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Read and Download Curtis Evans book Masters of the "Humdrum" Mystery in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMasters of the "Humdrum" Mystery. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 309 pages. Book excerpt: In 1972, in an attempt to elevate the stature of the “crime novel,” influential crime writer and critic Julian Symons cast numerous Golden Age detective fiction writers into literary perdition as “Humdrums,” condemning their focus on puzzle plots over stylish writing and explorations of character, setting and theme. This volume explores the works of three prominent British “Humdrums”—Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, and Alfred Walter Stewart—revealing their work to be more complex, as puzzles and as social documents, than Symons allowed. By championing the intrinsic merit of these mystery writers, the study demonstrates that reintegrating the “Humdrums” into mystery genre studies provides a fuller understanding of the Golden Age of detective fiction and its aftermath.

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ISBN 13: 1471905985
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book Mystery at Lynden Sands in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMystery at Lynden Sands. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: 'Mr J. J. Connington is a name revered by all specialists on detective fiction' Spectator In the fourth Sir Clinton Driffield mystery, the detective finds himself up against a missing heir, an accidental bigamist, a series of secret marriages and impersonations and an ingenious scientific murder. Aided by his wit and powers of reasoning, as well as Wendover, his very own Watson, Sir Clinton once again succeeds in piecing together a solution as the novel reaches its thrilling climax.

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ISBN 13: 026237112X
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book Nordenholt's Million in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNordenholt's Million. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 394 pages. Book excerpt: As a bacteria threatens to wipe out humankind, a plutocrat sets himself up as the benignant dictator of a survivalist colony. In this novel originally published in 1923, as denitrifying bacteria inimical to plant growth spreads around the world, toppling civilizations and threatening to wipe out humankind, the British plutocrat Nordenholt sets himself up as the benignant dictator of a ruthlessly efficient, entirely undemocratic, survivalist colony established in Scotland’s Clyde Valley. Discovering just how far their employer is willing to go in his effort to spare one million lives, Jack Flint, the colony’s director of operations, and Elsa Huntingtower, Nordenholt’s personal assistant, are forced to grapple with the question of whether a noble end justifies dastardly means.

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ISBN 13: 1471906140
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book Murder Will Speak in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMurder Will Speak. This book was released on 2013-11-28 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Thief, criminal and probably a coward, would Hyson have had the courage to kill himself or did someone catch up with him? Did his death have anything to do with Mrs Telford, who committed suicide shortly before? The Inspector, anticipating a routine investigation, finds conflicting stories, poison pen letters, and damning information about Hyson. It takes Sir Clinton Driffield to untangle the case and prove that the cast-iron alibi is the one which should arouse suspicion.

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ISBN 13: 147190606X
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book The Castleford Conundrum in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Castleford Conundrum. This book was released on 2014-06-14 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Philip Castleford was more than worried. Were all those years he had spent attending to Winifred's whims, enduring her habits, to count for nothing? He hadn't minded it too much for he thought that his daughter Hilary would have security - but now he found her shabbily treated and his own position undermined by his wife's grasping brothers. Such were the affairs at Carron Hill one fine morning when Winifred was discovered murdered in the deserted summer house ...

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ISBN 13: 1471906043
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book The Sweepstake Murders in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Sweepstake Murders. This book was released on 2014-06-14 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Nine men formed a sweepstake syndicate. One man died. To forestall legal argument they agreed that only living members should share any winnings. They won £241,920. And then the deadly arithmetic began. Nine less one left eight shares worth £30,240; Eight less one left seven shares worth £34,560; Seven less one left six shares worth £40,320; Six less one left five shares worth £48,384. Who was killing for profit? And who would be left to collect?

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ISBN 13: 1471906183
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book The Twenty-One Clues in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Twenty-One Clues. This book was released on 2013-11-28 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: The Constable was content to call it a suicide pact. All the evidence was there. The bodies of John Barratt and Mrs Callis were discovered in a lovers' nook among some bracken. Beside them was a pistol with Barratt's fingerprints on it, and torn up letters in the handwriting of Barratt and Mrs Callis were scattered around. Arrangements for the elopement had apparently been complete. Why had their plans fallen through? Why had they turned their backs on the railway station with tickets to London in their pockets? Sir Clinton Driffield is not so sure that the obvious solution is the right one ...

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ISBN 13: 1471906388
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book The Four Defences in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Four Defences. This book was released on 2013-11-28 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: An unidentified body is found in a blazing car. A man in the locality is missing. But the corpse in the car is not that of the missing man, though someone has made an uncommonly thorough job of faking it to seem so. And just because his unknown opponent had gone to such lengths to prevent an investigation going further, Detective Mark Brand aka The Counsellor's 'satiable curiosity' is up ... 'As a maker of watertight puzzles Mr Connington has no superior' Daily Mail

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ISBN 13: 1471906248
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book Common Sense Is All You Need in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCommon Sense Is All You Need. This book was released on 2013-11-28 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: When Pickford's body was found hanging from a beam in his garage, Inspector Loxton was sure that it was a case of suicide following a series of financial and domestic worries. Then came the criminologist with his slogan, 'Common sense is all you need', and in ten minutes he upset the inspector's hypothesis. Further evidence pointed so clearly in one direction that the arrest and the conviction of the criminal seemed almost a matter of form. But both the Inspector and the expert are way off course, and it is left to the Chief Constable to clear up the mystery ... 'Mr Connington has the art of writing delightful detective novels' Baltimore Evening Sun

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ISBN 13: 1476616086
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Curtis Evans book Mysteries Unlocked in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMysteries Unlocked. This book was released on 2016-04-19 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: In honor of the 70th birthday of Professor Douglas G. Greene, mystery genre scholar and publisher, this book offers 24 new essays and two reprinted classics on detective fiction by contributors around the world, including ten Edgar (Mystery Writers of America) winners and nominees. The essays cover a myriad of authors and books from more than a century, from J.S. Fletcher’s The Investigators, originally serialized in 1901, to P.D. James’ Death Comes to Pemberley, published at the end of 2011. Subjects covered include detective fiction in the Edwardian era and the “Golden Age” between the two world wars; hard-boiled detective fiction; mysteries and intellectuals; and pastiches, short stories and radio plays.

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ISBN 13: 1137539402
Total Pages : 168 pages
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ISBN 13: 1471906221
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book Jack-in-the-Box in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJack-in-the-Box. This book was released on 2013-11-28 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: When recently exhumed church relics are stolen from a small English village the theft is quickly followed by four murders. The joint inheritance of a piece of property supplies a motive but the cause of death is mystery. Cue Sir Clinton Driffield, who investigates and makes an on-the-spot arrest of the culprits and their super-scientific death machine. 'J.J. Connington's stories are always attractive' Sunday Times

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ISBN 13: 1492699322
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book The Ha-Ha Case in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Ha-Ha Case. This book was released on 2014-06-14 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: It was at the hidden stone wall in the spinney that Johnnie Brandon, rabbit shooting with a party of guests, was instantly killed by a shotgun charge. That day he had attained his majority, but the night before he had been discovered in a compromising situation with the wife of the man who had been his mentor. The inquest ruled 'accidental death' but Inspector Hinton was soon to discover that it was murder that was the motive ...

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ISBN 13: 1471906264
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book The Eye in the Museum in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Eye in the Museum. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: The terms of her father's will tie Joyce to her Aunt Evelyn until she is 25 - or Evelyn will inherit the entire estate. But Joyce wants to marry Leslie, and the money she will eventually inherit would be a considerable help to him in his career. Aunt Evelyn is a violent drunk, and one evening Joyce speculates to Leslie that if she fended of one of her aunt's violent attacks and her aunt died of 'one of her heart attacks' she could hardly be held accountable - could she? Leslie isn't really sure. And the next day Aunt Evelyn dies suddenly.

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ISBN 13: 1471905942
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book Tragedy at Ravensthorpe in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTragedy at Ravensthorpe. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: 'Mr J. J. Connington is a name revered by all specialists on detective fiction' Spectator In Clinton Driffield's second case he must tangle with a plethora of crimes including robbery, murder and a disappearance - not to mention a Family Curse, and a less than sympathetic victim ...

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ISBN 13: 1471905969
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Read and Download J. J. Connington book The Case With Nine Solutions in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Case With Nine Solutions. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: 'Mr J. J. Connington is a name revered by all specialists on detective fiction' Spectator When a locum doctor is called out one foggy night to a case of scarlet fever, he mistakes one house for another and discovers a young man lying in a pool of blood, who manages to choke out a dying message. This intriguing clue-laden third case for Sir Clinton Driffield has its origin in a dark scheme that reveals as much about the means for murder as its motivation.