Book A Man Lay Dead   Enter a Murderer   The Nursing Home Murder

Download or read A Man Lay Dead Enter a Murderer The Nursing Home Murder PDF, written by Ngaio Marsh and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2009-09 with total page 45 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Man Lay Dead - Sir Hubert Handesley's extravagant weekend house- parties are deservedly famous for his exciting Murder Game. Enter a Murderer - The crime scene was the stage of the Unicorn Theatre, when prop gun fired a very real bullet. The Nursing Home Murder - A Harley Street surgeon and his nurse have the Home Secretary as their patient.

Book The Roderick Alleyn Mysteries Volume 1

Download or read The Roderick Alleyn Mysteries Volume 1 PDF, written by Ngaio Marsh and published by FelonyandMayhem+ORM. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first three Inspector Roderick Alleyn novels from “a peerless practitioner of the slightly surreal, English-village comedy-mystery” (Kirkus Reviews). This volume includes three books in the classic detective series from the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master: A Man Lay Dead: During a country-house party between the two world wars, servants bustle, gin flows, and the host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a new and especially exciting version of that beloved parlor entertainment, The Murder Game . . . Enter a Murderer: A policeman in the audience sees an all-too-real death scene on a London stage in a mystery “good enough to satisfy the most critical reader of detective stories” (The New York Times). The Nursing Home Murder: A Member of Parliament has unexpectedly died on a visit the hospital, and any number of people could be suspects, including a sour surgeon, a besotted nurse, a resentful wife, and a cabinet full of political rivals . . . “It’s time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around.” —New York Magazine

Book Murder Most Poetic

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mary S. Weinkauf
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 0893702978
  • Pages : 144 pages

Download or read Murder Most Poetic PDF, written by Mary S. Weinkauf and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 1996 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr. Weinkauf provides a complete overview of Ngaio Marsh's crime novels, from her beginnings in 1934 to her final book, "Light Thickens," published posthumously in 1982.

Book Watteau s Shepherds

    Book Details:
  • Author : LeRoy Panek
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1979
  • ISBN : 9780879721329
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read Watteau s Shepherds PDF, written by LeRoy Panek and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1979 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Detective stories should be examined from a literary point of view, with special attention to literary history and to materials and patterns from which the writers created their fictions. This book sheds new light into the fascinating field of detective fiction.

Book Ngaio Marsh

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bruce Harding
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2019-06-12
  • ISBN : 0786460326
  • Pages : 217 pages

Download or read Ngaio Marsh PDF, written by Bruce Harding and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-06-12 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Considered one of the "Queens of Crime"--along with such greats as Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham--Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982) was a gifted writer and a celebrated author of classic British detective fiction, as well as a successful theater director. Best known for the 32 detective novels she published between 1934 and 1982, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in 1966. Based on years of original research by the curator of the Ngaio Marsh House in Christchurch, New Zealand, this book explores the fascinating literary world of Dame Ngaio.

Book The Gracie Allen Murder Case

    Book Details:
  • Author : S.S. Van Dine
  • Publisher : FelonyandMayhem+ORM
  • Release : 2021-07-18
  • ISBN : 163194214X
  • Pages : 167 pages

Download or read The Gracie Allen Murder Case PDF, written by S.S. Van Dine and published by FelonyandMayhem+ORM. This book was released on 2021-07-18 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The beloved 1930s comedienne becomes the famed detective’s sidekick in the series that “transport[s] the reader back to a long-gone era of society” (Mystery Scene). During a glamorous night on the town, Gracie Allen finds a dead body—and a cigarette case nearby that belongs to her date for the evening. Detective Philo Vance is on the scene, but questioning Gracie is causing more confusion than enlightenment. To prevent her from creating more chaos, Vance decides to keep her close by as his unofficial sleuthing partner. Now, with the help of the zany star—or in spite of it—he intends to find the real killer . . . “Mr. Van Dine’s amateur detective is the most gentlemanly, and probably the most scholarly snooper in literature.” —Chicago Daily Tribune “The best of the American mystery men.” —The Globe

Book Crime Writers  A Research Guide

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Haynes
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011-01-19
  • ISBN : 1591589193
  • Pages : 204 pages

Download or read Crime Writers A Research Guide PDF, written by Elizabeth Haynes and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-01-19 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. • A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre • Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book • Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature • A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

Book Clemence Dane

    Book Details:
  • Author : Louise McDonald
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 1000206076
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read Clemence Dane PDF, written by Louise McDonald and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This feminist investigation of the works of Clemence Dane joins the growing body of research into the relationship of female-authored texts to the ideology and cultural hegemony of the Edwardian and inter-war period. An amalgam of single-author study and thematic period analysis, through sustained cultural engagement, this book explores Dane’s journalism, drama and fiction to interrogate a range of issues: inter-war women’s writing, the Middlebrow, feminism, (homo) sexuality, liberal politics, domesticity, and concepts of the spinster. It examines form and a range of fictional genres: drama, bildungsroman, detective fiction, historical saga and gothic fiction. It relates back to the genre writing of comparable authors. These include Rosamond Lehmann, Vita Sackville-West, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Dorothy Strachey, Dodie Smith, Rachel Ferguson, May Sinclair, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Daphne Du Maurier, G.B.Stern, and detective writers: Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, Gladys Mitchell, Marjorie Allingham and Ngaio Marsh. Offering a picture of an era, focalised through Dane and contextualised through her journalism and the work of her female peers, it argues that Dane is often markedly more radically feminist than these contemporaries. She engages with broad issues of social justice irrespective of gender and her humanity is demonstrated through her sympathetic representations of marginalised characters of both sexes. However, she most specifically evidences a gender politics consistent with the fragmented and multifarious essentialist feminism that emerged following the Great War, which esteemed ‘womanly’ qualities of care and mothering but simultaneously valued female autonomy, single status and professionalism. Adopting the critical paradigms of domestic modernism and women‘s liminality, the book will particularly focus on the trajectories of Dane’s extraordinary modern heroines, who possess qualities of altruism, candour, integrity, imagination, intuition, resilience and rebelliousness. Over the course of her work, these fictional women increasingly challenge oppressive normative forms of domesticity, traversing physical thresholds to create alternative domesticities in self-defining living and working spaces.

Book The Winter Murder Case

    Book Details:
  • Author : S.S. Van Dine
  • Publisher : FelonyandMayhem+ORM
  • Release : 2021-07-18
  • ISBN : 1631942158
  • Pages : 158 pages

Download or read The Winter Murder Case PDF, written by S.S. Van Dine and published by FelonyandMayhem+ORM. This book was released on 2021-07-18 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A murder in the mountains is the latest case for the Manhattan detective famed for his “highbrow manner and parade of encyclopedic learning” (The New York Times). Wealthy and worldly-wise detective Philo Vance has been asked to keep watch at a house party in the snowy Berkshires of western Massachusetts, where he encounters an assortment of guests ranging from a treasure hunter to a race car driver. The owner of the house doesn’t quite trust his son’s friends—and is worried about the security of his precious emeralds. Sure enough, a guard is soon killed, the jewels are stolen, and then another guest dies, leaving Vance to make some cold calculations about who turned this gathering from festive to fatal . . . “Mr. Van Dine’s amateur detective is the most gentlemanly, and probably the most scholarly snooper in literature.” —Chicago Daily Tribune “The best of the American mystery men.” —The Globe

Book 10 Women of Mystery

    Book Details:
  • Author : Earl F. Bargainnier
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1981
  • ISBN : 9780879721732
  • Pages : 316 pages

Download or read 10 Women of Mystery PDF, written by Earl F. Bargainnier and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1981 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume, which examines the special contributions of a number of women mystery writers, sheds light on this significant example of common interests in recreational reading among women and men and the reasons behind the early and continuing uncharacteristic near-equality of both sexes in this field of endeavor.

Book Ngaio Marsh

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bruce Harding
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2019-06-12
  • ISBN : 1476637199
  • Pages : 216 pages

Download or read Ngaio Marsh PDF, written by Bruce Harding and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-06-12 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Considered one of the "Queens of Crime"--along with such greats as Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham--Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982) was a gifted writer and a celebrated author of classic British detective fiction, as well as a successful theater director. Best known for the 32 detective novels she published between 1934 and 1982, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in 1966. Based on years of original research by the curator of the Ngaio Marsh House in Christchurch, New Zealand, this book explores the fascinating literary world of Dame Ngaio.

Book Twice in a Blue Moon

    Book Details:
  • Author : Patricia Moyes
  • Publisher : FelonyandMayhem+ORM
  • Release : 2021-09-21
  • ISBN : 1631942573
  • Pages : 168 pages

Download or read Twice in a Blue Moon PDF, written by Patricia Moyes and published by FelonyandMayhem+ORM. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mr. and Mrs. Tibbetts pop into a pub for lunch but get served a murder case in this novel with “all the proper ingredients for a cozy whodunit” (The New York Times). What could be more delightful than a long-forgotten relative who dies and leaves you a tidbit in his will? How about if that tidbit is in fact a charming country pub, and that pub is now yours—lock, stock, and barrels of beer? Susan Gardiner is delighted, even when it becomes clear that the establishment has a lineup of regulars, not all of them as endearing as one might prefer. No, she doesn’t love all her new customers, but she certainly didn’t intend for one of them to be poisoned by a bad batch of mushrooms. The outlook is dire for both Susan and the Blue Moon . . . until Inspector Henry Tibbett steps in. He and Emmy just want a spot of lunch, but they are, as ever, willing to take on more than they had bargained for, in this compelling British mystery by the Agatha Award-winning “new queen of crime” (Daily Herald) . “Intricate plots, ingenious murders, and skillfully drawn, often hilarious, characters distinguish Patricia Moyes’ writing.” —Mystery Scene

Book Women Authors of Detective Series

Download or read Women Authors of Detective Series PDF, written by Moira Davison Reynolds and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-07-06 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While the roots of the detective novel go back to the 19th century, the genre reached its height around 1925 to 1945. This work presents information on 21 British and American women who wrote during the 20th century. As a group they were largely responsible for the great popularity of the detective novel in the first half of the century. The British authors are Dora Turnbull (Patricia Wentworth), Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Elizabeth Mackintosh (Josephine Tey), Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Margery Allingham, Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters), Phyllis Dorothy James White (P.D. James), Gwendoline Butler (Jennie Melville), and Ruth Rendell, and the Americans are Patricia Highsmith, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Amanda Cross), Edna Buchanan, Kate Gallison, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Patricia Cornwell, Carol Higgins Clark, and Megan Mallory Rust. A flavor of each author’s work is provided.

Book The Great Detectives

    Book Details:
  • Author : Otto Penzler
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2012-08-28
  • ISBN : 1453266402
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read The Great Detectives PDF, written by Otto Penzler and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2012-08-28 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The origins of literature’s finest crime fighters, told by their creators themselves Their names ring out like gunshots in the dark of a back alley, crime fighters of a lost era whose heroic deeds will never be forgotten. They are men like Lew Archer, Pierre Chambrun, Flash Casey, and the Shadow. They are women like Mrs. North and the immortal Nancy Drew. These are detectives, and they are some of the only true heroes the twentieth century ever knew. In this classic volume, Otto Penzler presents essays written by the authors who created these famous characters. We learn how Ed McBain killed—and resurrected—the hero of the 87th Precinct, how international agent Quiller wrote his will, and how Dick Tracy first announced that “crime does not pay.” Some of these heroes may be more famous than others, but there is not one whom you wouldn’t like on your side in a courtroom, a shootout, or an old-fashioned barroom brawl.

Book Twentieth Century Fiction

    Book Details:
  • Author : George Woodcock
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1983-04-01
  • ISBN : 1349170666
  • Pages : 781 pages

Download or read Twentieth Century Fiction PDF, written by George Woodcock and published by Springer. This book was released on 1983-04-01 with total page 781 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Download or read The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery PDF, written by B. Murphy and published by Springer. This book was released on 1999-12-09 with total page 543 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

Book Essays on Detective Fiction

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bernard Benstock
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1983-12-15
  • ISBN : 1349173134
  • Pages : 218 pages

Download or read Essays on Detective Fiction PDF, written by Bernard Benstock and published by Springer. This book was released on 1983-12-15 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: