Darkly comic and masterfully plotted, Death by Publication, which won France’s most prestigious detective fiction award the year it was published, is an inspired exploration of obsession, betrayal, and fraud—a gripping page-turner that ...
Author: J. J. Fiechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Sir Edward Destry, head of a distinguished publishing house in London, has been friends with his most successful author, the dashing French war hero Nicolas Fabry, for thirty years. Over time, though, Sir Edward’s admiration for his friend has soured into envy. When Fabry publishes a new novel in France that rockets to the top of the bestseller list and wins the country’s most prestigious literary prize, Sir Edward plunges into grief and fury. Fabry’s fiction is no fiction. Its heroine is modeled on the only woman Sir Edward ever loved—and for whose tragic suicide Destry took the blame. Now he discovers it was Fabry who was responsible for her death, and he abandons her. With precision and passion, Sir Edward plots his revenge. He translates Fabry’s novel into English and devises a plan guaranteed to cause disgrace, ruin, and—death by publication. Darkly comic and masterfully plotted, Death by Publication, which won France’s most prestigious detective fiction award the year it was published, is an inspired exploration of obsession, betrayal, and fraud—a gripping page-turner that is as thought-provoking as it is stylish.
Two men lie dead in the vestry of a London church, their throats cut with brutal precision.
Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Two men lie dead in the vestry of a London church, their throats cut with brutal precision. One is Sir Paul Berowne, rich, cultivated and elegant; the other is an alcoholic vagrant. Challenged with the investigation of a crime that appears to have endless motives, Adam Dalgliesh explores the sinister web spun around a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who is pregnant and full of malice--all the while hoping to fill the gap of logic that joined these two disparate men in death...
Dorothy L. Sayers left some clues behind for another novel to follow her famous, last uncompleted novel. Jill Paton Walsh has used these clues to create this story of what happened to Harriet Vane and Peter Wimsey during World War Two.
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Category: Detective and mystery stories
In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the night-time lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London. Then the village's first air raid practise ends with a very real body on the ground - not a war casualty but a case of plain, old-fashioned murder. And even before the second body is found, Lord Peter Wimsey and his brilliant wife are on their way to finding the killer.
This history also involved facts curdling the souls of susceptible people, – mysteries on the level of thrillers. ... Why did tourists throw their tent with stuff, went down to the forest in easy clothing where they later died from ...
Author: Евгений Буянов
The earlier version of this book published on the Internet literature sites in January 2009 was called «The mystery of Dyatlov’s accident». In August 2011 a «paper version» of the book, improved and revised, was issued in an edition of 3000 copies, with financial help of Nikolai Antonovich Rundkvist and his publishing house, Eltsin URFU (former USTU, UPI) and a fund «In memory of Dyatlov’s group» with active participation of an academician P. I. Bartolomey. We thank everyone for contribution to our book. According to a proposal of Bartolomey we changed a title of the book to «The mystery of Dyatlov’s group death» and its size was considerably cut by way of removal of some appendices (they can be found in the earlier edition). We also added several articles of other authors in order to «introduce different opinions» that existed before our book.This book edition – more full and correct – was created on the basis of new investigation facts and as a result of constant revision of the book during last years. The huge «inertia» of the investigation of Dyatlov’s group Tragedy let us to receive new proofs and data of its events and facts but we also reached a higher level of understanding of crucial reasons of accidents increase in tourism and mountaineering during solar activity peaks, and explored connection of this factor with other natural phenomena.
Wilhelm continues to host monthly workshops, as well as teach at other events. She is an avid supporter of local libraries. Kate Wilhelm lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Author: Kate Wilhelm
Category: Holloway, Barbara (Fictitious character)
Kate Wilhelm’s first short story was published in 1956. Her first novel was a mystery, published in 1963. Over the span of her career, her writing has crossed over the genres of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy and magical realism, psychological suspense, mimetic, comic, family sagas, a multimedia stage production, and radio plays. She has recently returned to writing mysteries with her Barbara Holloway and the Charlie Meiklejohn and Constance Leidl Mysteries novels. Her works have been adapted for television, theater, and movies in the United States, England, and Germany. Wilhelm's novels and stories have been translated to more than a dozen languages. She has contributed to Redbook, Quark, Orbit, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Locus, Amazing, Asimov's Science Fiction, Ellery Queen’s Mysteries, Fantastic Stories, Omni and many others. Wilhelm and her husband, Damon Knight (1922-2002), also provided invaluable assistance to numerous other writers over the years. Their teaching careers covered a span of several decades, and hundreds of students, many of whom are famous names in the field by their own rights today. They helped to establish the Clarion Writer's Workshop and the Milford Writer's Conference. They have lectured together at universities in North and South America and Asia. They have been the guests of honor and panelists at numerous conventions around the world. Wilhelm continues to host monthly workshops, as well as teach at other events. She is an avid supporter of local libraries. Kate Wilhelm lives in Eugene, Oregon.
tional claptrap (The Seven Dials Mystery, 1929, has been called “almost embarrassing” in its “bright young things, beautiful Balkan spies, and sinister anarchists”) to ... Appointment with Death: A Poirot Mystery (1938; and published ...
Author: Katharina M. Wilson
Category: Literary Criticism
First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Bruce Greyson, Emily Williams Kelly, and Edward F. Kelly, “Explanatory Models for Near-Death Experiences,” in ... e Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences (Durham, NC: IANDS Publications, 2016).
Author: Dale C. Allison
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Despite widespread skepticism on the matter, a significant number of people today have stories of religious experience—moments of inexplicable terror or rapturous joy, visions, near-death experiences of the afterlife, encounters with angels, heavenly voices, and premonitions. How should rationally minded people respond? What would your reaction be if someone told you that, one night while sitting alone, she saw through the window a brilliant light descend from the sky until it was so large that it filled the room—and that it radiated a feeling of “pure love”? And what would you say if a friend confided that one night he woke up and could not move, felt he was being suffocated, and sensed an evil spirit in the room? By default in the secular age we are skeptical about anything mysterious or supernatural. More likely than not, most people would respond to the stories above with embarrassment and concern about the person’s grasp of reality, or they would attempt to explain them away through rational or scientific means. But the truth is that religious experiences like these are not as uncommon as they seem—although talking about such experiences often is. This is the case even in a faith tradition such as Christianity, despite the Bible’s numerous accounts of miraculous and mysterious happenings. In Encountering Mystery, noted biblical scholar Dale Allison makes the argument that stories of religious experience are meaningful and not to be marginalized—and that we have a moral prerogative to lovingly engage with such stories regardless of whether we have had similar experiences. Through a close look at phenomena such as moments of inexplicable terror or rapturous joy, visions, near-death experiences of the afterlife, encounters with angels, heavenly voices, and premonitions, Allison shows how ordinary practices of faith need not be at odds with individual religious experiences. Above all, he enjoins us to be honest about the persistence of religious experience in a secular age and to make space for those who encounter mystery in their lives.
Peter Lovesey's Wobble to Death , published in 1970 , introduced readers to Victorian sleuths Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray . These authors and many others set the groundwork for the flourishing crop of historical mysteries ...
Author: John Charles
Publisher: American Library Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Three librarians from Scottsdale, Arizona provide library staff with an introduction to the mystery genre and offer tips and techniques for providing advice to mystery readers in the library. They include some of their own bibliographies, but refer readers elsewhere for fuller ones. They also include a brief history of the genre to pass on to readers new to it.
"Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs -- a writer with a vast public that loved his best-selling mystery novels, and a small circle of family and friends who despised him as an obese, overbearing bully -- died with distinction while sipping a ...
Author: Robert Barnard
"Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs -- a writer with a vast public that loved his best-selling mystery novels, and a small circle of family and friends who despised him as an obese, overbearing bully -- died with distinction while sipping a special liqueur in his luxurious library on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. What a surprise to discover that the son who hated him most had been bequeathed the lion's share of his father's fortune ... that Sir Oliver's final manuscript, possibly worth millions, ha vanished ... and that the demise of a famous mystery writer was clearly a case of murder"--Page 4 of cover
... he revised his expectations and suggested that the war would lead to Armageddon.62 Shortly after his death , the society published The Finished Mystery which included some of Russell's latest theories of end times and added ...
Author: M. James Penton
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
M. James Penton offers a comprehensive overview of a remarkable religious movement, from the Witnesses' inauspicious creation by a Pennsylvania preacher in the 1870s to its position as a religious sect with millions of followers world-wide. This second edition features an afterword by the author and an expanded bibliography.