Murder in Midsummer

Murder in Midsummer

All these, and many more, can be found in these classic stories of summertime murder and mayhem, featuring masters of the genre from Dorothy L. Sayers to Arthur Conan Doyle.

Author: Cecily Gayford

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782834922

Category: Fiction

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It's the middle of summer. On Cornish sea-fronts, happy children grip melting ice-creams. In the south of France, sunlight filters through leaves as families picnic in the shade. And in the fashionable resorts of the Mediterranean, the beautiful people sun themselves on picture-postcard beaches. And in those long, hot summer nights ... murder walks abroad. Away from familiar surroundings, and as the temperature rises, old grudges come to the surface, new hatreds reach boiling point - and clever minds start to make dangerous plans. These ten classic mysteries, from some of the finest crime writers, prove that no matter where you travel to - there's no rest for the wicked.
Categories: Fiction

Midsummer Murder

Midsummer Murder

Former dancer-turned-sleuth Lindy Haggerty is unexpectedly plunged into a world of death, deceit, and intrigue when she agrees to teach at the Easton Arts Retreat's fiftieth anniversary celebration and one of her students is brutally ...

Author: Shelley Freydont

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 1575667304

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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Former dancer-turned-sleuth Lindy Haggerty is unexpectedly plunged into a world of death, deceit, and intrigue when she agrees to teach at the Easton Arts Retreat's fiftieth anniversary celebration and one of her students is brutally murdered. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

Murder on a Midsummer s Night

Murder on a Midsummer s Night

'With Phryne Fisher, the indefatigable Greenwood has invented the character-you-fall-in-love-with genre' The Australian 'The tricky plot, lively writing, likable flapper sleuth, and superb sense of period will delight readers' Publishers ...

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472129581

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The devastating Phryne Fisher is under fire again in her seventeenth mystery. Melbourne, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost, illegimate child who could be heir to a wealthy old woman's fortune, Phryne needs all her wits about her, particularly when she has to tangle with a group of thoroughly unpleasant Bright Young Things. But Phryne Fisher is a force of nature, and takes in her elegant stride what might make others quail, including terrifying séances, ghosts, Kif smokers, the threat of human sacrifices, dubious spirit guides and maps to buried pirate treasure ...
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A Midsummer Night s Murder

A Midsummer Night s Murder

Baltimore lawyer Peter Kristol is caught between tough city officials and hotheaded policemen when he is asked to defend a cop accused of murdering a nasty city official

Author: Robert F. Baylus

Publisher: John Curley & Assoc

ISBN: 1555048277

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Baltimore lawyer Peter Kristol is caught between tough city officials and hotheaded policemen when he is asked to defend a cop accused of murdering a nasty city official
Categories: Fiction

A Midsummer Night s Mechanical

A Midsummer Night s Mechanical

Is the mechanical stage a part of a bigger game? Or the key to unlocking her true, magical potential? A Midsummer Night’s Mechanical is book three in the Sensibility Grey series of steampunk suspense.

Author: Kirsten Weiss

Publisher: misterio ipress

ISBN: 9781944767006

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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A Midsummer Murder... The California Territory, 1849 – Blamed for burning down the San Francisco wharf, clockwork inventor, Sensibility Grey has spent the last three months in hiding. Now all she wants is to depart the gold-crazy boomtown for a new life in the East. So when the owner of a traveling theater offers her work embellishing his mechanical stage, she turns him down. Then he turns up dead on her doorstep along with his enigmatic stage. An explorer of the mysteries of aether, Sensibility has her own secrets to keep, and adversaries who’ll stop at nothing to learn them. Is the mechanical stage a part of a bigger game? Or the key to unlocking her true, magical potential? A Midsummer Night’s Mechanical is book three in the Sensibility Grey series of steampunk suspense.
Categories: Fiction

A Midsummer Night s Killing

A Midsummer Night s Killing

Trying to bounce back from being dumped by her husband, Inspector Blanche Hampton reluctantly begins an investigation into a headless corpse discovered on Hampstead Heath and runs into an endless barrage of deceit and trickery.

Author: Trevor Barnes

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: 0688110479

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Trying to bounce back from being dumped by her husband, Inspector Blanche Hampton reluctantly begins an investigation into a headless corpse discovered on Hampstead Heath and runs into an endless barrage of deceit and trickery.
Categories: Fiction

Midsummer Crown

Midsummer Crown

The new Roger the Chapman mystery - In the sultry midsummer of 1483, as Richard of Gloucester begins his bid for the English crown, Roger returns home to Bristol, glad to be out of the capital.

Author: Kate Sedley

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781780101255

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The new Roger the Chapman mystery - In the sultry midsummer of 1483, as Richard of Gloucester begins his bid for the English crown, Roger returns home to Bristol, glad to be out of the capital. But almost immediately, the Duke recalls him to London to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young boy whose tutor has been found murdered, apparently in a locked room. It is an investigation which has as its background an ancient British legend, and which will imperil Roger’s life as never before.
Categories: Fiction

Backstage Murder

Backstage Murder

When ex-dancer Lindy Haggerty once again dons her dancing shoes to help an old friend save a troubled show, the past-her-prime diva and major troublemaker Carlotta Devine is murdered and Lindy must weed through a wealth of suspects, while a ...

Author: Shelley Freydont

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 1575664585

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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When ex-dancer Lindy Haggerty once again dons her dancing shoes to help an old friend save a troubled show, the past-her-prime diva and major troublemaker Carlotta Devine is murdered and Lindy must weed through a wealth of suspects, while a killer waits in the wings to make sure this is Lindy's final dance.
Categories: Fiction

Much ado about nothing Love s labour s lost Midsummer night s dream Merchant of Venice As you like it Taming of the shrew All s well that ends well Twelfth night

Much ado about nothing  Love s labour s lost  Midsummer night s dream  Merchant of Venice  As you like it  Taming of the shrew  All s well that ends well  Twelfth night

It cannot be but thou hast murder'd him ; So should a murderer look , so dead , so
grim . Dem . So should the murder'd look ' , and so should I , Pierc'd through the
heart with your stern cruelty ; Yet you , the murderer , look as bright , as clear ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081460860

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Midsummer Madness

Midsummer Madness

They say Lake Superior never gives up her dead.

Author: Barbara Ellen Brink

Publisher: Barbara Ellen Brink

ISBN: 9781386814559

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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They say Lake Superior never gives up her dead. They also say you can’t keep a good man down. Sometimes spur-of-the-moment murders don't go as planned. When Blake and Shelby Gunner are hired to find a stolen fishing boat, they never expect it will turn into a murder investigation. But after Jack’s dog, Arthur, discovers a stranger’s body in the water not far from the bed & breakfast, the Gunners are pulled in to solve the case. Discovering the man’s identity and why he was in town leads to a murky past with connections to a number of upstanding Port Scuttlebutt citizens. Can Blake and Shelby stop a killer before someone else is pulled beneath the waves of madness?
Categories: Fiction

Lethal Guardian

Lethal Guardian

A Twisted True Story Of Sexual Obsession, Family Betrayal And Murder M.
William Phelps. Beth Ann, whether she had a job or not, was a ... the next year
and a half and end with Buzz's murder. By midsummer 1992, the Carpenters had
had it.

Author: M. William Phelps

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786027200

Category: True Crime

Page: 480

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"A dark, true account of obsession." --Gregg Olsen "Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer." --TV Rage Smart, gorgeous redhead Beth Carpenter was a successful attorney in Connecticut's upscale coastal towns. Her brother-in-law, Anson "Buzz" Clinton, was a former exotic dancer--and, Beth decided, unsuitable to be her precious niece's guardian. On a cold spring night, when passing motorists discovered Clinton's bullet-riddled body along an interstate's exit ramp, detectives began to unravel a twisted trail of sex games, lies, greed, and family secrets. The investigation would cross the Atlantic Ocean before finally bringing justice home. With a revealing new update, this classic true-crime thriller is a gripping account of obsession, manipulation, and cold-blooded murder. "Phelps is a true-crime veteran." --New York Post "Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience." --Suspense Magazine "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
Categories: True Crime

Much Ado About Murder

Much Ado About Murder

Barbara Ellen Brink. Other Novels by Barbara Ellen Brink Double Barrel
Mysteries Roadkill Much Ado About Murder MidSummer Madness Fredrickson
Winery Novels Entangled Crushed Savor Split Sense Praise for Double Barrel
Mysteries “.

Author: Barbara Ellen Brink

Publisher: Barbara Ellen Brink

ISBN: 9781386175605

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

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Blake and Shelby Gunner’s plans to renovate the old boathouse go awry when murder comes calling... Autumn in Port Scuttlebutt usually means a stormy Lake Superior, crisp temperatures, vibrant fall colors, and an invasion of deer hunters. This year, there’s also a shallow grave. Someone killed Pete Dugan’s ex-wife and planted her under his woodpile. The police consider him the obvious suspect, but the Gunner’s have other ideas. What does the death of a pet squirrel, the sighting of a mysterious car, a break-in at the bed & breakfast, and the reappearance of three ex-cons into the community have to do with the murder of a middle-aged legal assistant? No detective worth a grain of salt believes in coincidence. So when things start piling up that seem too quirky to be happenstance, Blake and Shelby have to decipher the clues and come up with the truth before a killer gets away with murder.
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The Honourable Phryne Fisher Returns

The Honourable Phryne Fisher Returns

Phryne Fisher, the 1920s most elegant and irrepressible sleuth, returns in her second three adventures - bound together in one great value volume.

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1743313187

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 649

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'With Phryne Fisher, the indefatigable Greenwood has invented the character-you-fall-in-love-with genre.' - The Australian. This fabulous compendium of the fourth, fifth and sixth books in the critically acclaimed and much-loved Phryne Fisher mystery series, sees the divine and delectable Hon Phryne Fisher now comfortably ensconced in Melbourne society - but among the parties, the dancing, the flirtations and the assignations, somehow murder always finds a way in... In Blood and Circuses, there have been strange things happening at Farrell's Circus and Wild Beast Show - someone seems to want it to fail, and is prepared to resort to poison, assault and murder. Phryne goes undercover as a trick horse-rider, but she'll need all her tricks, intelligence and courage to see her through this mystery. Death at Victoria Dock sees Phryne tangling with bank robbers and anarchists on her way through tatoo parlours, pubs and spiritualist halls to find out who murdered a very young man who died in Phryne's arms. But when her beloved maid, Dot, is kidnapped, there's nothing that will stand in Phryne's way. In The Green Mill Murder, Phryne finds there are hidden perils in dancing the night away - like murder, blackmail and young men who vanish. But there are compensations to this case, including a dashingly handsome band leader, some fancy flying across the Australian Alps and a most unexpected tryst with a gentle stranger. 'Phryne . . . is a wonderful fantasy of how you could live your life if you had beauty, money, brains and superb self control.' - The Age.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories

Midsummer night s dream Love s labour s lost Merchant of Venice As you like it All s well that ends well Taming of the shrew

Midsummer night s dream  Love s labour s lost  Merchant of Venice  As you like it  All s well that ends well  Taming of the shrew

Or russet - pated choughs , many in sort , Rising and cawing at the gun's report ,
Sever theniselves , and madly sweep the sky ; So , at his sight , away his fellows
fly : And , at our stamp , here o'er and o'er one falls ; He murder cries , and help ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064071457

Category: Miniature books

Page: 35

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Categories: Miniature books

Midsummer holidays at Princes Green

Midsummer holidays at Princes Green

... to murder the man , if I knew he was going to be killed , and did not tell of it . ” “
And if you knew a man had killed another , would you keep that secret , and so let
the murderer go at large , and be able to kill 96 MIDSUMMER HOLIDAYS .

Author: Ellen Ann S. Eccles

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600069645

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Page: 120

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Mystery Women Volume Three Revised

Mystery Women  Volume Three  Revised

An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction: 1860-1979
Colleen Barnett. Freydont, Shelley Lindy Graham-Haggerty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . .303 Back Stage Murder Midsummer Murder A Merry Little Murder High ...

Author: Colleen Barnett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615950102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

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Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare the fictional world of the mystery sleuth with the world in which readers live. Of course, mystery readers do not share one simplistic world. They live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as do the female heroines in the books they read. They may choose a book because it has a familiar background or because it takes them to places they long to visit. Readers may be rich or poor; young or old; conservative or liberal. So are the heroines. What incredible choices there are today in mystery series! This three-volume encyclopedia of women characters in the mystery novel is like a gigantic menu. Like a menu, the descriptions of the items that are provided are subjective. Volume 3 of Mystery Women as currently updated adds an additional 42 sleuths to the 500 plus who were covered in the initial Volume 3. These are more recently discovered sleuths who were introduced during the period from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999. This more than doubles the number of sleuths introduced in the 1980s (298 of whom were covered in Volume 2) and easily exceeded the 347 series (and some outstanding individuals) described in Volume 1, which covered a 130-year period from 1860-1979. It also includes updates on those individuals covered in the first edition; changes in status, short reviews of books published since the first edition through December 31, 2008.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream

Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream

It cannot be but thou hast murder'd him ; So should a murderer look, so dead, so
grim. DEMETRIUS. So should the murder'd look, and so should I, Pierced
through the heart with your stern cruelty : Yet you, the murderer, look as bright, as
clear, ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486139586

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Shakespeare's romantic comedy takes on vivid life with these brilliant images by one of the 20th century's leading illustrators. Includes the complete play, along with 40 full-color and numerous black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Art

A Midsummer s Equation

A Midsummer s Equation

In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Yukawa uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder.

Author: Keigo Higashino

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408708491

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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When a man's body is discovered at the base of some cliffs in the small resort town of Hari Cove, the police at first suspect a tragic accident, a misstep that cost the man his life. However, when the victim is found to have been a former policeman and that the cause of death was actually carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin a murder investigation. Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as 'Detective Galileo', is in Hari Cove to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, and finds himself drawn into the case. Did the murder have something to do with the fight of the small community to rebuild itself, or does it have its roots in the town's history? In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Yukawa uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder.
Categories: Fiction

Twelfth night Measure for measure Much ado about nothing Midsummer night s dream Love s labour s lost

Twelfth night   Measure for measure   Much ado about nothing   Midsummer night s dream   Love s labour s lost

... the murder ' d look ; and so should I , Pierc ' d through the heart with your stern
cruelty : 1 - latch ' d - ] Or letch ' d , lick ' d over , lecher , to lick , Fr . In the North , it
signifies to infect . Yet you , the murderer , look as bright , 320 MIDSUMMER ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWDR3T

Category: Theater

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Categories: Theater