Book Reviews

Madam, Will You Talk?

Book Review – Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart

The book that launched a highly successful career, Madam, Will You Talk? contains all the classic ingredients of a Mary Stewart mystery – a sympathetic narrator, a strong sense of place, beautifully descriptive writing and a story that keeps you turning the pages.


A sense of time is captured with references to the Second World War, which is central to the story, and with the characters lighting up cigarettes on every other page! And although the story is firmly fixed in time and place, it is timeless in many respects and is as fresh today as the day it was first published.

Highly recommended to all fans of romantic mysteries.