Book Review: The Chocolate Cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong (1948)

Happy Birthday, Charlotte Armstrong!

Golden Age of Detective Fiction

The Chocolate Cobweb is a gripping mystery novel written by Charlotte Armstrong. The book tells the story of Amanda Garth, who discovers that her birth was shrouded in mystery and decides to investigate her true parentage.

Amanda approaches the Garrison family, who were briefly involved in her birth mix-up, in the hope of uncovering the truth. However, her search for answers soon turns dangerous when it becomes clear that someone in the wealthy and poisonous Garrison family is plotting a murder, and Amanda’s presence threatens their plans.

The novel is expertly crafted, with a well-paced plot that keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. The characters are well-developed, and their motivations are complex and believable. Amanda is a sympathetic protagonist, and the reader is drawn into her quest for truth and her increasing fear for her safety.

The book is set in a wealthy and privileged world, which is…

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