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.

And Then There Was No One

Author: Gilbert Adair
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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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 . . .

A Mysterious Affair Of Style

Author: Gilbert Adair
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571319777
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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 . . .

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.

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.

Books Which Are Set Within One Day Study Guide Ulysses Under The Volcano The Hours Saturday One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155162867
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Books Which Are Set Within One Day Study Guide Ulysses Under The Volcano The Hours Saturday One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 46. Chapters: Ulysses, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Under the Volcano, The Hours, Saturday, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, List of 24 media, Mrs Dalloway, The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years, Billiards at Half-past Nine, Tomorrow, Odd Thomas, Cosmopolis, Concluding, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Popcorn, Hogfather, Snuff, After Dark, The Almost Moon, From Nine to Nine, The Act of Roger Murgatroyd, Between the Acts, The Mezzanine, The British Museum Is Falling Down, Breathing Lessons, Windows on the World, A Single Man, This Town Will Never Let Us Go, Party Going, Room Temperature, Seize the Day, The Pigeon, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, Bunny Lake Is Missing, Death of a River Guide, Eleven, Eleven Hours, Intimacy, The Art of the Engine Driver, The Poorhouse Fair, Grado. S e Nacht, I Am Mary Dunne, Injury Time, Arlington Park. Excerpt: Ulysses is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement." "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904 (the day of Joyce's first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle). The title alludes to Odysseus (Latinised into Ulysses), the hero of Homer's Odyssey, and establishes a series of parallels between characters and events in Homer's poem and Joyce's novel (e.g., the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce fans worldwide...

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."

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.