The Prisoner in the Castle

The Prisoner in the Castle

American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must solve a baffling series of murders among a group of captive agents on an isolated Scottish island as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal continues. Maggie Hope is being held prisoner on a remote Scottish island with other SOE agents who know too American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must solve a baffling series of murders among a group o...

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Title:The Prisoner in the Castle
Author:Susan Elia MacNeal
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B077CQDZFC
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Prisoner in the Castle Reviews

  • Geonn Cannon
    Apr 09, 2018
    An excellent mystery, in the style of (ugh, I hate that phrase, but it really is applicable here) Agatha Christie mysteries. I didn't realize it was part of a series until I started reading. Some of it might have been better having read all the previous books (obviously) but it didn't ...
  • Cara Putman
    Jul 23, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment in the Maggie Hope series. It has a gothic feel colliding with a Murder on the Orient Express vibe as Maggie is trapped in a castle with a lurid history. One by one the people on the island with her are murdered, and the remaining inmates ar...
  • Kathy
    Jul 27, 2018
    The Prisoner in the Castle is the eighth book in the Maggie Hope historical mystery series, set during WWII in Great Britain, and it is a thrilling tale of suspenseful trepidation. The author?s tight control of the tension and plot allows a myriad of possibilities to engage the reade...
  • Liz
    Apr 12, 2018
    Always enjoy a Maggie Hope story and this one was no exception. Thank you Net Galley for allowing me the opportunity to read this book before it is published. The only downside to this good fortune is the wait will seem even longer for the next one in the series to come out. Maggie, ou...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Apr 25, 2018
    4.5 stars The Prisoner in the Castle is the 8th Maggie Hope mystery and is an excellent addition to the series. In a departure from her earlier novels, MacNeal utilizes Agatha Christie?s classic And Then There Were None strategy of eliminating characters one by one while the remai...
  • Gail
    Mar 17, 2018
    When looking for inspiration, one could hardly do better than Dame Agatha Christie, which is exactly what author Susan Elia MacNeal has done. Her latest entry in the World War II era Maggie Hope series has looked to Christie's And Then There Were None for The Prisoner in the Castle's p...
  • Suellen
    Apr 11, 2018
    An Agatha Christie type mystery set on a Scottish island during WWII. The heroine in this series is Maggie Hope an SOE agent who is being held captive along with other captured agents. Maggie has to figure out who is picking off agents one-by-one before she becomes the next victim. Thi...
  • Liz
    Aug 06, 2018
    I wouldn?t normally jump into a series on book 8. But a friend of mine has enjoyed this series and I got a chance to review this book through netgalley, so jump I did. I was expecting more of a spy novel, but this is really a cozy mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie. Maggie ...
  • Sahitya
    Jun 08, 2018
    Maggie is a brave, educated, strong young woman who I have come to love through the series. The ending of The Paris Spy was an unexpected cliffhanger and I was eagerly waiting for this installment, but unfortunately this was a disappointment. Nothing really happens on the Island of Sc...
  • Susan
    Oct 13, 2018
    This is such a wonderful series. The reason for a star deduction is profanity, this is my new personal rating policy. It wasn?t overbearing but is always unnecessary and offensive to me. This a series I will revisit. I hope the series continues. I was completely surprised by the murd...
  • Susan Johnson
    Jul 25, 2018
    The eighth story in this series owes a big tip of the hat to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Set during WWII, Maggie Hope, is a secret agent for the British. She's just back from a dangerous mission when she is reassigned for special training on a very remote island in Sco...
  • Julie
    Aug 21, 2018
    The Prisoner in the Castle by Susan Elia MacNeal is a 2018 Bantam publication. A classic ?locked room? mystery in a house full of spies!! I will confess this installment in the Maggie Hope series was not at all what I was expecting. However, I found it was a nice change of p...
  • Leslie
    May 09, 2018
    Compelling WWII fiction, full of atmosphere, spies, and mystery. I've read #1 and now #8, and I have gotten myself into a dilemma, because I NEED to read everything in between to see how Maggie got to the mess at Scarra Island (so many books, so little time). I appreciate the backgroun...
  • Paul
    Jun 26, 2018
    The country-manor murders- ?And Then Their Were None? plot diverts enough for this one stand on its own. And if you?ve already been reading the Hope books, I think The Prisoner in the Castle will advance the series nicely. Full review here: http://paulspicks.blog/2018/06/26/th...
  • Kate Baxter
    Jul 17, 2018
    Yet another masterful work in the Maggie Hope Mystery series. Where previous books in the series are perhaps more action driven, the suspense in this story is more cerebral in nature. That is until the book draws near to the end, where the action accelerates, the scenes change quickly ...
  • Angela
    Oct 09, 2018
    What timing??!?!? I have been reading a couple of different contemporary Scottish Murder mysteries. Including the Shetland ones of Ann Cleaves and the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May which takes place in the Hebrides like The Prisoner in the Castle. I just love the pace, the plot, the chara...
  • Linda Zagon
    Sep 02, 2018
    My Review of ?The Prisoner in the Castle? by Susan Elia MacNeal, Random House Publishing Group, Ballantine, August 7, 2018 Susan Elia MacNeal, Author of ?The Prisoner in the Castle? has written an intriguing, captivating, suspenseful, riveting novel. The Genres for this Nove...
  • Linda Zagon
    Sep 02, 2018
    My Review of ?The Prisoner in the Castle? by Susan Elia MacNeal, Random House Publishing Group, Ballantine, August 7, 2018 Susan Elia MacNeal, Author of ?The Prisoner in the Castle? has written an intriguing, captivating, suspenseful, riveting novel. The Genres for this Nove...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 17, 2018
    I received an advance copy of this Maggie Hope mystery, and loved it. Suspense, good mystery plot, great catch-up with characters from previous stories and well-developed new characters. Completely appropriate and satisfying ending. Maggie Hope fans will love this one. ...
  • Molly
    May 08, 2018
    THE PRISONER IN THE CASTLE The Prisoner in the Castle is a very enjoyable murder mystery set on the island Scarra off the Western coast of Scotland. British SOE agents, each fully trained to kill, are being kept there against their will for the duration of WWII due to a variety of s...
  • Sarah
    May 24, 2018
    Ugh, nothing happened in this book. The main character wasn't integral to the plot at all, she was merely the vehicle through which we watched the story. She didn't find the bad guy, she didn't do a good job protecting her fellows, and she didn't [spoiler alert] even take down the bad ...
  • Trina
    Aug 09, 2018
    Maggie Hope is back! The Prisoner in the Castle is the next installment in the Maggie Hope Mystery series. I have read many books in the Maggie Hope series and really enjoyed them. Throughout her travels, Maggie Hope has acquired a lot of knowledge (among other things) and it?s t...
  • Chrysta
    May 20, 2018
    This book is another wonderful installment in the Maggie Hope series! Maggie has been imprisoned on a remote Scottish island due to her knowledge of important war time happenings. She?s not the only one either. Other prisoners are there for similar reasons. Either knowing to much ...
  • Jenny
    Aug 02, 2018
    The Prisoner in the Castle is the eighth and latest installment in the Maggie Hope series and author Susan Elia MacNeal has given us a compelling, captivating and cerebral tale. World War II British secret agent, Maggie Hope, finds herself banished to the remote Scottish island, Sc...
  • Jenny
    Aug 02, 2018
    The Prisioner in the Castle is the eighth and latest installment in the Maggie Hope series and author Susan Elia MacNeal has given us a compelling, captivating and cerebral tale. World War II British secret agent, Maggie Hope, finds herself banished to the remote Scottish island, Sca...
  • Susan
    Sep 01, 2018
    Cozy mystery take on Maggie Hope's spy career. SOE agents are sent to a "cooler" island because they know too much or are deemed too dangerous to the war effort to be sent to new assignments. References to And Then There Were None remind readers of Agatha Christie. But if one is follow...
  • leslie hamod
    Aug 06, 2018
    A great read reminiscent of Agatha Christie in it's read. I found that members of the EOC of England during the war, who had committed an offence in which they were no longer considered usable during WWII, we're held prisoner. The site in the book is imaginary, but has a history all it...
  • Literary Soirée
    Aug 27, 2018
    KEEPS YOU THRILLINGLY CAPTIVE! I?ve been anxiously awaiting news of Maggie Hope, WWII secret agent for the British, after we were left hanging in THE PARIS SPY. Thankfully, this eighth book in the beloved series by Susan Elia MacNeal is as thrilling as thrilling can be! At the ...
  • Literary Soirée
    Jul 17, 2018
    I?ve been anxiously awaiting news of Maggie Hope, WWII secret agent for the British, after we were left hanging in THE PARIS SPY. Thankfully, the newest chapter in this beloved series by Susan Elia MacNeal is as thrilling as thrilling can be! In an ever so polished nod to the Gran...
  • eyes.2c
    Aug 07, 2018
    An inescapable island dooms all! Maggie Hope finds herself in a dire situation in friendly territory. Sequested on the remote Scottish island of Scara (aka 'the cooler' and the 'Forbidden Island') by the Special Operations Executive for nebulous reasons, along with other rogue agent...