An Instance Of The Fingerpost

An Instance Of The Fingerpost
  • Author : Iain Pears
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 730
  • Relase : 2010-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781409058076

An Instance Of The Fingerpost Book Review:

An extraordinary intellectual thriller set in Oxford in the 1660s, AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST has been compared to both Umberto Eco's THE NAME OF THE ROSE and Rose Tremain's RESTORATION. The 1660s were a time of great ferment - intellectual, religious and political - and this is reflected in Pears's text. The novel is centred on a suspicious death, that of Robert Grove, fellow of New College. We hear about it from four witnesses, a Venetian Catholic intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion; the son of a supposed traitor to the Royalist cause, determined to vindicate his father; John Wallis, chief cryptographer to both Cromwell and Charles II, a mathematician, theologican and master spy; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiquary. Each of the first three witnesses is unreliable - they seem convincing, but the conclusions are contradictory - and only Wood, in the final volume, reveals the truth. Brilliantly written, utterly convincing, gripping from the first page to the last, AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST is destined to be a major international bestseller.

Oxford Blood

Oxford Blood
  • Author : Antonia Fraser
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2015-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781780228532

Oxford Blood Book Review:

An atmospheric and gripping mystery set in Oxford - perfect for fans of MORSE and ENDEAVOUR Lord Saffron, one of the young bloods at Oxford University, is heir to a considerable fortune. But while making a documentary about the exotic lifestyles of the university's over-privileged set, Jemima Shore discovers that this handsome young man, with his lavish dances and sumptuous weekend parties, is not quite what he seems. And when a student is murdered and a series of attempts are made on Saffron's life, Jemima realises that she has started a terrible chain of events...

The Whole Story

The Whole Story
  • Author : John E. Simkin
  • Publisher : K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
  • Pages : 1198
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : UOM:49015003033363

The Whole Story Book Review:

This work is the only comprehensive guide to sequels in English, with over 84,000 works by 12,500 authors in 17,000 sequences.

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, 2 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, 2 Volume Set
  • Author : William Hughes,David Punter,Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 882
  • Relase : 2015-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781119064602

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, 2 Volume Set Book Review:

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies … A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.

Quin and Morgan Mysteries 4-Book Bundle

Quin and Morgan Mysteries 4-Book Bundle
  • Author : John Moss
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 1200
  • Relase : 2014-05-19
  • ISBN : 9781459728929

Quin and Morgan Mysteries 4-Book Bundle Book Review:

David Morgan and Miranda Quin are two maverick, culturally sophisticated Toronto detectives. When a man is found dead in a koi pond, or two colonial corpses are arranged in a grisly diorama, the pair leap into action — and harm’s way. This four-ebook bundle gathers together the complete Quin and Morgan mystery series by acclaimed author John Moss. Includes Still Waters Grave Doubts Reluctant Dead Blood Wine

A Suitable Vengeance

A Suitable Vengeance
  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 466
  • Relase : 2007-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780553384826

A Suitable Vengeance Book Review:

“Ms. George proves that the classiest crime writers are true novelists.”—The New York Times Award-winning author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse into the lives of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde in a superlative mystery that is also a fascinating inquiry into the crimes of the heart. Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, has brought to Howenstow, his family home, the young woman he has asked to be his bride. But the savage murder of a local journalist is the catalyst for a lethal series of events that shatters the calm of a picturesque Cornwall village and embroils Lynley and St. James in a case far outside their jurisdiction—and a little too close to home. When a second death follows closely on the heels of the first, Lynley finds he can't help taking the investigation personally—because the evidence points to a killer within his own family. Praise for A Suitable Vengeance “Elizabeth George reigns as queen of the mystery genre. The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifying complex and impassioned mystery series now being published.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare.”—The Wall Street Journal “George goes to the head of the genre, with class.”—People

The Complete Gower Street Detective

The Complete Gower Street Detective
  • Author : M.R.C. Kasasian
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 2237
  • Relase : 2017-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781788543880

The Complete Gower Street Detective Book Review:

Collected in a single volume for the first time, the complete Gower Street Detective series. Sidney Grice, London's most famous personal detective, is expecting a visitor. He drains his fifth pot of morning tea, and glances outside, where a young, plain woman picks her way between the piles of horse-dung towards his front door. Sidney Grice shudders. For heaven's sake – she is wearing brown shoes. His caller is March Middleton, Grice's recently orphaned goddaughter. With her sharp tongue and even sharper mind, March is certain she could help her guardian solve his cases – if only he did not think women too feeble for detective work. But even Grice must admit some puzzles are too great for even him to solve alone... Set between the refined buildings of Victorian Bloomsbury and the stinking streets of London's East End, The Gower Street Detective is for those who like their crime original, atmospheric, and very, very funny. THE GOWER DETECTIVE SERIES OMNIBUS INCLUDES: The Mangle Street Murders. The Curse of the House of Foskett. Death Descends on Saturn Villa. The Secrets of Gaslight Lane. Dark Dawn Over Steep House.

A Stranger in Mayfair

A Stranger in Mayfair
  • Author : Charles Finch
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2010-11-09
  • ISBN : 9781429949156

A Stranger in Mayfair Book Review:

Returning from a continental honeymoon with his lifelong friend and new wife, Lady Jane Grey, Charles Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers both unsettling facts about the family he served and a strange, second identity that the footman himself cultivated. Going into the boxing clubs and public houses, the Mayfair mansions and servants' quarter of Victorian London, Lenox gradually realizes that an old friend may be implicated in the footman's death. Soon a suspect is arrested, but Lenox has his doubts. Desperately trying to balance the opening of Parliament and what he feels sure is a dark secret, he soon discovers that the killer is someone shockingly innocuous—who may be prepared to spill blood again, even a detective's. In Detective Lenox, Lady Grey, and their circle of close associates, Charles Finch has created a cast of inviting, flesh-andblood characters. His evolving series, with its keen eye for period detail and razor-sharp plotting, offers readers an unparalleled brand of charm, sophistication, and suspense.

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction
  • Author : Martin Priestman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2003-11-06
  • ISBN : 0521008719

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction Book Review:

This Companion covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth. As well as discussing the 'detective' fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, it considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction. It also includes chapters on the treatment of crime in the eighteenth-century literature, French and Victorian fiction, women and black detectives, crime on film and TV, police fiction and postmodernist uses of the detective form.

The Farmers Magazine - Vol. 4 July to Dec MDCCCLIII

The Farmers Magazine - Vol. 4 July to Dec MDCCCLIII
  • Author : Staff
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 618
  • Relase : 1853
  • ISBN : LOC:00026911655

The Farmers Magazine - Vol. 4 July to Dec MDCCCLIII Book Review:

The Mystery Fancier

The Mystery Fancier
  • Author : William F. Deeck
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2008-08
  • ISBN : 9780941028110

The Mystery Fancier Book Review:

A bibliography of various mystery novels published between November 1976 and Fall 1992.

A Taste for Death

A Taste for Death
  • Author : P. D. James
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2008-11-20
  • ISBN : 9780571248667

A Taste for Death Book Review:

Now a major Channel 5 series 'The Queen of Crime.' New York Times Two men lie in a welter of blood in the vestry of St Matthew's Church, Paddington, thier throats brutally slashed. One is Sir Paul Berowne, a baronet and recently-resigned Minister of the Crown, the other an alcoholic vagrant. Dalgliesh and his team, set up to investigate crimes of particular sensitivity, are faced with a case of extraordinary complexity as they discover the Berowne family's veneer of prosperous gentility conceals ugly and dangerous secrets. 'Compulsive . . . heart-pounding suspense.' Sunday Times 'Splendidly suspenseful . . . A triumph and a treat.' Guardian

In Love And Murder

In Love And Murder
  • Author : M S Morris
  • Publisher : Landmark Media
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2021-04-21
  • ISBN : 1914537068

In Love And Murder Book Review:

In Love And Murder is a murder mystery full of twists and turns set amongst the dreaming spires of Oxford University.

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries
  • Author : Emerson Kathy Lynn
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Pages : 214
  • Relase : 2019-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781564747082

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries Book Review:

The core of the book is Emerson's personal take on writing and selling historical mysteries, but it also includes contributions from over forty other historical mystery writers practical advice, anecdotes, and suggestions for research and input from assorted editors, booksellers, and reviewers. For both historical mystery writers and readers.This book embodies its subtitle: The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past. Veteran author Emerson published her first mystery twenty-three years ago, and this is her thirty-sixth published book. It draws on her experience in researching, writing, selling, and sustaining both her Lady Appleton series (Elizabethan England) and her Diana Spaulding series (1880s U.S.). This unique reference book also includes the contributions of more than forty other historical mystery writers. Their books backgrounds and settings are as diverse as Ancient Egypt and Rome, antebellum New Orleans, early Constantinople, Jazz Age England and Australia, Depression-era California, turn-of-the-century New York, Victorian England, and eighteenth-century Venice.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery
  • Author : John Charles,Candace Clark,Joanne Hamilton-Selway,Joanna Morrison
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2012-01-09
  • ISBN : 9780838993910

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery Book Review:

With several well-chosen booklists, practical programming ideas, and a brand new compendium of print and web-based resources, your only crime would be not adding this guide to your collection!

Books in Series

Books in Series
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1864
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : UOM:39015021462703

Books in Series Book Review:

Vols. for 1980- issued in three parts: Series, Authors, and Titles.

The Journal of Education

The Journal of Education
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 606
  • Relase : 1933
  • ISBN : UOM:39015021765220

The Journal of Education Book Review:

Simon Brett, Four Complete Mysteries

Simon Brett, Four Complete Mysteries
  • Author : Simon Brett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 0517093308

Simon Brett, Four Complete Mysteries Book Review:

H.C. Bailey’s Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction

H.C. Bailey’s Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction
  • Author : Laird R. Blackwell
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 2017-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781476629582

H.C. Bailey’s Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction Book Review:

 H.C. Bailey’s detective Reggie Fortune was one of the most popular protagonists of the Golden Age of detective fiction. Fortune appeared in nine novels yet it was in a series of 84 short stories that were published from 1920 to 1940 where he truly shone, combining elements of several popular archetypes—the eccentric logician, the forensic investigator, the hard-boiled interrogator, the psychological profiler, the defender of justice. This critical study examines the Fortune stories in the context of other popular detective fiction of the era. Bailey’s classics are distinguished by well-clued puzzles, brilliant sleuthing, vivid description and social critique, with Fortune evoking images of Don Quixote and the Arthurian Knights in his pursuit of truth and justice in an uncaring world.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 1998-06-18
  • ISBN : 9780191560903

The Hound of the Baskervilles Book Review:

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the tale of an ancient curse suddenly given a terrifying modern application. The grey towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor hold many secrets for Holmes and Watson to unravel. The detective is contemptuous of supernatural manifestations, but the reader will remain perpetually haunted by the hound from the moor. The editor of this volume, W.W. Robson, was Emeritus David Masson Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and author of Modern English Literature. The general editor of the Oxford Sherlock Holmes, Owen Dudley Edwards, is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh and author or The Quest for Sherlock Holmes: A Biographical Study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.