The sun, smoking behind a haze of cloud, threw off a light of burnished pewter. Mysteriously lit, it was as if the watery, colorless land refused drabness, stood determinedly against dimishment. This is a landscape that can easily deceive, a landscape that volunteers nothing, as if to say, You’re on your own, mate—much like the habitues of the only pub for miles around called The Case Has Altered. The Lincolnshire fenlands are the right setting for Richard Jury’s latest case, a mystifying double murder. The body of one woman is found on the wash; another woman lies floating in a canal in Windy Fen. Both women are connected with Fengate: Dorcas Reese, a servant; Verna Dunn, the louche ex-wife of the owner, Max Owen, a man with a passion for antiques. So when the principal suspect turns out to be Jenny Kennington, a woman Jury has long loved, he decides he needs someone inside Fengate, someone who can impersonate an antiques expert…
Author : Ben Jonson
ISBN : 1721684573
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The Case is Altered A Comedy. Ben Jonson The Case is Altered is an early comedy by Ben Jonson. First published in 1609, the play presents a range of problems for scholars attempting to understand its place in Jonson's canon of works. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Eigentlich geht es in der stillen Marschlandschaft von Lincolnshire am Rande der Nordsee recht beschaulich zu. Doch dann wird Verna Dunn, eine Schauspielerin mit Starallüren, tot am Strand aufgefunden. Und wenig später treibt die Leiche eines erdrosselten Dienstmädchens in einem der zahlreichen Kanäle. Die Spuren beider Fälle führen nach Fengate, dem Landsitz eines reichen Kunstsammlers, und schnell fällt der Verdacht der Ortspolizei auf Lady Kennington, die auf einer Party dort zu Gast war. Verzweifelt wendet sich die mutmaßliche Täterin an ihren alten Freund Inspektor Jury. Doch während dieser seine heimliche Liebe zu verteidigen sucht, wird die Last der Gegenbeweise immer drückender ...