An English Murder


Author: Cyril Hare

Publisher: House of Stratus Limited

ISBN: 9781842326497

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 6533

Warbeck Hall is an old-fashioned English country house and the scene of equally English murders. All the classic ingredients are there: Christmas decorations, tea and cake, a faithful butler, a foreigner, snow falling and an interesting cast of characters thrown together. The murders and detective work are far from conventional though...

The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock


Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987190

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5456

The history of the evolution of the traditional English murder, from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cozy crimes of the Golden Age. Murder—a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it’s been a part of us ever since. The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime—and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul by one of our finest historians.

Decline of the English Murder


Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141956550

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

View: 4935

In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

An English Murder


Author: Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark, Alfred Alexander Gordon,Clark

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983797477


Page: 286

View: 8240

This novel is very much in the tradition of Golden Age detective fiction, and is therefore likely to appeal to fans of the more 'cosy' murder mystery. A group of guests gather in a large country house, owned by the dying Lord Warbeck, who wants what is left of his family around him to celebrate what he assumes will be his last Christmas. The guests are a motley bunch, including Sir Julius Warbeck, Chancellor of the Exchequer, the wife of one of his underlings, the fascist son of the present Lord Warbeck, and the Chancellor's bodyguard. Also present is foreign historian Dr Bottwink, and the traditional faithful butler. When the first murder occurs, the house is cut off from the rest of the world by a heavy snowfall, and it is left to Sir Julius's bodyguard to initiate a preliminary investigation before contact can be made with the local police force

A Very British Murder


Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142008

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9351

This is the story of a national obsession. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murder'. This fascination helped create a whole new world of entertainment, inspiring novels, plays and films, puppet shows, paintings and true-crime journalism - as well as an army of fictional detectives who still enthrall us today. A Very British Murder is Lucy Worsley's captivating account of this curious national obsession. It is a tale of dark deeds and guilty pleasures, a riveting investigation into the British soul by one of our finest historians.

The London Magazine


Author: John Scott,John Taylor

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 1587

An English and Swedish Dictionary, Wherein the Generality of Words and Various Significations are Rendered Into Swedish and Latin, Forms of Speech, Proverbs and Terms of Art in Husbandry and Gardening Especially, Observed, Above 2400 English Words Traced from Their True Original Gothick, and the Mistakes of Junius, Menagius and Other Etymologians Remarked

Thereunto is Added a Large Collection of Terms of Trade and Navigation and an Herbal Or Index of Plants Common to Both Nations


Author: Jakob Serenius

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 16

View: 1700

British Murder Mysteries: J. S. Fletcher Edition (40+ Titles in One Volume)

The Mill House Murder, Dead Men's Money, The Paradise Mystery, The Borough Treasurer, The Root of All Evil, The Charing Cross Mystery, Sea Fog, The Solution of a Mystery…


Author: J. S. Fletcher

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027219922

Category: Fiction

Page: 4822

View: 9992

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Novels Perris of the Cherry Trees The Middle Temple Murder Dead Men's Money The Talleyrand Maxim The Paradise Mystery The Borough Treasurer The Chestermarke Instinct The Herapath Property The Orange-Yellow Diamond The Root of All Evil In The Mayor's Parlour The Middle of Things Ravensdene Court The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation Scarhaven Keep The Charing Cross Mystery The Kang-He Vase The Safety Pin Sea Fog The Borgia Cabinet The Solution of a Mystery The Mill House Murder Short Stories Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology The French Maid The Yorkshire Manufacturer The Covent Garden Fruit Shop The Irish Mail The Tobacco-Box Mrs. Duquesne The House on Hardress Head The Champagne Bottle The Settling Day The Magician of Cannon Street The Secret of the Barbican and Other Stories Against Time The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress The Fifteenth-Century Crozier The Yellow Dog Room 53 The Secret of the Barbican The Silhouette Blind Gap Moor St. Morkil's Isle Extra-Judicial The Second Capsule The Way to Jericho Patent No. 33 The Selchester Missal The Murder in the Mayor's Parlour Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1933) was an English author, one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Golden Age. After his journalist career Fletcher first wrote poems and historical fiction, but then moved on to detective mysteries and became one of the most prolific British writers of the genre.