The Brading Collection

Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444715569

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Lewis Brading loves only one thing – his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder. Lewis Brading loves only one thing – his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder.
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Women Authors of Detective Series

Twenty-One American and British Writers, 1900–2000

Author: Moira Davison Reynolds

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645069X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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While the roots of the detective novel go back to the 19th century, the genre reached its height around 1925 to 1945. This work presents information on 21 British and American women who wrote during the 20th century. As a group they were largely responsible for the great popularity of the detective novel in the first half of the century. The British authors are Dora Turnbull (Patricia Wentworth), Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Elizabeth Mackintosh (Josephine Tey), Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Margery Allingham, Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters), Phyllis Dorothy James White (P.D. James), Gwendoline Butler (Jennie Melville), and Ruth Rendell, and the Americans are Patricia Highsmith, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Amanda Cross), Edna Buchanan, Kate Gallison, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Patricia Cornwell, Carol Higgins Clark, and Megan Mallory Rust. A flavor of each author’s work is provided.
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Leading the Police

A History of Chief Constables 1835–2017

Author: Kim Stevenson,David J. Cox,Iain Channing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315441063

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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In 2015 the College of Policing published its Leadership Review with specific reference to the type of leadership required to ensure that the next generation of Chief Constables and their management approach will be fit for purpose. Three key issues were highlighted as underpinning the effective leadership and management of contemporary policing: hierarchy, culture and consistency. Yet these are not just relevant to modern policing, having appeared as constant features, implicitly and explicitly, since the creation of the first provincial constabularies in 1835. This collection reviews the history of the UK Chief Constable, reflecting on the shifts and continuities in police leadership style, practice and performance over the past 180 years, critiquing the factors affecting their operational management and how these impacted upon the organization and service delivery of their forces. The individuality of Chief Constables significantly impacts on how national and local strategies are implemented, shaping relationships with their respective communities and local authorities. Importantly, the book addresses not just the English experience but considers the role of Chief Constables in the whole of the United Kingdom, highlighting the extent to which they could exercise autonomous authority over their force and populace. The historical perspective adopted contextualises existing considerations of leadership in modern policing, and the extensive timeframe and geographical reach beyond the experience of the Metropolitan force enables a direct engagement with contemporary debates. It also offers a valuable addition to the existing literature contributing to the institutional memory of UK policing. The contributors represent a range of disciplines including history, law, criminology and leadership studies, and some also have practical policing experience.
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Sequels

Author: Frank M. Gardner,Thomas Aldred

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sequels (Literature)

Page: 291

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The lady investigates

women detectives and spies in fiction

Author: Patricia Craig,Mary Cadogan

Publisher: Victor Gollancz

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction

Authors

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893564902

Category: Authors

Page: 1748

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Presents critical studies of more than 290 authors of detective and mystery fiction from around the world dating from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.
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