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The Tiger In The Smoke

Author : Margery Allingham
ISBN : 9781504048699
Genre : Fiction
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“The Tiger in the Smoke is a phenomenal novel.” —J. K. Rowling A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London—so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumors are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer, and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again. As Havoc stalks the smog-cloaked alleyways of the city, it falls to Albert Campion to hunt down the fugitive and put a stop to his rampage—before it’s too late . . . “Allingham’s work is always of the first rank.” —The New York Times
Category: Fiction

The Tiger In The Smoke

Author : Lynda Nead
ISBN : 030021460X
Genre : Art and society
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The tiger in the smoke -- Broken buildings and 'horrid empty spaces' -- To let in the sunlight -- Learning to think in colour -- 'Thirty thousand colour problems' -- Battersea, Whitechapel and the colours of culture -- Bill and Betty set up home -- An English Sunday afternoon -- Woman in a dressing gown
Category: Art and society

When The Tiger Used To Smoke

Author : Eugenia Kim
ISBN : 1479182516
Genre : Fiction
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When the Tiger Used to Smoke: A Taste of Korean Folklore can be read by so many because it is a collection of popular Korean folktales for both children and adults alike. Written by a group of students inspired by their own cultural background, the students realized the potential of spreading of Korean culture through literature. The folk tales chosen for this collection are just a few of the many treasures Korea has to offer, hinting at the wisdom and value of Korean culture.
Category: Fiction

City And Shore

Author : Gillian Mary Hanson
ISBN : 0786483628
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Certain settings have long been a common element in British mystery and detective fiction: the quaint village; the country manor; the seaside resort; the streets of London. More than simply providing background, physical setting--in particular the city of London and the British seashore--takes on an added dimension, in a sense becoming a player in the mysteries, one that symbolizes, intensifies, and illuminates aspects of the British mystery novel. The first section examines 18 British mystery novels set in the city of London; the second covers 15 novels set by the sea. The novels span the twentieth century; among the authors whose works are included are Agatha Christie, Graham Greene, G.K. Chesterton and P.D. James. The book includes a short biography and listing of primary works for the authors covered, and appendices offer suggested fiction utilizing the two settings, and critical nonfiction covering the genre.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tiger I Tiger Ii

Author : Anthony Tucker-Jones
ISBN : 9781473826786
Genre : History
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The German Tiger I and Tiger II (known to the Allies as the 'King Tiger' or 'Royal Tiger') were the most famous and formidable heavy tanks of the Second World War. In their day their awesome reputation inspired such apprehension among Allied soldiers that the weaknesses of these brilliant but flawed designs tended to be overlooked. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this illustrated history, tells the story of their conception and development and reconsiders their operational history, and he dispels the legends and misunderstandings that have grown up around them.The Tigers were over-engineered, required raw materials that were in short supply, were time-consuming to manufacture and difficult to recover from the battlefield. Only around 1,300 of the Tiger I and fewer than 500 of the Tiger II were produced, so they were never going to make anything more than a local impact on the outcome of the fighting. Yet the myth of the Tigers, with their 88mm guns, thick armour and brutal profiles, has grown over time to the extent that they are regarded as the deadliest tanks of the Second World War.Anthony Tucker-Jones's expert account of these remarkable fighting vehicles is accompanied by a series of colour plates showing the main variants of the designs and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings.Anthony Tucker-Jones is a prolific writer on the history of fighting vehicles and armoured warfare. He has also written extensively on military affairs and terrorism. After a career in the intelligence community, he became a freelance defence writer and military historian. His most recent books are Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Armoured Warfare in the North African Campaign, Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Normandy, The Kalashnikov in Combat and The Soviet-Afghan War.
Category: History

Books To Die For

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781451696585
Genre : Literary Collections
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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!
Category: Literary Collections

The Margery Allingham Omnibus

Author : Margery Allingham
ISBN : 9780099503729
Genre : Campion, Albert (Fictitious character)
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A skeleton in a dinner jacket, a man murdered in a deckchair, a dead man spotted wandering in the London fog... Albert Campion is called upon to solve some most unusual crimes. This omnibus features three of the charming amateur sleuth?s most intriguing cases- SWEET DANGER, THE CASE OF THE LATE PIG and THE TIGER IN THE SMOKE.
Category: Campion, Albert (Fictitious character)

Costume Design In The Movies

Author : Elizabeth Leese
ISBN : 9780486134291
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Campion S Career

Author : B. A. Pike
ISBN : 0879723793
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Here is a look at Water in a Sieve and Blackkerchief Dick and twenty-two other books by Margery Allingham featuring Albert Campion. Campion, the fictional hero, was a man of action, who appears to be a "guileless-looking nonentity whom it is almost obligatory to underestimate." Any fan of Campion or Ms. Allingham's mysteries will enjoy comparing their judgments to Pike's.
Category: Literary Criticism

100 Must Read Crime Novels

Author : Nick Rennison
ISBN : 9781408136096
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Want to become a crime novel buff, or expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular, Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of the some of the finest crime novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert on the world of crime. The book also allows you to browse by theme, includes 'a reader's fast-guide to the world of crime fiction' as well listing the top 10 crime characters and their creators, award winners and book club recommendations.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mystery Mile

Author : Margery Allingham
ISBN : 9781448138029
Genre : Fiction
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Judge Crowdy Lobbett is a man of justice, an upstanding pillar of American society. And now he's a man in deadly peril, tailed across the Atlantic by the ruthless Simister gang. Luckily for Judge Lobbett, however, he makes the acquaintance of one Albert Campion during his voyage to England. The enigmatic amateur sleuth bundles the Judge off to the country house of Mystery Mile, where it's a race against time to keep the Simister posse at bay - and to pinpoint the identity of the mastermind behind their criminal empire... As urbane as Lord ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction’s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.
Category: Fiction

The Mind Readers

Author : Margery Allingham
ISBN : 9781448138074
Genre : Fiction
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Fact catches up with fiction when the secret of telepathic communication is discovered. But the device at the centre of the mystery is in the possession of two schoolboys and whether they stole it or invented it, there are powerful interests who will kill to get hold of it. Private detective Albert Campion faces as deadly a challenge as any in his career. As urbane as Lord ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction’s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.
Category: Fiction

Police At The Funeral

Author : Margery Allingham
ISBN : 9781448180714
Genre : Fiction
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? The tranquility of Cambridge is punctured when Cousin Andrew of the illustrious Faraday family disappears without a trace. No time is wasted in summoning Albert Campion and his sleuthing skills away from the bustle of Piccadilly to investigate – but little does he expect to be greeted by a band of eccentric relatives all at daggers with each other. Soon there are as many dead bodies as there are red herrings, and Campion must uncover the secrets of the Faraday dynasty before another victim falls... As urbane as Lord ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction’s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.
Category: Fiction

Hy Brasil

Author : Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN : 9780857860590
Genre : Fiction
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An “ingenious, gripping, thoughtful’ novel of island adventure and psychological depth by the acclaimed author of The Sea Road (Boyd Tonkin, Independent, UK). After fraudulently winning a writing competition, Sidony Redruth is sent by her editor to write the first-ever travel book on Hy Brasil, a near-mythical island somewhere in the Atlantic whose very existence has been a matter of debate as late as the nineteenth century. Inspired by islands real and imagined—from the Hebrides to Atlantis—Elphinstone’s plot takes Hy Brasil as its starting point, throws in some old-fashioned piracy, a lost treasure, modern-day drug smuggling, political intrigue, an active volcano and a tragic love affair. Told through Sidony’s notes for her book, Hy Brasil has all the elements of an adult adventure story, but it is also a contemporary thriller with literary influences ranging from The Tempest and Treasure Island to Moby-Dick. “Every other page, it seems, is gilded with erudite detail, bringing the saga templates to life...It’s a refreshing delight to read a novel of such extremely high caliber which interweaves mythical, magical and historical...Elphinstone is a worthy successor to writers like Linklater and Mackay Brown, developing their themes in the new century with a voice which is distinctly her own.”—The Herald, UK
Category: Fiction

The Crime At Black Dudley

Author : Margery Allingham
ISBN : 9781448192144
Genre : Fiction
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THE FIRST CAMPION MYSTERY 'Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light' Agatha Christie A suspicious death and a haunted family heirloom were not advertised when Dr George Abbershaw and a groupof London's brightest young things accepted an invitation to the mansion of Black Dudley. Skulduggery is most certainly afoot, and the party-goers soon realise that they're trapped in the secluded house. Amongst them is a stranger who promises to unravel the villainous plots behind their incarceration - but can George and his friends trust the peculiar young man who calls himself Albert Campion?
Category: Fiction

The Worm Of Death

Author : Nicholas Blake
ISBN : 9781446476598
Genre : Fiction
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Several days after private detective and poet Nigel Strangeways dines with Dr Piers Loudon and his family, the doctor vanishes, only for his legless corpse to be fished out of the river Thames. When his family ask Nigel to protect their interests during the police investigation, it soon becomes apparent that each member of the deceased's family, from his adopted son to his daughter's unpleasant fiancée, had a strong motive for killing him. As the winter fog swirls outside, Nigel must find his way through a maze of conflicting stories, missing diaries and red herrings. A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery - the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.
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The Smiler With The Knife

Author : Nicholas Blake
ISBN : 9781446476819
Genre : Fiction
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Detective Nigel Strangeways, and his explorer wife Georgia have taken a cottage in the countryside. They are slowly beginning to adjust to a more relaxed way of life when Georgia finds a mysterious locket in their garden and unwittingly sets the couple on a collision course with a power-hungry movement aimed at overthrowing the government. It will take all of Nigel's brilliance and Georgia's bravery if they are to infiltrate the order and unmask the conspirators.
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Cargo Of Eagles

Author : Margery Allingham
ISBN : 9781448137879
Genre : Fiction
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Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Private detective Albert Campion sets out to plumb the secrets of Saltey, an ancient hamlet on the Essex marshes. Once the haunt of smugglers, it now hides a secret rich and mysterious enough to trap all who enter - and someone in the village is willing to terrorise, murder and raise the very devil to keep that secret to themselves. As urbane as Lord ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction’s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion
Category: Fiction