Murder Most Festive

This winter's most exhilarating cosy murder mystery Ada Moncrieff. 'So you old boy.' 'How did Hugh get hold of the gun, ... 'Please, Rosalind, it was a foolish urge, but one born of love for you. I wanted him to know the pain that ...

Author: Ada Moncrieff

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473580897

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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It's Christmas at Westbury Manor and amateur detective Hugh Gaveston must unravel a fiendish mystery... Christmas Eve, 1938. The Westbury family and assorted friends have gathered for another legendary celebration at their beautiful country house. The champagne flows, the silverware sparkles and upstairs the rooms are ready for their occupants. But one bed will lie empty that night. On Christmas morning, David Campbell-Scott is found dead in the snow. There's a pistol beside him and only one set of footprints. Yet something doesn't seem right to amateur sleuth Hugh Gaveston. Campbell-Scott had just returned from overseas with untold wealth - why would he kill himself? Hugh sets out to investigate... 'If you're a fan of historical mysteries, then Murder Most Festive should be at the top of your to-read list' Cultured Vultures Wonderfully atmospheric, with charming wit and brilliant plotting, Murder Most Festive is perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M.C. Beaton and James Runcie's Grantchester series.

Murder Most Stupid

Enid, her heart leaping—it was really something located more squarely in the region of her stomach, but she thought it more romantic to refer to it, inwardly, as her heart, rather than taking the time, at that moment of all moments, ...

Author: David Brooklyn

Publisher: David Brooklyn

ISBN: 1916330002

Category: Fiction


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A horde of dreadful, vulgar, cretinous guests of dubious morals and lapsed honour, in cahoots with a pack of impertinent, bestial, lumpenproletarian staff, frustrate the noble efforts of a brilliant detective to hunt down a murderer. Come join the pursuit, through the luxurious suites, luminous dining halls and stately ballroom of a lush hotel, into a more civilised epoch of the elegant past, in a tome bearing all the hallmarks of an Agatha Christie whodunnit—with the possible exceptions of cleverness, sense, purpose and decency. It is told in a style utterly shorn of extraneous verbiage, compact, exceedingly earnest and reflecting the loftiest aesthetic ideals. It falls exactingly within generic parameters, with no hint of parodic subversion. As far as the zeitgeist is concerned, few would be bold enough, or moronic enough—unmitigated imbeciles, deserving of little more than being hacked to pieces and left in the garden as meat fit for dogs—to deny that this magisterial opus is unstintingly in sync with up-to-the-second trends in political correctness. What more could the thoughtful, intelligent, discerning reader (you) require?

Murder Most Queer

But immediately after this exchange, Grayson and Clair are alone onstage, and Grayson takes her in his arms, kisses her, and confesses his love for her, bringing act 2 to a thrillingly romantic conclusion. Is it possible that Marion has ...

Author: Jordan Schildcrout

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052322

Category: Drama

Page: 236

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A fascinating look at the shifting meanings of murderous gay characters in American theater over a century

Murder Most Foul

The sexuality portrayed in the pages of nineteenth-century murder narratives was rich in its variety. Romantic courtship, seduction and betrayal, marital intimacy, adultery (homosexual as well as heterosexual), the menage a trois, ...

Author: Karen HALTTUNEN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038177

Category: History

Page: 370

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Karen Halttunen explores the changing view of murder from early New England sermons read at the public execution of murderers, through the nineteenth century, when secular and sensational accounts replaced the sacred treatment of the crime, to today's true crime literature and tabloid reports.

Murder Most Pemberley

“Experts say a romance built under stressful situations is doomed and won't last.” “Lucky for you I fell in love with you before being shoved in this hole, don't you think?” He pressed a quick kiss to her lips. “Now, use that incredibly ...

Author: Jessica Bert

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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Eat a crumpet. Check. Say “bloody hell” in an English pub. Check. Solve three murders and fall in love? Definitely not on the list. But when England dishes up murder, even an American girl knows it’s time to channel her inner Agatha Christie. American Eliza Darcy travels to Merry Old England to partake in a Darcy/Bennet family reunion for one reason: to solve the estrangement between her father and uncle. Not long after Eliza’s arrival and exploration of the vast estate of her ancestors, a dead body surfaces. Murder and mayhem replace afternoon teas and flirting with her British heartthrob. Eliza has every intention of keeping her snoot out of official Scotland Yard business, but when clues to the murder begin to merge with her investigation into her family’s rift, her inner wannabe sleuth self-activates. With the help of her batty great-aunt and the sexy Heath Tilney, Eliza hurries to untangle the web of lies and secrets. As corpses start to pile up faster than the clues, Eliza fears the estate’s family graveyard will swallow another body: hers.

Murder Most Poetic

Marsh's use of Shakespearean conventions of drama are her most memorable qualities, and provide her faithful readers who share her love for the stage, with a great deal of reciprocal pleasure. Identifying allusions and parallels is a ...

Author: Mary S. Weinkauf

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0893702978

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Dr. Weinkauf provides a complete overview of Ngaio Marsh's crime novels, from her beginnings in 1934 to her final book, "Light Thickens," published posthumously in 1982.

Murder Most Confederate

Other Titles in Random House Value's Murder Most Series Murder Most Romantic Murder Most Medieval Murder Most Divine Murder Most Postal Murder Most Delectable Murder Most Feline MOST CONFEDERATE EDITED BY MARTIN H. GREENBERG MURDER MOST ...

Author: Abigail Browning


ISBN: 9780307290229

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 962

View: 538

A collection of 64 stories of murder and mayhem by various authors.

Murder Most Vital

All drama aside, the vacation had been very relaxing for Gary and Gordy. “A cruise could make a good honeymoon,” Gordy admitted, as he threw an arm around Stanley. “Are you planning to propose to this young man? You romantic!

Author: K. Lyn Kennedy

Publisher: BK Wright

ISBN: 1618455087

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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So the doctor is known for his hot temper! That doesn’t mean someone wants him dead, does it? Gary Turner can be a bit scattered when he isn’t focused on his cardiology practice. The doctor is persistent, however, and begged his best friend Gordy Baxter to open a bed and breakfast as a side venture to their medical careers. After trying to convince Gary that it was a bad idea, Gordy reluctantly agreed. Before they opened the doors to their latest venture, the two best friends decided to take a well deserved cruise. Gary pestered the head of the cruise line for three days to let him test his ‘interesting’ pancake flavors on fellow cruisers. His persistence paid off, as it usually did, and he was unofficially named the breakfast sous chef. The week-long cruise is fun, but breakfast isn’t the only thing on Gary’s mind. It seems that a murderer has joined them on their seafaring vacation. It’s no secret that Gary has a hot temper, but does someone want him dead? When more than one body is found, Gary fears he could be next and he’s ready to jump ship and swim back to shore.

Murder Most Fowl

Shotgun Saturday Night Cursed to Death Death on the Move Evil at the Root Booked for a Hanging Murder Most Fowl Winning Can Be Murder Death by Accident A Ghost of a Chance A Romantic Way to Die Red, White, and Blue Murder “The Empty ...

Author: Bill Crider

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: Fiction


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Following Booked for a Hanging, Anthony Award-winner Bill Crider brings back his amiable, computer-phobic sheriff Dan Rhodes to investigate a murder that may or may not be related to a recent wave of emu-rustling. For an officer of the law, Blacklin County, Texas, used to be pretty peaceful, but now, what with the emu-rustling, cockfights, and protests at the new Wal-Mart store—not to mention murder—Sheriff Dan Rhodes has his hands full. Hit hard by the collapse of his little hardware store, Elijah ("Lige") Ward has taken to chaining himself to the Wal-Mart doors and generally making a nuisance of himself. And when Lige's dead body turns up, floating down a river in a portable toilet, Rhodes finds he has quite a case to investigate. What was the connection between Lige and chickens? Lige and the Palm Club? And was he involved in the area's emu thefts? It seems that raising emus ("taste like steak, not chicken") is a booming business, so much so that emu ("calmer than ostriches and more resistant to disease") are being stolen left, right, and center by would-be emu ranchers with little respect for the law. From theft to murder, the local crime spree seems unstoppable. But with a little help from the computer foisted on him by aging deputies Hack and Lawton, plus some good old-fashioned detective work, Rhodes just may be able to straighten out his county.

The World s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3

Murder Most Romantic: Passionate Tales of Life and Death. Nashville: Cumberland House Publishing. Twelve new stories. HART, CAROLYN, ed. Love & Death. New York: Berkley Books. Fourteen new stories of crimes of the heart.

Author: Ed Gorman

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429993319

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fiction Each year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. (Jon L. Breen), England (Maxim Jakubowski), Canada (Edo Van Belkom), Australia (David Honeybone), and Germany (Thomas Woertche). Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year's compilation, "the best value-for-money of any such anthology." The A-to-Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader: Robert Barnard • Lawrence Block • Jon L. Breen • Wolfgang Burger • Lillian Stewart Carl • Margaret Coel • Max Allan Collins • Bill Crider • Jeffery Deaver • Brendan DuBois • Susanna Gregory • Joseph Hansen • Carolyn G. Hart • Lauren Henderson • Edward D. Hoch • Clark Howard • Tatjana Kruse • Paul Lascaux • Dick Lochte • Peter Lovesey • Mary Jane Maffini • Ed McBain • Val McDermid • Marcia Muller • Joyce Carol Oates • Anne Perry • Nancy Pickard • Bill Pronzini • Ruth Rendell • S. J. Rozan • Billie Rubin • Kristine Kathryn Rusch • Stephan Rykena • David B. Silva • Nancy Springer • Jac. Toes • John Vermeulen • Donald E. Westlake • Carolyn Wheat. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.