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.

Two Down, Bun To Go (LARGE PRINT)

Two Down, Bun To Go (LARGE PRINT)
  • Author : H. Y. Hanna
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2016-06-23
  • ISBN : 192243602X

Two Down, Bun To Go (LARGE PRINT) Book Review:

Vance And Shepherd Mysteries Collection

Vance And Shepherd Mysteries Collection
  • Author : John Broughton
  • Publisher : Next Chapter
  • Pages : 750
  • Relase : 2022-08-01
  • ISBN : PKEY:6610000384242

Vance And Shepherd Mysteries Collection Book Review:

All three books in 'Vance And Shepherd Mysteries', a series of crime mystery novels by John Broughton, now in one volume! The Quasimodo Killings: Detective Inspector Jacob Vance and his assistant, Detective Sergeant Brittany Shepherd, are called upon to prevent a series of murders across London. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has provoked a psychopath with her inaugural speech. Soon later, the commissioner receives a letter threatening a series of nine killings, culminating in 'the big one’, unless the police chief retracts her speech with a public apology. With time running out, can the detectives capture the perpetrator and prevent him from killing again? The London Tram Murders: After a murder is committed in a quiet suburban subway under a tramline, it becomes obvious that the murder squad is dealing with a copycat killer. The murder is an uncanny repeat of their previous case, and their inquiries are complicated by the presence of the main suspect’s doppelganger, Melanie Bradshaw. As the killings continue, Vance and Shepherd face increasing pressure from above building. Can they apprehend and bring the killer to justice before more lives are lost? The Thames Crossbow Murders: After a crossbow bolt kills a birdwatcher in a remote site on the Thames, the Metropolitan Police discover they have another serial killer on their hands. Soon after, a virtuoso pianist loses his life in the same manner. The murders are all connected to the river Thames, but the waters are muddied by the involvement of British and Russian secret services. After a man is arrested for the murder, Shepherd is certain that he is the culprit. But what do the international organizations have to do with the case, and who is the killer?

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.

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!

The Bookseller's Tale

The Bookseller's Tale
  • Author : Ann Swinfen
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Pages : 217
  • Relase : 2021-11-22
  • ISBN : 9781800327511

The Bookseller's Tale Book Review:

The death of a scholar, the birth of a detective... Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of William Farringdon floating in the River Cherwell, all the signs point to suicide. Soon, however, Nicholas discovers evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his close friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind William’s death, they learn that he was innocently caught up in a criminal plot. When their investigations begin to involve town, university, and abbey, Nicholas takes a risky gamble – and puts his family in terrible danger in order to uncover the truth. A thrilling historical mystery full of twists and intrigue, perfect for fans of Ellis Peters, Paul Doherty and E. M. Powell.

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries
  • Author : Emerson Kathy Lynn
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Pages : 220
  • 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.

Masters of the "Humdrum" Mystery

Masters of the
  • Author : Curtis Evans
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 309
  • Relase : 2014-01-10
  • ISBN : 9780786490899

Masters of the "Humdrum" Mystery Book Review:

In 1972, in an attempt to elevate the stature of the “crime novel,” influential crime writer and critic Julian Symons cast numerous Golden Age detective fiction writers into literary perdition as “Humdrums,” condemning their focus on puzzle plots over stylish writing and explorations of character, setting and theme. This volume explores the works of three prominent British “Humdrums”—Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, and Alfred Walter Stewart—revealing their work to be more complex, as puzzles and as social documents, than Symons allowed. By championing the intrinsic merit of these mystery writers, the study demonstrates that reintegrating the “Humdrums” into mystery genre studies provides a fuller understanding of the Golden Age of detective fiction and its aftermath.

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 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.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2008-08-14
  • ISBN : 9780199536962

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.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2009-07-30
  • ISBN : 9780199555642

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Book Review:

"First published as a World's classics paperback, 1994. Reissued as an Oxford world's classics paperback, 1999."--T.p. verso.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 1998-06-04
  • ISBN : 9780191605598

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book Review:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including `The Red-Headed League', `The Blue Carbuncle', and `The Speckled Band'. Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility, Conan Doyle showed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler - the woman - in the very first story, `A Scandal in Bohemia'. The editor of this volume, Richard Lancelyn Green is editor of The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With John Michael Gibson, he compiled the Soho Series Bibliography of A. 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.

The Oxford Murders

The Oxford Murders
  • Author : Guillermo Martinez
  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2011-07-21
  • ISBN : 9780748132584

The Oxford Murders Book Review:

On a balmy summer's day in Oxford an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code is killed. After receiving a cryptic anonymous note containing only the address and the symbol of a circle, Arthur Seldom, a leading mathematician, arrives to find the body. Then follow more murders - an elderly man on a life-support machine is found dead with needle marks in this throat; the percussionist of an orchestra at a concert at Blenheim Palace dies before the audience's very eyes - seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the maths department, for the attention of Seldom. Why is he being targeted as the recipient of these coded messages? All he can conjecture is that it might relate to his latest book, an unexpected bestseller about serial killers and the parallels between investigations into their crimes and certain mathematical theorems. It is left to Seldom and a postgraduate mathematics student to work out the key to the series of symbols before the killer strikes again.

Detecting Women 2

Detecting Women 2
  • Author : Willetta L. Heising
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 0964459310

Detecting Women 2 Book Review:

Lists over 3,400 mystery titles written by women in correct series order, as well as more than 600 series detectives created by women and more. Titles are indexed by mystery type and series setting.

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
  • Author : Truman Capote
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2013-02-19
  • ISBN : 9780812994384

In Cold Blood Book Review:

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), Portraits and Observations, and The Complete Stories Truman Capote’s masterpiece, In Cold Blood, created a sensation when it was first published, serially, in The New Yorker in 1965. The intensively researched, atmospheric narrative of the lives of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and of the two men, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, who brutally killed them on the night of November 15, 1959, is the seminal work of the “new journalism.” Perry Smith is one of the great dark characters of American literature, full of contradictory emotions. “I thought he was a very nice gentleman,” he says of Herb Clutter. “Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” Told in chapters that alternate between the Clutter household and the approach of Smith and Hickock in their black Chevrolet, then between the investigation of the case and the killers’ flight, Capote’s account is so detailed that the reader comes to feel almost like a participant in the events.

The Dough Must Go On (LARGE PRINT)

The Dough Must Go On (LARGE PRINT)
  • Author : H. Y. Hanna
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 550
  • Relase : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 1922436097

The Dough Must Go On (LARGE PRINT) Book Review:

The Oxford Bible Commentary

The Oxford Bible Commentary
  • Author : John Barton,John Muddiman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 1386
  • Relase : 2007-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780199277186

The Oxford Bible Commentary Book Review:

CD-ROM contains: Introductions and verse-by-verse commentaries to Genesis and Mark's Gospel -- Logos Library System.