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Prey on the Prowl: A Crime Novel By BS Murthy
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Who could have poisoned Ranjit the realtor, Shakeel the Inspector, Pravar the criminal and Natya his accomplice? Well the needle of suspicion tilted towards Pravar that was till he perished with his... More > mate, but then who was the one? Could it be Radha under the scanner for her role in the death of her husband Madhu and his mistress Mala, Pravar's sister? Or was it Ranjit's spouse Kavya, who owing to Stockholm Syndrome, takes to Pravar her kidnapper. As these deaths by poisoning puzzle Dhruva, Radha, who worms her way into his life, avers that Kavya had the motive and the means to kill her spouse, her paramour and his wife besides the cop. However, reckoning that when the ill-motives of the natural suspects to commit a murder are an open secret, someone with a hidden agenda might be tempted to use that as a camouflage for his subterfuge, Dhruva begins to look around for the culprit.< Less
Penny A Corner - True Crime Novel By BARBARA SULLIVAN
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Review of Penny a Corner Melrose Books, Cambridge Austin Kehoe, Commissioning Editor “…Only a few pages in, the author has accomplished several key tasks. The situation of Mistress... More > Vanwicke, her character, and that of Henry Harrison have been established. The plot premise is likewise well set out and its development got well under way. Similarly, the historical setting has been established, with an economy of description which nevertheless evokes the period very satisfactorily. In conclusion this is an unusual, indeed quite original approach to fiction. Altogether, this is a very well conceived novel, and the author has carried off her audacious concept with great aplomb. I found it absorbing and utterly fascinating.< Less
PENNY A CORNER A NOVEL Based on True Crime By BARBARA SULLIVAN
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Penny a Corner by Barbara Sullivan was first published in 2007 by Four O'Clock Press, London, (Bookforce) and is a Novel based on true crime set in London in 1692.
Patricia Wentworth, (10 Crime novels Collection) By Patricia Wentworth
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Patricia Wentworth (born Dora Amy Elles; November 10, 1878 - January 28, 1961) was a British crime fiction writer. She wrote a series of 32 crime novels (classic-style whodunits) many featuring Miss... More > Silver, the first of which was published in 1928, and the last of which was published in the year of her death. Patricia Wentworth, Collection 1- A Marriage Under the Terror 2- The Brading Collection 3- The Fingerprint 4- The Silent Pool 5- The Case is Closed 6- The Key 7- The Clock Strikes Twelve 8- The Fire Within 9- The Catherine-Wheel 10- The Alington Inheritance< Less
Fire and Brimstone: A DCI Broadly crime novel By Vic Veale
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Following an intense fire at Cradbury College the murdered body of the Chemistry lecturer, Phillip Henry Blakeridge, is found in the burnt-out shell. Blakeridge was a bon viveur, handsome and... More > popular with women but dismissive of his staff. When he began a gay relationship, the antagonist felt compelled to exact revenge. Arson, murder, and rape follow as the powers of jealousy and vengeance take over. Upon the discovery of DNA evidence a tense psychological battle ensues as DCI Broadly and DS Kindleyside close in. Broadly is viciously attacked and only an unorthodox counter-attack can save his skin.< Less
Pulling Strings: A DCI Broadly crime novel By Vic Veale
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Some of us are aware that match fixing is endemic in team sports, but most of us choose to ignore the phenomenon, thinking it couldn’t apply to our team. We fool ourselves into thinking it is... More > happening elsewhere in the world, possibly the Indian Sub-Continent or South Africa, but not at home under our noses. Pulling Strings, brings football match fixing and horserace fixing into the spotlight because of a murder investigation at Cradbury Town Football Club. The investigation links-in to a drug dealing operation which is an on-going thorn in DCI Broadly’s side. His investigations succeed in apprehending several notorious drug smugglers but ‘Mr Big’ slips through his fingers. ‘Mr Big’ later reappears in Ireland as a horserace fixer. As the murder case is solved, the match fixing syndicate remains in the shadows as Broadly continues to pursue the ultimate prize, Mr Big, himself.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Poor girl!" he said, looking at the empty corner where she had sat—"She will come to herself and weep, and then her mother will find out.... She will give her a beating, a... More > horrible, shameful beating and then maybe, turn her out of doors.... And even if she does not, the Darya Frantsovnas will get wind of it, and the girl will soon be slipping out on the sly here and there..." < Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Poor girl!" he said, looking at the empty corner where she had sat—"She will come to herself and weep, and then her mother will find out.... She will give her a beating, a... More > horrible, shameful beating and then maybe, turn her out of doors.... And even if she does not, the Darya Frantsovnas will get wind of it, and the girl will soon be slipping out on the sly here and there..."< Less
The History of a Crime By Victor Hugo, Arthur Locker, T.H. Joyce
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Victor Hugo's documentary historical novel History of a Crime is an impassioned recording of the December 1852 coup d'etat that brought the usurper he called "Napoleon le petit" to power,... More > and sent Hugo into an eighteen year exile. The work was written in the few months following Hugo's flight, but only published in 1877, when Hugo feared a similar takeover by Marechal Mac-Mahon, who had threatened the dissolution of the republican-dominated Chambre des deputes. Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected President of the Second Republic of France and subsequently accepted the title of the Emperor, reigning as Napoleon III.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime and Punishment is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in 1866. Translation to english by Constance Garnett. In the peak heat of a St. Petersburg summer, an erstwhile university... More > student, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, commits a crime, bludgeoning a pawnbroker and her sister with an axe. What follows is a psychological chess match between Raskolnikov and a wily detective that moves toward a form of redemption for our antihero. Relentlessly philosophical and psychological, tackles freedom and strength, suffering and madness, illness, while asking if “great men” have license to forge their own moral codes. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, commits a random murder without remorse or regret, imagining himself to be a great man far above moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a suspicious police investigator, his own conscience begins to torment him and he seeks sympathy and redemption from Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute.< Less