The Act Of Roger Murgatroyd

Author: Gilbert Adair
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571319807
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The Act Of Roger Murgatroyd from the Author: Gilbert Adair. Boxing Day circa 1935. A snowed-in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor. A Christmas house-party. And overhead, in the attic, the dead body of Raymond Gentry, gossip columnist and blackmailer, shot through the heart. But the attic door is locked from the inside, its sole window is traversed by thick iron bars and, naturally, there is no sign of a murderer or a murder weapon. Fortunately (though, for the murderer, unfortunately), one of the guests is the formidable Evadne Mount, the bestselling author of countless classic whodunits. In fact, were she not its presiding sleuth, THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD is exactly the type of whodunit she herself might have written.

A Mysterious Affair Of Style

Author: Gilbert Adair
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ISBN: 9780571239474
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A Mysterious Affair Of Style from the Author: Gilbert Adair. London 1946. An actress is murdered, not just on camera but in full view of a crowded film set. Only six people had an opportunity to administer the poison yet not one of them had a conceivable motive. As Evadne Mount, bestselling crime novelist, discovers, however, all six did have a motive for committing another, earlier, still unsolved murder yet, on that occasion, not one of them had the opportunity . . .

And Then There Was No One

Author: Gilbert Adair
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN:
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And Then There Was No One from the Author: Gilbert Adair. The writer and professional controversialist Gustav Slavorigin is murdered in the small Swiss town of Meiringen during its annual Sherlock Holmes Festival, his body discovered with an arrow through the heart. With a price of ten million dollars on Slavorigin's head, almost none of the Festival's guests can be regarded as above suspicion. Except Evadne Mount, of course, the stubborn amateur sleuth and bestselling crime novelist from Gilbert Adair's The Act of Roger Murgatroyd and A Mysterious Affair of Style. Neither of those two cases, however, prepared her for the jaw-dropping twists of this new investigation, which climaxes at Meiringen's principal tourist attraction, the Reichenbach Falls the site of Holmes's fatal confrontation with his nemesis, Moriarty . . .

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007422547
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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd Poirot from the Author: Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie’s most daring crime mystery - an early and particularly brilliant outing of Hercule Poirot, ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’, with its legendary twist, changed the detective fiction genre for ever.

The Postmodernist Always Rings Twice

Author: Gilbert Adair
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The Postmodernist Always Rings Twice from the Author: Gilbert Adair. This second edition of Cross-curricular learning 3-14 explores the key practical and theoretical issues underpinning cross-curricular teaching and learning. Using an accessible research-informed approach strongly rooted in the realities of teaching it introduces the scientific and educational evidence supporting the introduction of cross-curricular approaches alongside techniques to put the theories into practice, including important preparatory aspects such as planning and assessment. Revised and updated to reflect current curriculum policy and contemporary research, this second edition includes: - an overview of current curriculum developments, and the implications for cross-curricular approaches - updated coverage of cross-curricular planning and best practice - a range of new case studies across the 3-14 age range exploring the practical application of cross-curricular and creative approaches to teaching - expanded coverage of sociological and social psychological theories of learning. This book is essential reading for students on teacher education courses across the 3-14 age range, and practising teachers considering cross-curricular approaches to learning.

Obituaries In The Performing Arts 2011

Author: Harris M. Lentz III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491345
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Obituaries In The Performing Arts 2011 from the Author: Harris M. Lentz III. The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2011. Notables who died include Andy Rooney, Emmy Award-winning 60 Minutes commentator; Smokin' Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing champion; rapper Heavy D; Jane Russell, Hollywood pin-up of 1940s and '50s; and movie legend Elizabeth Taylor. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2011 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, t.

Love And Death On Long Island

Author: Gilbert Adair
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802196055
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Love And Death On Long Island from the Author: Gilbert Adair. “A literary gem, a tour de force . . . Beautifully constructed, superbly characterized. What disturbs is the sheer elegance of Adair’s prose style –– most of us had probably forgotten English could be written so well.” –– Literary Review (U.K.)

Hollywood S Vietnam

Author: Gilbert Adair
Publisher: Proteus Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780862761011
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Hollywood S Vietnam from the Author: Gilbert Adair.

A Simple Act Of Violence

Author: R. J. Ellory
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468301837
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A Simple Act Of Violence from the Author: R. J. Ellory. The award-winning CIA thriller by "a uniquely gifted, passionate, and powerful writer" (Alan Furst). R. J. Ellory's latest paperback is his most timely, menacing serial killer novel yet, and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.. As in his globally acclaimed A Quiet Belief in Angels, it is a stunning work of suspense guaranteed to keep the reader awake at night. Set in Washington, embroiled in elections, it follows Detective Robert Miller as he is assigned to an unsettling murder case. He finds a serious complication: the victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems. And as Miller unearths ever more disturbing facts, he starts to face truths about the corrupt world he lives in --truths so far removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life. As CrimeSquad described it, "this is a book with everything that a fan of modern mystery fiction could hope for: a labyrinthine plot, unbearable tension, controversy, and a social conscience."

Surfing The Zeitgeist

Author: Gilbert Adair
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ISBN: 9780571179916
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Surfing The Zeitgeist from the Author: Gilbert Adair. Surfing the Zeitgeist is a collection of essays by Britain's preeminent post-modernist. Confronted with a world in which too much is changing too fast, the attitude of most British critics is simply to ignore the fact that today's culture is in a state of constant ebullience and continue turning out, or churning out, week after week, month after month, the kind of article, a complacent conflation of artistic impressions, that could have been written thirty, fifty or a hundred years ago. Gilbert Adair is a critic with a difference. Witty, perspicacious and in love with language, he is prepared to engage with the multifarious realities of our culture - culture in the least restricted sense of the word. He is prepared to embrace them, if not unconditionally, then at least without encumbering hinself with any twinges of nostalgia for the past's redundant credos and repertories. The essays which make up this collection - on subjects as various as postmodernism and pop music, AIDS and art movies, Tintin and the Titanic - thus constitute a uniquely stimulating record of the nineties and, like the cool, glinting surfaces of a Calder mobile, reflect the most significant fragments of our cultural agenda.