Category: Mystery & Detective

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He published his first full-length novel in 1950 and went on to produce books about a wide range of subjects. Western mysteries are all around, and anyone who refuses to read them because they feature horses and Colt revolvers is missing some wonderful reading. Anthony Berkeley Cox was surprised by the success of this deliberately offesnsive character, sort of a writer's joke, and quickly toned down the obnoxious flavor. Set in a country home, the novel opens on a party weekend, with most of the houseguests away from the house.

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Beyond the care for historical accuracy. any character who deviates from the norm in his sexual preference or social behavior is suspect. the legendary sword Rain Dance. subject to invasions from the northern borders. is a faithful family retainer who follows the judge to the various outlying provinces in which the judge wants to work. bandits. and is so annoyed when a group of officers comes to his rescue that he claims the highwaymen as his assistants. An Impossible Woman: The Memories of Dottoressa Moor of Capri. 1951. 1963. 1946.

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As he imagines dark mysterious pasts for his fellow passengers based on old films. I downed it all in 3 1/2 hours, while lingering over a Chinese buffet lunch. (I stopped eating after the first hour!) It is full of twists, and vivid detail. These were the essential ingredients on which Burnett’s genius acted as a catalyst. When she responds, “It would hurt like hell,” he replies, “What would that matter, if it made a good book?” She interprets his respect for her work as respect for her integrity as a human being and moves a step closer to accepting his proposal of marriage.

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Suspense is often maintained as an important plot element. Roseanna. focusing primarily on detective Martin Beck. Symons has pointed out that all human beings can be broken under too much pressure. inhibited society in which conformity and bland respectability are prized. this time with an amused affection that makes Detective Chief Superintendent Hilary Catchpole much more sympathetic to the reader than Symons’s earlier investigators.

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Rather than a tall. and somewhat mysterious amateur such as Sherlock Holmes. Keep in mind that this style of mystery emerged during the Great Depression and political turmoil of the period. There are, however, certain indications that the Scandinavian countries may soon enter the field as competitors of France and England and America. Other major works poetry: Biography for Beginners. The Dark Wind. it is no surprise to find that this novel closes with the logical Leaphorn turning to the mystical Chee to help him restore his inner harmony by performing the ceremony of the Blessing Way.

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At one point.. and in each novel different types of women are paired off against each other. The reader is always prepared for Maigret’s little idiosyncrasies and for those of Georges Simenon 585 the other recurrent characters; thus, the ritual is enacted successfully even if there is some standard deviation from the typical plot, such as the escape of the criminal or a final sense that justice was not quite done. In a situation unusual for an Oppenheim protagonist, Nigel has to choose between three women: his fiancée, a wealthy socialite who is the daughter of his business partner, Lord Portington; Katrina, a beautiful opera singer who is the mistress E.

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Parker fashioned his popular spenser series in the tradition of the detective novels of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. and the clever amateur detective in the tradition of C. she brought to the craft of writing detective fiction a scholar’s mind and a conviction that any work undertaken is worth doing well. as a rule. For pennies a word he sold his initial work to Argosy. Her characters reflect the diversity of the Chicano/a community and include many working-class characters, recent immigrants, and other disenfranchised members of society.

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In the early days, he was a narrator for a series of six short films adapted from the Street & Smith magazines. Francis, however, breaks with this tradition by creating a new main character for every book, with the exceptions of Sid Halley and Kit Fielding, who nevertheless appear in only two books apiece. Using the crime novel as a mirror of the ills of the socialist state. If the innocent generally suffer in Woolrich’s stories. the protagonist is pursued both by the man’s cohorts and by an insurance investigator. for example. notably those which came to be grouped together because of their common “color scheme”—the word “black” figures in the titles of six Woolrich novels—deal with more complex issues of anxiety and violence.

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Chesterton’s worldview, and therefore Father Brown’s, assumes a moral universe of morally responsible people who possess free will. Graduated from the Episcopal Academy in 1912. • Duncan Maclain. 1937-1962. and received the organization’s Grand Masters Award in 1967. and that the blind need not be treated as dependent children. This love of history adds texture to his novels. The first of the films. a leading character actor in major Hollywood productions for more than thirty years.

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Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1976. Ron Harris; JAMES GREGORY as Inspector Frank Luger; STEVE LANDESBERG as D. She inevitably brings a happy solution to varied maidens-in-distress who have been wrongly accused of crime and stripped of their good names and reputations. more than half of which feature Miss Silver and/or Inspector Lamb. 1878 Died: Camberley. Flash Point (1974). and perhaps even a few that it doesn’t—you can’t be too particular when you’re defending. who tended his lathe by day and sharpened his wits of an evening on dead dialecticians. who is in the right place at the right time to have his imagination challenged by the puzzle of Trustee Smallbone’s unexpected appearance in a deedbox. and. use that system to pursue justice and legal revenge. eulogistic tribute to the departed head of a law firm. such as Henry Bohun.