Murder in the Telephone Exchange

Murder in the Telephone Exchange

Narrated with verve and wit, this is a whodunit in the tradition of Dorothy L. Sayers and Daphne du Maurier, by turns entertaining and suspenseful, and building to a gripping climax.

Author: June Wright

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 9781891241963

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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First published in 1948, when it was the best-selling mystery of the year in the author’s native Australia, Murder in the Telephone Exchange stars feisty young operator Maggie Byrnes. When one of her more unpopular colleagues is murdered — her head bashed in with a “buttinski,” a piece of equipment used to listen in on phone calls — Maggie resolves to turn sleuth. Some of her coworkers are acting strangely, and Maggie is convinced she has a better chance of figuring out who is responsible for the killing than the rather stolid police team assigned to the case, who seem to think she herself might have had something to do with it. But then one of her friends is murdered too, and it looks like Maggie might be next. Narrated with verve and wit, this is a whodunit in the tradition of Dorothy L. Sayers and Daphne du Maurier, by turns entertaining and suspenseful, and building to a gripping climax.
Categories: Fiction

I Killed Lincoln at 10 13

I Killed Lincoln at 10 13

When Wright's first child Patrick was one year old, she began writing Murder in
the Telephone Exchange (1948), a Dorothy L. Sayers-style whodunit set in
Wright's former workplace. Sarah Compton, a supervisor at the exchange, is
bashed to ...

Author: Harry Stephen Keeler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781605433677

Category:

Page: 344

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So Bad a Death

So Bad a Death

First published in 1949, So Bad a Death is is June Wright’s second novel, which she originally planned to call Who Would Murder a Baby?

Author: June Wright

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 9781891241604

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The return of Maggie Byrnes, heroine of Murder in the Telephone Exchange. Maggie is married now, with a young son, and living in an outer Melbourne suburb. But violent death dogs her footsteps even in apparently tranquil Middleburn. It’s perhaps not that much of a surprise when widely disliked local bigwig James Holland (who also happens to be Maggie’s landlord) is shot, but Maggie suspects that someone is also trying to poison the infant who is his heir, and turns sleuth once more to uncover the culprits. First published in 1949, So Bad a Death is is June Wright’s second novel, which she originally planned to call Who Would Murder a Baby? Her publishers demurred, but under any title it’s a worthy sequel to Murder in the Telephone Exchange. Novelist and crime fiction historian Lucy Sussex contributes an introduction to this reissue, which also includes a fascinating interview she conducted with June Wright in 1996.
Categories: Fiction

Murder Mayhem in Essex County

Murder   Mayhem in Essex County

In 1878, with investment capital from his uncle, Goodwin and Caldwell started the
Lawrence Telephone Exchange, a telephone system where subscribers
communicated with one another through a central office. To facilitate this,
Goodwin ...

Author: Robert Wilhelm

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614234319

Category: History

Page: 131

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“The importance of the area to early America . . . make the book a must-read for anyone interested in the dark side of New England history” (Early American Crime). The idea of a criminal record originated in the early seventeenth century when the magistrates of the Massachusetts Bay Colony began recording dates, places, victims and criminals. Despite, or perhaps because of, the strict code of the Puritans, some early settlers earned quite the rap sheet that landed them either in the stocks or at the end of a noose. With biting wit and an eye for the macabre, local author Robert Wilhelm traces the first documented cases of murder and mayhem in Essex County, Massachusetts. Discover the story of Hannah Duston’s revenge on her Abenaki Indian captors, why the witchcraft hysteria hung over Salem and Andover and how Rachel Wall made her living as a pirate. Decide for yourself whether the accused are guilty or if history lends itself to something else entirely. Includes photos!
Categories: History

Murder at the Manchester Museum

Murder at the Manchester Museum

That there are already plans to put in telephone lines that will link Europe and
America, and even Australia. Imagine, being ... 'The museum in Manchester is
among the latest to subscribe to the newly installed telephone exchange in that
city.

Author: Jim Eldridge

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 9780749024543

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 259

1895. Former Scotland Yard detective Daniel Wilson, made famous from his days working the Jack the Ripper case, and his archaeologist sidekick Abigail Fenton are summoned to investigate the murder of a young woman at the Manchester Museum. Though staff remember the woman as a recent and regular visitor, no one appears to know who she is and she has no possessions from which identify her. Seeking help from a local journalist, Daniel hopes to unravel this mystery, but the journey to the truth is fraught with obstacles ...
Categories: Fiction

Continent of Mystery

Continent of Mystery

... Murder Down Under , 159 ; see also Upfield Murder in Honolulu , 134 ; see
also Lee Murder in Melbourne , 139 Murder in Rockwater , 83 , 156 , 189 ; see
also Goyder , Margot and Goyder , Neville Ann Murder in the Telephone
Exchange ...

Author: Stephen Thomas Knight

Publisher: Melbourne University

ISBN: UOM:39015040061189

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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About the Murder of a Startled Lady

About the Murder of a Startled Lady

... it is in her own handwriting and it has the names of most of her friends , anyway
- if not all of them - and their telephone ... ofdate ; the telegraph bureau is really
the telephone exchange of 154 ABOUT THE MURDER OF A STARTLED LADY.

Author: Fulton Oursler

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000539471

Category: Colt, Thatcher, Police Commissioner (Fictitious character)

Page: 298

View: 717

Categories: Colt, Thatcher, Police Commissioner (Fictitious character)

Murder Ink

Murder Ink

In the ABC ' s of murder , B is for “ blotter , ” which soaks up the message in
reverse . The mirror can ... The telephone , with its connections to telephone
exchange , operator , call box and neighbours , is a fine example of
paraphernalia . Lonely ...

Author: Dilys Winn

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 0517347857

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 522

View: 904

A host of crime buffs including Interpol consultants, forensic anthropologists, psychiatrists, and novelists contribute articles on the many faces, factors, and techniques of crime in fact and fiction
Categories: Detective and mystery stories, American

The Election Booth Murder

The Election Booth Murder

But Rankin anticipated nothing that might lead to the solution of the murder .
From Popular Headquarters , the detective went to the telephone exchange next .
Though he had little hope of learning anything there , he would leave no stone ...

Author: Milton Morris Propper (M.)

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89011729373

Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Page: 302

View: 539

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MURDER IS THE PAY OFF

MURDER IS THE PAY OFF

In some cases names, obviously of local tradespeople, were written beside the
telephone numbers. Some numbers, however, had no names and nothing to
indicate even the telephone exchange. One or two had been erased with a
heavily ...

Author: LESLIE FORD

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page:

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The Meaning of Murder

The Meaning of Murder

Birmingham 51 Amsterdam 257 Bishop ' s Stortford 190 Anaconda 119
Blackheath 49 , 51 Anatomy of Murder , The 234 , 243 Blackpool 168 , 169
Anfield telephone exchange 237 Bland 64 Angelier L ' : see L ' Angelier Blardy ,
Mary 147 ...

Author: John Brophy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041832689

Category: Murder

Page: 279

View: 778

Categories: Murder

Sand on the Gumshoe

Sand on the Gumshoe

During World War II she worked in the Postmaster General ' s department and
utilised this setting to marvellous effect in her first crime novel , Murder in the
Telephone Exchange ( London , Hutchinson , 1948 ) . So Bad a Death ( Sydney ...

Author: David Latta

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002086518

Category: Detective and mystery stories, Australian

Page: 235

View: 822

10 stories representing the various types and styles of crime fiction that Australians wrote and read in the century from 1850.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories, Australian

Murder Walks the Corridors

Murder Walks the Corridors

But the extra keys were not on the rack which stood an arm's length from the half -
door which barred the telephone exchange . The operator was putting on her hat
in expectation of being relieved . At Rodney's request she reached toward their ...

Author: James DeWolf Perry

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030800519

Category:

Page: 259

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Background to Murder

Background to Murder

Though Beattie was not at that time aware of it , somebody was having trouble in
getting through on the telephone to the café , its number being Bank 3581 .
According to Miss Lilian Kelly ( a telephone operator ' at Anfield telephone
exchange ) ...

Author: Nigel Morland

Publisher: London : W. Laurie

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044105588

Category: Crime

Page: 224

View: 745

Categories: Crime

Murder Takes the Veil

Murder Takes the Veil

Sister Osmond , at her switchboard , was being very definite about the mysterious
phone calls . “ Oh , yes , the ... The telephone exchange in Marysville had a
switchboard very nearly as old as the invention of the instrument . Above the
usual ...

Author: Margaret Ann Hubbard

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026467139

Category: Convents

Page: 257

View: 581

The convent in the Louisiana bayou country should be a place of peace and security, but Trilium Pierce knows that the man who wants to destroy her has followed her there. Mother Theodore, the superior of St. Aurelian's college, knows nothing about Trilium's history and the girl refuses to tell her. Her silence enables the killer to follow his plan.
Categories: Convents

The Electrical Review

The Electrical Review

Telephone Exchanges . — The National Telephone Company has decided to
establish an exchange in Dunfermline , giving communication with Glasgow ,
Alloa , Stirling , Falkirk , Dundee and Kirkcaldy . Another Death from Electricity .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002222744

Category: Electric engineering

Page:

View: 749

Categories: Electric engineering

Law Notes

Law Notes

tional taking of the life of a human being , without a justifiable cause , is murder , if
done with deliberation and Cases of ... The defendant was not looking after the
child , and it was lying there from also maintained a telephone exchange in the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000105571883

Category: Law reviews

Page:

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Western Electrician

Western Electrician

Alfred Sundeen has made a proposition to put The bill would probably have met
its death in in a telephone exchange for ... the jury who pro phone company has
been incorporated at Mount nounced him guilty of the murder of William Wha Ayr
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000055589543

Category: Electrical engineering

Page:

View: 318

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Politics Is Murder

Politics Is Murder

He had a fond memory of Lost Nation , having dated a woman from there who put
the P in " party , " and so he enjoyed the familiarity of calling that old local
telephone exchange . At the same time that memory was tinged with a little
sadness ...

Author: Barbara Lounsberry

Publisher:

ISBN: 0966204131

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 816

Categories: Fiction

Murder Could Not Kill

Murder Could Not Kill

It could only have been a few minutes after the actual murder . The case was
instantly taken in hand by the Division . They got in touch with the telephone
exchange and there was no difficulty in establishing when the last call had been
made ...

Author: Gregory Baxter

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013423283

Category:

Page: 256

View: 955

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