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The Poisoned Chocolates Case

Author : Anthony Berkeley
ISBN : 1444838687
Genre : Large type books
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Graham and Joan Bendix have apparently succeeded in making that eighth wonder of the modern world, a happy marriage. But into the middle of it drops a box of chocolates. Joan Bendix is killed by a poisoned box of liqueur chocolates that cannot have been intended for her. The police investigation reaches a dead end. Chief Inspector Moresby calls on Roger Sheringham and his Crimes Circle - six amateur but intrepid detectives - to consider the case. The evidence is laid before them and they take turns to offer a solution. Each is more convincing than the last, slowly filling in the pieces of the puzzle, until the dazzling conclusion.
Category: Large type books

The Poisoned Chocolate Case

Author : Anthony Berkeley
ISBN : OCLC:86042501
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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A society woman dies and her husband nearly dies from eating chocolates taken from a specimen box, sent by the makers to a baronet, a fellow clubman of the husband' s.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

Murder Most Fair

Author : Michael Cohen
ISBN : 0838638511
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Twelve Englishmen Of Mystery

Author : Earl F. Bargainnier
ISBN : 0879722509
Genre : Literary Criticism
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There are hundreds of satisfactory and satisfying British mystery writers whose works should be studied both for their own individual accomplishments and for their comments on the society in which they were published, in the last 150 years, but who have not received any critical comment lately. This volume is designed to correct that fault in a dozen of those unjustifiably neglected British authors: Wilkie Collins, A.E.W. Mason, G.K. Chesterton, H.C. Bailey, Anthony Berkeley Cox, Nicholas Blake, Michael Gilbert, Julian Symons, Dick Francis, Edmund Crispin, H.R.F. Keating, and Simon Brett.
Category: Literary Criticism

Masters Of The Humdrum Mystery

Author : Curtis Evans
ISBN : 9780786490899
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

H C Bailey S Reggie Fortune And The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction

Author : Laird R. Blackwell
ISBN : 9781476670690
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Isle Of Dogs

Author : Patricia Cornwell
ISBN : 1101204028
Genre : Fiction
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Patricia Cornwell’s novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. Now, with this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, she outdoes herself, with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall. Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer’s right hand and confidant, find themselves at their wits’ end as they try to protect the public from the politicians—and vice versa—in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp.
Category: Fiction

Literature Of The 1920s

Author : Chris Baldick
ISBN : 9780748674572
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first general account of Twenties literature in Britain
Category: Literary Criticism