A Bespoke Murder

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749040009

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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May 1915. While thousands of Britons fight in the trenches, a severely depleted police force remains behind to keep the Home Front safe. In London, the sinking of the Lusitania sparks an unprecedented wave of anti-German riots and arson attacks across the city. Among the victims is the immigrant tailor Jacob Stein, found dead in his burnt-out shop. Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy must take on this case of cover-ups and contradictions and track down Jacob's killer - a hunt which carries them from the crime-ridden streets of wartime London to the chaos of the front line. But is the murder simply the result of a tragic excess of wartime hysteria, or perhaps a more premeditated crime?
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The Home Front Detective - Books 1, 2, 3

A Bespoke Murder; Instrument of Slaughter; Five Dead Canaries

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749024895

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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While thousands of Britons fight in the trenches, a severely depleted police force remains behind to keep the Home Front safe. Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy are on hand to delve into the complex and sinister cases that arise. A Bespoke Murder: May 1915. In London the sinking of the Lusitania sparks an unprecedented wave of anti-German riots. Among the victims is the tailor Jacob Stein, found dead in his burnt-out shop. But is the murder really the result of wartime hysteria, or perhaps a more premeditated crime? An Instrument of Slaughter: Britain is on the brink of enforcing conscription. A conscientious objector is savagely killed after making a rousing speech at a meeting of the No-Conscription Fellowship, and some people even claim that a conchie deserves to die if he won’t fight for King and Country. Marmion and Keedy will have to work fast to find the killer before more deaths occur... Five Dead Canaries: As the fighting on the Front Line continues, a new breed of women emerges to hold the Home Front together. The fiery-spirited munitionettes, or ‘canaries’, are easily recognisable with their chemically-stained yellow faces. One such raucous group gathers to celebrate a birthday, but the festivities are cut short when all but one are killed in a brutal explosion. The dark days of the war have left everyone on edge, suspicion is rife and there are no shortage of apparent motives for murder... ‘A master storyteller. Edward Marston has tapped into a rich vein of inspiration. His Home Front Detective series promises a long run.’ Daily Mail
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Dance of Death

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749018445

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Autumn, 1916. The first Zeppelin to be shot down by a British plane bursts into flames over London and plummets to the ground. Whilst those brave enough to remain outside during the air raid gaze in awe at the spectacular display, a killer takes advantage of their distraction during the blackout. The following morning a renowned ballroom dancer is found brutally butchered in an alleyway. As Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy build a picture of the victim’s promiscuous lifestyle and the ruthless competition of the dancing world, the number of potential suspects multiplies. Wounded young men start returning from the front line and among them is Marmion’s own injured son, Paul. The detective inspector is forced to juggle his enigmatic murder investigation with tensions simmering at home; will he and Sergeant Keedy catch the killer before the gruesome nature of the dancer’s death gets out and panic spreads?
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Timetable of Death

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749018127

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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1859. Two children dash past gravestones playing hide-and-seek. A freshly dug grave should provide the ideal hiding place, if it weren’t for an unscheduled body occupying the spot. The body is that of Vivian Quayle, director of the Midland Railway and pillar of the community, whose mysterious death baffles local police and necessitates Scotland Yard’s assistance. As Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming piece together the victim’s final moments, and suspects and motives multiply, an unpleasant picture emerges. This is a case only the Railway Detective can solve.
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Signal for Vengeance

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749020067

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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1860, Wimborne, Dorset. Rebecca Tullidge, miserably married to her callous husband, finds some escape through a love affair with another man. After putting her drunk husband to bed one Saturday night, she sneaks from their lodge to meet railway officer, John Bedloe. But much to her horror, she trips over her lover’s corpse on the railway tracks. The railway director calls Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Lemming in from London to solve the hideous crime. As the pair arrive in the countryside, they find there is no shortage of difficult personalities and conflicting alibis, making the mystery much harder to unravel. On discovering Bedloe had plenty of enemies as well as a sordid past, Colbeck and Leeming must unearth which of them is capable of plotting a violent murder. Could it possibly be a woman, distraught that he’d taken another lover? Or a jealous husband who detected an affair? With pressure mounting from all sides, and urgent matters closer to home requiring his attention, only the Railway Detective can reveal the truth.
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A/AS Level English Literature B for AQA Student Book

Author: Carol Atherton,Andrew Green,Gary Snapper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107468027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 326

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A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 A Level English qualifications. Endorsed for the AQA A/AS Level English Literature B specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book is suitable for all abilities, providing stretch opportunities for the more able and additional scaffolding for those who need it. Helping bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level, the unique three-part structure focuses on texts within a particular time period and supports students in interpreting texts and reflecting on how writers make meaning. An enhanced digital version and free Teacher's Resource are also available.
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Television & Video Almanac

Author: James D. Moser,Tracy Stevens,Quigley Publishing,William Pay,Patricia Thompson

Publisher: Quigley Publishing Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Television broadcasting

Page: N.A

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