The Shortest Way to Hades

The Shortest Way to Hades
Author: Sarah Caudwell
Publsiher: C & R Crime
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN 10: 1472102681
ISBN 13: 9781472102683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shortest Way to Hades Book Review:

Everyone in the family had decided that changing the trust arrangement seemed the perfect way to avoid three million in taxes. However, when dreary cousin Deirdre has a mysterious accident after demanding a fee for her signature, the young London barristers handling the trust seek advice from mentor Hilary Tamar. Julia believes it's murder; whilst Hilary wonders why the raven-haired heir did not die. But with more deadly accidents occurring, it is Hilary who is given the perilous quest of unmasking the killer.

The Shortest Way to Hades

The Shortest Way to Hades
Author: Sarah Caudwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780140094015
ISBN 13: 0140094016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Shortest Way to Hades

The Shortest Way to Hades
Author: Sarah Caudwell
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780002317382
ISBN 13: 0002317389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shortest Way to Hades Book Review:

Kriminalroman.

The Shortest Way to Hades

The Shortest Way to Hades
Author: Sarah Caudwell
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 0440212332
ISBN 13: 9780440212331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shortest Way to Hades Book Review:

In an effort to avoid taxes, a change in trust arrangements is agreed upon by all members of the Galloway family except for Dierdre, who refuses to sign unless she is paid off and promptly suffers a fatal accident. Reprint. K.

The Shortest Way to Hades

The Shortest Way to Hades
Author: Sarah Cauldwell
Publsiher: Select Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1989-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780140128741
ISBN 13: 0140128743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thus Was Adonis Murdered

Thus Was Adonis Murdered
Author: Sarah Caudwell
Publsiher: C & R Crime
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN 10: 1472102673
ISBN 13: 9781472102676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thus Was Adonis Murdered Book Review:

When her personal copy of the current Finance Act is found a few metres away from a body, young barrister Julia Larwood finds herself caught up in a complex fight against the Inland Revenue. Set to have a vacation away from her home life and the tax man, Julia takes a trip with her art-loving boyfriend. However, all is not what it seems. Could he in fact be an employee of the establishment she has been trying to escape from? And how did her romantic luxurious holiday end in murder?

The Sibyl in Her Grave

The Sibyl in Her Grave
Author: Sarah Caudwell
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-11-04
ISBN 10: 0307570665
ISBN 13: 9780307570666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sibyl in Her Grave Book Review:

Julia Larwood's Aunt Regina needs help. She and two friends pooled their modest resources and invested in equities. Now the tax man demands his due, but they've already spent the money. How can they dig themselves out of the tax hole? Even more to the point: Can the sin of capital gains trigger corporeal loss? That's one for the sibyl, psychic counselor Isabella del Comino, who has offended Aunt Regina and her friends by moving into the rectory, plowing under a cherished garden, and establishing an aviary of ravens. When Isabella is found dead, all clues point to death by fiscal misadventure. So Julia calls in an old friend and Oxford fellow, Professor Hilary Tamar, to follow a money trail that connects Aunt Regina to what appears to be capital fraud — and capital crime. The two women couldn't have a better champion than the erudite Hilary, as once again Sarah Caudwell sweeps us into the scene of the crime, leaving us to ponder the greatest mystery of all: Hilary, him — or her — self.

The Sirens Sang of Murder

The Sirens Sang of Murder
Author: Sarah Caudwell
Publsiher: C & R Crime
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN 10: 1472102703
ISBN 13: 9781472102706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sirens Sang of Murder Book Review:

Whilst on a trip to the sunny Channel Islands to find the heir to a lucrative tax law case, young barrister Michael Cantrip finds himself in over his head. Peculiar things begin to occur on the mysterious and isolated islands with something - or somebody -- bumping off members of his legal team. With the help of his mentor, amateur investigator Hilary Tamar, Cantrip, must find a safe passage back to the Lincoln's Inn Chambers.

The Sirens Sang of Murder

The Sirens Sang of Murder
Author: Sarah Caudwell
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-09
ISBN 10: 0307570673
ISBN 13: 9780307570673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sirens Sang of Murder Book Review:

Young barrsiter Michael Cantrip has skipped of to the Channel Islands to take on a tax-law case that's worth a fortune -- if Cantrip's tax-planning cronies can locate the missing heir. But Cantrip has waded in way over his head. Strange things are happening on these mysterious, isolated isles. Something is going bump in the night -- and bumping off members of the legal team, one by one. Soon Cantrip is telexing the gang at the home office for help. And it's up to amateur investigator Hilaray Tamar (Oxford don turned supersleuth) to get Cantrip back to safety of his chambers -- alive!

Shortest Way to Hades Counter Display

Shortest Way to Hades Counter Display
Author: Sarah L Caudwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1986-08-05
ISBN 10: 9780147792310
ISBN 13: 0147792312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fatal Fictions

Fatal Fictions
Author: Alison L. LaCroix,Bernard D Meltzer Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar Richard H McAdams,Martha C. Nussbaum,Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics Martha C Nussbaum
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN 10: 0190610786
ISBN 13: 9780190610784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatal Fictions Book Review:

Writers of fiction have always confronted topics of crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of both authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches on so many political and psychological themes essential to literature, and comes equippedwith a trial process that contains its own dramatic structure. This volume explores this profound and enduring literary engagement with crime, investigation, and criminal justice. The collected essays explore three themes that connect the world of law with that of fiction. First, defining and punishing crime is one of the fundamental purposes of government,along with the protection of victims by the prevention of crime. And yet criminal punishment remains one of the most abused and terrifying forms of political power. Second, crime is intensely psychological and therefore an important subject by which a writer can develop and explore character. Athird connection between criminal justice and fiction involves the inherently dramatic nature of the legal system itself, particularly the trial. Moreover, the ongoing public conversation about crime and punishment suggests that the time is ripe for collaboration between law and literature in thistroubled domain.The essays in this collection span a wide array of genres, including tragic drama, science fiction, lyric poetry, autobiography, and mystery novels. The works discussed include works as old as fifth-century BCE Greek tragedy and as recent as contemporary novels, memoirs, and mystery novels. Thecumulative result is arresting: there are "killer wives" and crimes against trees; a government bureaucrat who sends political adversaries to their death for treason before falling to the same fate himself; a convicted murderer who doesn't die when hanged; a psychopathogical collector whose quitesane kidnapping victim nevertheless also collects; Justice Thomas' reading and misreading of Bigger Thomas; a man who forgives his son's murderer and one who cannot forgive his wife's non-existent adultery; fictional detectives who draw on historical analysis to solve murders. These essays begin aconversation, and they illustrate the great depth and power of crime in literature.

Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction

Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction
Author: Lisa Hopkins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030657604
ISBN 13: 9783030657604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Killing with Confetti

Killing with Confetti
Author: Peter Lovesey
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 1641290609
ISBN 13: 9781641290609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing with Confetti Book Review:

Peter Lovesey, MWA Grand Master and titan of the English detective novel, returns readers to Bath with the eighteenth mystery in his critically acclaimed Peter Diamond series. As a New Year begins in Bath, Ben Brace proposes to his long-term girlfriend, Caroline, the daughter of notorious crime baron Joe Irving, who is coming to the end of a prison sentence. The problem is that Ben’s father, George, is the Deputy Chief Constable. A more uncomfortable set of in-laws would be hard to imagine. But mothers and sons are a formidable force: a wedding in the Abbey and reception in the Roman Baths are arranged before the career-obsessed DCC can step in. Peter Diamond, Bath’s head of CID, is appalled to be put in charge of security on the day. Ordered to be discreet, he packs a gun and a guest list in his best suit and must somehow cope with potential killers, gang rivals, warring parents, bossy photographers and straying bridesmaids. The laid-back Joe Irving seems oblivious to the danger he is in from rival gang leaders, while Brace can’t wait for the day to end. Will the photo session be a literal shoot? Will Joe Irving’s speech as father of the bride be his last words? Can Diamond pull off a miracle, avert a tragedy and send the happy couple on their honeymoon?

The Moving Toyshop

The Moving Toyshop
Author: Edmund Crispin
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN 10: 1448214238
ISBN 13: 9781448214235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moving Toyshop Book Review:

When a poet, Richard Cadogan, receives an unexpected £50 advance from his publisher for his new poetry book, he decides to go to Oxford for a well deserved holiday. The change of scenery and peace of mind is what he needs to recover his inspiration for writing, but little he suspects that what he envisioned as a leisurely time spent on long walks and visiting friends will turn into a mystery solving adventure full of unexpected and dangerous twists. After an eventful train journey, Cadogan arrives in Oxford late at night only to realise that he has forgotten the exact address of his stay. Relying on a distant memory of the place he boarded in years ago he accidentally enters a toyshop where, to his surprise and fright, he finds the dead body of a women. Before he knows he is knocked out and spends his first night of the holidays locked in the backroom of the shop. When he finally recovers from the concussion the body is gone and the toyshop turned mysteriously into a grocery store, and Cadogan himself is accused of trespassing and stealing food. Luckily for the puzzled poet his old university friend, the professor of literature, Gervase Fen is there ready to plunge into the midst of this mystery. The Moving Toyshop, first published in 1946, is Edmund Crispin's most famous novel featuring eccentric amateur detective, Gervase Fen.

Mallory s Oracle

Mallory s Oracle
Author: Carol O'Connell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1995-06-01
ISBN 10: 110146593X
ISBN 13: 9781101465936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mallory s Oracle Book Review:

Jonathan Kellerman says Mallory's Oracle is "a joy." Nelson DeMille and other advance readers have called it "truly amazing, " "a classic" with "immense appeal." It is all of that, and more: a stunning debut novel about a web of unsolved murders in New York's Gramercy Park and the singular woman who makes them her obsession. At its center is Kathleen Mallory, an extraordinary wild child turned New York City policewoman. Adopted off the streets as a little girl by a police inspector and his wife, she is still not altogether civilized now that she is a sergeant in the Special Crimes section. With her ferocious intelligence and green gunslinger eyes, Mallory (never Kathleen, never Kathy) operates by her own inner compass of right and wrong, a sense of justice that drives her in unpredictable ways. She is a thing apart. And today, she is a thing possessed. Although more at home in the company of computers than in the company of men, Mallory is propelled onto the street when the body of her adoptive father, Louis Markowitz, is found stabbed in a tenement next to the body of a wealthy Gramercy Park woman. The murders are clearly linked to two other Gramercy Park homicides Markowitz had been investigating, and now his cases become Mallory's, his death her cause. Prowling the streets, sifting through his clues, drawing on his circle of friends and colleagues, she plunges into a netherworld of light and shadow, where people are not what they seem and truth shifts without warning. And a murderer waits who is every bit as wild and unpredictable as she.... Filled with deep, seductive atmosphere and razor-sharp prose, Mallory's Oracle is gripping, resonant suspense of tantalizing complexity—a genuinely unforgettable novel.

Feminism in Women s Detective Fiction

Feminism in Women s Detective Fiction
Author: Glenwood Irons
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1995-12-15
ISBN 10: 1442655631
ISBN 13: 9781442655638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminism in Women s Detective Fiction Book Review:

Names such as Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Sam Spade are perhaps better known than the names of the authors who created them. The woman detective has also had worldwide appeal; yet, with the exception of Christie's Miss Marple, the names of female detectives and their authors have only recently gained wide attention through the popularity of Marcia Muller, Sue Grafton, and Sara Paretsky. The essays in this collection grapple with a wide range of issues important to the female sleuth – the most important, perhaps, being the oft-heard challenge to her suitability for the job. Not surprisingly, gender issues are the main focus of all the essays; indeed, in detective novels with a woman protagonist, these issues are often right at the surface. Some of the papers see the female sleuth as an important force in popular fiction, but many also challenge the notion that the woman detective is a positive model for feminists. They argue that fictional female sleuths have lost the `otherness' that a feminine approach to the genre should encourage. Collectively, the essays also reveal the differences between British and American perspectives on the woman detective.

Ulysses

Ulysses
Author: James Joyce,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 860
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN 10: 8180320995
ISBN 13: 9788180320996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ulysses Book Review:

'Ulysses' is a novel by Irish writer 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 in February 1922, in Paris. 'Ulysses' has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishingly wide-ranging allusions confirm its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. It takes readers into the inner realms of human consciousness using the interior monologue style that came to be called stream of consciousness. In addition to this psychological characteristic, it gives a realistic portrait of the life of ordinary people living in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904. The novel was the subject of a famous obscenity trial in 1933, but was found by a U.S. district court in New York to be a work of art. The furor over the novel made Joyce a celebrity. In the long run, the work placed him at the forefront of the modern period of the early 1900s when literary works, primarily in the first two decades, explored interior lives and subjective reality in a new idiom, attempting to probe the human psyche in order to understand the human condition. This richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, 'Ulysses' offers the reader a life-changing experience. Publisher : General Press

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Author: Barbara Vine
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307426092
ISBN 13: 9780307426093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grasshopper Book Review:

“They have sent me here because of what happened on the pylon.” When Clodagh Brown writes these words at the age of nineteen, she believes that she is leaving behind the traumatic events of her youth. But Clodagh soon learns that you can never entirely escape your past. In the aftermath of the incident on the pylon--one of the great electrified structures that dot the English countryside like so many gargantuan grasshoppers--Clodagh goes off to university, moves into a basement flat arranged by her unsympathetic family, and finds freedom trekking across London's rooftops with a gang of neighborhood misfits. As she begins a thrilling relationship with a fellow climber, however, both Clodagh and the reader are haunted by the memory of the pylon and of the terrible thing that happened there--and by the eerie sense that another tragedy is just a footfall away.

Law and Literature

Law and Literature
Author: Lenora Ledwon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2015-06-03
ISBN 10: 1317954181
ISBN 13: 9781317954187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and Literature Book Review:

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Marabou Stork Nightmares

Marabou Stork Nightmares
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1407019392
ISBN 13: 9781407019390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marabou Stork Nightmares Book Review:

Roy Strang is engaged in a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa. His mission is to eradicate an evil predator-scavenger bird, the marabou stork, before it drives away the peace-loving flamingo from the picturesque Lake Torto. But behind this world lies another: the world of Roy's bizarre family, the Scottish housing scheme in which he grew up, his mundane job, a disastrous emigration to Africa, and his youthful life of brutality with a gang of soccer casuals. As one world crashes into the other, this potentially charming story of ornithological goodwill mutates into a filthy tale of violence, abuse and redemption.