Download or read book The Daughter of Time PDF or another Format written by Josephine Tey and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1995-11-29 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A hospitalized English policeman reconstructs historical evidence concerning Richard III's role in the murder of Edward IV's two sons.
Download or read book The Daughter Of Time PDF or another Format written by Josephine Tey and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2022-10-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A detective story with a very considerable difference. Ingenious, stimulating and very enjoyable' SUNDAY TIMES 'As interesting and enjoyable a book as they will meet in a month of Sundays' OBSERVER Scotland Yard inspector Alan Grant, recovering from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III, believed to have brutally killed his brother's children - the Princes in the Tower - to make his crown secure. But is the hunchback with such a sensitive, noble face really one of the world's most heinous villains? Or was he the victim of one of the most insidious plots in history? 'One of the best mysteries of all time' NEW YORK TIMES 'Suspense is achieved by unexpected twists and extremely competent storytelling . . . credible and convincing' SPECTATOR
Download or read book The Man in the Queue PDF or another Format written by Josephine Tey and published by Oxford City Press. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Man in the Queue" is the first case for Scotland Yard Inspector Grant who was to become the hero of five of Josephine Tey's mystery novels. Josephine Tey was in fact a pseudonym for the Scottish author Elizabeth Mackintosh. It is set in London and is concerned with a mysterious murder that is committed whilst people are queuing in front of the Woofington Theatre to see the final performance of Didn't You Know? starring Ray Marcable, the sensation of the moment. Written over 80 years ago, in 1929, this crime novel has aged amazingly well and is mostly concerned with the personalities and motivations of the characters.
Download or read book Miss Pym Disposes PDF or another Format written by Josephine Tey and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A solicitous guest lecturer at an English women's college uses her own psychological theories to solve a campus murder case.
Download or read book Brat Farrar PDF or another Format written by Josephine Tey and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family s sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick s mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick s
Download or read book The Complete of Josephine Tey PDF or another Format written by Josephine Tey and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-07-02 with total page 792 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers' Association in 1990, Josephine Tey recreates one of history's most famous-and vicious-crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world's most heinous villains-a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother's children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England's throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower. The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing's most gifted masters.
Download or read book Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 5: Brat Farrar PDF or another Format written by Josephine Tey and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2007-12-27 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Word count 24,510 Bestseller
Download or read book Collected Works of Josephine Tey. Illustrated PDF or another Format written by Josephine Tey and published by Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing. This book was released on 2022-10-21 with total page 2771 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Josephine Tey was a pseudonym used by Elizabeth MacKintosh, which was the name of her Suffolk great-great grandmother. Her novel The Daughter of Time was a detective work investigating the role of Richard III of England in the death of the Princes in the Tower, and named as the greatest crime novel of all time by the Crime Writers' Association. Her first play Richard of Bordeaux, written under another pseudonym, Gordon Daviot, starred John Gielgud in its successful West End run. In five of the mystery novels, all of which except the first she wrote under the name of Tey, the hero is Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant. The Franchise Affair also has an historical context: although set in the 1940s, it is based on the 18th-century case of Elizabeth Canning. The Daughter of Time was the last of Tey's books published during her lifetime. Her last work, a further crime novel, The Singing Sands, was found in her papers and published posthumously. Author’s works include: • THE MAN IN THE QUEUE • A SHILLING FOR CANDLES • THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR • TO LOVE AND BE WISE • THE DAUGHTER OF TIME • THE SINGING SANDS • MISS PYM DISPOSES • BRAT FARRAR • KIF: AN UNVARNISHED HISTORY • THE EXPENSIVE HALO • RICHARD OF BORDEAUX • THE PRIVATEER
Download or read book A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan PDF or another Format written by C.S. Fairfax and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-05-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read through time, enjoying the good, the better, and the best books from each of the seven eras below: Year 1: Ancient History to 476 A.D. Year 2: The Middle Ages, 477 to 1485 A.D. Year 3: The Age of Discovery, 1485-1763 A.D. Year 4: The Age of Revolution, 1764-1848 A.D. Year 5: The Age of Empire, 1849-1914 A.D. Year 6: The American Century, 1915-1995 A.D. Year 7: The Information Age, 1996- Present Day At the end of seven years, repeat! A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan is a booklist compiled of hundreds of books from each era in history organized into categories of interest. This volume also includes copious room for you to add your own favorite titles!
Download or read book Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D. PDF or another Format written by Amnon Kabatchnik and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-06-20 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features. The plays covered in this volume will include the great ancient Greek and Roman tragedies, fifteenth century Passion plays, and dramas by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.
Download or read book Murder in the Closet PDF or another Format written by Curtis Evans and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-01-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before the 1969 Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ life was dominated by the negative image of “the closet”—the metaphorical space where that which was deemed “queer” was hidden from a hostile public view. Literary studies of queer themes and characters in crime fiction have tended to focus on the more positive and explicit representations since the riots, while pre–Stonewall works are thought to reference queer only negatively or obliquely. This collection of new essays questions that view with an investigation of queer aspects in crime fiction published over eight decades, from the corseted Victorian era to the unbuttoned 1960s.
Download or read book The Detective as Historian PDF or another Format written by Ray B. Browne and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2013-02 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Readers of detective stories are turning more toward historical crime fiction to learn both what everyday life was like in past societies and how society coped with those who broke the laws and restrictions of the times. The crime fiction treated here ranges from ancient Egypt through classical Greece and Rome; from medieval and renaissance China and Europe through nineteenth-century England and America. Topics include: Ellis Peter’s Brother Cadfael; Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose; Susanna Gregory’s Doctor Matthew Bartholomew; Peter Heck’s Mark Twain as detective; Anne Perry and her Victorian-era world; Caleb Carr’s works; and Elizabeth Peter’s Egyptologist-adventurer tales.
Download or read book Read On-- Audiobooks PDF or another Format written by Joyce G. Saricks and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With more than 300 original annotations in some 60 thematic lists, this one-of-a kind compilation opens the world of audiobooks to listeners and librarians alike. * More than 300 original annotations that speak to why listeners might enjoy the selected audiobooks * Over 60 thematic lists that will entice audiobook fans, as well as those unfamiliar with the format * Indexes by author, title, narrator, and genre
Download or read book 100 Greatest Literary Detectives PDF or another Format written by Eric Sandberg and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-04-12 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural, from American hardboiled fiction to the Japanese timetable mystery—is the investigator. He—or, increasingly, she—can be a private eye, a police officer, or a general busybody. But whatever forms these investigators take, they are the key element of crime fiction. Criminals and their crimes come and go, while our attention is captured by these fascinating characters who exist at the intersection of so many different literary and social roles. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives offers a selection of the most influential, important, and intriguing fictional sleuths—amateur or professional—from around the world. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole, Kinsey Millhone to Kiyoshi Mitarai, the detectives profiled here give readers a broader picture of one of fiction’s most popular genres. Each entry summarizes the distinctive features of notable investigators and their approaches to crime, provides a brief outline of major features of their fictional careers, and makes a case for their importance based on literary-historical impact, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, or cultural resonance. The characters profiled here include Lew Archer, Martin Beck, Father Brown, Brother Cadfael, Adam Dalgliesh, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Kay Scarpetta, Sam Spade, Phillip Trent, V. I. Warshawski, Lord Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe, and many others. Readers will find some of their favorite detectives here, learn more about their literary and cultural significance, and discover other great sleuths—old and new, local and international—in this engaging volume. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives provides a fascinating look into some of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.
Download or read book Sequels PDF or another Format written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Download or read book 10 Women of Mystery PDF or another Format written by Earl F. Bargainnier and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1981 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume, which examines the special contributions of a number of women mystery writers, sheds light on this significant example of common interests in recreational reading among women and men and the reasons behind the early and continuing uncharacteristic near-equality of both sexes in this field of endeavor.
Download or read book Shadow Pasts PDF or another Format written by William D. Rubinstein and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-09-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For many intelligent people, the stuff of history does not consist of the kind of dry-as-dust investigations of diplomatic, economic, or political history that most university historians research and write about, but the famous topics of “history’s mysteries”- who was Jack the Ripper? Was there a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy? Did Richard III murder the Princes in the Tower? What are the mysteries of the ancient Pyramids? Not only have a great many books and articles been written on these and similar topics by so-called “amateur historians,” but they have generated societies, conferences, newsletters, and television programmes. Many people who are not academic historians take a keen interest in these topics, and have in some cases made themselves real experts on them, with interesting theories of their own. Despite all of this, however, these topics are virtually ignored by academic historians and can be treated with contempt. In Shadow Pasts, William D. Rubinstein a well-known and widely published history professor, examines seven of the most famous and interesting topics which have been discussed, debated, examined, and written about by “amateur historians. Each of these mysteries and the theories surrounding them are examined in detail, with Professor Rubinstein presenting his own original and sometimes surprising conclusions about what really happened.