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L'Ombre et la proie

(Thomas) Boileau-Narcejac (Pierre)
Flexibler Einband: 158 Seiten
Erschienen bei Editions du Masque, 01.09.1988
ISBN 9782702414965
Genre: Sonstiges

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mrs. hudson, mayfair, london, restaurants, dorothy l. sayers

England und die Detektive

Luise Berg-Ehlers , Jutta Schreiber , Horst Herzig , Tina Herzig
Fester Einband: 127 Seiten
Erschienen bei Nicolai Berlin
ISBN 9783875848205
Genre: Sonstiges

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Tags: 19. jahrhundert, 21. jahrhundert, 221b baker street, amateurdetektiv, asket, beratender detektiv, buchhandlung, charing cross, cricket, dartmoor, deerstalker, der hund von baskerville, deutsche literatur, devon, dorothy l. sayers, dr. watson, ein skandal in böhmen, exzentriker, gefängnis, gentleman, inspector lestrade, jack the ripper, j. b. priestley, jockeys, krimiautoren, london, lord peter wimsey, luxushotel, marylebone, mayfair, mrs. hudson, nebel, paddington station, peter lovesey, pferdefuhrwerke, pferderennen, prince of wales, queen victoria, restaurants, rezepte, scotland yard, sherlock holmes, viktorianisches zeitalter   (43)
 

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krimi, sherlock holmes

Das heilige Schwert

Frank Thomas
Fester Einband: 142 Seiten
Erschienen bei Kosmos (Franckh-Kosmos), 01.03.1990
ISBN 9783440052778
Genre: Sonstiges

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Sherlock Holmes - A Betrayal in Blood

Mark A. Latham
Flexibler Einband: 288 Seiten
Erschienen bei Titan Books, 28.03.2017
ISBN 9781783298662
Genre: Sonstiges

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Terror auf Stiles Island

Robert B. Parker , Bernd Gockel
Flexibler Einband: 312 Seiten
Erschienen bei Pendragon, 02.02.2013
ISBN 9783865323569
Genre: Krimi und Thriller

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bath, leichenfund, serie, belletristik, peter diamond

Another One Goes Tonight (Peter Diamond Mystery)

Peter Lovesey
Flexibler Einband: 416 Seiten
Erschienen bei Sphere, 06.04.2017
ISBN 9780751564662
Genre: Sonstiges

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Peter Diamond, the Bath detective brilliant at rooting out murder, is peeved at being diverted to Professional Standards to enquire into a police car accident. Arriving late at the scene, he discovers an extra victim thrown onto an embankment - unconscious and unnoticed. Diamond administers CPR, but no one can say whether the elderly tricyclist will pull through.
But why had the man been out in the middle of the night with an urn containing human ashes? Diamond 's suspicions grow after he identifies the accident victim as Ivor Pellegrini, a well-known local eccentric and railway enthusiast. A search of Pellegrini's workshop proves beyond question that he is involved in a series of uninvestigated deaths. While Pellegrini lingers on life support, Diamond wrestles with the appalling possibility that he has saved the life of a serial killer. . .


I think it has been about 4 years ago that I discovered Peter Lovesey’s Peter Diamond series. Since then I have read all the books about the choleric police detective from Bath, and he has quickly become one of my favourite fictional sleuths. This is his sixteenth outing, and as usual it involves a particularly complex crime.

It is difficult to keep a series fresh over several decades. And to Peter Lovesey’s credit it must be said, that he tries coming up with something new in every instalment. This time the story takes us into the world of railway enthusiasts, people who collect train memorabilia.

The beginning is exciting enough: After a policeman is killed and another one heavily injured in a car accident Diamond is given the task of finding out what really happened. Was the elderly man found at the scene the cause of the accident? Peter Diamond has saved the man’s life, but the more he finds out about Ivor Pellegrini the weirder the case seems to be getting. Not only was he carrying an urn in his backpack, but Diamond finds two other urns hidden in the man’s home, raising questions about his character.

Pellegrini was a railway enthusiast and member of railway related clubs, in which mostly elderly people come together collecting pieces and equipment from classic trains and studying the history of old train lines. He seems like the epitome of an eccentric Englishman. However to Superintendent Peter Diamond there is something just not quite right.

Diamond is torn between the elation of saving a human life and his mounting suspicion that Pellegrini was a serial-killer, especially after coming across several printouts from websites debating the perfect murder method, which were stuffed into a drawer in the man’s workshop. Is this enough evidence? Certainly not, but when Diamond finds out that quite a few of Ivor’s friends and fellow train spotters died recently he starts feeling that he is on the right track.

With Pellegrini in hospital Diamond has to investigate without being able to question the main suspect.

Another One Goes Tonight does not quite have the freshness ad relentless pace of the best entries in this series. The narrative seems to be running in circles for some time while Diamond and his colleagues are debating whether Ivor Pellegrini may or may not be a serial murderer. This idea might seem a bit far-fetched to some readers as might the fact that Another One Goes Tonight relies heavily on coincidence, but then so did many of the classic detective novels it tries to emulate. Peter Lovesey has always been great at bringing back the feeling of a classic Agatha Christie novel, indeed his best works might be up there with the finest from the Queen of Crime or the likes of John Dickson Carr. This time however he does not quite succeed.

Some say, that modern technology with its forensics and DNA analysis has killed the classic puzzle oriented detective mystery, but Lovesey has been coming up with inventive ways for bumping off people for years. Indeed one of the most important issues of Diamond’s current investigation is whether such a thing as the perfect crime is still possible and how it can be achieved. In theory at least this might sound like pure gold for crime fiction fans, but for some reason Another One Goes Tonight just wasn’t as much fun as it should have been.

Although the ending did spring one genuine surprise regarding the identity of the murderer, the downside is, that the killer here is almost a bit too well hidden. A Person from the side-lines suddenly steps into the spotlight and since we barely knew this character until then, there is a lot of information dumped on us in the last few pages making the finale seem a bit convoluted.

Another One Goes Tonight is a fun old-fashioned British detective novel. But compared to Lovesey’s own stellar back catalogue it is just about solid.   

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nachtwächter, erzählungen, belletristik, 19. jahrhundert, dorothy l. sayers

Miraculous Mysteries (Crime Classics) (British Library Crime Classics)

Martin Edwards (ed)
Flexibler Einband: 352 Seiten
Erschienen bei British Library Publishing, 10.04.2017
ISBN 9780712356732
Genre: Sonstiges

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Tags: 19. jahrhundert, 20. jahrhundert, amateurdetektiv, anthologie, belletristik, britische literatur, diebstahl, dorothy l. sayers, dr. thorndyke, edmund crispin, english books, erzählungen, g. k. chesterton, golden age of crime, kapelle, kent, locked-room-mystery, lord peter wimsey, luftgewehr, margery allingham, michael innes, museum, nachtwächter, pater brown ( father brown ), radio, r. austin freeman, religion, sir arthur conan doyle, spukhaus, spurlos verschwinden, unmögliches verbrechen, whodunit   (32)
 

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architektur, schottland, sussex, english books, 20. jahrhundert

Twentieth Century Castles in Britain by Amicia de Moubray (2013-03-01)


Fester Einband
Erschienen bei null, 01.01.1878
ISBN B01FIW2RBY
Genre: Sonstiges

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This is a very lovely coffee-table book about modern castles in Britain.

While the term castle is mostly associated with medieval times, there have been several of them built in recent centuries.

This book looks at some of these fascinating buildings which were conceived in the last century.

Many of these were renovations or reconstructions of already existing sites.

Among the most picturesque British castles is the famous Eilean Donan castle in Scotland which while seemingly ancient was only recreated in 1913-32.

Often it was rich tycoons like William Waldorf Astor or Randolph Hearst who wanted to fulfil their romantic fantasies by purchasing decaying castles and rebuilding them into grandiose architectural complexes.

There are however also some more modest dwellings included such as Braylsham Castle built for a meagre 400.000 Pounds by the Mew family in the 1990s.

“Mr. Mew has deeply held philosophical views on what exactly constitutes the ideal way to live. His researches into social anthropology led him to the conclusion that a castle on an island is the ideal dwelling: a castle with its traditional accoutrements, such as look-out turrets, and a drawbridge give an innate feeling of security. A modern house is just a sort of block. His wife, Jo, a physiotherapist, spends her days working in hospitals and did not want to come home to another sterile environment.”

Lucky people! Most of us can only escape their sterile environment by looking at books such as this.

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Tags: 20. jahrhundert, 21. jahrhundert, architektur, burgen, england, english books, kent, northumberland, restauration, sachbuch, schottische highlands, schottland, sussex   (13)
 

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Faltboot stösst vor. Vom Karpatenwald ins wilde Kurdistan

Herbert Rittlinger
Fester Einband: 165 Seiten
Erschienen bei Brockhaus, 01.01.1953
ISBN B0000BMVR2
Genre: Sonstiges

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britische literatur, english books, sachbuch, 21. jahrhundert, humor

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Mark Forsyth
E-Buch Text: 275 Seiten
Erschienen bei Icon Books Ltd, 03.11.2011
ISBN 9781848313194
Genre: Sonstiges

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The Reichenbach Problem (The Reichenbach Trilogy)

Martin Allison
E-Buch Text: 368 Seiten
Erschienen bei Lion Fiction, 25.03.2013
ISBN 9781782640172
Genre: Sonstiges

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leichenfund, sherlock holmes pastiche, wette, belletristik, bienenzucht

Sherlock Holmes und das Geheimnis des Royal Pavillon

Val Andrews
Flexibler Einband
Erschienen bei Droemer/Knaur, 01.09.1996
ISBN 9783426030981
Genre: Sonstiges

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20. jahrhundert, femme fatale, schatzsuche, armut, belletristik

Sumpfschwester

Robert E. Alter
Flexibler Einband
Erschienen bei Bastei Lübbe, 01.04.1994
ISBN 9783404191550
Genre: Sonstiges

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Tags: 20. jahrhundert, alligatoren, amerikanische literatur, anwalt, armut, belletristik, femme fatale, florida, flugzeugabsturz, roman, schatzsuche, usa, waschbären   (13)
 

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china, lebensgeschichte, hamburg, biografie, autobiographie

Mein Leben unter zwei Himmeln

Y. C. Kuan , Yu-Chien Kuan
Flexibler Einband: 781 Seiten
Erschienen bei Droemer/Knaur, 01.10.2003
ISBN 9783426776612
Genre: Sonstiges

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katholische kirche, schwarzer humor, serie, belletristik, skater

Purgatory: A Jack Taylor Noir Thriller (Jack Taylor series Book 10)

Ken Bruen
E-Buch Text: 287 Seiten
Erschienen bei Transworld Digital, 01.08.2013
ISBN 9781446487204
Genre: Sonstiges

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20. jahrhundert, erbschaft, maler, english books, belletristik

Murder On the Way!

Theodore Roscoe
Flexibler Einband: 242 Seiten
Erschienen bei CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 18.03.2017
ISBN 9781544744445
Genre: Sonstiges

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Tags: 1930er jahre, 20. jahrhundert, aberglaube, amerikanische literatur, anwalt, belletristik, english books, erbschaft, flugticket, golden age of crime, haiti, karibik, locked-room-mystery, maler, onkel, port-au-prince, regen, roman, testament, unmögliches verbrechen, usa, voodoo, whodunit, zombies   (24)
 

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Meine Farm in Afrika

Kerstin Decker
Flexibler Einband: 480 Seiten
Erschienen bei Piper, 01.07.2016
ISBN 9783492308861
Genre: Biografien

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Gnadenlose Gier

C. S. Forester , Britta Mümmler
Flexibler Einband: 260 Seiten
Erschienen bei dtv Verlagsgesellschaft, 01.04.2014
ISBN 9783423260206
Genre: Klassiker

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hercule poirot, die morde in der rue morgue, 20. jahrhundert, französische literatur, dorothy l. sayers

LE ROMAN POLICIER

Pierre Boileau , Thomas Narcejac
Flexibler Einband
Erschienen bei Presses Universitaires de France - PUF, 01.12.1988
ISBN 9782130415503
Genre: Sonstiges

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belletristik, morddrohungen, erpressung, erfinder, tyrann

The Master Must Die (Linford Mystery)

John Russell Fearn
Flexibler Einband: 231 Seiten
Erschienen bei Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd, 01.05.2007
ISBN 9781846177538
Genre: Sonstiges

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farmer, brandanschlag, belletristik, pferde, säure

Deadman's Bend

John Russell Fearn
Flexibler Einband: 150 Seiten
Erschienen bei CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 03.07.2016
ISBN 9781534981928
Genre: Sonstiges

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The Gentleman In The Parlour (Vintage Classics)

W Somerset Maugham
E-Buch Text: 240 Seiten
Erschienen bei Vintage Digital, 20.03.2010
ISBN 9781409088028
Genre: Sonstiges

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archäologe, pensionär, neid, wahnsinn, erpresser

Murder has a Motive

Francis Duncan
Flexibler Einband: 256 Seiten
Erschienen bei Vintage, 25.08.2016
ISBN 9781784704810
Genre: Sonstiges

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ring, pferde, dorf, erschossen, belletristik

Secret of the Ring (Linford Mystery)

John Russell Fearn
Flexibler Einband: 320 Seiten
Erschienen bei Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd, 01.10.2008
ISBN 9781847824097
Genre: Sonstiges

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Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)

Martin Edwards
Flexibler Einband: 256 Seiten
Erschienen bei The British Library Publishing Division, 01.10.2015
ISBN 9780712356107
Genre: Sonstiges

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Tags: 19. jahrhundert, 20. jahrhundert, anthologie, belletristik, britische literatur, english books, erzählungen, golden age of crime, whodunit   (9)
 
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