Keywords: mystery fiction

The Cat Who Robbed a Bank

The Cat Who Robbed a Bank


Lilian Jackson Braun

ISBN: 9780375408786
Year of publication: 2000

The Cat Who Robbed a Bank Lillan Jackson BraunOneIT WAS A SEPTEMBER to remember In Moose County 400 miles north of everywhere, plans were rife and hopes were high. First, the historic hotel in Pickax City, the county seat, was finally restored after the bombing of the previous year, and it would reopen with a new name, a new chef, and a gala reception. Then, a famous American who may or may not have slept there in 1895 was about to be honored with the citys first annual Mark Twain Festival. ...

Keywords: Cat owners Cats Country life Detective and mystery stories Fiction General Hotels Journalists Koko (Fictitious character) Large type books Millionaires Moose County (Imaginary place) Mystery & Detective Mystery fiction Qwilleran; Jim (Fictitious character) Siamese cat Thrillers Yum Yum (Fictitious character : Braun) Yum Yum (Fictitious character: Braun)
The Moonstone

The Moonstone


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2006

THE MOONSTONE A Romance by Wilkie Collins PROLOGUE THE STORMING OF SERINGAPATAM 1799 Extracted from a Family Paper I address these lineswritten in Indiato my relatives in England. My object is to explain the motive which has induced me to refuse the right hand of friendship to my cousin, John Herncastle. The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit. I request them to suspend their ...

Keywords: Country homes -- Fiction East Indians -- England -- Fiction England -- Fiction Jewelry theft -- Fiction Mystery fiction Police -- England -- Fiction
The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

THE LAW AND THE LADY by Wilkie Collins NOTE: ADDRESSED TO THE READER. IN offering this book to you, I have no Preface to write. I have only to request that you will bear in mind certain established truths, which occasionally escape your memory when you are reading a work of fiction. Be pleased, then, to remember First: That the actions of human beings are not invariably governed by the laws of pure reason. Secondly: That we are by no means always in the habit of bestowing our love on the objects ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Married people -- Fiction Mystery fiction

"I Say No"


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

I SAY NO By Wilkie Collins BOOK THE FIRST AT SCHOOL. CHAPTER I. THE SMUGGLED SUPPER. Outside the bedroom the night was black and still. The small rain fell too softly to be heard in the garden not a leaf stirred in the airless calm the watch-dog was asleep, the cats were indoors far or near, under the murky heaven, not a sound was stirring. Inside the bedroom the night was black and still. Miss Ladd knew her business as a schoolmistress too well to allow night-lights and Miss Ladds young ladies ...

Keywords: Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Mystery fiction
After Dark

After Dark


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

AFTER DARK By Wilkie Collins PREFACE TO AFTER DARK. I have taken some pains to string together the various stories contained in this Volume on a single thread of interest, which, so far as I know, has at least the merit of not having been used before. The pages entitled Leahs Diary are, however, intended to fulfill another purpose besides that of serving as the frame-work for my collection of tales. In this part of the book, and subsequently in the Prologues to the stories, it has been my object ...

Keywords: Diary fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction English Mystery fiction Short stories
The Living and the Dead in Winsford

The Living and the Dead in Winsford


Hakan Nesser

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

Hkan Nesser The Living and the Dead in Winsford Characteristic of the moor is that to all intents and purposes, it has no beginning and no end. I would like to mention three other things that are not to be found in this sublime landscape: cul-de-sacs, evasive excuses, and last but not least words. Royston Jenkins 18661953, innkeeper in Culbone the dispassionate fluids of an eye that tried so hard to forget one particular thing that it ended up forgetting everything else. Roberto Bolao, Amulet ...

Keywords: Detective and Mystery Fiction
Timetable of Death

Timetable of Death


Edward Marston

ISBN: 9780749018122
Year of publication: 2015

Edward Marston Timetable of Death PREFACE This is a work of fiction and I have had to bend certain facts to make them fit into the narrative. I had to create a vacancy for the post of chairman of the Midland Railway and take a few liberties with the publication of the Derby Mercury and with the policing arrangements in Spondon in 1859. At the time, St Werburghs church was known as St Marys. It was rededicated to St Werburgh in the early 1890s. When I visited the church, a wedding was taking ...

Keywords: Detective and Mystery Fiction Historical
Dead Horsemeat

Dead Horsemeat


Dominique Manotti

ISBN: 9781909807334
Year of publication: 2006

Dominique Manotti Dead Horsemeat Friday 9 June 1989 A slack sea on a grey day. Annick surveys the little auditorium where Pamas Annual General Meeting is taking place, a windowless room with grey walls and grey seats. Three or four hundred shareholders in dark suits, the soft hum of murmured conversations. Pama handles billions, it is one of Frances biggest corporations. But from the shareholders demeanour, anyone would think that that the slightest splash of colour, the hint of a raised voice ...

Keywords: Detective and Mystery Fiction
Rough Trade

Rough Trade


Dominique Manotti

ISBN: 1900850877
Year of publication: 2001

Dominique Manotti Rough Trade PROLOGUE Heroin is now entering from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Last year Iran harvested 1,500 tons of raw opium. It is in these countries that the opium is being refined and particularly in Turkey then transported by road into Western Europe. Note, however, that this heroin is 20 per cent pure, as opposed to only 3.5 per cent as produced in Mexico. In Germany last year there were 600 cases of overdosing as a direct result of this new heroin. Libration, 15 ...

Keywords: Crime Detective and Mystery Fiction