either With Or Against A Rapidly Militarizing Germany Sandilands Is To Protect Visiting American Senator Cornelius Kingstone Throughout The Conference But A When A Series Of Bizarre Coincidences Links The Riverbank Body To The Senator, Joe Realizes That Kingstone Is Caught Up In A Dangerous Game That Might Cost Not Just One But Thousands Of Lives.


10 thoughts on “A Spider in the Cup (Joe Sandilands #11)

  1. says:

    A group of dowsers find a body in a canal Meanwhile, Joe Sandilands has to protect an American politician.I m not sure whether this is some kind of spoof or not It seems campy in places.


  2. says:

    Because I love London and the 1930s, I was thrilled to receive a free advanced copy of Spider In The Cup from Goodreads But I was quickly disenchanted with the novel due mostly to the choppy writing that was actually unreadable I couldn t figure out what was happening There were pages and pages of nothing but talking where it seemed the author forgot to include any descriptions of the situation or the characters As a result, no characters were emerging from the pages The author had all th Because I love London and the 1930s, I was thrilled to receive a free advanced copy of Spider In The Cup from Goodreads But I was quickly disenchanted with the novel due mostly to the choppy writing that was actually unreadable I couldn t figure out what was happening There were pages and pages of nothing ...


  3. says:

    This Joe Sandilands novel starts very slowly, and the reading does not flow well Towards the middle of the book, the old Barbara Cleverly glimpses through the English mist The story hints at the building German problem, as a few powerful men attempt to manipulate the world Cleverly has spies an...


  4. says:

    First Sentence On a neglected reach of the Thames, a woman stood counting the chimes ringing out from Chelsea Old Church behind her The body of a young woman buried in the banks of the Thames is discovered What attracted the dowsing rods this amateur group member s attention, was the priceless gold coin in her mouth That she is also missing a toe sends the case to the desk of Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands Sandilands, however, is also task with protecting an important US Senator who First Sentence On a neglected reach of the Thames, a woman stood counting the chimes ringing out from Chelsea Old Church behind her The body of a young woman buried in the b...


  5. says:

    First of all, as I won this ARC, thanks to Goodreads and the Publisher, Soho Crime I m new to Goodreads and it was exciting to win I look for books published by Soho, their fine international mysteries and period crime Spider in the Cup is first and foremost an espionage novel and anyone expecting a complexly plotted mystery will be disappointed As a person who reads a great many historical mysteries I found much to like, but also several things that were disconcerting in Cleverly s approac First of all, as I won this ARC, thanks to Goodreads and the Publisher, Soho Crime I m new to Goodreads and it was exciting to win I look for books published by Soho, their fine international mysteries and period crime Spider in the Cup is first and foremost an espionage novel and anyone expecting a complexly plotted mystery will be disappointed As a person who reads a great many historical mysteries I found much to like, but also several things that were disconcerting in Cleverly s appr...


  6. says:

    Sometimes I think that Cleverly doesn t know whether to be a mystery writer or an historian.This particular book was not my favorite Often her writing is hazy and unclear she leaves you to fill in blanks which can be pretty easy when you are reading a fairly lightweight mystery But, this was full of espionage and plotting leading up to WWII and full of all the subtle plots to overthrow governments That kind of writing needs to be muchprecise and that is not her forte Cleverly seems Sometimes I think that Cleverly doesn t know whether to be a mystery writer or an historian.This particular book was not my favorite Often her writing is hazy and unclear she leaves you to fill in blanks which can be pretty easy when you are reading a fairly lightweight mystery But, this was full of espionage and plotting leading up to WWII and full of all the subtle plots to overthrow governments That kind of writing needs to be muchprecise and that is not her forte Cleverly seems to believe that readers can catch her hints about matters that would best be explicit.Her early books on India centered around a mystery work well But, when she concentrates on the history of an event and, by the way, plugs in a mystery it just fails...


  7. says:

    This was another case of picking up a book in the middle of a series and not realizing it until halfway through the bookThat being said, this was a different look at the political and economic scene leading up to WWII A multi nation convention to discuss the Depression is taking place in London, and representatives of everyone from Hitler to Roosevelt will be there Joe Sandilands, Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard, is assigned to guard a particularly difficult target who is known as R This was another case of picking up a book in the middle of a series and not realizing it until halfway through the bookThat being said, this was a different look at the political and economic scene leading up to WWII A multi nation convention to discuss the Depression is taking place in London, and representatives of everyone from Hitler to Roosevelt will be there Joe Sandilands, Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard, is assigned to guard a particularly difficult target who is known as Roosevelt s right hand man Complicating matters are a possibly missing ballerina mistress, the body of a young girl found in the Thames by a dowsing society, and the bigwig s body guard, a former detective who worked under Sandilands at one time and was forced to flee under inauspic...


  8. says:

    I think I may have OD d on this series It started off pretty well but the last few have been hard to get through Joe Sandilands is supposed to be an intelligent man but he produces some of the sloppiest police work I ve ever read The dialog is maddening it s full of pip pip and cheer ho stereotypical blather Telephone call...


  9. says:

    I received an ARC copy of this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway Review to follow I really liked the parts of the book that I was able to understand what was happening, and I really liked the cover Other than that, I don t really know what to say Most of the time I wasn t sure what was happening to really in enjoy the book It was hard for me to finish it and not just quit I hate to say that, because I don t like to give bad reviews Like I said though, I REALLY liked the cov I received an ARC copy of this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway Review to follow I really liked the parts of the book that I was able to understand what was happening, and I really liked the cover Other than that, I don t really know what to say Most of the time ...


  10. says:

    It took a long time for me to get into this mystery For quite awhile, I was thinking that Cleverly had lost her touch, but then it picked up considerably and was so compelling I couldn t put it down The tension and labyrinthine storyline were terrific and I m glad I didn t bail out.This...


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