Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder "The book fairly races along to its surprising resolution.
Author: Richard Hull
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder "The book fairly races along to its surprising resolution. Fans of vintage crime fiction will hope for more reissues of Hull's work." —Publishers Weekly Edward Powell lives with his Aunt Mildred in the Welsh town of Llwll. His aunt thinks Llwll an idyllic place to live, but Edward loathes the countryside—and thinks the company even worse. In fact, Edward has decided to murder his aunt. A darkly humorous depiction of fraught family ties, The Murder of My Aunt was first published in 1934.
'Kitchin's knowledge of the crevices of human nature lifts his crime fiction out of the category of puzzledom and into the realm of the detective novel. He was, in short, ahead of his day.' H. R. F. Keating
Author: C. H. B. Kitchin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Malcolm Warren, a young but valetudinarian stockbroker, is looking forward to a dull weekend when a telegram summons him to stay with his capricious old Aunt Catherine, who has shocked the family by marrying Hannibal Cartwright, a muscular garage owner many years her junior. Gleeful at the prospect of profit, Malcolm hurries to her bedside. But when his aunt resorts to her bottle labelled 'Le Secret de Venus' he finds that, instead of a gilt-edged portfolio, he is landed with a file of family skeletons. The resulting saga is retailed with a dry humour that reads as well now as it did on first publication in 1929. 'Kitchin's knowledge of the crevices of human nature lifts his crime fiction out of the category of puzzledom and into the realm of the detective novel. He was, in short, ahead of his day.' H. R. F. Keating
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backwards , The calied out to me , and I asked her if I fhould bring her the Candle
Sixty years have passed since the death of my aunt, Hannah Senesh,who has
become a symbol of Jewish heroism in the modern era. Many know the story of
her mission and her murder, but few are familiar with the story of her life. I was
However, I could still argue on my aunt's behalf. “Cinnamon, you can't believe
Aunt Vera is a killer. She is the kindest, gentlest human being on the planet.” “
Everyone is capable of murder if driven to the brink.” I drew in a quick spurt of air
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
Halloween in Crystal Cove, California, is a big deal, involving a spooky soiree where the Winsome Witches, a fund-raising group, gather to open up their purse strings and trade superstitions. But party magicians, fortune-tellers, and herbalists are only the beginning of this recipe for disaster… Jenna Hart has packed The Cookbook Nook chock-full of everything from ghostly texts to witchy potions in anticipation of the annual fund-raiser luncheon. But there’s one unexpected addition to the menu: murder. When the Head Priestess of the Winsome Witches is found dead under mysterious circumstances, there’s no logical answer and plenty of blame to go around. With her aunt, Vera, unable to call on her ability to foresee the future, Jenna will have to use more than just sleight of hand and a few magic tricks to conjure up the truth…
According to the police report , my Aunt Leona , " a 58year - old single woman , "
was killed in her living room with " a ... that Nilo Abique , my aunt's chauffeur , had
planned and executed the murder with then- knowledge and assistance .
Author: Ann Malaspina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Primary and secondary source documents discuss the role of governments and corporations in globalizing the world, how globalization affects economies, the role of technology, globalization and society, and the future of globalization.
“They would have figured out sooner or later that my parents had three children,
not two. Or some neighbour of my aunt's would have seen or heard me, and
turned us in. A baby, in ... People patting themselves on the back for murder. “So
Author: Margaret Atwood
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale One of Margaret Atwood’s most unforgettable characters lurks at the center of this intricate novel like a spider in a web. The glamorous, irresistible, unscrupulous Zenia is nothing less than a fairy-tale villain in the memories of her former friends. Roz, Charis, and Tony—university classmates decades ago—were reunited at Zenia’s funeral and have met monthly for lunch ever since, obsessively retracing the destructive swath she once cut through their lives. A brilliantly inventive fabulist, Zenia had a talent for exploiting her friends’ weaknesses, wielding intimacy as a weapon and cheating them of money, time, sympathy, and men. But one day, five years after her funeral, they are shocked to catch sight of Zenia: even her death appears to have been yet another fiction. As the three women plot to confront their larger-than-life nemesis, Atwood proves herself a gleefully acute observer of the treacherous shoals of friendship, trust, desire, and power.
I went into must have been well acquainted ; the a house and told a woman they
were was also asked , whether the bloody a murdering my aunt ; the thut me in
the pron found in the copper hole was hers , house , but let me out again soon .
Author: Natalie Sumner LincolnPublish On: 2013-11-07
“I do not care to have slurs cast upon my aunt,” she said coldly. “She is not here
to defend herself. ... “Am I to conclude from your questions,” she began, “that you
connect my aunt's hidden wealth with her murder?” “It seems a reasonable ...
Author: Natalie Sumner Lincoln
Publisher: A&C Black
When Kitty's aunt and guardian is mysteriously murdered, the hunt is on for the killer. Through the tangles of a love triangle, jealousy, a terrible family secret and a hidden fortune, we follow Kitty in her search for the truth. The Cat's Paw, a fast-paced mystery story set in Washington after WWI, was first published in 1922.
“And you have robbed me all these years, and now tell me that as a reason why I
should forgive the murder of my child?” “No, no!” cried the other wildly, fearing the
worst. “I have known of it only a few weeks,—since my Aunt Polly's death.
Author: Charles W. Chesnutt
Category: Literary Collections
A collection from one of our most influential African American writers An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt, an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South, is widely credited with almost single-handedly inaugurating the African American short story tradition and was the first African American novelist to achieve national critical acclaim. This major addition to Penguin Classics features an ideal sampling of his work: twelve short stories (including conjure tales and protest fiction), three essays, and the novel The Marrow of Tradition. Published here for the 150th anniversary of Chesnutt's birth, The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt will bring to a new audience the genius of a man whose legacy underlies key trends in modern black fiction. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
I took his seed within my mouth. He told me I was beholden unto him.He laywith
me in theposition ofa beast. He was cold within me like runningwater. Withmy
mother I planned the murder of my aunt, Lady Girnington. We prepared a wax ...
Author: Douglas Watt
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Set in the 17th century against the backdrop of political and religious con-flict, the second of Watt's John MacKenzie series is as historically rich and gripping as the last. MacKenzie investigates the murder of a woman accused of witchcraft and he must act quickly when the same accusations are made against the woman's daughter. Superstition clashes with reason as Scotland moves towards the Enlightenment. The 1600s are expertly recreated with a strong sense of history and place.
... under an oil-lamp named Globy, I would read and re-read Richard Hull's
masterpiece The Murder of my Aunt, or Cold Comfort Farm, or ancient gardening
catalogues, as some restless creature or other scuttled in the vine behind my
Author: Ronald Blythe
Publisher: Canterbury Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Ronald Blythe has spent his life among the artists and writers of his native Suffolk. His books, especially the bestselling "Akenfield", have given East Anglia a distinctive literary voice. Here we accompany Ronald through the lanes of Constable country, we observe him in his study following his early morning writing routine, we meet John Clare, Traherne and countless other writers who continue to influence him, we join him in the ancient tradition of Anglican worship season by season, and luxuriate in the simple beauty of his ancient farmhouse and its garden, made by the artist John Nash. Literature, poetry, spirituality and memory all merge to create exquisite stories for our times.
In a hushed voice, she told me that my Aunt Leona, my father's twin sister, had
been murdered in her home in the ... But “murder" she said in English, as if to wall
off the act fram the family, through languagev The murder of a relative is horrible
Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: Random House
Category: Political Science
Amy Chua's remarkable and provocative book explores the tensions of the post-Cold War globalising world. As global markets open, ethnic conflict worsens and democracy in developing nations can turn ugly and violent. Chua shows how free markets have concentrated disproportionate, often spectacular wealth in the hands of resented ethnic minorities - 'market-dominant minorities'. Adding democracy to this volatile mix can unleash suppressed ethnic hatred and bring to power 'ethno-nationalist' governments that pursue aggressive policies of confiscation and revenge. Chua also shows how individual countries may be viewed as market-dominant minorities, a fact that could help to explain the rising tide of anti-American sentiment around the world and the visceral hatred of Americans expressed in recent acts of terrorism. Chua is not an anti-globalist. But in this must-read bestselling book she presciently warns that, far from making the world a better and safer place, democracy and capitalism - at least in the raw, unrestrained form in which they are currently being exported - are intensifying ethnic resentment and global violence, with potentially catastrophic results.
Two weeks later, they found my aunt's remains in the nearby woods. “One month
after the police found my aunt, the police found me. The only family member
since my parents' death I truly cared about flew up from Orlando and moved me ...
Author: Jason N. Wilson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sean Washington was born with a gift. He has the ability to see when someone is going to die. His visions allow him to see people in a frightening gray hue. On July 17th, 1990 Sean was a high school junior on a class trip to New York City with his classmates when a terrorist left a bomb on the train killing six-hundred and ninety seven people. Sean was only able to save one of his classmates, his best friend Reginald Kane. Now Sean is a homicide detective, searching for an elusive, crafty, and violent serial killer that leaves his victims handcuffed, making escape for the killers victims all but impossible. While the detective is on the case, the killer discovers that Sean is after him. The killer gives a terrifying ultimatum Step down from the case or the ones closest to you will die one by one. Will Sean find the killer or will he succumb to his shadows of death?
“I've discussed matters with my client, and he'd like to make a statement.” Machen
looked intrigued. “Go ahead, Mr. Davies.” “I want to say right away I had nothing
to do with my aunt's murder. It was Joe who killed her. I did not mean that to ...
Author: Alex Binney
"We all have demons inside us. It's how we deal with them that dictates the sort of people we become," said the psychiatrist. This platitude does not help the Murder Squad at Scotland Yard when they are called in to solve fi ve unlawful killings that occur within a twentyfour hour period in the London area. To complicate matters, they are also asked to re-open a murder case when a man tried for the homicide is acquitted at the Old Bailey. Their problems escalate when a "Jack the Ripper" copy-cat starts his bloody slaughters in the Whitechapel area. It is 1958 when the advantages of modern forensic science are not available. Superintendent William Lamb is assigned to the case with the assistance of several detectives. His actions are called in to question by his peers when it becomes obvious that the superintendent has his own dark secrets to conceal. A demonic story which is a challenge to take up and even more diffi cult to put down. Another spine-chilling tale from Alex Binney that will keep you awake at night.
Author: Anne Louise Germaine Staël-Holstein (baronne de.)Publish On: 1807
My talents , my taste , even my character were formed , when the death of my aunt made my father determine on bringing me to his own country . He lived in a
small town in Northumberland , which I am sensible could give me but a poor
idea of ...
Author: Anne Louise Germaine Staël-Holstein (baronne de.)
The rabbi listened and hesitantly nodded , while I said to my mother that she was
right , " dad did not have control of his mind and that is what killed him . " At that
moment , my aunt Rebecca came running towards my mother with her arms wide
That year of funerals was a hard time for my mother. It was during a year of
cicadas, and they were everywhere at my aunt's funeral, crunching under the
soles of shoes. With the death of my aunt, my uncle Shlomo, for a time, became a
Author: Stuart Rojstaczer
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DEBUT FICTION For readers of This Is Where I Leave You and Everything Is Illuminated, “a brilliant and compelling family saga full of warmth, pathos, history and humor” (Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here) When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in all of mathematics, and has spitefully taken the solution to her grave. As a ragtag group of mathematicians from around the world descends upon Rachela’s shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves—even if it means prying up the floorboards for notes or desperately scrutinizing the mutterings of her African Grey parrot—Sasha must come to terms with his mother’s outsized influence on his life. Spanning decades and continents, from a crowded living room in Madison, Wisconsin, to the windswept beach on the Barents Sea where a young Rachela had her first mathematical breakthrough, The Mathematician’s Shiva is an unexpectedly moving and uproariously funny novel that captures humanity’s drive not just to survive, but to achieve the impossible.
Almost a week had passed, and my aunt's killer was still out there. I checked my
emails before turning in last night, andhadgotten one from Laura Dickson, my
great aunt's longtime friend whomI'd met at the service.She hadpolled the other ...
Author: Jacqui Lane
Publisher: Entangled: Ignite
Can a murder investigation keep these opposites from attracting? Cara Rogers wants a fresh start after a slew of bad luck in Washington DC. Moving to Virginia to help her aunt run La Maison de Chien, a doggie spa, is just the peace of mind she needs. No stress. Just her aunt, the dogs, and wide-open country. But when she finds Aunt Marian floating in the doggie swimming pool, the rest she so desperately needs flies out the window. The only witness to the death is Rex, an apricot maltipoo, and while he may not be able to talk, he's communicating the only way he knows how—one paw at a time. And Rex's clues lead to murder. Can Cara keep the doggie spa afloat, convince Middleburg homicide detective Cole Sampson that Aunt Marian's death was no accident, and keep Rex from the killer's clutches before they all end up as dead as dogs?
A violent fever assailed me soon after I despatched my last letter to you ; and ,
during three weeks , I have been insensible to all around me . The most terrific
visions haunted my excited imagination during that epoch . My murdered aunt ...